Redditor TophatMcMonocle has a humorous but useful suggestion for ensuring that you learn your new tech products inside and out: keep those manuals in the bathroom, where you're desperate for something to read.
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If you've been known to ignore the cardinal rule of technology ("Read the F****ing Manual"), you can use this trick to form better habits:
Put new product manuals in the [bathroom]. Then read them little by little. Within a day, or several days, you'll understand the new item's functions without having to have dedicated an afternoon for study.
S ure, it's a bit silly, but as many of us at Lifehacker can tell you, 90% of tech problems can be solved by reading the manual to begin with -- and as we enter the Christmas season, where you're sure to accumulate lots of new gadgets, this bit of strategic placement could come in handy.