Laptop coolers will normally run upwards of $15, or at least for a decent one that won't break down after a simple tumble, and comes complete with 160mm fans that can spin at approximately 1500RPM. However, for those who want an even more economical solution, your local grocery store just might be the best bet. That's right, just pick up a two dozen carton of eggs and just prop the computer up on the cardboard afterwards. If you need even more height, simply fasten the two halves together with super glue. Continue reading to see 21 more cleaning life hacks that will come in handy. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery.
Anyone who has ever owned a television set with an antenna, or a radio, probably heard of the tin foil trick for improving signal. Well, you can try the same with an aluminum can to better your Wi-Fi signal. Put simply, the metal and shape of the can (when cut open) can help focus the signal to and from a router. The only things you'll need for this project are a soda can, utility knife, scissors, and some form of removable adhesive (tape, putty, etc.). Continue reading for more useful life hacks for college students.
Back in the day, theaters were built with a much smaller slope in the seating area, so moviegoers were simply sitting very slightly higher than those in front of them, rather than in stadium seating. Holly Frey says the audio sweet spot is 2/3 back and in the middle because that's where audio engineers sit to balance the sound, and where you'll get the full effect of the chopper buzzing by or the building exploding.
Let's face it, there are always better ways to do things. For example, cleaning a computer keyboard can be quite a headache to say the least, from trying to scrub off grime to dumping out all the crumbs that have been dropped between the keys. However, there is an easier way to solve the latter...simply take a Post-it note and start sticking away until it's clean. Unfortunately, you'll still have to use a cleaning wipe to get the grime off. Continue reading for some more useful life hacks.
There's the RIF6 Cube, and then the option of building your very own smartphone projector if spending $269 on a high-tech gadget is out of the question. You'll need a shoe box, magnifying glass, strong duct tape, a paper clip, hobby knife, pencil and of course a smartphone. Simply use the pencil to trace a hole around the magnifying glass, use a hobby knife to cut that part out, bend the paperclip into a makeshift phone stand, and you're ready to go. Continue reading for more creative college life hacks.
We're almost to the dog days of summer, and there's no better time than now to whip up some ice cream sandwiches at home. Foodies who've been looking for an easier way to make them should pick up a few pints of their favorite flavor and some hand-sized cookies. Simply soften the pint enough, slice it with the packaging still on, place the slice between cookies, remove the paper, and you're ready to eat. Continue reading for more food hacks geeks would love.
Believe it or not, hackers managed to remotely take over the controls of a Jeep Cherokee driving on the highway, activating windshield wipers, radio, and even going as far as shutting off the car's engine in the middle of a highway. According to Wired, "The most disturbing maneuver came when they cut the Jeep's brakes, leaving me frantically pumping the pedal as the 2-ton SUV slid uncontrollably into a ditch." In the experiment, hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek used a Wired reporter as "a digital crash-test dummy" to expose the vulnerabilities in internet-connected entertainment and navigation systems featured in many new vehicles. Continue reading for the video and more information.
Summer is finally here, and for food geeks who love ice cream, these nifty life hacks will definitely come in handy. Starting off, the image above shows the best way to split a pint, or cutting one down the middle with a butcher's knife and using half as your personal bowl. Others include: making the perfect ice cream sandwich, making rock hard ice cream easier to scoop and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.
Another day, another batch of life hacks, and these you can use in everyday life. For example, if you've been driving all day and want to go straight to your floor directly, simply press the "Door Close" button, along with your floor, to go directly there. Or, if your lock is frozen, simply spray some hand sanitizer on it to melt the ice. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a very well behaved monkey getting ready for a special occasion.
It's inevitable, losing something that is, and if that happens, you're best off scanning from right to left as your brain picks up more since it isn't used to reading that way. Or, to find pipes under the floor, simply attach a rare earth (neodymium) magnet to an electrical fish tape and feed into drain lines through the cleanout plug. Locate the pipes using a compass, which will turn wildly when it finds the magnet. Continue reading for more practical life hacks that you may be able to use in everyday life.