How to DIY a Home Recording Studio

If you are a podcaster, musician, or actor working during the pandemic, having an in-home recording studio of some kind could be essential to your business. This year, the majority of recording work has moved into our homes, but often still demands professional-grade sound. Unfortunately, creating a home studio is Read more…

The Best New Features in Edge Chromium 88

The latest update for Edge Chromium, version 88, is finally rolling out. This version adds many new features to the Windows and macOS versions of the browser, like new password security tools, an updated look, and several quality-of-life enhancements. It’s a lot, so we’ll go over everything new in Edge Read more…

Is the Opera GX Browser Just for Gamers?

Opera recently purchased YoYo Games, creators of the game development engine Game Maker Studio, to build up its new “Opera Gaming” division. Opera hasn’t announced what it plans to do with Game Maker Studio just yet, but the acquisition offers great opportunity to check in on Opera’s other gaming-focused product: Read more…

How Do I View Messages on a Broken Phone?

Nobody likes a broken phone screen—especially when you need to access something on your device, but can’t see your display at all. It’s a frustrating predicament, as Lifehacker reader Ayana explains in this week’s Tech 911 question: Read more…

What Is IPFS and Why Does It Matter in Brave’s Web Browser?

Brave is now the first web browser with integrated InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) support. IPFS is a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol, and provides a different way of building and using the internet compared to the HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Over Secure Socket Layer)… Read more…

Occupy Your Kids With a Literal Treasure Hunt

The early days of the pandemic saw us rummaging through our homes in search of long-forgotten coloring books, dusty board games, and half-finished craft projects—something, anything, to keep little kids busy on what felt like the world’s longest rainy day. It wasn’t long before I was suggesting all sorts of Read more…

Do You Need to Curb Your TV Addiction?

Television studios and streaming services release content at a high rate, and the more that becomes available, the more TV we’re all watching. According to the 2019 American time use survey, TV watching accounted for just over half of all leisure time at almost three hours per day. Add a Read more…

Why Are My Feet Always So Cold?

I wear fuzzy slippers around the house, not because I think myself fancy, or even because prefer the feeling of soft, fuzzy fur to bare feet. I do this because my feet are always—and I mean always—freezing. In the winter, I stuff toe warmers into my thickest socks, only to Read more…

What’s an ‘Uncertified’ Android Device?

Google will start disabling Google Messages from working on “uncertified” Android devices starting March 31. This change shouldn’t affect most of you, but it does beg the question: What exactly is an “uncertified” Android device, and how do you make sure you’re not using one? Read more…