Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Build yourself a solar-powered wifi booster for the backyard. Your mousing wrist feeling a little achy? Train yourself to mouse lefty (or righty, lefties.) PayPal your buddy your share of the dinner bill with your cell phone. Add encryption to Gmail and sync your Google calendar with your… » 5/31/06 1:30pm 5/31/06 1:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: One wire plus two computers equals 800 megabytes transfer rate. Here's how to set up a fast FireWire network to move all your disk hogging files from one machine to another. Our in-house law geek reveals what will really happen if you get caught BitTorrenting those copyrighted movies. It's… » 5/24/06 1:30pm 5/24/06 1:30pm

Power User: The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: We kicked off our Coolest Workspace Contest with a DIY door-turned-tabletop, an adjustable sit or stand desk and more. Submit pictures of your tricked-out rig for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Amazon! » 5/03/06 1:30pm 5/03/06 1:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Convince your boss you'll be 30% more productive if you could only have a second monitor. Save yourself 70 bucks and replace your iPod Mini's battery yourself. It's a bunch of nerds in a grassy field with circuit boards, LED's, homemade Segways and more! Check our special report from Geeks… » 4/26/06 1:30pm 4/26/06 1:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: De-crapify your new Dell of all the garbage software it had installed on it out of the box. See a video demonstration of iAlertU, the car alarm for the MacBook Pro. DIYers, snugly encase a wifi router inside your Xbox. And if you thought you found all your Easter Eggs this year, there's one… » 4/19/06 1:30pm 4/19/06 1:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Set up your personal wikipedia. Help that feeble brain of yours and develop digital photographic memory. Remedy your memory-sucking Firefox installation. Make Mom a rotating digital photo frame that refreshes with your current Flickr photos. Finally, rig up a portable USB charger with a… » 4/12/06 1:30pm 4/12/06 1:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Decide when to trash your old PC and when to upgrade. Be a walking encyclopedia - literally - with Wikipedia on your iPod. Build yourself a booty-hiding secret hollow book. Finally, smack down that annoying Windows error report dialog that pops up whenever software crashes for good. » 3/01/06 12:30pm 3/01/06 12:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Unlock the power of the scroll wheel and mouse gestures and drive Firefox without taking your hand off the clicker. Fix scratched CDs with toothpaste, Pledge, Pinesol or peanut butter. Get flight status information, horoscopes and drink recipes SMS'ed directly to your phone. Make sure your … » 2/22/06 12:30pm 2/22/06 12:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: That sound your computer's fan is making? It roughly translates to "Help! I'm being strangled by cat hair!" Get under your PC's hood and evacuate the dust bunnies partying on your video card. » 2/15/06 12:30pm 2/15/06 12:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Watch a video demo of an iPod running Linux. Still required to use IE at work? Have some strategies for surviving IT lockdown at the office. Build an Lego iPod dock. Turn your PSP into a universal remote capable of controlling over 1,800 devices. Automatically defrag your hard drive, reboot… » 2/08/06 12:30pm 2/08/06 12:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Free your iPod from the shackles of iTunes. Witness operating system multiple personality disorder on a real live ThinkPad dual-booting Windows and Mac OS X. Scare your cat and get in shape with a sledgehammer and a sweater. Finally, master the art of portable computing with some tried and… » 2/01/06 12:30pm 2/01/06 12:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Build yourself a gadget recharging station. Hack together a pen-sized wireless antenna. Revive a a soaked piece of hardware killed by spillage. Finally, download essential free software that Google Pack whiffed on. » 1/25/06 12:00pm 1/25/06 12:00pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: You know you're supposed to be backing up your data, but are you? Set it and forget it - automatically backup your hard drive. If you didn't get one of those shiny new video iPods for the holidays, tweak out your ancient 'pod and make it (almost) as good as new. Speaking of upgrades, have… » 1/18/06 12:30pm 1/18/06 12:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Get the most out of your video iPod. Buy the best quality recordable DVDs. Cube warriors, firewall your attention at the office. Fold up a pen and stick it in your wallet. Finally, remedy LCD screen burn-in. » 1/11/06 12:30pm 1/11/06 12:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Build an auto-on pantry light with a Timex watch holder. Replace your iPod's hard drive. Make an RFID-blocking duct tape wallet. Finally, instantly inventory your gadget stash off-site for insurance purposes when the house blows up. » 12/29/05 12:00pm 12/29/05 12:00pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Take your data home for the holidays. While you're there, crack the neighbors' wifi. Spraypaint the guts of that old computer into Christmas tree decorations. Build a photo lamp from a Mag-Lite. Bend web pages to your will with our favorite Greasemonkey scripts. » 12/21/05 12:00pm 12/21/05 12:00pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Build your own gingerbread house. Finetune Firefox for fast or slow connections and computers. FTP to your Gmail account. Finally, stuff stockings with a narrated Ken Burns style photo movie. » 12/14/05 12:30pm 12/14/05 12:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Cell phone modem connection got you twiddling your thumbs? Find out how to survive a slow Internet connection. Carry your OS on your keyring and boot Windows from a thumbdrive. Save cameraphone photos to Flickr with the press of a button. Finally, create multiple iTunes libraries on one… » 12/07/05 12:30pm 12/07/05 12:30pm

Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: Drive Firefox with your keyboard. Carry around secure data backups on your iPod. Optimize your Mac's broadband connection. Learn all the right gym moves using exercise videos on your iPod.
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Power User - The Best of Lifehacker

This week at Lifehacker: You're home, you're eating turkey, you're fielding computer questions from Mom and Dad, Uncle Lou and Aunt Mitzy. Fix Mom and Dad's computer and add some memory to that 4-year-old Dell while you're at it. Plus: Organize and charge up your mobile devices in one place, and speed up the ol' iPod… » 11/23/05 8:32pm 11/23/05 8:32pm