Ask LH: How Can I Survive A Job That Makes Me Use Outdated Technology?

Dear Lifehacker, I just got a new job and everything’s great so far. But when I got my laptop, I discovered it’s an ancient hand-me-down from another employee! Even worse, it’s Windows XP! I asked about getting my work email on my phone, and they said they could get me a BlackBerry, since they don’t support iPhones or Android yet. Help, I feel like I’ve gone back in time!

RefurbMe Alerts You To The Best Deals In Apple's Refurb Store

When it comes to Apple products, refurbished is the best way to go. RefurbMe showcases the latest available refurbished products from the Apple Store and makes it easier to quickly snag the best deals as soon as they’re listed.

How Old Were You When You Got Your First Computer?

These days, most people at least have access to a computer from a very early age. But messing around on the family computer out in the living room is a different thing than having a computer of your very own.

Ask LH: Is It Worth Running Two Graphics Cards In My Gaming PC?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m building a new gaming PC using your guide, but I have one question: Is running two graphics cards worth it? Some people tell me I can get more bang for my buck with two midrange cards, but others say I should get one high-end card instead. Which is true? Thanks, Dual Card Dude

Know The Different Types Of LCD Monitors And Pick The Best One

It may seem like size is all that matters when it comes to buying a monitor, but there’s a lot going on under the hood. This video from Techquickie tells you everything you need to know about LCD monitors as fast as possible.

How To Stay Sane When Your Family Shares One Computer

Most households these days have more gadgets than people. However, if you’re still struggling to keep everyone in the family happy with just one computer, here are some smart strategies that you can carry out to encourage peace and harmony with family tech use.

Ask LH: Do I Need A Laptop Or A Tablet?

Dear LH, Please don’t be too harsh on me. I am quite the noob when it comes to computers in general. I need to purchase a laptop — or maybe a tablet. I would appreciate any (simple) suggestions you have.

What Little Things Matter To You When Buying A New Computer?

When buying a new computer, we all consider performance, storage and many other standard specifications, but often what makes or breaks a machine are the little things. Perhaps it’s heat dissipation, design, the number of USB ports or something else entirely.

Ask LH: Are My Old Computer Parts Worth Any Money?

Dear Lifehacker, I read your guide to what to do with my old computer parts, but I’m interested in your last suggestion: selling them and making some money!

Build A Computer This Weekend

There’s no weekend project that’s as fun and practical as building a computer, especially when you have so many options. Whether it’s a home theatre PC, a new workstation or a gaming machine, it’s a great way to spend a day (or two) off.