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Last week, we explored the darker side of life hacking. For those who missed out, we're assembled every naughty post in one place. It's all here -- from remotely monitoring someone else's computer to farting in public undetected.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Every year, Lifehacker celebrates the dark side of life hacking with Evil Week. For those who still aren't feeling suitably evil enough, we've assembled some of our favourite posts from the Evil Week archives -- from snooping on other people's phones undetected to taking the perfect nude selfie.

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Many modern video games present the player with narrative choices that affect the outcome of the story and the fate of supporting characters. As much as some games give you the choice to be delightfully evil, most people will still feel the urge to do what's morally right. This is a shame, as being the bad guy often lead to a more satisfying story. Here are some of the top moments where it's better to make the "wrong" choice.

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There's a reason the words timeshare and scam often go together: in most cases, buying a timeshare is a bad financial decision. Because of their notorious reputation, timeshare companies tempt you with freebies like dinner vouchers, concert tickets, or awesome vacations. All you have to do is survive a gruelling, high-pressure presentation. If you like playing with fire, here are some tips for making it to the other side without caving -- and with your free gift.

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Secret, anonymous messages aren't just for the dastardly. Luckily, a little privacy isn't difficult to get. With some effort and a spare phone, you'll be whistleblowing, protecting your privacy from harassers, and staying anonymous when selling on Gumtree or looking for dates on Match. Here's how.

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Tinder can be great for a quick hook-up, but more often than not it's a never-ending trawl through photos that make you wonder what exactly they were thinking. Swipe for long enough and you'll start to notice a distinct theme -- so what better way to celebrate the demise of modern dating culture than with a drinking game?

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You can learn the basics of lock picking from a GIF, but for a more nuanced look at the techniques required to actually get a lock open without the key, check out NightHawkInLight's latest tutorial where he uses nothing but a pair of strategically bent hairpins in the process.

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It’s a time honoured tradition that the banker always steals from the bank in Monopoly. Most cheating in board games isn’t anywhere near as brazen. At least, not if you want it to work. Being tricky is tricky. Cheat too often or too heavily and nobody will play with you. Cheat a little and your opponents may not even notice.