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Hacks related to using technology -- such as computers, phones, televisions, etc. -- safely and effectively.

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How to get used to a new keyboard in practical exams

I recently had a coding practical examination in school and I was previously using a Mac book while the exam was done on a Stuck on Windows computer. I'm not a very fast typer to begin with, but silly ...
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How can I convert a wireless mouse to USB mouse?

My family received 10 wireless mice in excellent condition for free, but must eschew the hassle and cost of batteries. How can I add a cable to them to plug them into USB ports like USB mice? Please ...
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What can I use to keep a smartphone cool while recording 4k video?

My smartphone (Sony Xperia Z5) gets very hot while recording 4k video (around the CPU area). Is there anything I can use to keep it cool? I don't want to put anything on directly on the phone, but ...
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Is it possible to use aluminium foil as heatsink? [closed]

We all know that aluminium foil is far cheaper than heatsink. In some cases aluminium foil works like a heatsink. So I want to use aluminium foil instead of heatsinks
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how to fix a computer screen that was dropped?

How can I fix a computer screen That I dropped? I tried to glue the pieces together and well it didn't work.
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Sterlizing rags, sponges and scrubbers in a microwave? [closed]

Recently I've gotten worried about overuse of cleaning rags / sponges / scouring pads / scrubbers in my kitchen (let's call them "scrubbers" for short), and whether I should perhaps replace them more ...
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Is there any way to legally watch UEFA Champions League match online without a contract? [closed]

Provided I can move to any country in the world, I'd like to pay to legally watch any single Champions League game without having to subscribe for a season/month/week, buy broadband or tv deal.
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What is the best way to master keyboard: Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic? [closed]

I decided to take care of my hands and bought the said keyboard. But I ran into a few problems when using it: I have not yet found a suitable finger layout. As a consequence, it is making learning to ...
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How to completely erase my “Digital footprints”? [closed]

Is there any easy way to completely erase all my online information ? Everything, Facebook Google truecaller Twitter . . . everything else.
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Disrupt a game being played on wifi

I stay in a hostel and my roommates constantly play Mini-Militia using their smartphones and I'm really fed up of them making noises while playing. Is there any way that I can turn off their phone ...
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How do I remind someone of my birthday?

How do you remind someone its your birthday with out telling them? Today is my birthday and I know we all forget birthdays so how do I remind them indirectly?
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How to cover hair for a barber to prevent cutting that particular hair?

I lengthen my hair to be gathered to a ponytail when the time comes. I started that process about 3 months ago from starting point, that is, after totally shaving my head. My problem My problem is ...
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how can you display text or image that has been hidden using microsoft paint? [closed]

is it possible to see text hidden using ms paint as shown by this example?
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How to fix a bent earphone jack

How can I fix this kind of bent earphone jack? It still works if I constantly push it in, but it won't work if I don't push it, because it doesn't really fit inside anymore...
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Make monitor higher on desk [closed]

I used to have textbooks beneath my computer monitor, but I sold them to get some money back. Now my monitor's several inches too low. Instead of paying $40 for a new stand, is there a way I can make ...
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Acsessing Radio Signals in the middle of Nowhere (North Wales)

Hi I'm about to go to Wales, as a football fan I really would like to be able to listen the matches (especially when you are in the middle of nowhere). Is there a radio I can get (rather not do), or ...
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Cheap way to get a clear plastic coffee table? For lying underneath it and using a windows 8.1 tablet on top [closed]

**I put this in lifehack stack exchange because I think also an alternative to the below could be built out of easy household obnjects that I just not have thought of I'm going to use a windows 8.1 ...
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How do you safely charge your laptop in your car? [closed]

Charging your laptop in the car is a great need when you live stray and knowing that really cool looking and cheap adapters are sold somewhere in the world is exciting. But you wouldn't want to burn ...
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Convert smartphone charger into wireless [closed]

I came across this page in facebook about life hacks and they have a video saying one can convert his smartphone charger into wireless charger. This is the link to page. I would have followed the ...
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How to tackle a mobile which fell into water? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung J7 mobile which fell into water in a drum, how to repair my mobile phone at this situation? I also open next 1 hour but it did not work correctly.
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How to safely wash my computer with garden hose? [closed]

Theoretically, the only problem of water with electricity is with electricity. So, if I wash my motherboard, RAM, CPU and everything else, it should boot fine if I make sure that there are no traces ...
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Smartphone data usage when travelling in US [closed]

I'm planning a trip to the US in an area I don't know well. It would be really helpful if I have my smartphone with me for things like google maps and staying in touch with people. Sadly, my provider ...
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What's the best way to get a Stack Exchange question on the Hot Network Questions list? [closed]

I would like to be able to regularly get questions that I ask on various Stack Exchange sites to appear on the HNQ list. What are some tips for getting and staying on the list? Please include tips for ...

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