Screw It, Let’s Drink Pink Gin

Screw It, Let’s Drink Pink Gin

How is everyone doing? I, myself? I’m very tired. I’ve also had a mild headache this entire week, because I keep drinking, but also because this week has been deeply, deeply obnoxious.

How to Create a Countdown Widget in iOS 14

How to Create a Countdown Widget in iOS 14

There are plenty of apps you can use to make countdown widgets on iOS 14. Don’t go searching for the word “countdown” in the App Store though, you’ll just get frustrated. I’ve been toying around with one called Countdown Widget Maker, and while it’s not free — very few are…

Don’t Throw Your Old Xbox Or PlayStation In The Bin

Don’t Throw Your Old Xbox Or PlayStation In The Bin

While used PS4s and Xboxes may not make up a significant portion of e-waste, that doesn’t mean they aren’t contributing to the problem. If you have any used gaming consoles, don’t trash them — you can likely re-sell them at any electronics store or recycle them at the very least.

Now Your Roomba May Be Out to Get You

Now Your Roomba May Be Out to Get You

If this week (or year, really) has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t have nice things: A functioning democracy, the ability to hug someone you don’t live with…even onions. And now, it has come for our beloved vacuum robots — yes, the Roomba. When you think about it, they’ve…

How to Use Virtual Backgrounds in Google Meet

How to Use Virtual Backgrounds in Google Meet

One of Zoom’s best features is finally available in Google Meet: Virtual backgrounds. For now, you’ll only get it if you’re using Google Meet via a desktop browser (sorry, app users), and it’s coming online via a rollout, so you might not even able able to access it yet. The…

The Best Cheeses to Eat If You’re Lactose Intolerant

The Best Cheeses to Eat If You’re Lactose Intolerant

If you’re lactose-intolerant you might think you’ve been cursed to a life without cheese, but not all cheeses contain high levels of that problematic sugar. To see which cheeses are still your friend (and which will give you trouble), just take a peek at the nutrition label.

Keep Your Political Hot Takes to Yourself Right Now

Keep Your Political Hot Takes to Yourself Right Now

I get it. We all want answers from the 2020 election, especially if they deliver good news for [insert your political affiliation here]. As a result, plenty of people are obsessing over every little scrap of information as it hits the internet — every glimmer of news that might point…

Who Has the Best NBN Deal Between Optus and Telstra? We Break It Down

Who Has the Best NBN Deal Between Optus and Telstra? We Break It Down

Telstra and Optus are two of Australia’s largest internet providers, but they both sit toward the more premium end of the pricing scale. Spending extra can net you perks like more reliable peak hour speeds, but if you’re going to drop top dollar on your internet plan, who should you…

Don’t Quit Your Job Without a Plan

Don’t Quit Your Job Without a Plan

You might hate your job so much that you nurse fantasies about how you’ll quit — perhaps spontaneously, standing on your desk, with a righteous speech to your manager followed by a 1980s-movie slow clap from your colleagues. As cathartic as that may seem, you shouldn’t quit without a plan,…

Pace Yourself, It’s Gonna Be a Long Week

Pace Yourself, It’s Gonna Be a Long Week

We told you not to expect results on U.S. election night, so please do not panic. A lot of things could happen today, and chances are, no matter what happens by tonight, the rest of the week is going to be pretty hectic on the U.S. national news front.

How to Stream Spotify Directly From Your Apple Watch

How to Stream Spotify Directly From Your Apple Watch

If you’ve been longing for a Dick Tracy-like setup for using Spotify on your Apple Watch, you won’t have to wait much longer. A new update to the app will now allow you to rock out with only your smartwatch — no nearby phone needed, assuming your smartwatch has a…

Waffle Frozen Turkey Meatballs to Make Thanksgiving Sliders

Waffle Frozen Turkey Meatballs to Make Thanksgiving Sliders

I am not a big turkey sandwich consumer, but a Thanksgiving sandwich is a different story. The moment you get cranberry sauce involved, I’m all about it. Whether we’re dealing with cold cuts, roasted turkey, or turkey burgers, I will devour the sandwich with gusto if it fits the theme.

Update Chrome Right Now to Fix Some Zero-Day Exploits

Update Chrome Right Now to Fix Some Zero-Day Exploits

All Chrome users should install the latest browser update — version 86.0.4240.183 on PC and version 86.0.4240.185 on Android — as soon as possible. The patches stamp out several security bugs, including two zero-day vulnerabilities hackers are actively exploiting.

How to Tell if You’re Grinding Your Teeth

How to Tell if You’re Grinding Your Teeth

Back in September, Dr. Tammy Chen, a Manhattan dentist, wrote an article for the New York Times detailing how, since her practice reopened in June, she has seen an increase in the number of patients coming in with fractured teeth. Given that we’re all living amid a global pandemic and…

Celebrate National Sandwich Day by Putting Mayo on Your Breakfast Sandwich

Celebrate National Sandwich Day by Putting Mayo on Your Breakfast Sandwich

Today is an important day; an exciting day; a day we’ve all been waiting for. That’s right: I’m talking about U.S. National Sandwich Day, the most important day in November. Check the news, and I assure you that every outlet will tell you that today — National Sandwich Day —…

Give Sauces, Stews, and Braises Some Holiday Cheer With Baking Spices

Give Sauces, Stews, and Braises Some Holiday Cheer With Baking Spices

Every October, my stepdad’s large Italian family gets together and makes what can only be described as “so much goddamn ravioli.” I have only attended the ravioli-making party once, but it was an impressive display of pasta efficiency. Everyone leaves with a generous portion of ravioli — which they freeze…

Make These Bacon Fat Sage Leaves in Your Air Fryer

Make These Bacon Fat Sage Leaves in Your Air Fryer

Fried herbs can add texture, flavour, and colour to mashed potatoes, casseroles, and stuffing, but preciously frying little leaves in hot oil is not a task most people want to add to their turkey day to-do list. But if you have an air fryer, you can crisp up a whole…

Should You Cook Bacon in a Microwave?

Should You Cook Bacon in a Microwave?

As far as breakfast options go, there’s very few things that can top frying up a few juicy strips of bacon on your stovetop or BBQ. You can’t argue against how good it tastes, but sometimes the process can get a little messy. But what if there was another way…

Here’s How You Can Score an iPhone for Just $259 This Week

Here’s How You Can Score an iPhone for Just $259 This Week

If you’ve been looking to change phones but haven’t been in a financial position to invest in a new one, Coles’ latest announcement will definitely pique your interest.  From this Wednesday November 4th, Coles shoppers can pick up a recycled iPhone 7 during their weekly grocery shop. The supermarket giant…

Contact Sony ASAP to Get Virtual Reality on Your PlayStation 5

Contact Sony ASAP to Get Virtual Reality on Your PlayStation 5

Whether you’re looking to explore virtual worlds for the first time or you’re the proud owner of a PlayStation VR headset looking to game on your brand-new PlayStation 5 console, you’ve got a little work to do. Right now, your PS VR headset won’t work with Sony’s next-gen machine —…

What Can You Expect During Your First Mammogram? And Other Questions, Answered

What Can You Expect During Your First Mammogram? And Other Questions, Answered

It’s still Breast Cancer Awareness Month for another day, but mammograms are important year-round. And while some may have had their fair share of appointments over the years, others are just entering — or approaching — that point in their lives. But even with previous experience, mammograms can be sources…

Why is My iPhone Harassing Me About a Missing Update?

Why is My iPhone Harassing Me About a Missing Update?

As many Lifehacker readers know by now, I love a good operating system beta. Risking life on the wild side in return for early access to new features is a trade-off I’m always willing to make, and it generally hasn’t been an issue on my Windows PC or various smartphones….

How to Summon AR Ghosts With a Google Search

How to Summon AR Ghosts With a Google Search

Halloween is my favourite holiday, but just like everything else in 2020, this year won’t be as festive for most of us. If you’re starved for some good-natured spooky vibes, you can try banishing the blah by summoning a ghost or reanimated skeleton to dance for you — digitally, at…

How Mobile Vet Clinics Differ From Traditional Vets

How Mobile Vet Clinics Differ From Traditional Vets

If going to a veterinarian clinic has become troublesome or even traumatic for you and your pet, ditch tradition and call on a mobile vet to sort you out. Here’s everything you need to know about how they work. In August, Hyundai Australia signalled it would give three small businesses…

Use Your Kid to Get Out of a Conversation

Use Your Kid to Get Out of a Conversation

Children — especially the young variety — tend to be inconvenient in most situations. I’m not blaming them for this, I’m just saying that a person doesn’t realise how easy it is to do something as basic as, like, walk out the front door until they have small children to…

Transform Your Home Into a Virtual Haunted House on Halloween

Transform Your Home Into a Virtual Haunted House on Halloween

I’m going to make a radical statement: I think Halloween will be more fun for kids this year, not less fun. Of all the things this year has taken from us and our kids, I am feeling a true revolt out there against the idea that social distancing will also…

How to Hide Porn on Your Windows PC

How to Hide Porn on Your Windows PC

This article is about how to hide porn on your computer. The delicate souls among you can replace the word “porn” with “important files” and the same basic methods still apply. For everyone else, real talk: It’s not very difficult to hide porn files on your PC, with the caveat…