Lifehacker Pack for Android 2013: Our List of the Best Android Apps

There's no shortage of great Android apps, and because the ecosystem is so popular (and growing!) there are more worth looking at every day. In our fourth annual Lifehacker Pack for Android, we're highlighting the best apps to help you stay connected, stay informed, stay productive, and get things done. » 12/13/13 8:48pm 12/13/13 8:48pm

Turn an Old Computer Into a Do-Anything Home Server with FreeNAS 8

You've heard the word "server" thrown around a lot, but usually in the context of web sites or big companies that have a lot of data to store. In reality, a server can be just as useful in your home. In this guide, we'll walk through how to create your own home server out of an old or cheap computer that can do all your… » 12/06/13 2:12am 12/06/13 2:12am

Build a Cheap Home Automation System in 10 Minutes with Ninja Blocks

Home security and automation are rarely mentioned in the same sentence as the word cheap, but it's totally possible if you're willing to do a few things yourself. We checked out a $200 DIY kit called Ninja Blocks, and were able to get a home automation and security system up and running in about 10 minutes. » 12/06/13 1:42am 12/06/13 1:42am