Build Your Own Fully Customisable Smartwatch

If the current crop of smartwatches just isn’t of interest to you, the custom route may be more your style. Eschew all the big brands and build your own smartwatch from off-the-shelf components.


Organise Evernote With This Powerful Tagging System

Evernote can be a great digital mind, but — like the brain in your head — it can quickly become a mess if you don’t keep it organised. Make Evernote better by using this simple tagging system, which uses just five notebooks and sets of organised tags.


How To Use Nostalgia To Your Advantage (Instead Of Getting Stuck)

Nostalgia — that sentimental emotion that often sends us down YouTube rehashing our youth — is, psychologically speaking, a useful emotion that helps us deal with loneliness and loss. However, if you’re not careful, you can get stuck reminiscing instead of moving forward.


MegaChat Is A Browser-Based, Encrypted Voice And Video Chat App

Mega has been on our radar for secure file storage ever since the file storage phoenix rose from the ashes of MegaUpload. Now, the company has created MegaChat, which it bills as a secure alternative to Skype, offering browser-based voice and video chat.


If You're Stuck On A Problem, Push For 15 Minutes, Then Find Help

Being stuck can be draining. You may feel like you can grasp the problem if you spent just a little more time on it. Unfortunately, the next thing you know, you’ve wasted hours making little progress. Next time, if you’re stuck and about to give up, spend just 15 more minutes on it — then ask for help.


Encourage New Habits By Stacking Them On Top Of Pre-Existing Habits

Developing a new habit — or changing a bad one — takes a lot of work and patience, and your process is essential to whether you succeed or not. Instead of starting a new habit out of the blue, stack it on top of another habit you already have.


Briefly: 40% Off At Taronga Zoo, WW2 Tank Gallery, Cheap Hungry Jack's

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Get 40 per cent off this long weekend at Taronga Zoo, we take a ride inside a WW2 era tank, terrible gaming tattoos.


Find And Remove Twitter 'Egg' Followers With This Google Script

Twitter is a great way to reach out to others, but there are an insane number of bots and fake accounts out there. If you want to remove all of your “egg” followers, this simple Google Script helps you weed them out.


Khan Academy For iPad Updates With Over 150,000 Exercises

iPad: Khan Academy has had an iPad app for a while, but it didn’t offer any of the actual training exercises available on the website. A recent update changes that, and the new iPad app includes just about everything you get with the web version.


Be My Eyes Pairs Volunteers With Blind People Who Need A Helping Hand

iOS: As you can imagine, even the simplest decisions without visual cues can be extremely challenging. Be My Eyes connects sighted people with the visually impaired through a live video feed to, as the name implies, be their eyes and help read objects or navigate their surroundings.