Lifehacker – Make a DIY Macro Lens from Old Binoculars – Camera

30 06 2009

A high-end macro lens for your camera can easily run upwards of a thousand dollars, but you can make a super-simple macro lens for a few bucks out of old binoculars…

via Lifehacker – Make a DIY Macro Lens from Old Binoculars – Camera.





3G Speeds Thoroughly Tested & Compared, City by City

30 06 2009

During March and April, we spent a day testing the major 3G services in 13 cities across the United States. Verizon’s service showed a combination of speed and reliability, Sprint’s results lent credence to its ‘most dependable’ claim, and AT&T’s network showed fast upload speeds in most cities…

Mark Sullivan, PC World

via A Day in the Life of 3G – PC World.





Lifehacker – Firefox 3.5 Officially Available for Download

30 06 2009

Windows/Mac/Linux: The final version of the Firefox is starting to show up on Mozilla’s web site, and some readers are reporting update notices. Here are a few links and how-tos you should check out before downloading that browser…

via Lifehacker – Firefox 3.5 Officially Available for Download – Firefox 3.5.





Lifehacker – iPhone 3.0 Jailbreak Available via PwnageTool, QuickPwn to Follow

29 06 2009

The iPhone Dev Team has already released the iPhone 3.0-jailbreaking Pwnage Tool for Mac OS X (just two days after the iPhone 3.0 release), with QuickPwn for Windows and OS X soon to follow. There are a few catches, though…

via iPhone 3.0 Jailbreak Available via PwnageTool, QuickPwn to Follow – Lifehacker.com





Sears Tower Is Going Green – NYTimes.com

26 06 2009

CHICAGO — The Sears Tower, that bronze-black monument that forms the 110-story peak of the skyline here and stands as the tallest office building in the Western Hemisphere, will soon have another unique feature: wind turbines sprouting from its recessed rooftops high in the sky…

via Sears Tower Is Going Green – NYTimes.com.





Google Voice: 5 Reasons to Use It, 5 Reasons to Think Twice – PC World

26 06 2009

Google is opening the gates to its long-awaited Google Voice phone management service this week. Here are some things to consider as you decide whether the service is right for you…

via Google Voice: 5 Reasons to Use It, 5 Reasons to Think Twice – PC World.

I’ve had this service for at least 18 months now, back when it was owned by ‘Grandcentral’; it’s a very unique and brilliant service, but there are legtimant concerns, privacy being one of the biggest, as outlined in the article… enjoy!

-hakujin





Understanding Credit Card Debt & Credit Card Late Fees | Mint.com

26 06 2009

When used wisely, credit cards can be the cornerstone of a sound financial strategy. A solid credit history makes you a good credit risk and that in turn allows you to purchase the necessities of life. But credit cards can also be a slippery slope. One misstep and you’ll tumble into the abyss of credit card debt hell, a mounting spiral of missed payments, fees, high APRs, and rate increases that will take years to recover from. Only by remaining vigilant can you hope to avoid this fate. Here’s our guide to what you may experience on the way down…

via Understanding Credit Card Debt & Credit Card Late Fees | Mint.com Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice | Mint.com Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice.





Will Congress Read Bills Before Voting? – Political Hotsheet – CBS News

26 06 2009

Last month, when Republicans tried to stall energy legislation with hundreds of amendments, Democrats hired a speed reader to get through them all. Now, with Democratic leadership barreling through its hefty agenda this summer, it looks as if the speed reader’s services may be needed once more…

via Will Congress Read Bills Before Voting? – Political Hotsheet – CBS News.





Lifehacker – 10 Killer DIY Projects for Your Extra Day Off – DIY

25 06 2009

The year’s not quite half over, but already we’ve featured buckets of amazing DIY projects. Here’s a quick look at a few of the best, most popular projects you may want to undertake on your extra day off.

via Lifehacker – 10 Killer DIY Projects for Your Extra Day Off – DIY.





Ron Paul’s Bill To Audit The Federal Reserve Now Has 243 Co-Sponsors | Ron Paul .com

25 06 2009

Ron Paul’s bill to audit the Federal Reserve (HR 1207) now has 243 co-sponsors, and the numbers keep growing! At the same time, HR 1207’s companion bill in the Senate, S 604, is beginning to attract its first co-sponsors!

via Ron Paul’s Bill To Audit The Federal Reserve Now Has 243 Co-Sponsors | Ron Paul .com.





If Everyday Life Was Directed by Michael Bay | Cracked.com

25 06 2009

“Transformers 2 is rolling into theaters like a slow motion fireball. By now, we pretty much all know what to expect from Michael Bay movies. But what if your day to day life was being directed by him? Would all of the fantastic tits be worth the third degree burns covering most of your body? We asked you to fire up Photoshop and show us. The winner is below, but first the runners up …”

If Everyday Life Was Directed by Michael Bay | Cracked.com





5 Useful Bookmarklets to Make Your Life Easier | Geektechnica

25 06 2009

5 Useful Bookmarklets to Make Your Life Easier | Geektechnica.

For those who are not familiar with Bookmarklets, they are usually small snippets of JavaScript’s which can be saved as a link or bookmark and can be later used to perform certain actions by just clicking on the link. It works a lot like Firefox add-ons but without having to install anything – restarting your browser in the process and making your browser slower as you add more and more add-ons to your browser. Bookmarklets (or favlets for IE) can perform many useful functions that will make your life easier without having to go 2-3 steps to perform the same task.








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