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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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Dear Lifehacker, I am in the market for an Ultrabook and am looking for one without a touch screen. I know touch screens are the way of the future but I am quite happy living in the past for a while longer! Also I don't really want to pay for something that I am never going to use. What would you recommend? Thanks, Untouched

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We've featured one DIY MacBook Tablet before, but this particular model takes a very different approach, modding only the screen itself for a cheap, usable tablet computer.

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Earlier this month we shared a DIY touchscreen stylus for the iPad. That build was clever but unfinished looking. This version is polished and what commercial manufacturers should be bringing to market.

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If you'd like some finer control when using a touchscreen, especially on devices with a nice expansive one like the iPad, you can convert a pen to do a stylus' job for next to nothing.

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Whether you've got an an iPad, a different snazzy tablet, an Android phone or some other touchscreen device, sometimes your fingertip isn't the ideal input device. With a few common materials, you can make an effective and inexpensive stylus for your touchscreen.

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