Happy birthday Lifehacker, and congratulations to the many writers who make it great! LH is at least a daily stop for me, on top of the specific "site:lifehacker.com" Google searches I turn to first any time I need a tech solution.

Lifehacker itself has to be among the top ten websites making the internet a better,… » 1/31/15 3:17pm Yesterday 3:17pm

I think that first paragraph went something like:

"Today, if you're still wrestling today with a terrible inkjet printer at home today, do yourself a solid today and pick up the reliable Brother HL-2300 monochrome laser printer today for just $55 today, an all-time low price today." » 1/12/15 3:20pm 1/12/15 3:20pm

'Sling TV' streaming service to bring live ESPN, others for $20/month

Have you heard? Dish network has announced a new service called Sling TV, which, for just $20 per month, will finally allow cord-cutters to (legally) watch live programming in real time over the internet. At launch the service will include a dozen networks, including Disney Channel, Food Network, HGTV, TNT, TBS, CNN,… » 1/06/15 11:17am 1/06/15 11:17am

Your hypothetical has been my reality. I never use the in-store pickup option because my first and only experience with it was purchasing something from Best Buy online, only to learn after paying that it would not be available for pickup until the next day (despite being listed as in-stock at my store). After getting… » 12/30/14 2:00pm 12/30/14 2:00pm

Yep, that's an easy repair. I remember back in the days of the original Xbox, I read on the forums that you could cut an Xbox controller cord and splice in a standard USB cable, then use with a PC (via some open source drivers released by the community). I still wanted to be able to use my controller with the Xbox,… » 12/28/14 11:41am 12/28/14 11:41am

I was on the RC for a long while but eventually went back to Frodo because the new version of Aeon Nox doesn't allow you to change the viewtype on the Recent Episodes / Recent Movies homescreen modules, and I use them a lot. If anyone notices that this has been fixed, I'd love a heads-up, as everything else about… » 12/24/14 7:31am 12/24/14 7:31am

"...lefties just won't get use of those buttons unless they use other fingers."

As I lefty, I'll say I only wish it was as simple as that. Using one of these mice with the back/forward buttons on the left side is like using a computer designed by Loki himself. Because most of us learned to use a mouse with a primary… » 12/16/14 12:54pm 12/16/14 12:54pm

Nice! Usually these Google shortcuts get posted to Lifehacker after I'm already familiar with them, but didn't know about this one.

Good move on the Titanfall Black Friday Origin deal. I was in the market to buy that game a couple of weeks ago, but held out hoping it would go on sale for Black Friday, and was not… » 12/01/14 6:49am 12/01/14 6:49am

Just came from T-day dinner at my mother-in-law's, and literally nothing was not homemade. So I guess technically I succeeded here, since I didn't eat anything store-bought...

Seriously, maybe it's a Southern thing, but I can't think of any time someone served store-bought food at Thanksgiving. That's like a major sin,… » 11/27/14 3:53pm 11/27/14 3:53pm

But geez, imagine if you lose the file. I'd want to set up a backup for something like that—apart from just the regularly scheduled system backup—in case some silly app decides to "clean" my desktop, or any of the myriad of other possibilities causes the file to disappear. » 11/24/14 2:09pm 11/24/14 2:09pm