clips

Make A Capo For Your Guitar With A Pencil And Some Rubber Bands

If you don’t have a capo for your guitar — or if you just forgot to bring one to your jam session — you can quickly put one together with just a pencil and a couple of rubber bands.


Build A Universal Smart Remote Control With An Arduino

Universal remotes are great but often rather pricey. If you want to make your own, Make shows you how to use an Arduino Yun to make a smart remote control you can control from any web browser.


Video Briefly: Anita Sarkeesian Returns, Ice Bucket Challenge Fails, New Screen Team Parody

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Sarkeesian’s latest Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fail compilation, Screen Team takes on Guardians Of The Galaxy. Kick off your Friday night with the best online videos of the week!


Pics.io Manages, Previews And Edits RAW Photos In The Cloud

Web: If you prefer shooting images in better-quality RAW formats, you’ll be aware that photo-sharing sites like Flickr often don’t support the format. Pics.io uploads RAW and JPEG formats to Google Drive, has built-in editing tools, and previews them online.


Tie A Garbage Bag More Easily By Flipping It A Few Times

When you’re trying to tie a garbage bag, it can be a real pain getting the two ends together. Give the bag a few flips around and it will be much easier.


Pushbullet Can Now Reply To SMS From The Desktop Using Any Texting App

Pushbullet can’t seem to stop rolling out useful updates. Users can now reply to SMS messages from the desktop, regardless of what app you use for texting.


Filelize Automatically Backs Up Any File You Open To Your Cloud

Windows/Android/iOS: To seamlessly switch gadgets, you need the files you were last working on to be available on the new device. Filelize makes this easy by automatically backing up any file you open to your Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or SkyDrive.


Everyone Can Now Use Amazon Zocalo

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched its Zocalo secure document storage and collaboration service last month, but only in a limited preview. Now Zocalo, designed to operate with its WorkSpaces virtual desktop, is available to all customers.


Why You Should Get The Big Things Done First

It’s common to reach the end of the day and realise you’ve hardly accomplished anything. This object demonstration shows why you should tackle the big tasks first thing in the morning.


Instagram Releases Hyperlapse, Creates Dead-Simple Time Lapse Videos

iOS: Time lapse videos are great, but they can be hard to make. Not only are they time consuming, but you need to stabilise your camera and stitch photos into a video. Hyperlapse simplifies the whole process.