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We love our MacBooks as much as the next guy or gal, but they’re nowhere near as cheap as a “hackintosh” alternative. The HacBook Elite runs OS X for 1/3 the cost of a Mac out of the box. The package and guts of the HacBook Elite are a refurbished HP EliteBook with an aluminum body, magnesium-reinforced chassis, water-resistant finish and a glass touchpad, along with the same hardware specs as a 2013 MacBook Pro. That’s an Intel i5, up to 8GB RAM, 1600 x 900 14″ HD+ display, up to 1TB of storage and 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless. The only thing you have to do to get this sub-$500 Mac working is load up a copy of OS X, but therein lies the rub. Apple doesn’t like their OS running on other people’s hardware, so we can’t confirm HacBook Elite will ever even see actual release.

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You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. But that doesn’t mean you should go practicing on your front door; officers might not like that. Instead, get yourself this Lock Pick Training Kit, which includes a set of tools and a see-through padlock so you can watch what’s happening while you practice.