Monday morning links serving: The August 18th edition

Turn Your iPhone or iPod Touch Into a Multi-Room Wireless Music Remote
For a cool $1000, you can buy the Sonos Bundle 150 and wirelessly play music from a single remote control in two separate rooms in your house. On the other hand, for about $100 or less if you’ve already got the right equipment, you can get the same functionality from your iPhone or iPod touch.

How to think faster, better on your feet
Life coach Gail Blanke went to acting school to learn to improvise in any situation. Turns out the tricks that actors use on stage can help you score a date, land a job — or just make any conversation more engaging.

A Complete Guide to Setting Up Your Own Home Server
Setting up a home server running an open-source operating system is a popular and useful activity. Useful in what ways, you may ask. You could use it to run a website, collect and send e-mail messages, store your OpenID credentials or serve your music around the home.

First USB 3.0 demos at IDF next week?
When maxed out, USB 3.0 will offer ten times the bandwidth of USB 2.0 – 4.8 Gb/s, which translates into a massive bandwidth of 600 MB/s.

How to hot wire your Car
Nine times out of ten, the term “hot-wire” summons images of car theft. Of course, anyone who’s been stranded in a hostile environment without their car keys knows better. Here’s the trick to getting your vehicle moving again.

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