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This Raspberry Pi-Based Project Will Let You Automate Feeding Your Pets [VIDEO]

For those who love their pets but hate the daily routine of actually feeding them, there is now a high-tech solution to automating those repetitive processes. LifeHacker published details Sunday about the setup, which includes a shopping list of all the resources (including a link to a GitHub repo with all the python scripts the [...]

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This Is What In-Game Advertising Looks Like In The New SimCity

EA announced on its official SimCity forum today that a Nissan LEAF® Charging Station is now available for players. There are some advantages to the charging station: Plopping down the Nissan LEAF® Charging Station will add happiness to nearby buildings. Adding the Charging Station will not take power, water or workers away from your city. [...]

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Kill Time And Productivity By Playing Old School Oregon Trail (Just Try Not To Die From Dysentery)

I was talking to one of my coworkers today about the old game Oregon Trail from the mid-80s. I remember spending hours playing it on an Apple IIe growing up. I posted about it on Facebook and one of our great ZAGGblog readers, Frank, pointed me in the direction of this web-based emulator where I [...]

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How To Quickly Clear Your Mac’s Screen With Hot Corners

I have a problem.  What is my problem? Multi-tasking times infinity.  I regularly have a bare minimum of 20 browser windows, Excel docs, Power Point presentations, PDF’s, and other applications all open and running at the same time.  This means when I need to clear my desktop, it takes awhile. Enter solution. Hot Corners: I [...]

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Simplify Travel With These Gadgets And Apps

Sometimes I wonder how we managed in the days before technology.  I certainly remember long car rides across many states while we played “I Spy” or read books.  Today, parents just turn on a movie or hand their kids an iPad and silence ensues. With said technology, travel in general has just been made easier. [...]

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How To Prank People With Their Own Facebook Profile

This is an old trick, but most people still haven’t seen it. If you click this URL (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?=87912848), it’ll load YOUR Facebook profile. I’m talking to each of you individually here, because it loads the profile for the person logged in at that time. The numbers at the end of the URL don’t matter at [...]

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How To Export Your Subscriptions From Google Reader

Since Google Reader is shutting down on July 1, I decided to put together this quick how-to guide on export your subscriptions for use in another RSS reader. If you’ve already done this, tweet me and let me know which one you’ll be using! Step 1: Click the Settings gear on the upper-right side of [...]

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This Android Hack Uses NFC-Enabled Hotel Room Keys To Move You Through The Day

Each week, tech blog Lifehacker presents a “Hacker Challenge”, asking its readers to come up with interesting “hacks” that can be implemented in day-to-day life. Last week’s challenge dealt with “hotel room hacks”, that is, ways to maximize the utility of the resources you have within your hotel room to make your life easier. Many [...]

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Someone Tore Apart An Old TV And Used It To Build A 4-Foot Magnifying Lens That Melts Metal, Burns Concrete, And More

Grant Thompson has a YouTube channel with over 71,000 subscribers. On it, he posts his “weekend projects.” His weekends seem to be different than mine. He does things like make fuel from water and create speakers out of paper plates. In the video above, he demonstrates how he took a piece from an old TV [...]

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How To Network At SXSW

Are you one of the lucky 49,000 or so to attend SXSW this year? If so, enjoy every moment. Your days will be full of classes, innovative booths, exciting company announcements, and your nights will be filled with, well, a lot of happening parties. There’s a reason this could be argued the top multimedia conference [...]

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