A Brief History of Easter Eggs in Tech

The Easter egg—as in a hidden surprise or in-joke, not the chocolate treat—can be dated back to the last Russian imperial family who gifted people with jewel-encrusted Fabergé eggs containing additional surprises tucked away inside. » 4/20/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

How to Bet on the Super Bowl Online (Without Getting in Trouble)

The legality of online sports betting exists in a sort of shrouded grey fog of possibly questionable behavior. However, there are still plenty of quality offshore operations that are willing to take your bets and pay out your winnings. If you want to know how to bet on sports online—like, say, for the Super Bowl—we'll… » 2/01/14 1:05pm 2/01/14 1:05pm

How to Set Up Your New iPhone the Right Way

You got a new iPhone! Maybe it's a thumbprint-reading 5S or a pastel rainbow 5C. Either way, what now? Here's what you need to get started with your new iPhone, whether you're a first-timer or an iOS pro. » 12/25/13 8:50am 12/25/13 8:50am

Windows 8 Survival Guide: All the Tips, Tricks, and Workarounds

Windows 8 is out, and Microsoft's army of touchscreen devices has made its way into many people's hands. It's a huge change from what you're used to. And we're here to get you through it. » 12/25/13 8:30am 12/25/13 8:30am

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

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. » 11/28/13 2:31pm 11/28/13 2:31pm

How to Break Into a Computer (and Prevent It from Happening to You)

Sometimes you need to get into a computer without knowing the password. Perhaps you've forgotten yours, or perhaps you're up to no good. Either way, it's actually pretty easy to do, provided your victim hasn't taken the necessary precautions. Click one of the links below to find out how to do it on either a Windows PC » 10/29/13 11:59am 10/29/13 11:59am

How to Beat Time Warner's Bullsh*t Modem Rental Fee

The only thing worse than paying out the tuchus for unreliable Time Warner Cable service is being forced pay $4 (NOW $6) per month to rent the cable modem necessary to use this crappy internet. Here's how to buy your own modem and stick it to the man, no matter where you live. Because screw you, Time Warner. » 7/30/13 2:24pm 7/30/13 2:24pm

How to Take Flawless Phone Pics of Your Naked Body

After a spate of recently-hacked phone nudes, it's clear our advice to never shoot pictures of your own junk isn't going to catch on. So if you're going to do it, at least do it well. Here's how to make your naked shots shine. » 7/25/13 7:01pm 7/25/13 7:01pm

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review: Better, But Not Best (Update: LTE Version)


Since it arrived last year, the Galaxy S III has been the world's best-selling smartphone that wasn't born in Cupertino. An impressive feat, but one that—along with Samsung's Megatron-sized hype-machine—has made for sky-high expectations for the sequel. » 6/03/13 3:32pm 6/03/13 3:32pm

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

Web startups are made out of two things: people and code. The people make the code, and the code makes the people rich. Code is like a poem; it has to follow certain structural requirements, and yet out of that structure can come art. But code is art that does something. It is the assembly of something brand new from… » 5/20/13 9:14am 5/20/13 9:14am