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How To Choose The Perfect University Laptop

It’s a great time for students to shop for a new laptop. If you’re headed to university for your first year, or need to upgrade your school laptop, this guide is here to help.


A Closer Look At Steam For Linux's Vulnerabilities And How They Affect Windows

Steam has a large user base — to put it lightly — so if there’s something wrong with the Steam client, users should know about it and even better, such problems should be fixed as soon as possible. Recently, a few supposed vulnerabilities were discovered in the Linux Steam client… but are they really a problem?


Make Your Own Conductive Greeting Card That Lights Up When Touched

Perhaps a bit late for Valentine’s Day, but this surprisingly easy project could be just the thing to add a personal — and enlightening — touch to your next important date.


Do Natural Aphrodisiacs Really Work?

We still look to plants, animals and food products to increase sexual desire, prowess or pleasure. But the scientific evidence shows experimenting with “natural” supplements can be risky. Here’s what you need to know.


JetBrains Opens Early Access Program For Its C# Editor, Project Rider

Last month JetBrains — of ReSharper fame — unveiled its plans for a C# integrated development environment that would effectively come with ReSharper and IntelliJ built-in. If you want to give it a try, JetBrains is now taking down details for its Early Access program.


SourceForge's New Management Gets Rid Of Adware Installers

Let’s not sugar (or even aspartame) coat it — SourceForge’s reputation is in the toilet after the site’s many attempts to wrap adware installers around popular open-source projects. However, SourceForge has just come under new management and the first change has been to jettison this controversial and unwelcome initiative.


Is 'Double-Dipping' A Food Safety Problem Or Just A Bit Gross?

What do you do when you are left with half a chip in your hand after dipping? Admit it, you’ve wondered whether it’s OK to double dip the chip.


Free Games Friday: Alto's Adventure, The Mesh, Ultimate Briefcase

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


This Is What The Australian Stock Market Looks Like After A Week-Long Pummeling

The Australian market closed with more losses today, ending a bad week for Aussie shareholders. The S&P/ASX 200 index is a market-capitalization weighted and float-adjusted stock market index of Australian stocks listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. This week, the index fell 4.2% and has fallen a whopping 10% since the start of 2016.


Video Briefly: Awkward Silences, Stopping Hitler, Candle Experiments

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers: Movies with no music brings out the awkward turtle, a game about stopping Hitler, weird ways to put out a candle.


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