Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HTG Reviews The Wink Hub: Give Your Smarthome a Brain without Breaking the Bank

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Giant pandas have six fingers: five fully articulated fingers and a less flexible thumb-like finger they use to grasp bamboo.

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Actors Who Get Killed On "The Walking Dead" Receive What?
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The Storybundle Write Stuff Bundle

Our friends over at Storybundle have a special deal that's about to expire — you can get 11 books on writing for the price of one, plus a 40% off discount code for Jutoh, the ebook publishing tool.



Storybundle is a site created by a former Lifehacker writer, and a personal friend of mine. They bundle together ebooks from indie authors into a single package, and you can choose how much you'd like to pay. You can also choose how much goes to the writers, and how much goes to Storybundle. And you can pay with Paypal or Amazon to make things easy.

All of the books can be downloaded and synced to any tablet or ebook reader, and if you have a Kindle, they can send them directly to your Kindle without any syncing required. They are all DRM-free, so you can read them anywhere without being locked in to a device.

If you want to support authors and read great ebooks, Storybundle is definitely a great choice.

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Backchannel refers to private or one-to-one instant messaging or correspondence between individuals in learning, team-based work, or newsgroup environments.

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How to Insert the User Information into a Word Document

When you install Word, you are asked to enter your name and initials. This user information is stored in Word and you can automatically insert this information into your documents, such as into the return address of an envelope.

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The Best Games You Can Play with One Hand on Your iPhone

We live in a busy world, one where the luxury of using both your hands to beat the last boss may not always be immediately available. Today we're showcasing some great games that you can play while you're busy holding a baby or just trying to stand in the subway without falling over.

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[Sponsored] WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is Free for How-To Geek Readers until June 5

The whole world has gone crazy with Furious 7 as it raked in over 1.4 billion dollars since its premiere in movie theatre last month. Furious 7 has everything you need to become a fixture in your DVD library for everlasting remembrance. Not only that, you can also rip the DVD to your hard drive for better protection or transfer it to mobile devices for watching with abandon, of course, though, with the aid of a third party DVD ripping software.

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HTG Reviews The Wink Hub: Give Your Smarthome a Brain without Breaking the Bank

Having a home packed with smart devices is great but managing them all in a smooth and unified fashion can be a nightmare: enter the home automation hub. Read on as we field test the Wink Hub and show you how to get your devices working together.

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Know Exactly What's in Your Mac with the System Information Utility

When you order your Mac or go into an Apple Store to buy one, you're probably vaguely aware of the hardware inside of it. With OS X's System Information utility, it's easy to get clear, concise information as to exactly what is inside and installed on your particular unit.

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How to View Multiple Time Zones on the System Tray Clock in Windows 8.1

We recently showed you how to add a second time zone to your calendar in Outlook, but two time zones, including your local time zone, is all you can view in Outlook. However, there is a way around this limitation.

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