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Top 10 Ways To Improve Your Monitor, The Screen You Stare At All Day

Many of us are stuck behind our desk and computer all day long, which makes the hardware we use quite important. Let’s give some more thought to our monitors, with these ten tips for getting the most out of those screens.


Convert AA Batteries Into C Batteries With Some Thin Cardboard Strips

If you need C batteries, a little cardboard or some thick paper can convert some AA batteries in no time.


Build Your Own Portable Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a great little device for portability, and it’s even better when it’s combined with a touchscreen and a lithium battery. Adafruit shows off how to build your own.


Video Briefly: Unicorns On Film, New N.E.R.D Clip, Kim K 'Selfie' Satire

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: the disappearance of unicorns explained, Kim Kardashian T-Mobile ad, Mars-capable drones explained.


Cut Dado Joints Of Any Size With An Adjustable Jig

Dado joints have been used for centuries to build cabinets and bookshelves. Add this joint to your woodworking repertoire using a shop-made jig and router. With this setup, you’ll perform precision cuts at varying widths every time.


Charge Your Phone In Half The Time: Quick Chargers Explained

If you bought a phone in the last year, it might have included some kind of quick charger. Here’s how they work to charge your phone in half the time of a typical charger.


Remove Stamps From Letters With Your Microwave

Putting the wrong stamp on a letter is a mild frustration, but it can be easily remedied with a microwave. YouTube user Household Hacker reminds us that you can also use it to remove stamps from letters.


Plex For Android Update Simplifies Licences, Adds Photo Casting

Android: Plex is one of the best personal media streaming services with one of the more confusing purchasing models. Today, the company is simplifying it to one simple app on the Play Store.


Pushbullet Arrives For Mac, iOS And Safari

Mac/iOS/Safari: Pushbullet is easily one of the best apps for bridging your devices together. The one hole in its support, however, has been Apple devices. Today that’s over. Pushbullet now has support for Macs, iDevices and even Safari.


Microsoft Cuts Price For Power BI

When Microsoft officially launched its cloud-based Power BI analytics service almost a year ago, it cost upwards of $US40 a month. Some 12 months on, a new preview version has just been launched and the price is about to be cut significantly.