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Toned Ear Trains Your Ear For Better Musical Ability

I always thought I had “a good ear” for music. I guess I was wrong. The Toned Ear site’s ear training practices can test your musical hearing and also help you improve that skill.

Five Best Bookshelf Speakers

A good pair of space-saving, budget-friendly, great-sounding speakers aren’t impossible to find. You just need a solid set of bookshelf speakers, and this week we’re looking at five pairs that meet those criteria.

Recover Lost Spotify Playlists From Your Account Page

Accidentally delete a playlist from Spotify? It turns out there’s a recovery section on your account page that allows you recover pretty much any playlist you’ve ever made.

Video Briefly: The Martian Trailer, TV Buying Tips, Arnie 'Splosions

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: How to choose the perfect TV size for your lounge room, watch the latest trailer to The Martian, the best Schwarzenegger movie explosions.

Turn A Wine Cork Into A Wrap-Around Earbud Holder

Some earbuds come with cases that can help prevent tangles, but many don’t. If yours didn’t (or if you lost it), a wine cork can do the job with just a couple of holes.

Video Briefly: Bedtime Yoga, Tattoo Removal, 3D-Printed Nail Art

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 5-minute bedtime yoga to make your sleep soundly, Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight trailer, .

Music Site This Is My Jam Is Shutting Down, Going Read-Only In September

This Is My Jam is one of our favourite underrated music services, but the team announced this weekend they’re calling it quits. The site will switch to a read-only archive of music in September, which means it won’t be gone totally — just not the same as before.

Five Best Record Players

Whether you have vinyl records handed down to you, you’re a chart-topping DJ or you’re getting into vinyl for the first time, you’re going to need a decent record player. One that’s reliable, durable and easy to maintain. Here are five of the best.

Use A Raspberry Pi As A Google Play Frontend

Google Play’s a pretty simple way to get access to all your music. If you’re looking to build a little standalone machine for playing that music, GitHub user fredley created a simple little front end that’s easy to use.

Video Briefly: Wolverine Photobomb, Uptown Film Funk, SketchSHE Speak

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Bill Nye versus Twitter, Hugh Jackson photo-bombs a reporter, interview with Australian comedy trio SketchSHE.

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