Automation app Tasker gives you the tools you need to turn your smartphone into a fully-automated superphone. Now we’d like to see what great things you’ve done with it.
read more: http://lifehacker.com/show-us-your-best-tasker-actions-487360630
We’ve walked you through building your own computer before, but what we didn’t do at the time is give you a suggested parts list for that new computer. In this post—which we’ll update regularly as prices and components change—we’ll walk you through the parts and hardware we’ll need for three different system builds: a budget workstation, a mid-range powerful PC, and an enthusiast’s system for gamers and media professionals.
read more: http://lifehacker.com/5840963/the-best-pcs-you-can-build-for-600-and-1200
read more: http://xkcd.com/1205/
What a fine looking tomato! Hiro, a hairstylist in Osaka, Japan, rendered this amazing haircut. It’s one of many strange and lovely haircuts from Japan that Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft found. You can view the rest at the link.
read more: http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/27/Tomato-Hair/
Web/iOS/Android/Windows 8: It’s easy to lose track of small favors we owe or debts that we’re owed, but I Owe You makes it easy to keep a running list from any device.
read more: http://lifehacker.com/i-owe-you-manages-your-debts-on-any-device-476545407
It’s a great idea to put all your medical stuff into a kit of some sort, even if it never leaves your house. The worst place to store medicine supplies is in the bathroom, where most people keep them. It is moist and warm there, while what medical stuff wants is dry and cool. You also want to be able to grab supplies quickly and take them where they are needed. We put ours into plastic cases the size of shoe boxes, There’s one for bandages and first aid, and another for medicines. The lids seal tight, prolonging the shelf life of the contents. When there is a first-aid injury, we get the kit and have everything together on site.
In addition to first-aid supplies here are some medicines you might consider stocking:
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iOS: Sometimes you want to take a screenshot of a webpage on your iPhone or iPad’s browser, but the content doesn’t quite fit. Barry solves this problem by generating a screenshot of the entire page.
read more: http://lifehacker.com/barry-takes-full-length-webpage-screenshots-on-your-ios-476384994
Not long ago, Brian Kennish helped to write the software that serves advertisements around the Web. First at DoubleClick and later at Google, he helped build ad servers and the developer APIs that link advertisers and ad products.
But the more he worked on ad technology, the more concerned he grew about the data advertisers were collecting about him. “I realized that despite having all of this insider knowledge, I myself had absolutely no idea where all my data was going and what was being done with it,” Kennish said. “That was a pretty scary proposition.”
read more: http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/16/4232370/ex-google-ad-engineer-fights-back-against-advertisers-with-anti
I recently realized I have never been satisfied with any wallet I’ve ever owned. It was time for that to change.
Chad’s review convinced me that the Yasutomo 2020 Wa-Ben wallet, made in Hong Kong by Jason Hung and touted as the world’s first Cuben Fiber wallet (specifically, Cuben Fiber CT9K.5), could be exactly what I was looking for.
So I slapped down an electronic $49.50 (post-paid from Hong Kong), and three weeks later I signed for my new wallet at the post office (it seems the people in charge of these decisions deem packages from Hong Kong as untrustworthy).
After carrying it around daily for about a week, I can say it was exactly what I was looking for.
The wallet is extremely light (0.69 ounces, according to the website), extremely thin (you can see through it!), and extremely durable. I often forget I’m even carrying it and have to frantically check my front pocket to see if it’s there. It always is.
It has six credit card pockets, two “hidden” pockets behind the card pockets, and two cash/note pockets, so there’s plenty of room to carry more than enough.
So here’s my short review. The Yasutomo 2020 Wa-Ben wallet is fabulous piece of gear, and I recommend it highly for anyone looking to lighten their everyday carry load.
Yasutomo 2020 Wa-Ben Wallet
Manufactured by Yasutomo 2000
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Infogr.am is a free webapp that ingests spreadsheets and .csv files, and spits out gorgeous, interactive infographics. More »
read more: http://lifehacker.com/5992991/infogram-generates-beautiful-infographics-from-custom-data