What's The Worst Airline?

Flying can be bad enough without things like fees, frequent delays, cramped seats, terrible food, and expensive tickets. We've talked about some great airlines in the past, but as usual for Evil Week, this time we want the worst of the bunch. Which airlines do you think are the worst in the skies? » 10/23/14 5:00am 24 minutes ago

Six Great DIY Projects for Hacking Computers and Networks

If you're testing your hacking skills or trying to learn more about security, your toolkit shouldn't end with your computer. If you're willing to pick up a screwdriver, a soldering iron, or a few other tools, there are several great DIY hacking projects that'll test your mettle and teach you a few things about… » 10/23/14 4:00am Today 4:00am

Most Popular Linux Desktop Environment: GNOME Shell

Even after settling on a Linux distribution to use, you still have to decide on a desktop environment. There are tons to choose from, and last week we asked you for your favorites. Then we looked at the five best Linux desktop environments. Now we're back to highlight your favorite, 11,000 votes later. » 10/22/14 2:15pm Yesterday 2:15pm

How to Tap Your Network and See Everything That Happens On It

Your home network is your fortress. Inside it lies tons of valuable information—unencrypted files, personal, private data, and perhaps most importantly, computers that can be hijacked and used for any purpose. Let's talk about how you can, with the power of evil, sniff around your home network to make sure you don't… » 10/22/14 8:00am Yesterday 8:00am

Random Is a News Reader that Forces You Out of Your Filter Bubble

iOS: One of the best ways to break out of your filter bubble is to read news sources with multiple perspectives on a variety of topics. Random, an app for iPhone and iPad, breaks you out by intentionally guiding you to new topics and interesting articles at sites you may not otherwise read. » 10/21/14 6:30am Tuesday 6:30am

How to Turn Your Laziness Into Efficiency

They say necessity is the mother of invention, but if that's the case, laziness must be its father. After all, the beauty of laziness is that you'd rather do something you want to do—even if that's nothing—than work. Let's harness that desire and use it to be productive—-so you have more time to kick back, of course. » 10/20/14 10:00am Monday 10:00am

Five Best Linux Desktop Environments

Whether you're customizing your Linux install or choosing a distro to go with, one of your many options is the desktop environment you use. There are tons to choose from, all with different benefits and features. There may be no one single best, but this week we're looking at five of them, based on your nominations. » 10/19/14 8:00am Sunday 8:00am

Thank you SO MUCH for both of these, especially the refresh tip! That was irritating the crap out of me and this is a perfect solution. Still sucks I have to change views to refresh and then go back to the list view (which I prefer) but it's better than highlighting/right-clicking/refreshing. » 10/17/14 6:55am Friday 6:55am

Dust Right After Returning from Vacation for a Longer-Lasting Clean

Dusting is my least favorite household chore. Here's a tip to get more bang for your dusting buck: If you're away for any significant period, like a vacation, dust as soon as you get back. The air has settled, you'll pick up more dust, and you'll get a longer-lasting clean before you have to dust again. » 10/17/14 5:00am 10/17/14 5:00am

Five Minute Journal for iPhone Improves Your Mood in Moments a Day

There are plenty of benefits to journaling, whether you take time to write out your full thoughts or just spend a few minutes jotting down the things you're most grateful for every day or lessons you've learned. Five Minute Journal for the iPhone makes this process easy enough to do on the go. » 10/17/14 4:30am 10/17/14 4:30am

These DIY Laser Dog Goggles Light Up the Night (and Look like a Borg)

It's not going to make your dog walks faster, easier, or more productive, but these DIY laser goggles for your dog will certainly make those late night walks more interesting, and a bit more fun. Plus, your dog looks like a Borg drone, which is just awesome. » 10/16/14 4:30pm 10/16/14 4:30pm

Should I Upgrade to Mac OS X Yosemite?

Dear Lifehacker,
So Yosemite is coming out today. It looks like it has some great features, but it's still an upgrade, and any upgrade has a chance of going bad. You guys have been using it; what do you think? Is it ready for prime time, or should I wait for the next patch to fix the bugs people will inevitably find? » 10/16/14 11:30am 10/16/14 11:30am

What's the Best Linux Desktop Environment?

There's no shortage of ways to customize your Linux installation, but one of the biggest is choosing your desktop environment. Some distributions have a preferred one, but you can always change it. Others ask you up front what you'd prefer. This week, we're looking to you Linux users—which do you think is the best? » 10/16/14 5:00am 10/16/14 5:00am

Most Popular iPhone 6 or 6 Plus Case: Apple Leather Case

If you have a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you have tons of options to keep it safe from drops and falls, bumps and scratches. Last week we asked you for your favorites, then looked at the five best iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases. Over 12,000 votes later, we're back to crown your winner. » 10/15/14 2:15pm 10/15/14 2:15pm

The Features That Matter on Your Next Router (and the Ones That Don't)

Shopping for a router used to be as simple as buying the thing everyone said was good. These days, you have to understand a ton of technical terms, from "beamforming" to "MIMO" and "dual band". Some of these are useful, but others are marketing fluff. Let's dive in and separate the useful from the rest. » 10/15/14 8:00am 10/15/14 8:00am