Make a Chromecast-Hijacking Rickrolling Device Out of a Raspberry Pi

Chances are you bought your Raspberry Pi for something useful like a car diagnostics tool or a wireless router. Here at After Hours, we'd rather use it for something more fun. Like a device that hijacks any Chromecasts in the area and rickrolls them. » 7/25/14 4:30pm Friday 4:30pm

Control All Your Laptop's Hardware from the Windows Mobility Center

Windows: Your laptop has a ton of hardware with various settings to fiddle with. Some you can access from the task bar, others are buried in the Control Panel. However, most can also be found in the lesser-known Windows Mobility Center. » 7/25/14 7:30am Friday 7:30am

Filter Twitter by Number of Retweets for Better Search Results

We already know that Twitter search is pretty useful for things beyond sharing your breakfast. However, there are some undocumented search operators that you can use to filter out the junk. » 7/25/14 6:30am Friday 6:30am

Try to Restrict Borrowing Money to Things that Increase in Value

Most of us decide whether or not we borrow money for something based on whether or not we can afford to pay it off soon. Business author Seth Godin suggests a different paradigm: try to only borrow money when the thing you're buying increases in value. » 7/24/14 1:00pm Thursday 1:00pm

Do a Daily Debrief of Your Schedule to Identify Lulls in Your Focus

Budgeting your time is a helpful way to keep a distracted mind under control. If you're trying to keep a schedule, perform a daily debrief to identify when you're at your best, or your worst. » 7/24/14 12:30pm Thursday 12:30pm

Place a Hard Cap on Your Liquid Assets and Invest Everything Else

When you change income levels, or even when you have varying bills from month to month, it's tempting to adjust how much cash you keep easily accessible. If you really want to save, however, place a hard cap on those liquid assets, no matter how much you make. » 7/23/14 11:00am Wednesday 11:00am

Turn a Pringles Can Into a Sound-Boosting Phone Speaker

Your phone's speakers are pretty small and probably can't fill a room with sound. There are a few ways you can boost the sound, but one of the best might be using the trusty old Pringles can. » 7/23/14 11:00am Wednesday 11:00am

The Essential Android Security Features You Should Enable Right Now

Your phone is probably the most personal device you own. You carry it with you at all times, and it can access a large chunk of your most sensitive data. Here's how to keep it secure using just the basic tools provided by Google. » 7/23/14 10:00am Wednesday 10:00am

Lifehacker Pack for Android Tablets: Our List of the Essential Apps

Android tablets are finally starting to develop a mature ecosystem. While there are still some key holdouts (looking at you Facebook), there are plenty of great apps you can install right now. In the follow up to our fifth annual Android pack from last week, we're taking a look at the best apps for bigger screens. » 7/22/14 4:00am 7/22/14 4:00am