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Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

A blind astronomer, how to figure out what to do with your life post-university, the most stolen books, and much more to start off your week in our Lifehacker Thinking Cap!


Build Your Own Voltmeter With An Arduino

Video: Voltmeters aren’t terribly expensive, but it’s always more fun to build your own devices. YouTube DIYer Educ8s builds a cheap voltmeter for less than $15 using an Arduino and a voltage sensor.


Build An Augmented Reality Sandbox With Real-Time Topography

Perhaps you never thought of a sandbox as a piece of technology or a learning tool, but with a little work it can be both. Developer Oliver Kreylos and her team at UC Davis utilised the Microsoft Kinect to turn a sandbox into an auto-updating topographical map. And you can build one, too.


Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

Some morning inspiration, career options your careers advisor probably never suggested and the real health benefits of yoga (that don’t require pricey pants), all in this week’s Lifehacker Thinking Cap!


Learn The Basics Of Four Programming Languages To Get To The Early Coder Stage

When you’re just starting to learn to code, it’s hard to tell if you’ve got the basics down and if you’re ready for a programming career or side gig. Learn Python The Hard Way author Zed A. Shaw has a suggestion: Learn the basics of four programming languages.


SoloLearn Teaches Coding Basics In Bite-Sized Lessons Every Day

Android/iOS/Windows/Web: Learning how to code is normally a time-consuming process. SoloLearn aims to make it easier by breaking down programming concepts into quick, digestible daily lessons.


Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

Remembering Prince in 11 songs you may not have known he actually wrote, all about galaxies that eat each other, Shakespearean vacation destinations, the science of boredom, and more in this week’s edition of Thinking Cap!


The Nine Types Of Intelligence Every Person Has

When you think about it, intelligence is a fairly broad term. Most of us are completely sharp in some areas but dull in others. Psychologist Howard Gardner asserted that we actually have “multiple intelligences,” and this infographic sums them up.


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Have you always wanted to start a business but weren’t sure where to begin? Now you can learn everything you need to know to become an instant success with the Startup School 2016 Bundle. Lifehacker Australia readers can take advantage of this powerful e-learning package for only $64 AUD [$49 USD], a savings of 97% off the RRP.


Learn How To Identify Any Language At A Glance With This Handy Guide

Smartphones, search engines and translators can break language barriers easily enough, but what if you wanted to know how to do things yourself? This guide will show you all the tips and tricks you need to identify almost any language in a matter of seconds.


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