The Trick That Lets You Set Your Hotel Thermostat to Any Temp You Want

Just like "close door" elevator buttons and press-to-walk street signs, hotel thermostats are a notorious public placebo. You see the rig on the wall and get to feel like you have some modicum of control, but in reality, that thermostat will only let you go to 72, maybe 70 if you're lucky. But after that, it's… » 11/12/13 12:20pm 11/12/13 12:20pm

How Many of These Simple Security Tips Do You Actually Use?

The ever helpful folks at Household Hacker have come up with a list of quick and easy security tips to make your life on the Internet a wee bit more secure. Most of you probably already do a lot of this stuff. And if you don't, you should. Even if it makes your life a little bit more annoying, it's also making… » 10/02/13 10:00pm 10/02/13 10:00pm

The Perfect Parody Video to Every Life Hacking Video Ever

For every awesome life hack and tip you see on the Internet, there are thousands more that seem so complicated that they seem like they would make life harder. This parody video by KipKay—who actually comes up with awesome life hacks—hilariously pokes fun of those types of useless, ridiculous tips. Like using your… » 8/27/13 11:20pm 8/27/13 11:20pm

What's Your Favorite Life Hack for Technology?

Because smart people who are good at solving problems with DIY methods or life hacks also happen to be very good at the Internet and because people who are good at the Internet also happen to be very good at finding DIY methods or life hacks to solve problems, it seems like we've come to a point where we already know… » 7/29/13 10:00pm 7/29/13 10:00pm

iPhone Tip: Put Club Cards On Your Phone As Pictures

While this might not work for cards you have to slide through a magnetic reader, the idea is definitely sound. Just take pictures of your club cards (Costco, Safeway, Blockbuster), import them into your iPhone as an album, and trim down the number of cards you have to carry in your wallet. When you need to use a card,… » 5/13/08 5:30pm 5/13/08 5:30pm