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5 Winter Life Hacks to Keep You Warm, Dry, & Moving

5:00 AM — Winter is already here, and when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, he tends to nip on your wallet, too. That's right—between holiday parties, gift-giving, heating bills, and all the required snow and wet-weather gear you need, the winter months can get pretty expensive. So any time you can save some dough during the holiday months is the truest miracle of them all, a ...more

MacGyverisms » How-To
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Hack Like a Pro: Digital Forensics for the Aspiring Hacker, Part 14 (Live Memory Forensics)

Yesterday 3:00 PM — Welcome back, my budding hackers! One of the most basic skills the forensic investigator must master is the acquisition of data in a forensically sound manner. If data is not captured in a forensically sound manner, it may not be admissible in court. In my Kali Forensics seri ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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Safe-Cracking Made Stupid Easy: Just Use a Magnet

Yesterday 11:00 AM — SentrySafe puts all sorts of measures in place to protect your valuables and important documents. This particular SentrySafe has an electronic lock, four 1-inch bolts to keep the door firmly in place, pry-resistant hinges, and it's able to withstand drops of up to 15 feet. Tha ...more

Lock Picking » Inspiration
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How to Make a Football-Shaped Pull-Apart Cake

3:00 AM — What kind of cake goes best with the Super Bowl? If you guessed a football-shaped cake, you guessed right. In this video recipe, Betty Crocker shows you how to whip up a super easy Americ ...more

Cake Decorating » How-To
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How to Listen to FM Radio on a Google Android Smartphone

Yesterday 1:00 PM — Android smartphones have all sorts of connectivity chips built in, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, and mobile data. But what about AM or FM radio, two of the most common methods of ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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7 Home Remedies for Relieving Common Cold Symptoms

Yesterday 5:00 AM — The next time you find yourself with a stuffy nose and the beginnings of a sore throat, breathe in warm air through your nose while holding a hair dryer blowing 18 inches away from your f ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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5 Easy Velveeta-Free Cheese Dips for Your Super Bowl Party

Yesterday 9:00 AM — Personally, I think Velveeta is pretty gross. Nothing about its texture, flavor, or color resembles real cheese. But your taste in cheese isn't the important part—what matters is having something good to eat while you watch the game. Here are 5 easy recipes for cheese dips yo ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Replace the Clunky Download Bar in Chrome with This Better Pop-Up Button

Yesterday 7:00 AM — Chrome's download bar has looked pretty much exactly the same for years now—a simple horizontal menu that spans the entire bottom of the browser and displays buttons for each of your recent downloads. It's not exactly pretty, and when it comes to functionality, the space it oc ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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Buffalo Chicken Pizza Beer Dip: The Ultimate Super Bowl Party Snack

Yesterday 3:00 AM — Chicken wings, pizza, beer, and chips are among the top five most popular Super Bowl foods, and we eat them in staggering quantities. According to the stats, Domino's and Pizza Hut sell over 25 million slices of pizza during the Super Bowl, and Americans snack on over 1 billion chicken wings, over 11 million pounds of potato chips, and drink over 49 million cases of bee ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Turn Your Favorite Cake Mix into Scrumptious Cookies in Under 20 Minutes

Fri 3:00 PM — This is the easiest cookie batch you'll ever bake, I promise. And no, take-and-bake cookie dough doesn't count. With this recipe, it'll take you less than 20 minutes to go from your sad, ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Add Widgets to Your Status Bar

Fri 1:00 PM — While it took Apple a damn-long time to finally include widgets in iOS, I do admire their implementation. Accessible from within any screen by pulling down the Notification Center (or, more correctly, the "Today" view), the home screen remains clean and minimal, which some of ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Fantastic Food Deals for Super Bowl 50

Fri 12:11 PM — The big day is nearly here... Super Bowl 50 kicks off this Sunday, February 7, at 3:30 p.m. PST (6:30 p.m. EST). And whether you're having a giant party or watching the game on your big-screen TV by yourself, there's one thing you probably won't be doing: cooking food in your ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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Super Bowl Snacks: Gatorade-Infused Treats for Game Day

Fri 11:00 AM — Gatorade and football go hand in hand, from player endorsements to the traditional Gatorade shower that coaches get at each Super Bowl. So, get in the game-day spirit with these Gatorade-infused drinks, desserts, and snacks. The good thing about Gatorade is that it comes in ev ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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The Trick to Keeping Your Home Warm During Winter for Cheap

Fri 9:00 AM — When temperatures drop and hit new lows during the cold, winter months, it's hard not to crank the heat up. That means increased energy bills each month, no matter if you rely on gas, electric, or another fuel for heating. Instead of resorting to blankets, coats, and layers u ...more

MacGyverisms » How-To
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5-Minute Super Bowl Snacks for the Win

Fri 7:00 AM — Planning a Super Bowl party, or any football-themed party for that matter, can be fun for even the most craft-adverse host, as almost anything brown can turn into a football with just a little decoration. With a little planning, you won't be serving up any Pinterest fails this ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Food Tool Friday: Make Grilled Cheese in Your Toaster with No Mess

Fri 3:00 AM — Grilled cheese is one of my favorite foods, ever. However, there are times in my life when I haven't had access to a full kitchen, and it's pretty hard to make a good grilled cheese sandwich without one. Don't Miss: Make Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Every Time Thankfull ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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Get Custom Status Bar Backgrounds Based on the Time of Day

Fri 5:00 AM — Android's main UI is looking so good these days that you hardly ever see developers spend time creating themes anymore. But even with the beauty of Material Design working in our favor now, there's always room for improvement, right? Recently, developer Thunder07 created an Xposed module that overlays gorgeous images on top of Android's notification panel header. Even ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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LG G5 to Be Unveiled at Mobile World Congress, Stealing Samsung's Thunder

Thu 2:32 PM — February 21st is going to be a busy day for Android smartphones. Samsung has already scheduled its "Unpacked" event to show off their new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets, and now LG is joining in on the action, as it will unveil the G5 on the same day, at the Mobile World Congr ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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How to Play Facebook Messenger's Secret Chess Game

Thu 1:13 PM — Facebook just keeps coming up with more and more diversions to help you ignore your responsibilities. At least this diversion is a little more intellectual than most of the other things that can easily distract you on Facebook. Facebook Messenger has a secret chess game, and ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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Bing Update for Android & iOS Shows Gas Prices & Deals in Your Area

Thu 11:50 AM — Microsoft is working hard to make Bing a good alternative to Google for more than just looking up images of the "human anatomy" that Google and a lot of other search engines filter out of their results. The Bing App home screen has five buttons that let you start searching qui ...more

Smartphones » Inspiration
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How to Watch the 2016 Super Bowl 50 Live Stream from Anywhere

Thu 9:00 AM — Whether you're anxious to tune into this Sunday's Super Bowl 50 to see Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers take on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, or to see if you win some money on your silly prop bet, or just want to tune in for the commercials, there are a handful o ...more

Cord Cutters » Inspiration
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How to Bring Back Microsoft's Classic, No-Bloat Games to Windows for Free

Thu 7:00 AM — Microsoft's Windows 10 has proven to be a solid release by Microsoft, with faster adoption rates than its predecessor builds. The seamless integration of cloud services and tweaks both major and minor make using Windows easier than ever now. And it's almost enough to forget yo ...more

Windows Tips » How-To
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How to Disable (Or Enable) T-Mobile's 'Binge On' Video Service

Thu 3:00 AM — T-Mobile's "Binge On" service for streaming videos has received mixed reactions so far. On one hand, it gives any T-Mobile subscriber unlimited access to popular streaming video services like Netflix and Hulu without having to worry about going over their monthly data cap. On ...more

Smartphones » How-To
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Get Your Drink on with KitKat's Sake-Flavored Chocolate Bar (Plus, How to Make Your Own)

Thu 5:00 AM — Listen up, children, pregnant women, and lightweights: this particular KitKat variety is not for you. Well, with 0.8% alcoholic content per 2 KitKat bars, it's highly unlikely anyone will actually get drunk on these things. Still... The newest flavor of KitKat (or Kit Kat) in Japan is the Japanese Sake flavor, released on February 1st. This unique flavor joins the pant ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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The Food Hacks Guide to Getting Ethnic Flavors Right, Part 2

Wed 2:00 PM — Eating out is great, but being able to cook the delicious ethnic foods you eat at restaurants is even better. It may seem daunting to put together a bunch of ingredients with which you mi ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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eBay Vulnerability Allows Scammers to Attack Android & iOS with Malicious Programs

Wed 12:00 PM — Researchers have discovered a "severe vulnerability" that allows attackers to use eBay to distribute malware, and the online auction company has no plans to fix the problem. eBay users are not permitted to insert JavaScript code in their listings, to prevent scammers from ins ...more

Smartphones » Inspiration
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Here's How Microsoft Wants You to Watch Football

Wed 11:00 AM — Well, this looks friggin' incredible. Obviously this is just a teaser, and who knows how soon we'll see something like this in real life, but just go ahead and watch the video first before you continue reading. Video: . I'm already at at least half-Keanu after watching this vi ...more

Tech Pr0n » Inspiration
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Microsoft Announces Acquisition of SwiftKey

Wed 10:00 AM — Microsoft announced Wednesday morning that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SwiftKey, makers of the SwiftKey predictive keyboard and its SDK that runs on over 300 million Android and iOS smartphones, for about $250 million. Don't Miss: How to Get SwiftKey's All-Bla ...more

Smartphones » Inspiration
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Hack Like a Pro: Digital Forensics for the Aspiring Hacker, Part 13 (Browser Forensics)

Wed 9:00 AM — Welcome back, my novice hackers! In this series, we have been exploring how a forensic investigator can find evidence of illegal or illicit activity. Among other things, we have examined the registry and prefetch files for artifacts and have done some rudimentary forensic ana ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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10 Insanely Delicious Pizza Dough Hacks

Wed 7:00 AM — If I could survive on one food for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. The irresistible smell of baking pizza instantly makes me feel both comforted... and hungry! While frozen pizza can satisfy your cravings, using fresh dough to make your own pizza is definitely much more delicious. And obtaining fresh pizza dough is easier than you think—often, your local pizza ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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8 Ways to Get Started as a Guerrilla Street Artist

Wed 5:00 AM — Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a gallery space or expensive art education to share your art with the rest of the world. Take a cue from today's innovative artists who share their creative experiments directly out on the streets and in public spaces for the everyday ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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Weird Ingredient Wednesday: These Edible Flowers Will Shock You (Literally)

Wed 3:00 AM — Eating flowers is a time-honored culinary tradition, from nibbling on nasturtiums to grazing on candied violets. And why not? They look beautiful and lend a unique floral flavors to salads, desserts, and anything in between. Don't Miss: Weird Ingredient Wednesday—Zucchini Blo ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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How to Turn Any Video into an Interactive Puzzle in VLC Player

Tue 3:59 PM — The VLC media player just celebrated its 15th birthday, marking a decade and a half of hassle-free video playback for hundreds of millions of users on virtually every major operating system. The free and open-source media player is so powerful and easy to use that it has almos ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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Sneak Peek at Super Bowl 50's Commercials for 2016

Tue 1:29 PM — Up until the last 15 years or so, watching the commercials during the Super Bowl was arguably more exciting than the game itself. Super Bowl XXIV featured the San Francisco 49ers blowing out the Broncos, 55-10, in the worst Super Bowl beatdown of all time. The game might not h ...more

Cord Cutters » Inspiration
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5 Must-Know Tips for Getting More Out of the Google Play Store

Tue 11:47 AM — The Google Play Store hosts the largest collection of mobile apps on the planet, and it's the default app store for almost all Android devices. Ironically, though, while Google made its name with a powerful search engine, it can sometimes be difficult to find what you're looki ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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How to Get Sony's Xperia Weather App on Any Android Device

Tue 9:00 AM — Sony's Xperia smartphones are some of the most beautiful Android devices out there—but unfortunately, they're rarely promoted in the U.S. and are seldom available through major carriers (aside from the new Xperia Z5 devices), so not many Americans are aware of how awesome thes ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To
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How to Make Spaghetti Squash Noodles in the Microwave

Tue 7:00 AM — Spaghetti squash is a versatile vegetable, but it has a reputation for being intimidating to prepare... not to mention time-consuming. Heating it up in the oven can take at least 30-40 minutes, which is a definite time-suck for those who want to get dinner on the table, stat. Fortunately, there is a much faster way to cook this beast: zapping it in the good ol' microwa ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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This Terminal Command Prevents Your Mac from Sleeping Until You Say So

Tue 5:00 AM — Macs are generally highly power efficient due to, in part, the optimized sleeping schedule with OS X. Yet in certain scenarios, you might not want your Mac to go to sleep: downloading a huge file, reading a book, reviewing a spreadsheet, analyzing some content on the screen... ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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How to Dry Salad Greens Without Any Special Tools

Tue 3:00 AM — Salad spinners are one of the more divisive kitchen tools out there. On one hand, they're incredibly easy, efficient, and useful. On the other hand, they're a single-use tool that takes up a lot of space. As much as I appreciate the usefulness of salad spinners, I simply don' ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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7 Ways to Make Your Own Cold Packs at Home

Mon 5:00 PM — Having a store-bought cold pack on the ready is the perfect solution for minor bumps, bruises, sprains, and strains, but why spend money on bright blue ice packs when you can make your own right at home? These homemade cold compresses will give your the same level of pain rel ...more

MacGyverisms » How-To
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How to Install the Command Line Developer Tools Without Xcode

Mon 1:00 PM — OS X is built upon a UNIX foundation, which grants you access to the benefits that UNIX offers, including the standard toolkit (make, gcc, clang, git, perl, svn, size, strings, id, and a lot more) via the command line developer tools, which are an essential if you're a develop ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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Gear 360 VR Camera Set to Accompany Galaxy S7; Announcement Date Set

Mon 11:41 AM — Samsung trademarked the name Gear 360 a few weeks ago, and today it has been confirmed that the Gear 360 is a spherical virtual reality camera that will accompany the much-anticipated Galaxy S7. Video: . Samsung's Gear 360 will probably look similar to Project Beyond, but with ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » Inspiration
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How to Pimp Out Your Windows 10 Command Prompt

Mon 7:00 AM — For those times when you can't get something done by clicking a few buttons with your mouse, the Windows command prompt has always been an indispensable tool. But as much as advanced users have relied on this useful utility, it hasn't seen a significant update since the Window ...more

Windows Tips » How-To
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The Hard-Boiled Egg Killer: Perfect Easy-Peel Eggs in Half the Time

Mon 9:00 AM — There are a million (okay, slight exaggeration) ways to peel an egg, and countless numbers of tips, tricks, and hacks that are supposed to make that deviled egg appetizer you agreed to make for the party an absolute snap. More often than not, though, experiences vary... and pock-marked, greyish-yolked boiled eggs find their way into your collection whether you like it o ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Burn Your Cake? Keep Calm & Make Delicious Desserts

Mon 5:00 AM — We've all been there before. Preheated the oven, popped in the cake, and then became distracted by this, that, or the other... until we either smelled burning or had the smoke detector pierce our eardrums. Don't Miss: How the Freezer Can Save Your Almost-Burnt Food The casua ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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Yumi's Vegetable Cooking Cheat Sheet

Mon 3:00 AM — To some, vegetables are even more flavorful than meat, but they're also more sensitive—overcook them and they go from extremely delicious to extremely icky real quick. They generally require very little prep, and the best recipes are the simplest. A little salt, olive oil, and ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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How to Create Invisible Folders for All Your Secret iPhone Apps

1/31 2:11 PM — When there's a crappy stock app you want to hide, the easiest thing to do is just bury it in the back of a miscellaneous folder. But what if there's an app you want to hide on your home screen that you actually use? For instance, what if you don't want everybody in eyeshot to see what banks you use, or don't want anyone to know about your "dating" apps or porn shortcuts ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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The Number One Way to Clean Coffee Mug Stains

1/31 11:27 AM — If you consider yourself a regular coffee, tea, or hot chocolate drinker, you probably have a kitchen cabinet full of stained mugs that refuse to scrub clean. Thankfully, there is a better solution that doesn't involve continuing to fight those stains with a sponge, bleach, an ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Open Kodi & Other Unofficial Apps Faster on Amazon Fire TV Devices

1/31 7:00 AM — The Fire TV Stick, as well as the Fire TV, may be limited by Amazon's fight on piracy, but after a quick sideloading of Kodi, the floodgates are back open with the freedom to stream just about any video or song you want. This is a great new feature to have, but with the locke ...more

Cord Cutters » How-To
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The 6 Best Ways to Toggle Your Android Flashlight On/Off Faster

1/31 9:00 AM — Unless you're in law enforcement, you won't usually have a flashlight on hand for those rare moments when you need to sift through the dark. However, it is very likely that you will have your phone on you, so you'll have fast access to a bright light with just a few easy taps. And while launching an application to activate your Android's LED flashlight is easy enough t ...more

Android Gadget Hacks » How-To