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January 06, 2014

"Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Spring Semester 2014"

Possibly of interest to those of you looking to watch some free online courses

December 18, 2013

"Oscar Updates Your Grocery List From the Trash"

I don't know if it's worth the trouble, but it does seem like a cool hack.

December 17, 2013

"How Long Your Hard Drive Is Likely to Last"

The source has a vested interest, but the conclusions might still be useful.

December 12, 2013

"How Intel's Attempt To Revolutionize TV Ended Up A Disaster"

Even the best-run companies screw up every once in a while.

Earlier this year, Intel Corp rented temporary retail space in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago for a splashy launch of Intel TV, a new Internet entertainment service that the chipmaker promised could revolutionize the television industry. 

But when customers walk into those stores this holiday season, they will not find any set-top TV boxes or programming services for sale. Instead, they will see ultra thin laptops and new tablets from a variety of vendors that Intel hopes will help boost its massive but flagging computer chip business.

December 07, 2013

"Addy Creates a Custom URL for Instant Address Sharing"

"The next time someone asks for your or your office’s address and contact details, wouldn’t it be easier to have a ready link you can send them? Webapp Addy lets you create cool contact cards with a map, along with a custom URL that’s easy to remember."

December 04, 2013

"A Sony Engineer Takes Apart A PlayStation 4 To Show You What's Inside"

When I was a kid a lot of us would have given our eyeteeth for one of these.

December 03, 2013

"IT Salary Guide 2014"

What does it take to be a "Help Desk Manager"? The pay looks pretty good.

November 25, 2013

"iPad software licenses expire in three years, L.A. Unified says"

The debacle gets worse: "Renewing licenses could cost $50 to $100 per iPad, about $60 million annually, despite earlier statements that the district would own the software permanently."

November 23, 2013

"Full Steam Ahead: Inside Valve’s Grand Plan to Replace Game Consoles With PCs"

Seems impressive.

November 18, 2013

"Crash of the Common App"

If you haven't had recent contact with high school seniors, you might not know about another huge website foul-up.

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