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Alan Henry
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Writer, blogger, gamer, geek, severely opinionated. The classiest geek you'll ever meet.
Writer, blogger, gamer, geek, severely opinionated. The classiest geek you'll ever meet.

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I'm so thrilled this is actually a thing. Here's looking forward to many more episodes! 
The first episode of our new video series is here! Tip Tester - where we test common life hacks to see if they're all they're cracked up to be.

First up, can you open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew? Check it out here, or read more here: http://lifehacker.com/tip-tester-can-you-open-a-bottle-of-wine-without-a-cor-1756636043

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This breaks my heart.
I feel really bad for this kid. This was basically me growing up, into electronics and computers, and I feel lucky I never had to deal with a situation like this. I wish I knew him personally to introduce him to my own Makerspace. A place where he would feel welcome and able to build and engineer anything he wanted without feeling self-conscious about what others would think. What a bummer. 

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For the alcohol-inclined among you, I have to share this - a week ago I made this and set it aside to steep, and today I finally had some. It's amazing, not too sweet, and drinks great straight. Super simple--if you can resist the bottle on the counter for a whole week. Seriously - make this.

 +Alton Brown strikes again! 

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It's been a while since I shared directly here (too long!) but I couldn't help but share this, especially for my local friends who play.

After getting into the game, I can say +Ingress has had a huge impact on me, so I took a little time to write about it: 

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Standing desk aficionados rejoice! Our complete guide to standing desks - or desks that let you stand when you want and sit when you want too - is here:

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In case you guys didn't see, we have our own app pack over at the Chrome Web Store! If you've ever wondered what we think some of the essential Chrome apps and extensions are, check them out:
Our friends at +Lifehacker have picked their favorite Chrome apps to help you stay productive in the New Year. Check out their Chrome Web Store collection at goo.gl/5uwHft.

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It's been too long, but I saw this and knew I had to share it with you all. A beautiful, HD video time-lapse from the International Space Station. Full-screen on the biggest display you have, click play, and have happy, safe holidays, all of you.

 (via io9: http://io9.com/spectacular-new-space-station-video-is-the-ultimate-hol-1674838511)

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Sat down with some forensics and security folks to suss this one out over at +Lifehacker today. Sure, we all know they're important, but how important are they to regular people? That was what we set out to answer.
We sat down with security and forensics experts to separate fact from fiction on Shellshock and Heartbleed:

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Hey guys! I'm on +Tekzilla  this week with +patrick norton  talking about ad blocking, laptop bags for back to school, knife throwing, getting booze into the airport, and more. Check it out! 

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So I'm traveling soon, and figured I'd pick up a new traveling companion. Think I'm in good hands, eh?
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