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Yaara Lancet

/ Joined 12 June, 2011

Yaara (@ylancet) is a freelance writer, tech blogger and chocolate lover, who's also a biologist and a full-time geek.

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Love Making Lists? Culturalist Is Going To Be Your New Best Friend [Beta Invites Inside]

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Love Making Lists? Culturalist Is Going To Be Your New Best Friend [Beta Invites Inside]

Culturalist is a new website that’s about lists, and it’s also social. Make your own top 10 lists about anything, share them, and explore lists by others to join in on the fun?

24-09-2013
Love Making Lists? Culturalist Is Going To Be Your New Best Friend [Beta Invites Inside]
OneFeed Lets You Manage Social Networks, Cloud Drives & News Feeds Under One Roof

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OneFeed Lets You Manage Social Networks, Cloud Drives & News Feeds Under One Roof

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, news, favorite websites, Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail…. are you out of breath yet? This is just a fraction of the services an average user deals with on a daily basis. How do we do it? The hard way. OneFeed attempts to bring all of these together under one roof.

12-09-2013
OneFeed Lets You Manage Social Networks, Cloud Drives & News Feeds Under One Roof
Inside Kickstarter #2: What Does It Feel Like To Make $500,000 In 2 Weeks?

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Inside Kickstarter #2: What Does It Feel Like To Make $500,000 In 2 Weeks?

10 days into its launch, Pressy has now made over 10 times its initial goal. The project passed its $40,000 target the day it was launched, making it one of the shining stars of the week on Kickstarter. How did it happen? Why did it happen? How does it feel to be inside?

11-09-2013
Inside Kickstarter #2: What Does It Feel Like To Make $500,000 In 2 Weeks?
Kobo Arc (2012) Review & Giveaway

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Kobo Arc (2012) Review & Giveaway

Kobo, currently Amazon’s strongest eReading competitor, has a whole line of eReaders available, including the Kobo Arc (2012) — a 7-inch Android tablet. Kobo’s lead e-ink reader, the Aura HD, is definitely impressive, but is not a strong enough competition for the Kindle Paperwhite. How does the Kobo Arc fare? Is it a valid competitor for the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7?

10-09-2013
Kobo Arc (2012) Review & Giveaway
Inside Kickstarter #1: An Exclusive Look At Pressy — How A Project Is Born

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Inside Kickstarter #1: An Exclusive Look At Pressy — How A Project Is Born

What does it take to launch a Kickstarter project? Can anyone do it? We’ve hunted down a promising Kickstarter project to try and find some answers. This is not a Kickstarter project you’ve heard about. It only went live a few hours ago. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been talking to the developers of this project, trying to glean what it’s like before the limelights are on them.

28-08-2013
Inside Kickstarter #1: An Exclusive Look At Pressy — How A Project Is Born
Spruce Up Your College Dorm Room With These 8 Geeky Gadgets

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Spruce Up Your College Dorm Room With These 8 Geeky Gadgets

Ready for yet another boring school year? Okay, school doesn’t have to be boring, what with new friends, old friends, being away from home and learning loads of new things. But after the novelty wears off, and winter sets in, you may find that things are not as interesting as they were just a few months ago. Not this year! This year, your college dorm room will provide all the entertainment you need, and might even lure in your friends, if they’re geeky enough.

27-08-2013
Spruce Up Your College Dorm Room With These 8 Geeky Gadgets
Stylus Showdown: Back To School Review and Giveaway

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Stylus Showdown: Back To School Review and Giveaway

It’s Back-To-School month, and all through the month you’ve had chances to win great back-to-school items such as the ASUS VivoBook X202E touchscreen laptop, the Timbuk2 Power Q laptop backpack and a custom-made budget gaming PC. Today we’re taking a different direction, and testing an item that’s among the hardest to choose. A stylus.

27-08-2013
Stylus Showdown: Back To School Review and Giveaway
Improve Your Online Shopping Experience With These Amazon Extensions For Chrome

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Improve Your Online Shopping Experience With These Amazon Extensions For Chrome

Do you shop on Amazon? Even if you don’t shop there regularly, you must have purchased at least an item or two in the past year. What is it about Amazon that makes shopping so easy? Is it good prices? A good shopping experience? Free shipping? Amazon Prime perks? All of the above?

22-08-2013
Improve Your Online Shopping Experience With These Amazon Extensions For Chrome
Stop Searching For Coupons! Promofly Will Find Them For You

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Stop Searching For Coupons! Promofly Will Find Them For You

There are many websites in which you can find good deals. Some are better, some are worse, but the process of using them is pretty much the same. You realize you want a code, you Google it or head over to the website of your choice, look for it, try it, and pray that it works. But now that Promofly is finally open to everyone, all this has changed. If you love shopping online, this is a great way to save money easily.

22-08-2013
Stop Searching For Coupons! Promofly Will Find Them For You
How To Get The Best Moto X Features On Your Android Device Today

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How To Get The Best Moto X Features On Your Android Device Today

The Moto X boasts several features you won’t find on other Android devices at the moment. The first of these is the Active Notifications feature, which lights up the screen with the latest notification. Another useful feature is a quick launch gesture for the camera. Some features, such as the customization and the automatic driving Motorola Assist are next to impossible to mimic. But others are very easy to get, and I’ll show you exactly how to do that.

16-08-2013
How To Get The Best Moto X Features On Your Android Device Today
How to Avoid Embarrassing Yourself on Social Media

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How to Avoid Embarrassing Yourself on Social Media

Social media has the tendency to make us forget how public it is, so we end up sharing things we really shouldn’t have. in this post I’m going to help you avoid those unnecessary embarrassments that might happen even if your posts were seen by only the right eyes. Those things you want to take back, but once they’re out there, it’s already too late.

13-08-2013
How to Avoid Embarrassing Yourself on Social Media
Timbuk2 Power Q Laptop Backpack Review & Giveaway

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Timbuk2 Power Q Laptop Backpack Review & Giveaway

The new school year is beginning soon, and if your old laptop bag is falling to pieces, it might be a good time to start thinking of a new one. Back when I was an undergraduate student (not that long ago), almost no one brought a laptop to school. Today, not only do you bring your laptop, you bring your tablet and smartphone as well. These things have to fit somewhere, and a good laptop bag to protect your gear and ease the load is essential.

13-08-2013
Timbuk2 Power Q Laptop Backpack Review & Giveaway