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Household Repairs You Can Totally Handle Yourself

Ah, the joys of owning a home: wonky doors, stuck windows. These projects are annoying, but all too easy to ignore in favour of the big stuff — but you can probably handle them yourself in a single weekend. Here are nine common household repairs and how to fix them, no experience necessary.


Keep Sole Flexibility In Mind When Choosing Hiking Boots

Having hiking boots that fit right is key to being comfortable and preventing injury. But unlike shoes, you don’t want boots with a flexible sole — keep this in mind when you shop.


How Machine Learning Is Changing Sport

The drive to improve performance means elite sport is inundated with data from wearable technologies such as GPS, computer vision and match statistics. So professional clubs are constantly on the lookout for tools that can help turn these data into usable and meaningful information.


Outlook.com Adds Clutter Clean-Up Tool, Add-Ins

Microsoft seems very keen on its Clutter tool for automatically filing email right now. Not only is it being added to Office 365, a version of it is also being incorporated into its free Outlook.com web-based email service.


Use An Electric Toothbrush To Pick Locks

Learning to pick locks is fun and educational — and you don’t need a lock picking set to do it. In addition to hairpins and bra underwire, two everyday objects you can turn into lock picks are paperclips and toothbrushes.


Briefly: Airbag Car Recall Hits Australia, Dinklage+Game Of Thrones+Coldplay

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including a global recall of cars due to faulty airbags and Peter Dinklage getting musical with Coldplay.


Google Tone Shares Links With Everyone Within Earshot

Chrome: Sharing links via the internet is easy. Sharing in person is still surprisingly difficult. Google Tone aims to make it easier to pass a link around a meeting table by emitting an audible code that your browser can hear and interpret. That means anyone within earshot can grab the link.


Spotify's Next Update Brings Video, Podcasts, Smart Playlists

Spotify announced today that podcasts, video content and playlists generated to perfectly fit your mood are all coming in its next major update. Here’s everything you need to know.


Briefly: iiNet Dallas Buyers Club Lawyers, Witcher 3 Launch Trailer

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including iiNet offering to provide legal advice for customers accused of downloading and the Witcher 3 launch trailer.


Tie Shoes Smarter With The Ukrainian Lacing Technique

Tying your shoes isn’t particularly difficult, and there are a lot of ways to do it faster. But this Ukrainian lacing technique makes it even simpler, and helps prevent common problems like knots and trailing laces.