Whether you just don't have air conditioning or want to save money on energy, there are lots of ways to keep cool as the mercury rises. Here are some good ones.
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It may be tempting to crank the air-con up high and keep your house at sub-arctic temperatures until the weather outside finally cools down, but it's worth thinking about the impact that's going to have on your bill. There are plenty of ways you can cool your house in a more economical way -- or, if you can't bear turning off the air conditioner for a minute, we've collected a few tips so that you can use it more economically.
When you build a PC, your processor usually comes with a small cooler -- but people often recommend upgrading to a large aftermarket cooler for cooler, quieter operation. How much does it actually help? The folks at Linus Tech Tips put three coolers to the test to find out.
Hey Lifehacker, It has come time to flush out my PC water cooling, and it's also in need of some modifying. I've bought some fittings that should help my flow and get rid of some ridiculous loops I've created. But my question is this. How am I going to be able to do this? How am I going to get rid of ALL the water? Do I need to pull all the hardware out? And because the tubes go outside the case does that add to the degree of difficulty? Thanks, Cool Loops
So, you've tried your best to get your noisy neighbours to not be quite so annoying, but nothing's worked (or you're not in a position to do anything about it). As a final option, you can try drowning out the noise with a simple desk fan by your bed, which, seeing as it's close to summer, will also cool you down.
So you've got a kickass computer, but it's also turning out to be a hotter computer, which explains it sometimes sounds like it is impersonating a jet engine, even in the depths of winter. If your computer's generating a bit too much heat and noise, here's how to give its cooling system an overhaul for cool, silent operation.
Across Lifehacker's of recent roundups of laptop chill mats, the Logitech N100 was a good all-round performer. A current deal at Officeworks selling it for $29.95 makes it even more appealing.