Avoid 'Dummy-Proofing' To Encourage Better Ideas And Engaged Workers

Whether you’re an employer or just trying to wrangle people on a project, it’s tempting to make things as simple as possible. However, as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings suggests, “if you dummy-proof the process, you only get dummies to work there.”


Chrome's Nasty GPU Memory Leak, And How To Replicate It

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Chrome’s signed distance field setting for fonts and how it seemed to be the cause of a memory blowout in the browser’s GPU process. Unfortunately, the issue was not related to the SDF feature and in fact is a known bug that was introduce a few versions ago.


Downgrade From iOS 8.1.1 To 8.1 If You Want To Jailbreak

iOS 8.1.1 was released earlier this week, and it includes a few small bug fixes. It also happens to break the current version of the iOS jailbreak. If you updated on accident and want to keep your ability to jailbreak, iDownloadBlog shows you how.


Build A Tiny Computer-Hacking Tool With A Raspberry Pi

Kali is a great tool for testing the security of your network and the operating system works on just about everything that can run Linux. That includes the Raspberry Pi. What’s even better is a new distribution that brings along support for a touchscreen.


Five Ways To Bounce Back From A Horrible Day

Lousy days happen to all of us. Even a seemingly harmless wake-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed morning can send you into a funk. No matter how many happiness hacks or positive mantras you try to make it better, it can be hard to shake your grouchiness and glass-half-empty attitude.


Overcome Procrastination By Writing Down All Of Its Side Effects

It’s important to find the cause of your procrastination, but it’s equally important to identify all of the aspects of your life it affects. Writing down and analysing your procrastination habits can help you see how it could be negatively affecting your life in ways far beyond your work.


Boost Your Morale By Exercising Your Willpower

If you’re in a bad mood, it can be tough to see a way out of a low. Try taking on a goal that requires a lot of willpower; accomplishing it will boost your sense of self-control and morale.


Deluminate Dims Or Inverts Web Pages To Protect Your Eyes

Chrome: Many websites are almost blindingly bright, with glaringly white backgrounds that could cause eyestrain. Deluminate is an extension that lets you dim or invert the luminance of pages in your browser so they’re easier to read.


How iOS 8.1.1 Affects Performance On Older Devices

Apple released an update to iOS 8 earlier this week that promised performance increases on older devices, such as the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad Mini and iPod Touch. Ars Technica took a look at the numbers and found some disappointing results.


Ask LH: Can I Upgrade The Processor In My Phone Or Tablet?

Hi Lifehacker, My tablet’s screen and battery are still great, but the dual-core processor is getting long in the tooth. Is there any way I can either upgrade the processor, or get it to draw on the much more powerful processor in my phone?