"Everybody's MacBook breaks."

What an hilarious concession. My eight-year-old Toshiba still runs beautifully. I've only ever replaced the battery and RAM, and those for upgrade purposes early on (the old parts were fine though). I carried that machine everywhere with me for a solid five or six years, too. » 3/12/15 4:02am 3/12/15 4:02am

Yeah, that is totally disgusting. I very rarely get sick, but I make absolutely certain not to eat without washing my hands. If the nearest place to wash my hands has any doors or elevators in between where I must go to eat my food, I will use my elbows, and I absolutely do not care what people think.

I've seen flu… » 3/09/15 1:12pm 3/09/15 1:12pm

I've done the cup of water, but I've got to say, there is a better way. Here's what you do:

1. Get yourself two clean paper towels, and moisten both. You don't want to wring them out too much—leave them just shy of dripping wet.
2. Place one paper towel on the plate; place the pizza on top of the paper towel; place… » 3/06/15 12:07pm 3/06/15 12:07pm

It is actually Windows 7, but if it's any consolation (and this is coming from a former IMAX 70mm projectionist), the sound systems used to synchronize digital audio to IMAX film, even today, runs on Windows NT 4.0. That's because some key elements of timing rely on a specific delay resultant from the combination of… » 3/05/15 6:56pm 3/05/15 6:56pm

"...the service integrates with your Amazon account so your progress on physical books and audiobooks are synced..."

Assuming by "physical books" you mean digital books purchased specifically for Kindle, then, yeah. Although—and I don't think many people would think about this—you can't sync between Kindle and Audible… » 3/01/15 9:21am 3/01/15 9:21am

Oh dear god. If this ever ends up in stores they need to put it in a special room along with the pork rinds, pickled pigs feet, head cheese, and chit'lins. Then they should put a brightly-lit red warning sign above the door and hang some of those gross thick rubbery-plastic dangly things instead of a door, to make… » 2/23/15 7:11am 2/23/15 7:11am

Excited to look into this and see if it can help with an odd issue I've been having. From the sound of it, possibly not, but I'll download it and check it out when I have time just to be sure.

For me, I have an Advanced Launcher Kodi shortcut on my home screen to launch Steam, and Steam is set to open in Big Picture… » 2/11/15 10:22am 2/11/15 10:22am

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 1/31/15 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