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Turn A Bunch Of Old Laptop LED Screens Into A False Window Light

If you like to work at night, or your room doesn’t have any windows that face the sun, it can be hard to come by any natural light. This light panel made from four laptop LED screens looks like a window and can give you the light you need.

Build Your Own Laptop Cooler

Notebook coolers aren’t exactly expensive, but if you’re feeling handy, it doesn’t take much effort to build your own. Rather than go with something elaborate, you can get by with an elevated platform and a fan to circulate air under the chassis.

Ask LH: Should I Buy A PC Or A Laptop For Gaming?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a $1000 budget and I like gaming, but I have no idea if I should buy a laptop or a PC. I don’t know what specs I need to be able to play this year’s games on normal quality. Please help! From PRS.

Is Kogan's $999 Gaming Laptop Worth The Money?

Kogan has decided to wet its toes in the enthusiast gamer space, offering a $999 Windows 10 notebook that promises to deliver a “flagship” gaming experience. Packing in a discreet Nvidia graphics card and an Intel Core i7 CPU, the Atlas Pro is certainly a cut above Kogan’s previous laptop releases — but is it actually worth $999? That all depends on what you plan to use it for…

CloudReady Installs Chromium OS On Nearly Any Computer

Chrome OS isn’t quite as bad as it used to be. If you’ve got an old computer lying around that could use a refresh, CloudReady lets you install Chromium OS (the open-source variant of Chrome OS) on most computers.

Ask LH: How Can I Make Sure My Laptop Is Secure While I Travel With It?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m going to be travelling soon and I need to take my laptop with me. How can I make sure it’s as safe as possible? I won’t always have my own desk, and sometimes I’ll have to work from public places. How can I protect my laptop and the data that’s on it when I use it away from home?

Ask LH: Is A Notepad Or A Laptop Better For Students?

Hi Lifehacker. I will be finishing the HSC soon and starting university next year. For lectures I’m not sure if I should bring an exercise book or my laptop? What is the most common among university students?

Dell Updates And Beautifies Workstation Laptop Lineup

Dell has redesigned its range of mobile workstations, making them thinner, lighter and better looking than their predecessors with a significant improvement in performance. We have the details on the four new Dell Precision mobile workstation laptops that are aimed squarely at professional users.

This Interactive Guide Finds The Best Matte Screen Laptop For You

Matte screens on laptops are harder and harder to find these days, but over on Product Chart, a user created a collection of laptops with matte screens so you can find one that will suit your needs.

Hide A Wi-Fi Access Point Inside A Pocket Book For Stealthy File Sharing

Want to discretely share some files when you’re out in the world? Over on Node, they show off how to build a simple Wi-Fi access point where you can share files with anyone nearby, then hide that inside a pocketbook so nobody knows you’re doing it.

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