Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Send a text message and win a free Nokia 6682 cameraphone. Hack your house to help you get things done. Build your own monitor riser out of spare parts for when you're at work, and a DIY beer cooler for when you're at play. Finally, repurpose that old PC into a VNC, FTP or HTTP server.

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

The Nokia 6682 smartphone is 1.3 megapixels of Bluetooth cameraphone goodness with 6x zoom, flash, night mode, video capabilities, email with attachments, a built-in MP3 player, alarm clock, SMS and MMS messaging. It'll even put on your pants for you in the morning. Want to get one without spending 500 bucks? Text 4INFO (44636) the word lifehacker to enter for a chance to win.

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker


You may have all your virtual bits and bytes in line, but how's your real world organized? Specifically, your house? If you find yourself routinely trying to dig a path to the door, or surrounded by gadget detritus with drained batteries, or unable to find the tools you need to get stuff done (like call Mom or boil some water), it's time to get your crap in order. Have a few tips on how to hack your house into the usable home.

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

Stop propping up your monitor on that Yellow Pages. Head on down to Home Depot for some plastic pipe and plywood to construct your very own monitor stand, especially helpful for ergonomics-concerned giants and midgets who need non-standard screen heights.

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

When you're done, celebrate with a cold one stored in your very own DIY single beer cooler. Come on, you know you want your Guinness in one of these on a hot day.


Lastly, put that old computer box sitting in the corner of your office to good use. Turn it into a FTP, web, or VNC server. Host a personal wiki or your blog or music and movie collection using free software and a dynamic DNS service. Our roundup of home server tutorials will lead you down the merry path.


Lifehacker's Power User column appears every Wednesday on Gizmodo.