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How To Find Alien Life On Distant Exoplanets

How do you go about hunting for life on another planet elsewhere in our galaxy? A useful starting point is to imagine looking from afar for signs of life on Earth. In a telescope like those we have on Earth, those aliens would likely just see the Earth and sun merged together into a single pale yellow dot.

Ask LH: Should I Upgrade My PC Piece-By-Piece Or All In One Go?

Dear Lifehacker, My current desktop is on its last legs and I’m looking at upgrading. I bought it in 2008, so it’s definitely time to move on! The problem is I’m on a very tight budget. I was wondering if you had any advice on whether I should upgrade my components in increments, or try to save up and buy the whole thing in one go?

How To Finally Finish (And Publish) Your First Novel

Finally completing that story you have been working on really isn’t as hard as it sounds. Whether you are just starting to write a book and need some direction or have completed one and are wondering what your next move is, I am here to guide you on how to finally finish that book and turn it into a published novel.

How To Fix A Broken Phone: Six Common Hardware Faults

I am a magnet for phone trouble. I’m used to typing with a cracked phone screen, taking photos with a hazy camera, listening to music that can barely be heard over the crackling and trying to function with a battery that dies in three hours. Fortunately, these are all issues with a relatively simple fix. Straight from the mouth of someone almost always living with a broken phone, here’s how resurrect your precious device.

Winehacker: The Complete Guide To Buying Wine In Australia

Over the past month, Lifehacker’s resident fine wine expert/goon guzzler has divulged everything you need to know about Australia’s fastest growing tipple. For those who missed the five-part series, we’ve bottled them all in one place. Bottoms up!

How To Treat The Three Most Common Types Of Headache

We all get headaches from time to time. In fact, nearly every second person in the world had a headache at least once in the past year. But these can feel very different, depending on which of the nearly 200 types of headache you have.

Lifehacker 101: Mechanical Keyboards

A good mechanical keyboard can make an immense difference to your keyboard use, whether it’s for coding, writing or gaming. Here’s what you need to know.

Lifehacker 101: How Well Do Fitness Trackers Work?

Wander into just about any shop and you’ll be bowled over by the sheer range of fitness trackers, all claiming to help you on your fitness journey. But are they actually accurate at tracking exercise? And what kind of features should you look for? This guide will help.

Lifehacker 101: Solar Power And Your Home

There are numerous benefits to making your home solar powered — and more than a few pitfalls. Here’s what you need to know about solar powering your home in Australia.

Lifehacker 101: Smart Locks

You may have heard the term “Smart Lock” applied to a new category of devices. But what is a smart lock, and why would you want one?

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