5 Meta Hacks of the Week: 8/10/18

5 Meta Hacks of the Week

Do you lose things easily? Forget your password? Or do you just need workout tips? We address it all in last week’s 5 Meta Hacks of the Week, which can be found below. What are they, you ask? Every week, I share tips and jokes that I find from the Internet. I also receive hidden gems from contributors like you. If you want to participate, you can do so here. Don’t forget to subscribe for the latest and greatest 5 Meta Hacks of the Week here!


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1. Get back things you lose: add a sticker with your name and phone number
I recently forgot my laptop on a flight from SFO. Luckily, I usually stick a label with my name and phone number just in case I lose something. A few hours after landing I got a call… It’s amazing how honest and helping people are if you let them know how. :).

2. Reveal saved passwords using Chrome’s Inspect tool
You know those saved passwords that are ‘hidden?’ You can easily reveal the password by right clicking the hidden password (like *****) in Chrome, selecting Inspect, and then changing the type=”Password” field to type=”asdf” (or whatever text you want). Now the password is revealed. (Contributed by Ahmed L.)

3. Robot restaurants won’t take your job and food will be better
Robot restaurants are popping up, allowing people to grab fast food for cheap. This video shows Creator, an all-in-one burger robot. (Contributed by Mike J.)

4. Free weights or machines?
What’s the best way to build strength? It really depends on your goal. (Contributed by Will T.)

5. Where should you buy appliances?
When it comes to buying a major appliance like a refrigerator, washing machine, etc., it’s important to pick the right retailer. Wirecutter takes a look at which ones are the best.