Lifehacker Pack for Android: Our List of the Essential Android Apps

In just a few short years, Android has grown from a small project within Google to the most prolific mobile operating system on the planet. The app ecosystem has grown right along with it. In our annual Lifehacker Pack for Android, we chose the best, most useful, and most essential apps you could ever need on your… » 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… » 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