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17 Nov/09

Would (or Do You) You Pay for Online Content? [Reader Poll]

Would (or Do You) You Pay for Online Content? [Reader Poll]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); According to a survey conducted by market research company Forrester, 80 percent of U.S. consumers won’t pony up if the web sites they currently read for free decided to go behind a pay wall. Would you? While Lifehacker has no designs of putting up any sort of pay wall, news sites and various other sites around the web are struggling to keep their businesses afloat, and the pay wall is a common attempt at a solution....

17 Nov/09

From the Tips Box: Switching Browsers, Wallpaper Schedules, and Quicklink To-Dos [From The Tips Box]

From the Tips Box: Switching Browsers, Wallpaper Schedules, and Quicklink To-Dos [From The Tips Box]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Readers offer their best tips for switching browsers with a hotkey, scheduling work time with rotating wallpapers, and using Gmail quicklinks as a to-do list. Don’t like the gallery layout? Click here to view everything on one page. About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find...

17 Nov/09

Remains of the Day: Breaking EULAs Is Surprisingly Illegal Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: Breaking EULAs Is Surprisingly Illegal Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Apple wins a court battle against a would-be hackintosh start-up, the internet gets a 40-year overview, and Cry Translator proves there isn’t an app for everything (wearing diapers). Apple Scores Massive Win in Psystar Case California judge hands down a fairly complete victory for Apple against a noted hackintosh maker. Summation: Apple has every right to limit where and how OS X gets installed. [OS News] Why You Can’t Use Personal Technology at the Office The writer asks...


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16 Nov/09

Chromium on Linux Gets Bookmark Sync [Chromium]

Chromium on Linux Gets Bookmark Sync [Chromium]

If you’re running on the cutting edge of Chrome with a Chromium daily build on Linux, you can now try out the Google-based bookmark syncing that Windows users have had for a bit now. You’ll have to add --enable-sync to your launching command, but it should work fairly intuitively after that. Your bookmarks are synced to a folder in Google Docs, which you can access and edit if you’ve got an active account. [Kabatology] Continua a leggere – Original Link:...

16 Nov/09

An Early Look at Chrome’s Extensions System [Extensions]

An Early Look at Chrome’s Extensions System [Extensions]

It’s not officially released, but a gallery-like site for extensions has made itself known into the latest development builds of Google Chrome for Windows and Linux. Take a peek at what’s coming, presumably very soon, in these development screenshots. The Download Squad blog was the first to notice the new new thing in Chrome—namely, a jigsaw-like page corner in Chrome’s new tab page, next to a message at the bottom that reads “New! Chrome now has bookmark...

16 Nov/09

The Treehaus Workspace [Featured Workspace]

The Treehaus Workspace [Featured Workspace]

You won’t find a law that says a workspace has to be in a gray fabric-covered box or a white-walled room. Today’s workspace proves that with the beautiful, airy openness of childhood tree house. One industrious Lifehacker reader decided his backyard, and his workflow, could use a tree-house-like escape. Built on a small addition and incorporating a beautiful tree, it’s a sweet little getaway with everything—ample sunshine, a comfy and compact workstation tucked...

15 Nov/09

Celestia Brings Interstellar Exploration to Your Desktop [Downloads]

Celestia Brings Interstellar Exploration to Your Desktop [Downloads]

If you enjoyed playing with Stellarium, the open-source planetarium software we shared with you earlier this year, but felt strangely tied to an earth-bound perspective, you’ll definitely want to fly through space with Celestia. Celestia picks up where Stellarium leaves off. With Celestia you can zoom through the known universe, flying through star clusters and swooping in to examine far off galaxies. On its own Celestia is a really fun tool to play with but on top of the expansive...

15 Nov/09

Build a Water-Powered Bottle Rocket [Fun]

Build a Water-Powered Bottle Rocket [Fun]

No, not the kind of bottle rockets you used to light with a match and fire recklessly at your cousins. This rocket is made out discarded soda bottles and fueled with pressurized water. You may recall toy rockets from your childhood that worked on a similar principle. Saturday morning commercials would show an excited kid pumping up the rocket and watching it blast off into the lower stratosphere. In reality, it would barely blast off to the lower limbs of a sycamore tree. Now, however,...

15 Nov/09

Drive a Car with Your iPhone [DIY]

Drive a Car with Your iPhone [DIY]

A lot of people have been impressed with how you can find an app for everything. What about driving your car? With this (very) ambitious DIY project you can drive a car with your iPhone. Why use your iPhone as merely an accessory to your car? You can flat out control it with this crazy DIY modification. Check out the video below to see how the mad scientists at Waterloo Labs modified a car—definitely not their daily mode of transport—to be controlled by an iPhone. Check...

14 Nov/09

Increase the Quality of Cheap Vodka with a Water Filter [Alcohol]

Increase the Quality of Cheap Vodka with a Water Filter [Alcohol]

Save yourself some money and improve the quality of a bottle of cheap vodka with a little at-home filtration. Photo by Edwin Land. Vodka is not a complicated alcohol, and government standards on what constitutes vodka ensures that from the absolute bottom-shelf swill to the top-shelf ultra-premium bottles, what you end up with is, well, vodka. Marketing tactics and slick advertising aside, the real difference between the bottom and top shelf is the amount of filtration and refinement the...