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How PCI Cards Differ From One Another and Fit Into Your Motherboard (Lifehacker)

Posted by Whitson Gordon at Lifehacker

Building a computer isn’t all that hard, but there are a few parts that can be confusing. When you start installing PCI cards—video cards, network cards, and other expansion cards—it’s hard to know which kinds of cards are compatible with your motherboard. Linus Sebastian from Techquickie fills us in. More »

Wimoweh Keeps Your Mac Awake When Certain Apps Are Running (Lifehacker)

Posted by Thorin Klosowski at Lifehacker

Mac: Chances are you have at least a few programs that when you’re running them, you never want your computer to sleep. Wimoweh is a menubar app that lets you designate certain programs to keep you computer awake all the time. More »

The Winter Bloom Desktop (Lifehacker)

Posted by Alan Henry at Lifehacker

We’ve seen some great OS X desktops featuring GeekTool, but you don’t need it to tweak your Mac’s desktop into something that’s even cleaner, or at least a little more personal. That’s what reader DJDC did with this great-looking Snow Leopard desktop. No fancy Geeklets, just a clean, consistent look and a wallpaper that brings it all together. More »

PhoneClean Scans Your iOS Device to Reclaim Storage Space (Lifehacker)

Posted by Thorin Klosowski at Lifehacker

Windows/Mac: Your iOS device has a limited amount of storage. It can store a lot of junk you don’t need over time like temp files, scripts, and failed sync files. PhoneClean is an app that deletes all that junk for you. More »

Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software (Lifehacker)

Posted by Thorin Klosowski at Lifehacker

Adobe’s Creative Suite is one of the best software packs out there for professionals, but the suite is prohibitively expensive for most people. If you can’t drop the cash, you can still get a similar experience with free or cheap software. Here’s how to build your own Creative Suite. More »

DIY Altoid-Tin Solar Radio for $3 (Lifehacker)

Posted by David Galloway at Lifehacker

If you’re a beginning electronic hobbyist looking for an inexpensive project or just want to have a solar-powered radio to throw in your zombie apocalypse kit you’ll have fun making this emergency radio using cheap solar garden lights, an FM radio, and a spare mint tin. More »

Winterize Your Home and Yourself This Weekend (Lifehacker)

Posted by Adam Dachis at Lifehacker

It’s getting chilly in the Northern Hemisphere because winter is coming. Prepare your house, your car, and yourself this weekend so you’re comfortable despite the cold. More »

Spatchcock Your Turkey and Save Hours This Thanksgiving (Lifehacker)

Posted by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker

Spatchcocking, or butterflying, is the fastest and easiest way to cook a turkey with juicy meat and a crisp skin. This video from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet grillmaster, Russ Faulk, demonstrates how to butcher and flatten the bird so you can spend less time cooking and more time enjoying Thanksgiving. More »

How to Commit Internet Suicide and Disappear from the Web Forever (Lifehacker)

Posted by Thorin Klosowski at Lifehacker

Sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name? Tired of everyone knowing you live in a garden level dungeon apartment? Perhaps you just don’t like the fact the internet makes you easy to find. Thankfully, it’s not that hard to delete yourself entirely. Here’s how to do it. More »

Print Out This OS X Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheets for Your Less Tech-Savvy Friends and Family (Lifehacker)

Posted by Adam Dachis at Lifehacker

Lifehacker readers and writers are a tech-savvy bunch, and many of us can’t imagine living without our keyboard shortcuts that save us so much time every day. They’re so useful that it’s often hard to watch a less-knowledgeable friend or family member point and click their way to everything. If you want to get them on board with keyboard shortcuts, print out this handy cheat sheet so they always have it around for quick reference. More »

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