How To Tell What Everyone Is Talking About On Social Media

How To Tell What Everyone Is Talking About On Social Media

If you combine FOMO with aphasia, you get the feeling of going on Twitter or Reddit or Facebook, seeing everyone clearly talking about something, but not knowing what that thing is. You check the trending topics, but they’re just full of posts saying “Why is #EatMyBlempglorf trending!?” Here’s how to…

How Important Is Accuracy To You In Racing Movies?

How Important Is Accuracy To You In Racing Movies?

Any time Hollywood gets its hand on a good idea for a movie, there’s a pretty good chance that you can count on some details being dramatized and falsified in order to keep with the whole movie appeal thing. But how important is that accuracy to you when it comes…

5 Frequent-Flyer Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

5 Frequent-Flyer Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

If you’re regularly on flights for work or for leisure, you’ll know Frequent Flyers is a handy bonus to leave gathering when you’re looking to book that holiday. But with so many flying rewards offers floating around across hundreds of airlines, it’s hard to keep up with what you’re entitled…

How To Get Better At Photo Editing [Infographic]

How To Get Better At Photo Editing [Infographic]

When you’re on holidays with your friends or family, the last thing you want to do is lug around a DSLR. But that doesn’t mean you should be uploading pics directly from your smartphone either. This infographic provides a range of editing tips for travellers who really want to make…

How To Make The Best Puréed Vegetable Soup

How To Make The Best Puréed Vegetable Soup

Allegedly, there’s no wrong way to make a pot of puréed vegetable soup. But I dunno — have you ever made a really bad batch? At its worst, it’s truly unsalvageable; a bland, watery disaster that no amount of clever seasoning and full-fat dairy can help.

How To Protect Your Data In The NordVPN, TorGuard And VikingVPN Breaches

How To Protect Your Data In The NordVPN, TorGuard And VikingVPN Breaches

Hackers have busted into servers of at least three popular VPN services — NordVPN, VikingVPN and TorGuard — over the past couple of years, pilfering cryptographic keys that may have been used to intercept and decrypt highly sensitive user data or bypass browser security features to deploy web-based attacks. In…

The Best New Accessibility Features In Android 10

The Best New Accessibility Features In Android 10

Android 10 is the latest version of Android, and it’s chock full of new features, like improved security, gesture-based navigation, updated parental controls and support for foldable screens. And with every update of Android comes a few new and improved accessibility features for folks with disabilities. Many of them are…

When A Third-Grader Threatens To Shoot His Friends, What Do You Do?

When A Third-Grader Threatens To Shoot His Friends, What Do You Do?

In Lifehacker’s first-ever Parental Advisory advice column, I’m diving right in to a topic that kids and parents should never have to deal with — and yet, here we are. What do you do when one third-grader tells a bunch of other third-graders (including your own child) that he’s going…

What’s The Best Amateur Sport In Your City?

What’s The Best Amateur Sport In Your City?

Not only can you play shuffleboard in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Gowanus, but you can even join a league, as I learned from a friend who plays in one, despite being a good 35 years from retirement. There are more obvious amateur sports in town: soccer in a skinny park…

Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Top Five Concept Cars

Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Top Five Concept Cars

The Tokyo Motor Show is one of the best places to catch a glimpse of the latest concept cars and drivable prototypes. The theme for this year’s show is “Open Future” with an emphasis on new mobility vehicles, autonomous driving and – hurrah! – flying cars. Here are five concepts…

Telstra Vs Optus: Who Has The Fastest Network?

Telstra Vs Optus: Who Has The Fastest Network?

Telstra has long been the go-to provider for rural Australians due to its larger network footprint. However, new research shows Optus 4G mobile connections are faster and more available in regional and remote Australia. But Telstra says the numbers don’t tell the whole story. So who is telling the truth?

Freelancers Need To Know How Their Local Tax System Works

This isn’t going to be the typical “tax tips” post. I’m not going to advise you to try to remember any business expenses you forgot about, or remind you that filing electronically could get you a faster refund. Instead, I’ve got one huge piece of advice for freelancers and solopreneurs…

Tell Us Your City’s Best Parking Hacks

During a Chicago winter, you can reserve a parking spot with a folding chair, a playpen, or a giant teddy bear. Or at least you can try. It’s one of the greatest parking hacks in the world: If you shovel out a snowed-in parking spot in Chicago, and you put…

How To Clean Your Weed Pipe

With cannabis laws being relaxed around the ACT, and the conversation around federal legalisation growing, here at Lifehacker, we’re giving you everything you need to know about smoking cannabis if you choose to partake. To help any weed newbies (much of the Lifehacker staff included), we’re covering all the basics…

The History Of Pride Month Celebrations

The History Of Pride Month Celebrations

Pride Month is more than just a colourful parade or a series of parties (though those are great, too) — it’s the observance of the people who came before us that made these celebratory events possible. If you’ve ever wondered, “Why June?”, it’s pretty simple: We celebrate Pride to commemorate…

This Is The Best Homemade Play Dough

This Is The Best Homemade Play Dough

When my son was a toddler, we went through a very big “sensory activities” phase. Any new texture that he could squish or mould (and incorporate into his dinosaur battles) would keep him occupied for dozens of precious minutes. He loved regular Play-Doh, so I went in search of a…

Get Ready For Windows 10’s Next Big Update

Get Ready For Windows 10’s Next Big Update

Microsoft is readying the public release of its next major Windows 10 update, version 1909. These major releases show up twice a year, first in spring then again in the fall, and tend to include a number of new features, updates and patches. However, they can also come with some…

How To Regain Your Patience When Your Kid Is Driving You Nuts

How To Regain Your Patience When Your Kid Is Driving You Nuts

Earlier this week, I asked single parents for their best parenting hacks—because if anyone is crushing parenthood, it’s those who are doing it predominantly on their own. There was loads of great advice offered up: Schedule all your dental cleanings in tandem, go to bed when the kids go to…

Just How Fast Are The IPhone 11 And IPhone Pro?

Just How Fast Are The IPhone 11 And IPhone Pro?

One of the boons of upgrading to the new iPhone every year is that the new one always feels so much faster. For most of us, it’s a nice feeling, and we leave it at that. The phone feels fast, then we get used to that speed, then the next…

See Behind Your Computer Using Your Selfie Camera

See Behind Your Computer Using Your Selfie Camera

When you plug stuff into the back of your monitor, computer, or TV, you have a few options, all annoying. You can go fumble blindly with your hand. You can bend under the monitor and bump your head. Or you can pull the whole thing away from the wall. But…

How To Make Highlighter Look Like Your Own Beautiful Skin

Most people who wear makeup do so to look like a better version of themselves; “better” translates roughly to “prettier,” which is almost invariably code for “younger.” A fresh, youthful glow has long been the desired outcome of makeup application, and the recent explosion of highlighting means it’s easier to…

Become An Xbox Insider To Filter Out Explicit Messages On Xbox Live

Become An Xbox Insider To Filter Out Explicit Messages On Xbox Live

Are you tired of being called every name under the sun whenever you’re trying to play games on Xbox Live? I know the feeling; my meagre Gears of War skills tend to make me the subject of ridicule by 14-year-olds across the service. And while I can’t stop anyone from…