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Giphy Embeds GIFs on Facebook, Is Mankind’s Greatest Achievement

When a simple photo doesn’t cut it, you need an animated GIF. Giphy, the GIF search engine, can now embed GIFs on Facebook just like you can videos.Read more…    

How to Clean Up the Bird’s Nest of Cables Behind Your TV

If the front of your entertainment system looks sharp but the back is a mess of cables, wires, and ports that are all full, you’re not alone. Whether you’re just interested in cleaning it all up so it’s easier to move around back there, or you want to hook up something new (maybe a new game console, perhaps?) but don’t have the space, here are some ways to get things organized so you know what you have and can make room for more.Read more…    

How I Optimize for Happiness at Work

Fantasies. Unfounded expectations. Unrealistic goals. We know the negative effect they can have in our personal lives, but we seem to forget once we get to work. We optimize for happiness at home and misery at work. We strive to create a perfect living environment, and then neglect our working environment (where we spend most of our conscious time).Read more…    

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Flickr for iOS Adds Custom Filters, Pro Effects, and Shooting Grids

iOS: Flickr just got a pretty great update on iOS. You can now create custom filters, use Photoshop-grade editing tools, shooting grids, and more.Read more…    
Mount Your Wii (or Anything Else) to the Back of Your TV with Hooks

Most TVs have mounting holes on the back so you can mount them on a wall, but reader Rehevkor uses them for something else: mounting his Wii out of sight.Read more…    
Why Does Everyone Hate iTunes? Should I Be Using Something Else?

Dear Lifehacker,I feel like every time I browse a music forum online, people are hating on iTunes. Is it just because it’s fashionable to hate Apple, or is there actually something wrong with iTunes that I’m missing? It seems to work fine for me.Read more…    
The Best Future Android Features You Can Get Right Now

It feels like we’ve been waiting for a big new version of Android forever; Jelly Bean is great, but it could do so much more. Surprise: it actually does! All you have to do is take matters into your own hands.Read more…    
Zombies, Run! Is Currently on Sale for 75% Off

iOS/Android: We’re big fans of Zombies, Run! the exercise app that turns your running routine into a game of survival, and today it’s on sale for just $1.99, 75% off the regular price. Read more…    
Make Sudo Sessions Last Longer in Linux

When you run sudo in Ubuntu, your administrative privileges last for 15 minutes by default so you don’t have to type in your password with every command. If that is too long or short for your tastes, you can change it with a simple tweak.Read more…    
Seven Things I Learned After Moving Across the Country

A cross-country move is not only a logistical nightmare, but it wreaks havoc on your nerves. By the time you get to your destination you’re stressed out, confused, exhausted, and primed to make all kinds of stupid mistakes. Here’s what I learned after undertaking my own cross-country move.Read more…    
Do You Want or Need a Smart Camera?

Today, Samsung announced a new DSLR camera for $1600, to complement its existing connected camera on the low end (for $449). Samsung isn’t the only one trying to enter the smart camera market, either. The question is, do we need them?Read more…    
Keep Related Words on the Same Line With a Keyboard Shortcut

Lines in word processors have a finite length, but sometimes entering a space or a hyphen can separate words you’d rather keep together. Ctrl+Shift+Space and Ctrl+Shift+- can fix this.Read more…    
Dropbox Plus Adds Folder Trees to Dropbox’s Website

Chrome/Firefox: Dropbox is a crowd favorite in the file syncing tool category, with no shortage of uses. The site kind of sucks to navigate, though. Make it a little less bad with Dropbox Plus.Read more…    
Agogo Combines News, Talk, Comedy, and Music into One Beautiful App

iOS: Agogo blends streaming radio, news, talk, comedy and stand-up, locally-stored music, and even music from Rdio and Spotify to build a personalized listening experience. One tap gets you informed about world news and plays something fun to listen to. Best of all, it can go hands free for the drive home.Read more…    
Build an Automatic Plant Watering System from Plastic Bags and Thread

If you’re leaving town for a while but don’t want your plants to wither while you’re gone, you can ask a friend to stop by and water them, or you can build a system that dispenses just the right amount of water for each plant, automatically. All you need are some plastic baggies, a needle, and some thread.Read more…    
Learn Your Dried Chiles and Never Burn Your Mouth Again

Dried chili peppers can add a lot of flavor to a dish, but they’re not all alike. If you have trouble telling your chipotles from your anchos, and even worse mix them up in your cooking, this quick video from our friends at America’s Test Kitchen will sort it out for you.Read more…