Readsy Makes It Easy To Focus And Speed-Read Online Articles

Readsy is a free web service that makes speed reading any online article or website easy. Just paste in the text or the URL, and the site guides you through a rapid reading of the content.


How To Virtualise Android On Your PC So You Can Try Before You Buy

You probably know that you can run a desktop operating system in a virtual machine for testing. You can do the same thing for Android, and it’s a great way to test out a phone before you buy it. Here’s how to set it up.


Create Reminders And Calendar Events From The Google Search Bar

As long as you’re logged in to your Google account, creating new reminders or appointments on your calendar is as easy as visiting the Google homepage and typing into the search bar. You don’t have to open reminders specifically, or go right to your calendar — Google will handle the rest.


Book An Anti-Procrastination Appointment To Tackle Unwanted Tasks

We all have some tasks we like to avoid, like getting paperwork in order. But they still have to be done. Asian Efficiency recommends scheduling an anti-procrastination appointment with yourself where you do nothing but that task.


How To Say What You Really Mean At Work (And Be Heard)

Navigating conversations in the work place can often leave you dealing with “fake talk” and useless jargon to avoid conflicts and difficult topics, but sometimes you need to speak up and be heard.


'We Feel Guilty, Do We Not, If Not Busy?'

Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, was a highly productive man and no stranger to great quotes. In his book Zen in the Art of Writing, Bradbury explains why we find ourselves hating work and what leads to our desire to be productive all the time.


Briefly: Tigerair Sale, Brazilian 101, Predestination Trailer

Brief news items for Lifehacker readers, including: Get cheap flights from Tigerair, watch the Predestination trailer, bikini waxing styles explained.


Design Presentations Like A Science Fair For Better Interactions

Meetings and presentations can be a waste of time if they aren’t handled well. Designer Michael Dearing suggests taking inspiration from science fairs to make exhibits that are more engaging and interactive.


LeanDroid Saves Your Battery By Automatically Disabling Connections

Android: We all want our handsets’ batteries to last as long as possible. LeanDroid helps to maximise battery life by turning off different connection types when you don’t need them.


Elevator Pitch: Jayride

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with founder Rod Bishop from Jayride.