As seen on Lifehacker

This past week, I encountered two fantastic articles on Lifehacker I wanted to share with you.

First, the article and its corresponding image “Creatively Display Your Cables When Hiding’s Not an Option” made me gasp with delight:

I want to do this someplace in my house right now. Small, adhesive Cable Clamps would be perfect and quick for this project.

Second, “Google Navigation is a Total GPS Replacement–As Long as You’re Connected” is an extremely thorough review of Google Maps vs. a traditional GPS device. I have a Garmin Nuvi and love it with a passion, but it’s good to know that I won’t need to replace it if something happens to it. If you’re in the market for a GPS, you should definitely read the article — you may already have a decent GPS you didn’t know you had.

(Image from Maisie Maud Broadhead.)

9 Comments for “As seen on Lifehacker”

  1. posted by Kristen@The Frugal Girl on

    If you have a snazzy phone already, then the Google Navigation is a great thing. But, my husband and I use our cell phones minimally, so we just have pre-paid minutes on our un-fancy phones!

    But, if we ever decide we need a cool phone, I look forward to trying Google’s app.

  2. posted by momofthree on

    While I have been in cars with friends who have GPS devices, I would be rich if I had a nickel for every wrong turn we could have taken if we followed the directions given by the silly machine.

    I still prefer the good old fashioned hard to fold maps. My hubby or a friend drives and I navigate. I like being able to see the “big picture” with a map. I make all sorts of notes on the map, such as, gas stations, restaurants-chains or independents, farm stands (for the way out in the boonies summer/early fall trips), antique shops, and more, depending on where we are and our interests at the time.

  3. posted by David Turnbull on

    That cable display is fantastic. But even so, I’ll hold out for when wireless power starts becoming mainstream in a few years. I can be patient.

  4. posted by Kriti | Public Health Stories on

    This is SIMPLY amazing!

  5. posted by Shalin on

    Think of all the design possibilities with cable clamps… I look at empty walls now and think of a contemporary piece of art… :)

    Best,
    Shalin

  6. posted by Deborah H on

    That sure is a awful long cable for just a lamp!

  7. posted by logoscoaching on

    what happens when you want to move the lamp somewhere else?

  8. posted by ET on

    And in less than a generation no one will be able to read a map. So when the power is out or you need to think (not google) where you are going, you won’t be able to get around.

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