A Gadget Won't Stop Idiot Drivers Texting

A new gadget promises to stop drivers texting while on the road. The technology might be sound, but it won’t make a lick of difference. Instead, people need to be shamed into not being stupidly dangerous.


The Crazy Science Of Road Rage Explained

No matter how calm of a person you are, driving has a tendency to bring out the worst in us. Perhaps it’s the personal armour of being in a steel case on wheels, but road rage feels different than regular old rage. Let’s take a look at why that is.


HUDs Might Make Driving More Dangerous

Common wisdom might suggest that a heads up display on your vehicle is safer than glancing down at the dash. What if common wisdom is wrong?


What To Do When You've Been In A Car Accident

After a car accident, things can get so hectic that you’ll probably have a hard time thinking straight. These are the things you need to do to prepare for an accident, as well as the steps you should follow if you’re involved in one.


Ask LH: Is Uber Black A Legit Chauffeuring Service?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m a heavy Uber user (2-3 times a day) but I use the Black service of hire cars (HC plated). Are these cars in the same legal grey/black area that UberX is? Or are they somehow legal/insured because they’re HC cars and limousine services doing work on the side?


These DIY Bike Signals Are Easy To Make And Last For Ages On One Battery

Being seen when you’re biking is incredibly important, and we’ve shown off many ways to add signals to your bike. This method is easy, runs for ages on a single nine-volt battery, and is a perfect primer for electronics projects.


How Hotel Prices Vary By Season Across The United States

Hotel prices vary by season. If you’re planning a trip to the US, this rates breakdown by Priceonomics can help you choose the cheapest time.


The Best Place To Sit In On A Plane If You Hope For An Empty Seat Next To You

Consider yourself lucky if the plane takes off and you have an empty seat next to you, and no strangers to deal with. Travel Codex offers a few strategies to increase your chances of getting lucky.


Why A Return Trip Feels Shorter Than The Trip There

We’ve all experienced the weird phenomenon of a trip home feeling like it takes half the time of the trip out. The Washington Post took a look at the science of the “return trip effect” to figure out exactly why that is.


Google Maps Now Warns If Your Destination Will Be Closed When You Arrive

Google Maps is packed to the brim with useful information about the world around you like when stores closed and how long it will take you to get there. Now, the app will combine those pieces of information to warn you that a store will be closed by the time you get there.