Speak Faster If Your Audience Disagrees, Slower If They Agree

If you know your audience, you can use speech rate to your advantage. Speak slower if they agree with you; speak faster if they disagree.


Briefly: Deadly Toys, Netflix Hurdles, Classification Changes

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 10 incredibly dangerous banned toys, the two major hurdles facing Netflix in the local market, Australian Classification Act gets a major amendment.


Set Reminders After You're Supposed To Start To Beat Procrastination

We all procrastinate in some way or another. Sometimes, even a detailed daily schedule isn’t enough to keep that from happening. The Atlantic suggests that instead of setting reminders that tell you to do something in the future, you set them as late as possible.


Add Any Application To The Windows Context Menu

If you’re looking for a way to help clean up your Windows desktop icons and taskbar, you can make any application accessible in the desktop context menu. The How-To Geek has a simple method for adding any application to the context menu, and it just takes a few registry edits.


Balance Visualises How Much Time You Spend At Work

iOS: Work-life balance is an important part of healthy living, but it’s sometimes difficult to know exactly how much time you’re spending at work. Balance uses data from Moves to visualise where you’re spending your time.


Ask LH: How Can I Give Away Old PC Parts?

Hey Lifehacker, Just wondering if there are any good Australian institutions that would take old PC parts as donations or for recycling? I’m not interested in DIY re-purposing hacks, I just want this junk out of my house!


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.


Use Google Ventures' 'Note And Vote' Method To Make Group Decisions

People’s opinions can quickly derail a meeting and stop the group from making a decision. Google Ventures has a technique to get to good decisions in 15 minutes, which they call the “Note and Vote” method.


I'm Angelo Sotira, Co-Founder Of DeviantArt, And This Is How I Work

In the context of contemporary internet companies, DeviantArt is venerably ancient. The site began in 2000 as a means of sharing media player skins, and it has grown into a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for artists of all sorts. And behind the site is Angelo Sotira.


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.