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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...




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...

14 Nov/09

DIY Sliding Chandelier Stays Clear of Projectors [DIY]

DIY Sliding Chandelier Stays Clear of Projectors [DIY]

So you bought yourself a brand new projector, but there’s one not-so-tiny problem—your ceiling-mounted lighting is in the way. Check out the DIY, sliding solution that Swedish designer Linus Ã…kesson has implemented in his own living room. Although some of us might have taken the chandelier in question out of the room and headed to our local big box store for a few extra lamps, Linus, who can be found at his blog linusakesson, went a different direction. Determined not...

14 Nov/09

From the Tips Box: Multiple Logins, Firefox Betas, and Electrical Tubes [From The Tips Box]

From the Tips Box: Multiple Logins, Firefox Betas, and Electrical Tubes [From The Tips Box]

Readers offer their best tips for logging into the same site with two accounts at once, running multiple versions of Firefox on the same Mac, and threading wires through long electrical tubes. 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 a good way to present it, or maybe...

13 Nov/09

Eat Breakfast Like an Olympian with "Super" Oatmeal [Diet]

Eat Breakfast Like an Olympian with "Super" Oatmeal [Diet]

Dietitian Bob Seebohar has guided the diet of many a U.S. Olympic athlete; here he demonstrates how to prepare an oatmeal breakfast that aims to give you the energy of a gold medalist. Although Seebohar uses a rice cooker in the video above, you’re stove top or microwave would work just fine for creating this energy and antioxidant packed oatmeal. The mixture is packed with enough essentials to fuel your body through workout sessions, an afternoon hike, or maybe some Black Friday...

13 Nov/09

DVD Knife Quickly Extracts Any Clip from DVDs [Downloads]

DVD Knife Quickly Extracts Any Clip from DVDs [Downloads]

Trying to extract clips from a DVD is usually a roundabout process that involves a lot of waiting. Free utility DVD Knife makes it easy to extract clips from any part of your DVD. Generally, in order to extract a small clip from a DVD, you’ve got to rip and convert the entire movie—or at least a specific chapter—before you can work with it. DVD Knife does away with this lengthy process with a quick, four-click solution. When you start it up, you just open the disc, navigate...

13 Nov/09

The Gingerbread Announcer Desktop [Featured Desktop]

The Gingerbread Announcer Desktop [Featured Desktop]

Reader andykashyap85’s Mac desktop proves that sometimes simplicity is all you really need for an awesome desktop that helps keep you motivated. The simple OS X desktop consists of nothing more than: Wallpaper: Announcement Geektool Quote of the Day Geektool Time: date +%D VLC Icon See Andy’s full post for more details. Want to create your own OS X desktop customization? Check out our guide to monitoring your Mac and more with GeekTool to add basic system stats and information,...

13 Nov/09

Remains of the Day: Google Voice, Emphasis on the Voice Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: Google Voice, Emphasis on the  Voice  Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Google officially announces their acquisition of VoIP service Gizmo5, cheap, modded Xbox 360s flood Craigslist, and Black Friday is coming early to many big retailers this year. Google welcomes Gizmo5 We heard the rumors earlier this week, and now it’s official: Google bought VoIP service Gizmo5, and they’re planning to integrate it with Google Voice. [Google Voice Blog] A 2x Faster Web Google’s got a research project underway called SPDY (pronounced Speedy) with goals...

12 Nov/09

Thanksgiving Checklist Keeps Your Holiday Planning on Track [Thanksgiving]

Thanksgiving Checklist Keeps Your Holiday Planning on Track [Thanksgiving]

Thanksgiving is still a couple weeks away, but Turkey day will be here before you know it. Start planning now to make the actual day as stress-free as possible with this easy-to-follow checklist—starting three weeks in advance. Photo by tuchodi Even if you’ve hosted many a Thanksgiving get-together before, it’s always nice to have some written reminders of the things that need to get done before the big day arrives. Handy home weblog ShelterPop has you covered with a...

12 Nov/09

SaveEveryWay Sends Daily Reminders to Save Money [Saving]

SaveEveryWay Sends Daily Reminders to Save Money [Saving]

A recent study showed that daily SMS reminders have real impact on saving. The folks behind SaveEveryWay were inspired, and now offer free daily quotes and reminders to save, delivered by SMS, RSS, email, or Twitter feed. It’s only been up and running for a few days, but SaveEveryWay intends to continue delivering inspirational quotes, reminders, and other thoughts about savings for free. The updates are delivered at 8:11 Pacific every day, and they’re just a way to keep a...

12 Nov/09

Remains of the Day: SafeSearch Update Makes Your Kids Hate You Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Remains of the Day: SafeSearch Update Makes Your Kids Hate You Edition [For What It’s Worth]

Users are brutally honest when they’re searching Google, TweetDeck for iPhone updates, and Google’s open-sourced a new programming language. The Go Programming Language Google launches their own open-source programming language. It’s called Go, and it’s aiming to be fast, safe, and fun. We’ll see! Locking SafeSearch Google now let’s users lock their adult-content filtering technology, SafeSearch. When SafeSearch is locked to Strict, search results...

9 Nov/09

Brine Your Thanksgiving Turkey for Juicier Results [Food]

Brine Your Thanksgiving Turkey for Juicier Results [Food]

Thanksgiving’s just around the corner, which means many of us will try our hand at cooking a turkey in hopes we don’t dry it out. It only takes a little know-how in combination with some science to produce the juiciest results possible. For those new to brining, the basic idea behind the process is that by soaking a meat that is low in fat (turkey, pork, chicken) in a mixture of salt and water, you’re increasing your meat’s ability to retain its moisture. Over...