High-speed internet is improving across the US, but not everyone is experiencing the same level of improvement. Google wants to help solve that problem, albeit in a highly limited fashion.
Are you entitled to a free copy of Windows 10? There’s a flowchart for that. However, there’s no flowchart to tell you when you might actually get Microsoft’s new operating system. Officially, Windows 10 is coming July 29th, but not everyone will get it that day—now, says Microsoft, it will roll out in waves.
We’ve known for a while that when Windows 10 comes out, it will be a free upgrade to most users. What if you’re using the preview version, though? Yep, you’re included. So if you’re on an old version of Windows that isn’t eligible for the upgrade (like XP or Vista), installing the Preview can get you in the door.
Buying something small and light on Amazon? It might ship for free—even if you don’t have an Amazon Prime subscription. [Bloomberg]
When we last checked in on Project Loon—Google’s moonshot project to blanket the world with internet-packing weather balloons—one had just circumnavigated the globe in a very quick 22 days. I just attended a talk at Google I/O and got some more info about the challenges the team faces in making this wild-ass project…
Think you’re going to pay for Starbucks with your shiny new Apple Watch this evening? Think again. Starbucks computers are down across North America, and some stores are giving out free coffee in the meanwhile. I certainly enjoyed mine!
It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that improve our lives (and the developers that make them!). Here are 50 of our favorites.
Free software—truly free software—is undoubtedly a good thing. But given the rest of the world still uses that pesky stuff called money, how on Earth do you make a living from spending your time giving away software for nothing?
Peruse the digital wares of the OSX or iOS stores, and you might notice a peculiar change: All of the apps previously labeled as "free" now say "get." It's a pretty small change that has no real impact on us users. "Get" apps are still free, and the apps themselves haven't changed either. "Get" is just a more accurate…
Meet Matt Lee, the Technical Lead at Creative Commons. He has a good beard, true, but he also believes very strongly in concept of Free Software. Not free as in a free lunch, but free as in free speech. Allow him to explain.
The Amazon Appstore already gives away one free app each day, but today it's decided give away 30 apps, worth a combined total of $115, for free to anyone with an Android phone. Here are the pick of the bunch that you should download first.
Sometimes, you just need to quickly grab some free Wi-Fi while you're walking through town. You probably know that nearby coffee shops offer Wi-Fi, but tons of retailers and restaurants offer it too—you just need to know where to look.
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that AT&T will pay $105 million for hiding extra charges in cellphone bills. The best part of the news? $80 million of it will go back into the pockets of people bilked by AT&T.
The new film Algorithm tracks the travails of Will, a freelance computer hacker who "breaks into a top-secret government contractor and downloads all their recently developed programs." Like the subjects it tackles, the film has a tech-forward business model that make it more like a startup than a cinematic feature:…
In a surprise announcement, T-Mobile just announced that you will be able to stream music for free (as in it won't count against your data limit) from most of the major music services. This includes Spotify, Pandora, Slacker, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, and iTunes Radio, plus Samsung's Milk and Beatport when it launches.
If you're an aspiring animator, this might be the best news you'll hear this month: Pixar is giving away—that's right, giving away—a version of RenderMan, its in-house rendering software. Gratis. No catch. You'll be able to download the program some time in August.
With the traditional music industry floundering, some acts have embraced the rapidly changing musical landscape more than others. While the Wu-Tang Clan is hawking just a single copy of its upcoming double album, John Frusciante is letting anyone on Earth listen to his for free—at least for as long as the satellite…
Disquiet Junto Project 0105: Ice for 2014.