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Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

5 more digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Whether you’re skiing or going to the beach, place your phone in a sandwich bag to prevent damage — and best of all, you can still use the touch screen. Need a fast charge? Put your phone in airplane mode to speed up the process by around 25 percent. And if you need to pump up the volume in a …

Live-Action Naruto Play Saved The Best Cast Pictures For Last

No live-action stage spectacle covering the first story arc of the Naruto manga series would be complete without the brave boys and girls of Team …

Professional Beggar Takes Credit Card Donations, Makes a Killing

Damien Preston-Booth is probably the smartest, most resourceful beggar in the world. Every week, the 37-year-old from Lancashire travels all the way …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>You have a ton …

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

Find In-Depth Articles on Google with a URL Trick

If your Google search just isn't returning the quality content you want, this little URL trick might find more in-depth articles on the subject …

Make your first game right now, with no experience (really)

Tom Francis used to write for PC Gamer, and then he decided to make his own game. The problem was that he had very little idea of how to actually do that.<p>He started from scratch, and the result was <i>Gunpoint</i>, a successful title "about rewiring things and punching people." He's now working on a game …

Quantum hard drive breakthrough

Physicists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100.<p>The team's record storage time of six …

It's 2015 And There's A New PSP Game Coming Out Next Week

Who says the PSP is dead? Oh, everyone? Including Sony? Right, right, because the PSP <i>is</i> dead and has been for like five years now. BUT HEY, that …

This Is the Best of Lifehacker 2014

At the end of every year, we take a look back at our most popular posts to reminisce (and to help you catch any stuff you might have missed). Here's …

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here’s your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the …

"If You’re the Best One in the Room, You’re in the Wrong Room"

It feels good to be the best. You get recognition, a sense of accomplishment, and hopefully compensation. If you're the best person in the room, …

Don't Excel at a Task Just Because You Can, Think of the Consequences

Sometimes we get stuck doing things we don't really want to do. Being impressively good at a task can often put you in the position of having to do …

Prepare for Socially Awkward Occasions by Dressing Well and Warming Up

You're definitely not alone if you sometimes feel awkward or even like an alien at parties and other social gatherings. There are ways to overcome …

The 12 Best Video Games Of 2014

We came, we saw, we played. We nominated, we debated, we decided. Here, in alphabetical order, are <i>Kotaku</i>'s top 12 games of 2014.

Seinfeld’s Trick for Small Talk: Ask Questions With Numerical Answers

No one likes small talk, but comedian Jerry Seinfeld has a useful trick for making it better: When you're stuck, ask a question someone has to answer …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Reading digital …

Change Your Long-Press Duration Settings in SwiftKey for Faster Typing

Android: Long-pressing on the keyboard in SwiftKey opens up other options, like special characters and punctuation. Change your long-press duration …

How Information Theory Unifies Quantum Mechanics

A new framework ties together wave-particle duality and quantum uncertainty with bits.<p>Two parallel mysteries of quantum mechanics, so-called wave-particle duality and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, are in reality one and the same. This is according to a new framework developed by physicists …

Fan-Made Pokémon Fighting Game Looks Better Than The Official One

<i>Pokémon: Type Wild</i> isn't just any Pokémon fan game. It's a more intense, <i>Street-Fighteresque</i> take on the pocket monster series, and you should totally …

PSN, 2K, and Windows Live Allegedly Hacked, Change Your Passwords Now [Updated]

Another day, another password leak. This time it's PlayStation Network, 2K Games, and Windows Live—three years after the last PSN compromise. CNET …

Microsoft Windows

SourceLair IDE Lives in Your Browser and Shares With GitHub

Downloading advanced development software is the best option for professional and enthusiast developers. However, beginners and hobbyist developers …

Programming

Here’s who is tracking your smartphone – and how to stop them

One of the problems with smartphones is that spy agencies and advertisers can use them to collect data and keep tabs on users, as many reports have …

“Ask Smithsonian” Videos Answer Scientific Questions in Plain Language

If you or your kids have always wondered about a quirky scientific question, the Smithsonian might have the answer. A series of free videos on their …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Not every app …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>iOS 8 is already …

How to Change a Song's Pitch in Audacity (to Better Suit Your Voice)

Singing your favorite songs is fun, until you come across one that's outside of your vocal range. With a little know-how, you can change a song's …

Oops! AppLock Locks Your Apps with a Volume Button Pattern

Android: There's no shortage of ways to keep people out of your apps. Oops! AppLock provides a unique alternative, though. This app prevents users …

Resume a Failed Chrome Download with Firefox

It can be frustrating when a browser crashes in the middle of an important download. While Chrome can't resume an interrupted or failed download, …