Most Popular How-To Guides of 2014

We cover a lot of things here at Lifehacker, but we love nothing more than a good step-by-step guide. Here are our best how-tos from the year, from tech to life skills and everything in between. » 12/02/14 12:38am 12/02/14 12:38am

Holy mother of God, check out the giant snow wall swallowing Buffalo


A wall of snow has swallowed Buffalo, New York, this morning. NOAA meteorologists say it's a heavy snow lake effect. Check out the videos, plus the aerial photos (like the above posted by WBEN NewsRadio's Facebook) and satellite images. Good luck everyone. Developing... [Update 14] » 11/19/14 11:01am 11/19/14 11:01am

How to Build a Computer: The Complete Guide

Building a computer from scratch gives you the perfect machine for your needs, but it can be daunting the first time around. Here's our complete guide, from picking the parts, to putting it together and installing your OS. » 10/31/14 3:47am 10/31/14 3:47am

​Screen Size Is Not Phone Size

There's a handy little shortcut we all take when we talk about how big a phone is. Instead of talking about actual dimensions, we use the size of the display. It's useful short-hand, but now that phones are getting bigger and every tenth of an inch matters, it's time for a reminder: screen size and phone size aren't… » 10/30/14 4:46am 10/30/14 4:46am

Should I Upgrade to Mac OS X Yosemite?

Dear Lifehacker,
So Yosemite is coming out today. It looks like it has some great features, but it's still an upgrade, and any upgrade has a chance of going bad. You guys have been using it; what do you think? Is it ready for prime time, or should I wait for the next patch to fix the bugs people will inevitably find? » 10/17/14 2:52am 10/17/14 2:52am