The Upgrade by Lifehacker

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Each week, Melissa Kirsch & Alice Bradley of Lifehacker bring in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.

Episode Date
How to Be Smart About Pregnancy and Early Motherhood, With Angela Garbes
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Angela Garbes, author of the book “Like a Mother,” talks to us about the science and culture of pregnancy and motherhood, and why it’s so challenging for parents to find specific answers to their questions, instead of agenda-laden advice and judgment.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 18, 2018
How to Be Resilient With Psychologist Rick Hanson
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On this episode of The Upgrade we’re talking about resilience. You know how some people seem to have some kind of inner strength that helps them bounce back when things go wrong? Those people who, even though the world sometimes feels like a scorched hellscape seem to carry on with grit, even gratitude? Our guest today is Buddhist psychologist Rick Hanson. Rick has drawn on his forty years of clinical practice and teaching to help us cultivate resilience, to overcome the brain's negativity bias and find inner peace. <em>Finally!</em><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 11, 2018
How to Win at Bitcoin
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This week we’re talking about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with journalists Jay Caspian Kang and Aaron Lammer, co-hosts of the podcast Coin Talk. They explain the weird "Coinworld" that's grown up around blockchain technology, and who will be its winners and losers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 04, 2018
The Upgrade Presents: The Gateway
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The Upgrade would like to share with you a podcast our colleagues at Gizmodo have been working on called The Gateway. It's a six-part series about Teal Swan, a new brand of spiritual guru, who draws in followers with her hypnotic self-help YouTube videos aimed at people who are struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Some followers move to Teal’s healing center, a spiritual startup where they produce content and manage social media accounts. Teal insists her therapy saves lives, but her critics say Teal’s death-focused dogma is dangerous. Gizmodo reporter Jennings Brown traveled to rural Utah and to the forests of Costa Rica, with extensive access to Teal and her inner circle, to understand Teal’s teachings and investigate the deaths of some of her followers. You can also listen to new episodes one week early and ad-free on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/gateway and use promo code ‘GATEWAY’.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 31, 2018
How Should a Man Be? With Esther Perel, James J. Sexton, and Donald Shorter, Jr.
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We're live with Esther Perel, James J. Sexton, and Donald Shorter, Jr.&nbsp; discussing modern masculinity in the first installment of LIVEHACKER, recorded in New York City on May 16, 2018.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 28, 2018
How to Find Your Career Path With Mike Steib
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Author of The Career Manifesto Mike Steib talks about figuring out your purpose, taking calculated risks and finding a fulfilling career.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 21, 2018
How to Kick Ass, With Mel Robbins
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Mel Robbins is a motivational speaker and the author of "The 5 Second Rule." She’s also the host of the new Audible series “Kick Ass with Mel Robbins.” In this episode, we talk about motivation, taming the negative voices in our head, and how we can kick our own asses to get from good to great.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 14, 2018
How to Break Into Comedy, With Nell Scovell
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Nell Scovell is a comedy writer and the author of JUST THE FUNNY PARTS: And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boy’s Club. Nell’s written for The Simpsons, Newhart, The Late Show with David Letterman, and a ton of other shows. We’re going to find out how she managed to excel as a woman in a field that’s so male-dominated.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 07, 2018
How to Become Financially Independent and Retire Early, With Vicki Robin
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Vicki Robin is the co-author of the bestseller YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE and the godmother of a financial movement that’s becoming increasingly popular among millennials: FIRE, which stands for Financially Independent, Retire Early. Vicki talks to us about changing our relationship with money and redefining what a rich, full life actually means.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 30, 2018
How to Think Like a Cat, With Author Stephane Garnier
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Stephane Garnier is a French author whose book, HOW TO THINK LIKE A CAT, extols the many virtues of adopting a feline mindset. Obviously, when we saw this title, we had to talk to him.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 23, 2018
How to Save Your Relationship, With Divorce Lawyer James J. Sexton
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James J. Sexton is a divorce lawyer who has spent his career working with couples whose marriages are dissolving. He’s learned a lot throughout the years about what sours a good marriage (or ends a relationship that's already in trouble), and now he’s using that knowledge to help the rest of us. His new book is “If You’re In My Office It’s Already Too Late: A Divorce Lawyer’s Guide to Staying Together."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 16, 2018
How to Have an Epic Game Night, With Brian Lewis and Seth Scott
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Guests Brian Lewis and Seth Scott join us this week to talk about games. Game nights, it seems, are having a moment. We’ll find out why, and get some great game-night ideas, from Seth Scott, a video game designer who frequently hosts his own game night (and promises to invite us one of these days). Then Lifehacker staff writer Nick Douglas and Upgrade producer Levi Sharpe talk with Brian Lewis, aka “The Professor,” about how (and why) to get into Magic: The Gathering.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 09, 2018
How to Have Great Sex in a Long-Term Relationship, With Therapist Stephen Snyder
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In this episode we talk to Stephen Snyder, a sex and couples therapist, and the author of Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship. We’ll discuss why you should be sexually selfish, how the idea of “desire” can mess up your sex life, and why Stephen is against cuddling.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 02, 2018
How to Increase Your Endurance, With Author Alex Hutchinson
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Our guest this week is Outside magazine columnist Alex Hutchinson, author of Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. We discuss how endurance is a skill that involves drive and belief just as much as muscle--and how we all have the potential to go farther, push harder, and achieve more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 26, 2018
How to Talk to Anyone, With Podcaster Ken Plume
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In this episode we’re talking about the lost art of conversation-making. Joining us is podcaster and raconteur Ken Plume, who has conducted extensive interviews with the likes of Mel Brooks and John Cleese. We discuss how Ken got his start feeling comfortable talking to just about anyone, how he handles the awkwardness of a cocktail party (hint: it involves a fern)—and then we invent an acronym that will help you handle any conversational challenge. (Sort of.)<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 19, 2018
How to Make Sense of the Media, With Jill Abramson
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This week on the Upgrade, we spoke in front of a live audience at On Air Fest with journalist Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the New York Times, and the co-author of Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas. We covered a wide range of topics, including: how journalists are affected by social media, how to keep up to date with the news while maintaining your sanity, and where the “Me Too” movement is (or should be) taking us.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 12, 2018
How to Get Over Yourself, With Mark Epstein
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Author and psychiatrist Mark Epstein's books include Thoughts Without a Thinker, and Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart.&nbsp; His latest book, Advice Not Given, uses Buddhism's Noble Eightfold Path as a roadmap for spiritual and psychological growth. According to Mark, Buddhism and psychotherapy arrive at the same conclusion: when we give the ego free rein, we suffer, but when the ego learns to let go, we are free.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 05, 2018
How to Conquer Reddit, With 'Endless Thread' Host Ben Brock Johnson
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Ben Brock Johnson, host of the Reddit podcast ‘Endless Thread,’ gives us secrets and tips for fully experiencing all of the agony and ecstasy of that asylum where the lunatics are in charge, the sometimes magical, sometimes creepy, always fascinating Reddit.com.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 26, 2018
How to Find Your Purpose, With Authors Sanjiv Chopra and Gina Vild
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In this episode, we’re talking to Sanjiv Chopra and Gina Vild, the authors of The Two Most Important Days: How to Find Your Purpose—and Live a Happier, Healthier Life. In addition to talking about discovering your purpose, we’ll discuss the importance of gratitude, how to live in the present, and how to raise your “happiness quotient.”<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 19, 2018
How Our Minds Are Being Hacked, And What We Can Do About It (RECAST)
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Due to some technical difficulties, we are recasting the episode where Dr. Robert Lustig joins us in the studio to talk about his new book, “The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains.” Dr. Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist who is also author of the book “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.” He talks to us about how corporate interests have worked to keep us addicted to pleasure—and how our addictions have robbed us of happiness.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 12, 2018
How to Fix a Broken Heart, With Guy Winch
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In this week’s episode, we’re talking about heartbreak. How do you know when your heart is broken? What can you do about it? And how do you help the heartbroken people in your life? Our expert guest is Guy Winch, noted TED speaker and author of the forthcoming book “How to Fix a Broken Heart.”<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 05, 2018
How to Drink Less, With Author Annie Grace
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It’s a new year (and a new you?) and we’re all trying to clean up our acts. This week we’re taking a closer look at alcohol—why we drink, what it does to us, and how to quit, if we’re so inclined. We’re joined by author Annie Grace, author of the book This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness, &amp; Change Your Life.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 29, 2018
How to Be a Clean Person, with Jolie Kerr (RECAST)
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We're talking about personal hygiene with professional clean person Jolie Kerr. Jolie’s been a cleaning expert for Esquire, Deadspin and The Hairpin, and she’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book, My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha. Starting this week, she’ll be writing a column for Lifehacker's parenting vertical, Offspring, on how to be a clean parent. In this episode, she’ll answer questions from our audience on how to handle stinky feet, weird breath, and the other embarrassing issues we all deal with (but don’t want to admit to).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 22, 2018
How to Be Less Stupid About Money, With Felix Salmon (RECAST)
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Since we're sure you're like us and have spent far too much money this holiday season, we're recasting our episode featuring Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion and co-host of Slate’s Money podcast. We discuss banks debt, credit cards and other things you think are totally boring but we somehow make wildly entertaining. Plus, we've got a wine recommendation for when you're feeling flush. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 25, 2017
The Best of The Upgrade 2017
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In this episode, we talk about (and listen to) our favorite moments from the past year’s episodes. In 2017, we learned how to turn our awkwardness into a social asset; how to be brilliant (while being bored); how to find real love; how to get smart about microdosing… and more. So much more. Oh, but we had fun.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 18, 2017
How to Bike in the City, With the Bike Snob and Brooklyn Spoke
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This week we’re tackling the topic of urban cycling. Our guests include Eben Weiss, author of "The Ultimate Bicycle Owner’s Manual: The Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned Cyclists"; Rosemary Bolich, the Director of Community Outreach at We Bike NYC; and Doug Gordon, better known as Brooklyn Spoke—a TV producer and outspoken cycling advocate.&nbsp; We’ll find out what some people have against mandatory helmet laws, how cities can make their streets safer for cyclists, and why it’s not worth it to argue with a motorist (but it IS worth it to quietly hate them).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 11, 2017
How to Hack Your Life, With Tim Ferriss
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This week we’re talking with Tim Ferriss, author, podcaster,&nbsp; investor, entrepreneur, and&nbsp; self-proclaimed “human guinea pig.” He’s the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Four-Hour Workweek and The Four-Hour Body and his latest, Tribe of Mentors. We talked with Tim about his most worthwhile investments and his biggest failures, his most valuable purchases under $100 and over $10,000, and what beliefs and behaviors have most improved his life.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 04, 2017
How to Have Good Taste in Wine, With Marissa Ross (RECAST)
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Marissa Ross, the official wine columnist for Bon Appétit and author of the book “Wine. All the Time: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking,” joins us in the studio to talk about (what else?) wine: how to buy it, how to talk about it, and most importantly, how to enjoy drinking it.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 27, 2017
How to Write a Novel, With Author Mira Jacob
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Mira Jacob, author of the novel “The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing,” joins Alice in the studio to talk about how her novel took her ten years to write, and what she learned in the process.&nbsp; We also hear from Lifehacker staff writers Nick Douglas, Patrick Allen, and Beth Skwarecki about National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo), wherein writers pledge to write 50,000 words by the end of November. Beth has completed NaNoWriMo 10 times; Patrick is trying it this year for the first time. Nick investigates why anyone would do such a thing.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 20, 2017
How to Bust Myths, With MythBuster Hosts Brian Louden and Jon Lung
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This week’s interview is with Brian Louden and Jon Lung, the new hosts of Discovery's Mythbusters. Mythbusters, as you probably know, is the popular show that aims to uncover the truth behind myths and legends, by mixing scientific method with ingenuity and experimentation. Mythbusters has taken on the big questions of our time, like Can combining Diet Coke and Mentos make your stomach explode? Is it possible to beat a lie detector test? And Would a bull really cause destruction in a china shop?&nbsp;<br><br>For this interview, we’ve enlisted staff writers Nick Douglas and Patrick Austin. They’re two enthusiastic Mythbusters fans who are going to ask these guys all about the tools and expertise it takes to find and bust myths.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 13, 2017
How to Pursue a Side Hustle, With Chris Guillebeau
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This week we’re talking about side hustles: those projects you pursue after work—at night or on weekends—to supplement your income or fulfill a passion. Our guests include Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days, and journalist Catherine Baab-Muguira, who wrote a revealing story in Quartz about millennials and side hustles. Plus, our producer takes to the streets to find out from everyday people what kind of side hustles they have going on.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 06, 2017
How to Be Bored and Brilliant, With Manoush Zomorodi
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In this episode we talk to Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s Note to Self and author of “Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self.” Back in 2015, Manoush wondered if being plugged in all the time to a constant stream of entertainment and information actually made our lives worse. She noticed that we’re never bored—and she wondered, what is that lack of boredom doing to us? Manoush led her listeners through an experiment to help them unplug—and it was a huge success: after taking part in the experiment listeners reported feeling more creative and productive, and more satisfied with their lives.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 30, 2017
How to Win at Dinner, With Melissa Clark and Dave Arnold
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In this episode we’re talking about dinner: what you should make, how you should make it, and why the idea of “dinner” is fraught for so many of us. We talk with Melissa Clark, staff reporter for the New York Times Food section and author of the new cookbook “Dinner in an Instant.” We also chat with Dave Arnold, the Founder and President of the Brooklyn-based Museum of Food and Drink. And we spend quality time with Claire Lower, Lifehacker's food editor and the mastermind behind the “Will It Sous Vide” column.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 23, 2017
How to Identify a Cult, With Rick Alan Ross
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In this episode we’re talking about cults: how they operate, how you identify one, what it’s like to be in one, and how to get out. To that end, we’re talking with Rick Alan Ross, the founder and Executive Director of the Cult Education Institute and an internationally known expert on destructive cults, controversial groups and movements. We’re also talking to author Rebecca Stott, whose book “In the Days of Rain: A Father, a Daughter, a Cult” details her childhood in the Exclusive Brethren, a cult that believed the world is ruled by Satan. And we speak with Elizabeth Yuko, a journalist who’s written extensively about cults.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 16, 2017
How to Change Your Brain With Mindfulness, With Daniel Goleman
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In this episode we’re talking about meditation and the lasting effects it can have on our minds and bodies. Joining us is Daniel Goleman, co-author of the book “Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body.” Daniel Goleman is a psychologist and science journalist known for his numerous books on emotional intelligence, including the bestselling book “Emotional Intelligence.”&nbsp; In the book “Altered Traits,” he and his co-author Richard Davidson waded through the thousands of studies that have been published on mindfulness, and identified what data we should pay attention to, and what we should ignore as hype. They also reveal the latest results from Davidson’s own lab: data that point to what the future of mind-training methods should be.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 09, 2017
How to Fight Hackers, With Former Black-Hat Hacker Hector Monsegur
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The Equifax hack has made one thing clear: all of us are vulnerable to these kinds of attacks. But how can you keep your information (and money) safe? What steps should you take to protect yourself? To find out, we brought in Hector Monsegur, former black-hat hacker, now Director of Assessment Services at Rhino Labs—and one of our favorite guests from the past year. He tells us what companies like Equifax should do to keep us safe(r), who he thinks might be behind it, what we should look out for after an attack, and how we can prevent hacks like this one from causing too much damage.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 04, 2017
How to Figure Out Your Personality Type, With Gretchen Rubin
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This week we're talking about personality tests. You know: those tests that ask you personal questions about your philosophy of life or your behavior or your ethics, and then tell you what kind of person you are. How much do they really reveal? And what does our desire to take them say about us? We'll be talking with a good friend of The Upgrade—and our first repeat guest—#1 New York Times best-selling author Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen is the author of the brand-new book “The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (And Other People's Lives Better,Too).” Then we'll be joined by some of the Lifehacker staff to talk about our own results on a couple of popular personality tests: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which uses Jungian theory to determine your personality type, and The Dark Triad Test, which purports to tell you how malevolent you are compared to the rest of the population. And producer Levi Sharpe takes to the streets to ask people what personality tests have (or haven’t) told them about themselves.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 25, 2017
How to Prevent Your Mind From Being Hacked, With Robert Lustig
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Dr. Robert Lustig joins us in the studio to talk about his new book, “The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains.” Dr. Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist who is also author of the book “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.” He talks to us about how corporate interests have worked to keep us addicted to pleasure—and how our addictions have robbed us of happiness.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 18, 2017
How to Detect Bullshit, With Carl Bergstrom & Jevin West
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This week we’re talking about bullshit: what it is, how to detect it, and how to call it out. First, staff writer Nick Douglas joins us for a rousing game of “Two Truths and a Lie.” Then we talk to Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West, professors at the University of Washington who teach a course called Calling Bullshit. Finally, Alice talks about why we're so susceptible to bullshit with staff writer Beth Skwarecki, who writes the Bullshit Resistance School column on Lifehacker.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 11, 2017
How to Be Smarter, Faster and Better, With Charles Duhigg (RECAST)
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This is a recast of the week Charles Duhigg joined us to discuss the science of productivity. He's a Pulitzer-winning reporter for the New York Times and best-selling author, most recently of Smarter Faster Better, which plumbs the science of productivity. He talks with us about how you can motivate yourself to do horrible things like answer email, why some pilots crash planes when things go wrong and others don't, and why you want at least two women on any team you're on. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 04, 2017
How to Get Smart About Microdosing, With Ayelet Waldman & Paul Austin
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This week we're talking about microdosing: the use of relatively low doses of psychedelics, like LSD and psilocybin mushroom,&nbsp; to improve mood, focus and productivity in daily life. We spoke with author Ayelet Waldman, whose monthlong experiment with microdosing pulled her out of suicidal depression; psychedelics advocate Paul Austin; and psychologist Dr. Ingmar Gorman, who specializes in "psychedelic psychotherapy" and substance use treatment.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 28, 2017
How to Be a Clean Person, with Jolie Kerr
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We're talking about personal hygiene with professional clean person Jolie Kerr. Jolie’s been a cleaning expert for Esquire, Deadspin and The Hairpin, and she’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book, My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha. Starting this week, she’ll be writing a column for Lifehacker's parenting vertical, Offspring, on how to be a clean parent. In this episode, she’ll answer questions from our audience on how to handle stinky feet, weird breath, and the other embarrassing issues we all deal with (but don’t want to admit to).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 21, 2017
How to Have a Better Sex Life, with Cleo Stiller
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This week Cleo Stiller, host of Fusion TV's "Sex Right Now," joins us to talk about how porn is affecting our sex lives, what happens when men get menstrual cramps, and to introduce us to a Fitbit for your penis. We also talk to sex therapist Sari Cooper about how to keep intimacy alive in long-term relationships.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 14, 2017
How to Be Less Rude, With the Lifehacker Staff
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The entire Lifehacker staff convened in New York City and gathered in the studio this week to answer etiquette questions sent in by our readers. Want to know how often you should acknowledge a coworker in the office hallway? How to politely exit a conversation? Or how to tell a spouse that he’s a bit of a mansplainer? Lucky for you, we have all the answers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 07, 2017
How to Tell a Story, with Alan Alda and The Moth’s Catherine Burns
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This week, Alan Alda and The Moth’s Catherine Burns join us to talk about storytelling. What makes a good story? What makes a good storyteller? How can we use storytelling to communicate better, to sell people on our ideas, to make people like us?<br><br>Actor, director, screenwriter, author and science advocate Alan Alda is the founder of the Alda Center for Communicating Science and Alda Communication Training, which trains scientists and businesspeople to use improv in order to more effectively get their ideas across. Catherine Burns is artistic director of The Moth, the non-profit dedicated to the art and craft of stories told live and without notes. We talk with both about the magic and science of storytelling and effective communication. Additionally, Lifehacker staff writer Beth Skwarecki speaks with a children’s librarian about how best to tell a bedtime story, and Lifehacker staff writer Nick Douglas schools us on Dan Harmon’s guide to structuring any written story.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 31, 2017
How to Stay Safe, with Steve Casner
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We spoke with Steve Casner, author of the book CAREFUL: A User’s Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds. Steve is a research psychologist with NASA who studies how and why we get hurt in our everyday activities: whether we’re chopping vegetables, climbing ladders, or just walking down the street. We found out how we can stay safe without hiding in bed all day—and why we should embrace our bad attitudes.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 24, 2017
How to Tell If You're Dating a Psychopath with Jen Waite & Michael Stone
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This week we're talking about psychopaths: what exactly is a psychopath, how to identify them and what to do if you suspect you might be dating one. We talk with Jen Waite, author of A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal about her marriage to someone who turned out to embody the textbook definition of a psychopath, as well Columbia University professor of psychiatry Michael Stone about the clinical and forensic applications of the psychopathy spectrum.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 17, 2017
How to Turn Your Awkwardness Into a Social Asset, With Ty Tashiro
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Ty Tashiro, relationship expert and author of Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome, joins us in the studio to talk about how the same traits that make us socially anxious and cause embarrassing faux pas can actually be beneficial. We also get people to spill about their most awkward moments, and take a look at the ways that technology has made things awkward (and what we can do about it) in the digital age.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 10, 2017
How to Have Good Taste in Wine, With Marissa Ross
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Marissa Ross, the official wine columnist for Bon Appétit and author of the book “Wine. All the Time: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking,” joins us in the studio to talk about (what else?) wine: how to buy it, how to talk about it, and most importantly, how to enjoy drinking it.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 03, 2017
How to Find Out People's Secrets, With Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
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We’re living in a time of secrets. Whether it’s the health-care bill, Russia’s secret connection with our recent election, or the lies we all tell, secrets plague all of us. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of “Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are” explains what the Internet can tell us about the prejudices, fears, and fetishes we’re hiding. We talk with our Lifehacker writers about a Reddit thread where Redditors shared secrets that, if revealed, would ruin people’s lives. Psychiatrist Eileen Wachter visits the studio to discuss the psychological effects of keeping secrets. And our producer takes to the streets to find out what sort of secrets we’ve been keeping for other people.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 26, 2017
How to Be Emotionally Correct, With Sally Kohn
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Sally Kohn, political commentator, columnist, and one of our leading progressive voices, joins us in the studio to discuss the state of our (deeply divided) union—and how we can come together despite our differences.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 19, 2017
How to Not Give a Shit with Comedian Samantha Irby
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This week we chatted with Samantha Irby, comedian, writer, the mastermind behind the blog “Bitches Gotta Eat” and the author of the new collection of essays “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life,” as well as the collection “Meaty.” We crowned her as the voice of her generation, talked marriage and the Bachelorette, and found out why she dedicated her book to Klonopin.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 12, 2017
How to Find Real Love With Sharon Salzberg
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Sharon Salzberg is one of the people who brought Buddhist meditation and mindfulness practice to the West and into mainstream culture. She co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and is the&nbsp; author of nine books, including the New York Times best seller <em>Real Happiness</em>, her seminal work, <em>Lovingkindness</em>, and her new book, which comes out tomorrow, <em>Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection.</em>&nbsp; Sharon joined us in the studio to talk about her new book, meditation, love, shame, heartbreak, and compassion.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 05, 2017
How to Be an Adult With Andy Boyle
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Andy Boyle is a writer, comedian, and web developer who has gone viral on the Internet multiple times. He’s also the author of the new book “Adulthood for Beginners: All the Life Secrets Nobody Bothered to Tell You.” Andy joined us in the studio to talk about how he went viral, and all of the things he wished he knew as a young adult to make him a better and fuller person.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 29, 2017
How to Protect Yourself Online with Hector Monsegur
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Hector Monsegur is a reformed black-hat hacker. Under the alias Sabu, he hacked corporations, news organizations, and Middle Eastern governments. After he was caught, Hector became an informant for the FBI; now he makes a living helping companies avoid getting hacked. Hector joined us in the studio to talk about all the ways we put ourselves at risk of being the next hacking victim, and how we can protect ourselves and our data.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 22, 2017
How to Be a Tech Podcast God with Leo Laporte
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Legendary tech guru Leo Laporte joins us to discuss what it means to be a geek, the mainstreaming of geek culture, why we must fight for our (geek) rights, and how he built an enormous—and enormously successful—podcast network. You can find the show notes and all episodes at <a href="http://www.lifehacker.com/theshow">http://www.lifehacker.com/theshow</a>.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 15, 2017
How to Hack Happiness With Gretchen Rubin
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Gretchen Rubin practically invented the concept of hacking your happiness. She's the author of The Happiness Project, host of the podcast Happier with Grethen Rubin, and for years has been exploring the good habits that bring joy to everyday life. She's here to chat about how we can get happy and stay that way. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 08, 2017
How to Eat Less Meat, With Brian Kateman
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There are a lot of reasons why we should eat less meat, but most of us don’t want to quit cold turkey. And that’s okay. We’re talking with Brian Kateman to learn why we should consider cutting back on our meat consumption, including both health and environmental benefits, even if we don’t go full-on vegetarian. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 01, 2017
Why Some People Are Born Anxious, With Daniel Keating
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Do you ever feel like you’re just hard-wired for stress and anxiety? According to psychology professor Daniel Keating, how we deal with stress may be determined while we’re still in the womb. We’re talking with Daniel about how our early development can affect the way we deal with stress throughout life and what we can do about it. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 24, 2017
How to Keep Your Healthcare, With Planned Parenthood
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The future of healthcare in America is uncertain but Planned Parenthood is continuing their mission to provide preventative care, contraception counseling, family planning, and more to whoever needs it. In this week’s show we discuss what you can do to maintain your own access to healthcare, Planned Parenthood’s role, and what can you do to show your support. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 17, 2017
How to Hack Your Brain, With the Bulletproof Exec Dave Asprey
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Dave Asprey, otherwise known as the Bulletproof Exec, has spent decades experimenting with ways to optimize his mind and body. You might know him best as the guy who says you should put butter in your coffee, but that’s just one part of a whole lifestyle he’s created for himself and his enthusiastic followers. This week we’re talking with him about his latest book and what we can do to almost literally hack our brains. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 10, 2017
How to Drive, With Jalopnik's Kristen Lee
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Everyone seems to think they’re a great driver but your scuffed bumper might disagree. How can we learn to improve our driving in the age of infinite distractions? Do you even need to own a car these days? We’re talking with Jalopnik writer Kristen Lee about cars in the city, safer driving, and virtues of manual transmissions. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2017
How to Be Less Stupid About Money, With Felix Salmon
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Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion and co-host of Slate’s Money podcast, is our guest this week. We discuss banks debt, credit cards and other things you think are totally boring but we somehow make wildly entertaining. Plus, we've got a wine recommendation for when you're feeling flush. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2017
How to Be Smarter, Faster and Better, With Charles Duhigg
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Charles Duhigg joins us this week to discuss the science of productivity. He's a Pulitzer-winning reporter for the New York Times and best-selling author, most recently of Smarter Faster Better, which plumbs the science of productivity. He talks with us about how you can motivate yourself to do horrible things like answer email, why some pilots crash planes when things go wrong and others don't, and why you want at least two women on any team you're on. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2017
How to Use Improv to Change Your Life, With Ed Herbstman & Hannah Chase
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This week on The Upgrade we're discussing how you can apply the principles of improvisational comedy to your life and work. Improv laid the foundation for many of our favorite comedy stars but it's more than just silly theater games. On this episode we're talking with Ed Herbstman, co-founder of the Magnet Theater and Hannah Chase, an improv teacher and performer, about how the lessons of improv apply to life itself. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2017
How to Survive Starting a New Job, With Lifehacker's New Editor-in-Chief
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This week on The Upgrade we're starting fresh and discussing what you should and shouldn't do when you begin working at a new job. It's an exciting but daunting prospect when you set foot in a brand new office--there's room to grow, along with plenty of opportunities to embarrass yourself. We talk with Adrian Granzella Larssen, editor-in-chief of The Muse, to learn the dos and don'ts of starting a new job. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 06, 2017
How to Choose Between Mac and Windows
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This week on The Upgrade we're taking a look at the latest iterations of the two major operating systems on the market: Windows 10 and macOS. Mac versus Windows is an old rivalry that goes back a couple of decades, with each OS offering unique advantages--and disadvantages. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2017
How to Make Your Voice Heard in Politics
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This week on The Upgrade we're learning how we can get involved with politics and make our voices heard even when it's not an election year. We discuss the best ways to reach out to your representatives, the efficacy of marches and demonstrations, and more. You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2017
How to Find Love on the Internet
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This week on The Upgrade we’re looking for love online and learning about the world of online dating, including the dos and don’ts of crafting the perfect dating profile. Looking for the show notes? You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2017
How to Find, Buy, and Upgrade the Perfect HDTV for You
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This week on The Upgrade, we show you how to shop for, buy, and set up a good HDTV for the big game--or for any game, movie night, or Netflix binge session. Looking for the show notes? You can find the show notes and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2017
Introducing: The Upgrade
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Welcome (back)! We're relaunching our podcast with a new name, new logo, new tips and tricks for getting things done.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 26, 2017
Selling Stuff Online, Android Phones, and Podcast Goodbyes
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This week on the podcast we're answering your questions about prepaid cellphone carriers, selling stuff online, and choosing Android phones—plus an announcement about the future of the Lifehacker podcast. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1557701694 (after 1:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2014
Android Skins, Amazon Fakes, and Expensive Cable Bills
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This week on the podcast, we're talking about the new Android service packs, streaming your movie collection with Google Drive, and OneNote vs Evernote. We're also answering your questions about fake items on Amazon, expensive cable bills, and backing up your files on Windows. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1552976757 (after 1:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2014
Broken Phones, Nintendo 64, and Bandwidth Hogs
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This week on the podcast, we're talking about Microsoft OneNote's big overhaul, what do to if you break your phone, and shortcuts every Windows user should know. We're also answering your questions about playing classic Nintendo 64 games, stopping housemates from hogging your internet, and buying the right cable modem. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1548149429 (after 1:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2014
Ban Telemarketers, Get a Job You Love, and (Don't) Speed Read
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This week on the podcast we're talking about the scam that is speed reading, taking a pay cut to work the job you really want, and getting rid of telemarketers. We're also answering your questions about anonymity online, streaming video from your home to your hotel, and starting a podcast. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1543211654 (after 1:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2014
The Best TV Streaming Apps, Steam Sharing, and Camera Comparisons
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This week on the podcast, we're talking about Steam's new sharing feature, the best TV streaming services, and communication mistakes every couple makes. We're also answering your questions about Android battery life, how real cameras stack up to phones, and finding out how much data you use at home. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1537967187 (after 1:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 06, 2014
Apple's Security Flaw, Secret Job Hunts, and Gamify Everything
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This week on the podcast, we're talking about Apple's iOS and OS X security flaw, the new Dropbox terms of service you should opt out of, and gamifying everything in your life. We're also answering your questions about LastPass' security, job hunting in secret, and making money in your spare time. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1532718322 (after 1:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime). If you got a weird copy of this podcast that was missing some audio, it should be fixed now! Just re-download the file to get the correct one.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2014
Password Hacks, Downloading Movies Legally, and Bluetooth Headphones
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This week on the podcast we're talking about everybody getting hacked, the best browser for privacy, and sex myths debunked. We're also answering questions about downloading movies legally, cheap tablets for students, and the best Bluetooth headphones. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1527099370 (after 1:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2014
Comcast Fiascos, Eating Healthy on a Budget, and Multi-Monitor Gaming
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This week on the podcast, we're talking about Comcast getting hacked and merging with Time Warner, how to start exercising when you're already overweight, and modding headphones for better sound. We're also answering your questions about eating healthy on a budget, gaming with multiple monitors, and what Windows' "Power Saver" features really do. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1522328715 (after 1:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2014
Facebook Deletion, Flickr Automation, and Cheap Media Centers
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This week on the podcast, we're answering your questions about deleting old Facebook posts, automating Flickr uploads, and cheap ways to get a Plex media center. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1517617259 (after 1:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2014
Blocked Videos, DIY Cable Management, and Internet Speed
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This week on the podcast, we’re talking about web sites listening to your microphone, explaining tech to the uninitiated, and why media companies block content overseas. We’re also answering your questions about DIY cable management, internet speeds, and building a new computer. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1512576865 (after 1:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2014
Browser Malware, Chromecast Streaming, and Life Lessons from Warcraft
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This week on the podcast, we're talking about Chrome extensions becoming malware, free alternatives to LogMeIn, and Life lessons from World of Warcraft. We're also answering your questions about organizing your iTunes library, streaming from a Chromecast, and buying a used MacBook Air. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1507597532 (after 1:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 23, 2014
Winamp’s Back, Net Neutrality Showdown, and Bedtime Technology
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This week on the podcast, we're talking about the return of Winamp, the new ruling on Net Neutrality laws, and why you make bad decisions when you're attracted to someone. We're also answering your questions about combining cloud storage space, using technology in bed, and cooling your home in the hot summer. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1502847880 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2014
Cellphone Carrier Bonanza, Fast Android Updates, and Cheap Chromebooks
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This week on the podcast we’re talking about making your own food substitute, why fast Android updates don’t matter anymore, and a whole bunch of cell carrier announcements. We’re also answering your questions about salvaging old computer parts, saving your Android battery life, and whether or not Chromebooks can work as primary laptops. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1498059539 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2014
Holiday Special No. 2: Health, Debt, and Credit Scores
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This week on the podcast we're talking to osteopathic physician and director of ​Examine.com, ​Dr. Spencer Nadolsky, to answer your health questions. We're also talking to ​Rod Ebrahimi, CEO of debt management site ​ReadyForZero.com to solve all sorts of personal finance problems, from credit scores to student loans.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 31, 2013
Holiday Podcast Special No. 1: Apartments, Real Estate, and Nutrition
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This week on the podcast we're talking to former landlord and property owner Bruce Dachis and Las Vegas-based registered dietician Andy Bellatti to get expert answers to your questions. We'll have another expert podcast next week before returning to our regular format, only at a new time: 10:00 AM PT. Stay tuned!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 26, 2013
Cellphone Tracking, Beats by Dre Headphones, and Lots of Travel Tips
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This week on the podcast we’re talking about Target stores getting hacked, the emergence of SteamOS, and how to stop your phone from tracking you. We’re also answering your questions about Beats by Dre headphones, making travel suck less, and fixing audiobook problems in iTunes. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1486761466 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2013
Buying Suits, Breaking Gadgets, and Getting Things Done with Jay-Z
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This week on the podcast we’re talking about buying a versatile suit for any occasion, how cholesterol works, and Jay-Z’s best productivity tips. We’re also answering your questions about ditching iPhoto, salvaging your product keys from Microsoft Office, and replacing your broken iPod’s screen. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1477478271 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2013
Winamp Closes Down, Laptop Manufacturers Ranked, and iOS Controllers
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This week on the podcast we're talking about Winamp shutting down, laptop reliability, and training Google Now for better suggestions. We're also answering your questions about Factory resets on Android, video game controllers on iOS, and whether you should build a NAS. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1469261262 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 21, 2013
The Lifehacker 2013 Thanksgiving Special
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We're out celebrating Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean you have to go without a podcast! This week we're answering a backlog of your questions on comparing Android ROMs, turning email newsletters into an RSS feed, finding ebook deals, and tons more! On top of that, we also brought in a special guest: Carol Miller from Butterball Turkey joins us to answer just about everything you'd need to know about preparing a bird for the holidays.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 15, 2013
The Science of Breakups, Hangouts vs. Voice, and Muting Twitter Users
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This week on the podcast we're talking about making the airport suck less, the science behind breakups and how to make them better, and what it really takes to switch to Linux. We're also answering your questions about Google Hangouts vs. Google Voice, broken laptops, silencing users on Twitter. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1464785352 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 15, 2013
Google Overload, Cheap PC Games, and Essential Computer Building Tips
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This week on the podcast we’re talking about tons of Google news, finding great deals on PC games, and essential times for first-time computer builders. We’re also answering your questions about migrating iPhone data to Android, overriding annoying YouTube defaults, and improving sound quality on a MacBook Pro. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1460476491 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2013
Android KitKat, iPad Upgrades, and Evil Tips Galore
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This week on the podcast we’re talking about the new features in Android KitKat, evil tips from millionaires, and how to mooch off of your friends. We’re also answering your questions about tracking someone down online, changing your home address on Google Maps, and when you should upgrade your iPad and Windows 8. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1456415870 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 31, 2013
Cheap Amazon Goods, Great Headphones, and Too Much Apple
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This week we’re talking about everything Apple did, whether or not you should buy all your stuff on Amazon, and how to donate to charity without giving money. We’re also answering your questions about making iOS 7’s Calendar app suck less, picking great headphones, and whether or not Flickr’s free storage is too good to be true. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1451780260 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 24, 2013
Windows and Ubuntu Updates, Android Security, and Health Myths Galore
4657
This week on the podcast we’re talking about all the new stuff in Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10, Android security, and the truth behind 10 prolific health myths. We’re also answering your questions about waking up effectively in the morning, planning household chores, and if using the great email client Sparrow is worthwhile Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1447375369 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 17, 2013
IOS 7 Bugs, Podcast Downloaders, and Horrible Cellphone Reception
3463
This week on the podcast we’re talking about all the bugs in iOS 7, time saving Android shortcuts you should be using, and how to find your parked car when you lose it. We’re also answering your questions about migrating a scattered iTunes collection to a new computer, improving cellular reception when you have none, and automatically downloading podcasts on your iPhone. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1443615018 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime). <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 10, 2013
Customized Androids, Prepaid Cellphone Plans, and Refurbished Laptops
5043
This week on the podcast we're talking about how manufacturers cheat on smartphone benchmarks, creating your own customized version of Android, and awesome URL tricks for YouTube. We're also answering your questions about prepaid cellphone plans, buying refurbished laptops, and syncing your podcast feeds between Android and iOS. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1440865980 (after 5:00 PM PT the day of the show) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 03, 2013
Smartphone Upgrades, Office Productivity, and the Laptop Conundrum
4546
This week on the podcast we’re talking about whether it’s worth upgrading your phone every six months, how to be productive at work when everything is blocked, and which build of XBMC you should use on your Raspberry Pi. We’re also answering your questions about making your own ringtones, a good video camera app for Android, and if you should replace your laptop-desktop combo with just one powerful laptop. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1405300681 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 26, 2013
IOS 7 Madness, Android Widgets, and Quitting a Job You Hate
3570
This week on the podcast we're talking about a little bit of iOS news, why you should take another look at widgets on Android, and how to survive inside of Apple's walled garden. We're also answering your questions about power line ethernet adapters, how to quit a job that you hate, and getting notifications for messages Facebook doesn't deem worthy. Looking for the show notes? You can always find them after 5:00 PM PT at http://lifehacker.com/theshow.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 19, 2013
IOS 7, Making Extra Money, and Awesome Hidden Google Features
4562
This week on the podcast we're talking about iOS 7 and the new iPhones (briefly), making money in your spare time, and a few lesser-used Google services with awesome hidden features. We're also answering your questions about smartphone protection plans, using one keyboard with multiple computers, and power cycling electronics automatically. (Also, lots of immature humor. Sorry about that. Sort of.) You can find the show notes to this show and every show we've ever done after 5:00 PM PT on the day of the podcast (Thursday!) after 5:00 PM PT at http://lifehacker.com/theshow.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 12, 2013
Android KitKat, Netflix Hacks, and Laptop Docking Stations
4146
This week on the podcast we’re talking about Android’s new KitKat obsession, speeding up your old iPhone or iPad, and turning your phone into the ultimate alarm clock. We’re also answering your questions about hacking Netflix, removing file duplicates, and docking your MacBook without spending a fortune. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1259676130 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 05, 2013
Tiny Apartment Hacks, Selling Your Smartphone, and Productive Pooping
3782
This week on the podcast we’re talking about hacking your tiny apartment, making the most on a smartphone sale, and buying parts for your custom PC. We’re also answering your questions about consolidating music libraries, putting speakers in the shower, and toggling the cellular radio on your Android. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1223730631 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 29, 2013
YouTube Ads, BitTorrent Privacy, and the Best Ereaders
4283
This week on the podcast we’re talking about blocking YouTube ads, the difference between antivirus and anti-malware, and app updates galore. We’re also answering your questions about international calling on the cheap, how to pick a Windows laptop, and BitTorrent privacy. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at LINK (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 22, 2013
Encrypted Emails, Best College Laptops, and the Office Software Battle Royale
3992
This week on the podcast we’re talking about encrypted email, whether Microsoft Office or LibreOffice deserves your download, and why you should ditch photo management software. We’re also answering your questions about making an awesome podcast, the best laptops for college, and which password manager you should use. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/1150817105 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2013
The Merits of Lifehacking, Amazon Prime, and IFTTT for iPhone
4520
This week on the podcast we're talking about the merits of Lifehacking, IFTTT for iPhone, and Amazon Prime. Also, Chrome's horribly insecure password manager. We're also answering your questions about Blu-ray ripping, syncing to multiple cloud services, and migrating from Picasa to Flickr. Show notes go up on Lifehacker at 5:00 PM PT every Thursday, and you can find all the show notes for every episode at http://lifehacker.com/theshow.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2013
Tough Decisions, Resume Lies, Personal Rituals, and Ditching Cable
3467
This week on the podcast we’re talking about making tough decisions, lying on your resume, and the health benefits of personal rituals. We’re also answering your questions about ditching cable, hooking up tons of monitors to your laptop, and finding a career that you love. You'll find the show notes at http://lifehacker.com/993801681 after 5:00 PM PT and the show notes archive at http://lifehacker.com/tag/the-show. Thanks for listening!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 01, 2013
Android 4.3, Chromecast, DSLR Secrets, and the Ultimate Photoshop Rig
2935
This week on the podcast we're talking about Android 4.3, the new Chromecast device from Google, and how stores are tracking you through your phone. We're also answering your questions about mechanical keyboards, when to use apps instead of mobile sites, and building the ultimate Photoshop PC.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 25, 2013
Crappy AT&T Plans, Airbnb Disasters, and the Transforming Go Bag
3384
This week on the podcast we're talking about AT&T's crappy new smartphone upgrade plans, the awesome secret stuff you can get on Monoprice, and how to survive an Airbnb disaster. We're also answering your questions about Mac Wi-Fi issues, MP3 tagging, and transforming go bags.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 18, 2013
Google Maps Reborn, the Steam Summer Sale, and Organizing 3000 Bookmarks
2580
This week on the podcast we’re talking about the biggest changes to Google Maps for Android, T-Mobile's crazy new Jump plan, and how to make the best of the Steam Summer Sale. We’re also answering your questions about securing your computer with a flash drive, reading PDFs on the iPad, and organizing your giant mess of bookmarks. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at lifehacker.com/748514951 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 11, 2013
Google Reader Alternatives, Windows 8.1, and Lots of Gaming
4063
This week on the podcast we’re talking about all the new stuff in Windows 8.1, the imminent death of Google Reader, and gaming consoles from the past and future. We’re also answer your questions about home servers, wirelessly mirroring your computer screen, and syncing your music with Android. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/603120040 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 27, 2013
Productivity Myths Debunked, Smart Watches, and the Joys of Feedly
4680
This week on the podcast we're debunking productivity myths, checking out smart watches, and migrating Google Reader to Feedly. We're also answering your questions about the future of Wi-Fi (802.11ac), getting your parents off of AOL, and using a TV as a computer monitor. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/523344036 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 20, 2013
Apple's Surfing and Easter Party, Voice Commands, and Government Spies
4366
This week on the podcast we're talking about all of Apple's big announcements, the unseen beauty of voice commands, and government spies. We're also answering your questions about downgrading an iPhone, calling a coworker out on his or her BS, and common MacBook Wi-Fi issues. It's a long one, so either you're welcome or sorry! You'll find the show notes at http://lifehacker.com/513258559 at 5:00 PM PT and the show notes for all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 13, 2013
Mechanical Keyboards, Bad Bosses, and Saving Money When Building a Computer
3088
This week on the podcast we’re talking about the noisy glory of mechanical keyboards, detecting a bad boss before you take a job, and saving the most money when building a computer. We’re also answering your questions about mobile app security, Android launchers, and building your own NAS. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/511758632 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2013
Your Horrible Jobs, Healthy Habits, and Windows 8.1
3726
This week on the podcast we're talking about the return of the start button in Windows 8.1, healthy habits you should follow, and how to create an awesome do-anything home server with FreeNAS 8. We're also answering quite a few of your questions about difficult job situations. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/your-horrible-jobs-healthy-habits-and-windows-8-1-510560044 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 30, 2013
Google, Google, and More Google
4877
This week on the podcast we're talking about Google, Google, and more Google. Also, your questions about keeping to a budget, cold-emailing your dream job's company, and freeing up space on your iPhone.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 23, 2013
Adobe Kills Creative Suite, Cheap Retro Gaming, and Online Embarrassments
3352
This week on the show were discussing the death of Adobe Creative Suite, building a Raspberry Pi retro game console, and how you’re embarrassing yourself online. We’re also answering your questions about repurposing old Mac computers, the advantages of Dashlane over Lastpass, and how to beat the heat this summer. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/499076454 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 09, 2013
The Best Cellular Providers, How to Work from Home, and the Science of Cold Beer
3722
This week on the podcast we’re talking about costly plane tickets, the science behind cold beer, and the best computer builds for your budget. We’re also answering your questions about prepaid cellular providers, working from home, and external drives for backing up your laptop. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/487459494 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 02, 2013
Chrome Experiements, Facebook Filters, and Better Internet Access
3082
This week on the podcast we're experimenting with Google Chrome, finding the best internet service providers, and making your own battery-powered travel charger. We're also answering your questions about filtering out annoying Facebook posts, legally storing movies on your hard drive, and more. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/481319161 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 25, 2013
CISPA's Back, Clever Image Searches, and Ugly Computers
3146
This week on the podcast we're talking about CISPA returning to the House of Representatives, Clever uses for reverse image search, and building your first home theater. We're also answering questions about building computers, automating downloads, and the new Gmail compose window. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at lifehacker.com/5993684 (after 5:00 PM PT on Thursday) and all episodes at lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 18, 2013
49 YouTube Search Secrets, Facebook’s Offline Ad Tracking, and Freedom from Porn
3336
This week on the podcast we're talking with Trevor O'Brien, product manager at YouTube, to answer your burning YouTube-related questions and learn some search secrets. We're also discussing Google's tools to help your plan your digital afterlife, blocking porn on your Android, and the difference between all those different ethernet cables. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5994398 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2013
Cooking Mistakes, Unlimited Data, and Syncing Music to Your Car
3178
This week on the podcast we're talking about the cooking mistakes everybody makes, creating your own private cloud syncing service, and which Linux distro is better for beginners. We're also answering questions about reusing old file cabinets, keeping your unlimited data after Verizon takes it away, and syncing music to a flash drive for your car. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at lifehacker.com/5993684 (after 5:00 PM PT on Thursday) and all episodes at lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 04, 2013
Paranoid Workers, Syncing Nightmares, and Advice from a Landlord
2736
This week on the podcast we're just answering questions about everything from spying employers to Dropbox duplicates to many things you wish you could ask your landlord. We covered a ton of different topics this week, so come check it all out! Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5991839 (after 5:00 PM PT on Thursday) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2013
Sleep Problems, Efficient Packing, Janky Yet Awesome Life Hacks, and Google Keep
3597
This week on the podcast we’re talking about the crazy things you do in your sleep, how to pack an insanely efficient travel bag, and the jankiest lifehacks that actually work. We’re also answering your questions about old Android batteries, OS X’s built-in handwriting recognition, and Google’s new note taking and universal capture service. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5991735 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 21, 2013
The Impending Death of Google Reader, To Pirate or Not to Pirate, and the Beauty of Evernote
3795
This week on the podcast Whitson discovers he was using Evernote wrong, Thorin realizes he stopped pirating media by accident, and Dachis learns fancy toothpaste is a waste of money. Also, we discuss alternatives to the moribund Google Reader and, as always, answer your questions. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5990598 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 14, 2013
The Big, Bad Question Backlog Episode
2862
This week on the show we're getting to a backlog of all your questions, from jailbreak hacks to transcribing meetings to weird eBay auctions. We covered a ton this week, so come check it all out!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 07, 2013
Facebook Annoyances, Retrieving Stolen Laptops, and Six-Strike Safety
3397
This week on the podcast we’re talking about Facebook annoyances, tracking stolen gadgets, and how much water you actually need. We’re also answering your questions about streaming from XBMC over the web, sharing music with your significant other, and how the six-strike law can impact you. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5987657 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 28, 2013
Achieve Inbox Zero, Optimize Your Gaming Rig, and Get Advice for Your First Job
3515
This week on the podcast we’re talking about getting to inbox zero in one hour flat, the advice you need for your first job, and tweaking your gaming rig’s settings for optimal performance. We’re also answering your questions about how much RAM a Macbook can handle, how to travel internationally without incurring huge data roaming charges, and whether or not Chromebooks are worthwhile. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5985992 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 21, 2013
Putting Unlimited Data to Good Use, Why We Give Google So Much Information, and the Return of CISPA
3306
This week on the podcast we’re talking about the return of CISPA, re-installing Windows 8, and working an on-call job without losing your mind. We’re also answering your questions about why we give Google so much information, how to use unlimited data effectively, and syncing your files over your local network without the aid of a cloud storage service. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5983721 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2013
The Pains and Pleasures of Jailbreaking, Live TV on XBMC, and the Best Phones for Little Old Ladies
3351
This week on the podcast we’re talking about the pains and pleasures of jailbreaking your iPhone and how to record and watch live TV through XBMC. We’re also answering your questions about finding cross-platform software alternatives, the best phone for a little old lady. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5982515 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 07, 2013
Recording Calls, Rooting Your Android, Career Insurance, and the DHMO Threat
3231
This week on the podcast we’re talking about future-proofing your job, automatic extreme couponing, and rooting your Android. We’re also answering your questions about the purpose of 4G cellular data, building or buying a new computer, and recording phone calls. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5980572 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 31, 2013
Do Everything With a Raspberry Pi, Switch to an Online Bank, and Get a Job You Love
2891
This week on the podcast we’re talking about everything you can do with a raspberry pi, what documents you need to shred, and whether or not an online bank is worth the hassle. We’re also answering your questions about getting a job you actually like, the legality of DVD ripping, and making your iPhone more power-efficient. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5978779 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 24, 2013
Disaster Survival, Cable Wrangling, Online Guitar Lessons, and Better Cooking in the Microwave
2837
This week on the podcast we’re discussing Facebook’s new graph search, how to survive natural disasters, and how to microwave food without ruining it. We’re also answering your questions about using multiple calendars, learning guitar online, and much more. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5976745 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime). Also, you can watch the recorded live (unedited) broadcast here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ICuodsCQg4<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 17, 2013
Going Paperless for Tax Season, the Best Time to Buy Anything in 2013, and Foiling RFID Thieves
2699
This week on the podcast we’re talking about the best times to buy anything in 2013, negotiating when you’re a nervous mess, and Craigslist’s new maps view. We’re also answering your questions about going paperless for tax season, managing a shared budget on Android and iOS devices, and literally foiling RFID thieves. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5974754 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 10, 2013
Better Sleep, Breaking Bad Habits, and the Cheapest Ways to Buy a Smartphone
2895
This week on the podcast we’re talking a look back at 2012, learning about sleeping well instead of just sleeping more, and finding out if cheap furniture is really worth your money. We’re also answering your questions about buying cheap smartphones, sticking to your New Year’s resolutions, and whether or not anyone still syncs. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5972933 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 03, 2013
Ask Lifehacker Live!
3715
This week we a had a special live show. Despite some technical difficulties, we answered as many questions you posted as we could over the course of an hour. The minimal show notes are available at http://lifehacker.com/5969601 right now. You can also watch the video recording of the podcast if you want from that page, too!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 20, 2012
Special Report: Usenet Indexers Close Up Shop
2472
On this week's podcast we're having a discussion with Derek Bambauer, associate professor of law at Arizona State University. We'll be discussing the war between content providers and content pirates in light of the recent closure of Usenet's two primary indexers. Remember, December is the month of special episodes! This week we've got our Usenet special report, but next week we're having a live show on Google Hangouts. We'll post the recording like any regular episode when all is said and done, but if you want to get involved and ask a question keep an eye out for the live session around 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 20th.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2012
Busted Productivity Myths, Avoiding Awkward Conversations, and the Apps We Couldn’t Live Without
3277
This week on the podcast we’re talking about common productivity myths, how well gadgets survive under extreme temperatures in a car, and how to pitch an idea effectively. We’re also answering your questions about getting out of awkward conversations, how to use GitHub, the apps we couldn’t live without, and more. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at LINK (after 1:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 06, 2012
The Best Holiday Gifts and Deals, Facebook’s Fake Privacy Notice, and Noisy Neighbors
2942
This week on the podcast we’re talking about the inevitable shopping season and how to get some great deals as well as plenty of free stuff. We’re also answering your questions about DSLR lenses, noisy neighbors, keeping your gadgets clean when you’re sick, and much more. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5963666 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 29, 2012
Spy Tricks, Better Printed Photos, and Contract-Free Smartphones
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This week on the podcast we’re talking all about spying, lying, and boosting your powers of observation and deduction. We’re also answering your questions about the quirks of Windows 8 laptops, getting better photo prints, and buying your smartphone contract-free. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5960910 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 15, 2012
Tablets vs. Laptops, Frequent Smartphone Upgrades, and Cookware for Beginners
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This week on the podcast we’re discussing whether or not a Windows Surface can replace your laptop, how to frequently upgrade your smartphone on the cheap, and the Twitter password leak. We’re also answering your questions about cookware for beginners, upgrading or clean installing Windows 8, and making smartphone alerts actually useful. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5958623 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 08, 2012
All About Windows 8, Google’s Nexus Line, and Surviving Hurricane Sandy
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This week on the podcast we’re talking about our special relationship with Hurricane Sandy, everything you need to know about Windows 8, and Google’s latest crew of Nexus phones and tablets. We’re also answering your questions about shredding files on an SSD, judging app security, removing background noise from a video, and other great podcasts you can listen to. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://updates.lifehacker.com/post/34782089064 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (at least you can next week, once our data center is back online).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 01, 2012
Here Comes Windows 8, New Apple Hardware, and Super Home Theater PCs
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This week on the podcast we’re talking about Windows 8, Apple’s new hardware, freedom of speech on the internet, and how to make a good impression at a new job. We’re also answering your questions about building a super home theater PC plus PVR combo, journaling in Dropbox, and printing from your Android tablet. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5954937 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 25, 2012
The Dark Side of Getting Things Done, Spliced Headphones, and Free Mobile Hotspots
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It’s evil week on the podcast and we’re looking at the dark side of getting things done. We’ll help you become a productive dictator, get out-of-warranty repairs, free internet, and the best cheap pizza you can microwave. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5951115 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 18, 2012
Hack Your Brain for Motivation, Buy Two Computers to Save Money, and Poop
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This week on the podcast we’re finding ways to keep you motivated, learning that buying two computers can be cheaper than one, and the least horrible ways to get poop and other disgusting crap off your body. Also, we’re answering your questions about archiving digital photos, accessing streaming media from remote countries, and more. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5950741 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 11, 2012
Overclocking Laptops, Handling Career Burnout, and the Cost of Charging a Smartphone
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This week on the podcast we’re weighing the pros and cons of overclocking a laptop, helping a listener cope with career burnout, and recovering lost iTunes purchases. We’re also answering extra questions and offering up our favorite downloads and tips of the week. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5946982 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 04, 2012
Facebook’s Tracking You (Again), Apple’s Magical Maps, and the Best Set Top Boxes
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This week on the podcast we’re talking about Facebook’s latest attempt to track everything you do (and what to do about it), coping with Apple’s new Maps app, and the best set top box for your needs. Also, we’re answering your questions about recovering stolen Android phones, taking iTunes with you on a thumb drive, and more. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5946982 (after 5:00 PM PT) and all episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 27, 2012
Windows 8 Tablets, Free iPhones, and Downloading All the Things
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This week we're talking about the many problems of iOS 6, the greatness of Windows 8 tablets, how you can download all the things, and much more. We're also answering your questions about formatting drives for a hackintosh, keeping desktop layouts in sync among several computers, and how to solve a Playstation Network identity crisis. Looking for the show notes? You can find this episode at http://lifehacker.com/5944625 (after 5:00 PM PT) and past episodes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow (anytime).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 20, 2012
Hacked Cameras, Coffee Addictions, and Apple’s Amazing Incredible New iThings
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This week on the podcast we’re talking about so much Apple stuff, but we’re also hacking cameras, fixing coffee addictions, solving mail archive issues, and figuring out how to gift a DD-WRT router.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 13, 2012
Kindles on Fire, Amazing Feats of Water Cooling, and Making People Tell the Truth
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This week on the podcast we’re talking about Amazon’s new pile of Kindles, water cooling your computer for super feats of overclocking, and rooting out lies. We’re also answering your questions about shutting down your computer, remapping function keys on your keyboard, and figuring out if brain training games actually work.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 06, 2012
Brain Power Ups, Two-Factor Authentication Everywhere, and Getting Pissed at Twitter
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This week on the podcast we’re powering up your brain, making your online life more secure with two-factor authentication, and figuring out why everyone’s pissed at Twitter. Also, we’re answering your questions about home automation, Linux on Macs, and a diet that actually helps you put on weight.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 30, 2012
Cheap Media Centers, Smarter Notifications, and a Less-Annoying YouTube
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This week on the podcast we're talking about building an amazing but cheap media center, upgrading your phone's notification system, and making YouTube less annoying. We're also answering your questions about BitTorrent privacy, converting audio files, sharing to-do lists, and playing loud music without annoying the rest of the world.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 23, 2012
Reviving Old Laptops, Migrating Google Data, and the Communal Tablet Problem
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This week on the podcast we're talking about reviving your old laptop, migrating Google data, using tablets as communal devices, and making grocery shopping suck a bit less. Also, we're answering your questions about our podcasting setup, migrating data between Windows installations, and if Dropbox is really the best file syncing solution out there. And more downloads!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2012
Strong Passwords Aren’t Enough, Craigslist Fails, and Staying Productive in a Demanding World
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This week on the podcast we’re discussing why strong passwords aren’t enough to keep you safe online anymore, Craigslist keeps ruining its reputation, and how to stay productive when you’re expected to be available all the time. Also, we’re answering your questions about password management, dual-booting, and remote torrenting.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2012
Microsoft Outlook Is Actually Awesome, Overcoming #NBCFail, and Sharing Music in a Cloud World
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This week we’re learning that Microsoft’s new Outloook webmail service is actually pretty awesome, that you can watch the olympics online, in real time, for free, and that Amazon’s CloudPlayer service is actually worth a look again. Also, we’re answering your questions about cloud music, uTorrent, and mobile Wi-Fi hotspots. For more information and links about the topics in this episode, check out the show notes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow. Show notes for every episode are posted on Mondays at 12:00 PM PT.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 06, 2012
Mountain Lion, new features, how to fix them and get them on Windows
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This week we're varying from the usual format (yes, again) and focusing on Apple's latest release, OS X Mountain Lion with some of the new features, how to prepare your Mac for the upgrade and how to tweak some of the annoyances that we found in the new OS. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 30, 2012
Streaming from Android to Android, Hacking a Nintendo DS, and the Impending Mountain Lion
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This week we’re realizing it doesn’t matter if AT&T charges for 3G Facetime because you should just use Skype, that there are several ways to stop biting your nails (including an app), and that you can trick your Android into streaming music to another Android. Also, we’re hacking a Nintendo DS. For more information and links about the topics in this episode, check out the show notes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow. Show notes for every episode are posted on Mondays at 12:00 PM PT. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 23, 2012
A Lifehacker Tips Box Special
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This week we’re foregoing the usual podcast format and talking to a variety of different people about the perfect salary for happiness, simple exercises you can do to move better, some of our favorite binder clips tricks, and a whole lot more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 16, 2012
Google, Google, Google, Finding a Sturdy Laptop Bag, and De-Spamming Your Inbox
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This week on the podcast, we’re talking about Google, Google, and more Google--specifically, the new features in Android 4.1 Jellybean, the Nexus Q, and Chrome for mobile. Also, we’ll help you choose a tablet and a laptop bag, plus deal with your email spam problems. The audio cuts out during the Nexus Q news story. For more information on the Nexus Q, read the article here: http://lifehacker.com/5921795/ <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 02, 2012
Microsoft Surface, Getting Started with Web Design, and Forcing Your Older TV into the Future
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This week on the podcast we’re taking a look at Microsoft Surface and the new features in Windows Phone 8, plus an surprising technology from Ford. We’re also answering questions about getting started with web design and making your older television set work with devices it doesn’t support. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 25, 2012
A Closer Look at iOS 6, Much Ado About Unlimited Data, and the Battle of the Home Theater Platforms
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This week on the podcast we’re discussing the ins and outs of Apple’s latest updates to their mobile and desktop operating systems, breaking warranties with Linux, and only sort of caring about the “death” of unlimited data. Also, we’re helping you decide if you should build an XBMC home theater PC or just get Google TV, figuring out if your iDevice will actually run the new features in iOS 6, and learning that you actually can build your own iPod. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 18, 2012
Survive a Compromised Password, Reinstall Windows Efficiently, and Build Your Own iPod
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This week on the podcast we’re discussing the Windows 8 Release Preview, iOS 5.1.1’s great new jailbreak, compromised passwords, and a lot more. Also we’ll be answering a couple of questions about reinstalling Windows, yet another inquiry about SSDs, and whether or not you can build your own iPod.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 11, 2012
Vibration Syndrome, Life in Hackerspace, and Free Wi-Fi for All
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This week on the podcast we’re learning about phantom vibrations in your pocket, free Wi-Fi for everyone (with cable internet), and life at your local hackerspace. Also, we’re solving Apple TV jailbreak problems, speeding up slow Windows boot times, and getting Chrome to keep your activity a secret. For more information and links about the topics in this episode, check out the show notes at http://lifehacker.com/theshow. Show notes for every episode are posted on Mondays at 12:00 PM PT. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 29, 2012
Google Balloons, Dead Software, and Productive Tablets
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This week on the podcast we’re talking about mapping out your neighborhood with a Google weather balloon, saying goodbye to software we love, and learning about Google’s new Knowledge Graph. Also, we’re answering questions about batch audio conversions, making tablets productive, having a say in what search engines say about you.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 21, 2012
A Better Bing: Personalized Search That Doesn’t Suck, the Best File Compression, and Sweaty Steve
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This week on the podcast we’re talking about Bing’s major overhaul, a few updates from Apple, and how to conduct a weekly review to get more done. Also, we’re answering questions about the best file compression formats, using Apple peripherals with Windows, and solving one hot man’s sweaty problem.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 14, 2012
Internet Explorer Doesn’t Suck? Microsoft’s Almost Winner, This Month’s Greatest Android, and Skype
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This week on the Lifehacker podcast we’re learning that Internet Explorer 9 isn’t the worst browser on the face of the planet. Also, the Galaxy SIII dominates this month’s best Android phone contest and we realize the Skype ringtone is the best there is. We answer questions about hybrid hard drives, show off a surge protector, and fix YouTube.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 07, 2012
Take It to the Cloud: Google Drive, Renting Adobe, and Living in Public
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This week on the Lifehacker podcast we’re comparing Google Drive to Dropbox, looking at the cost of renting Adobe software, and finding out what happens when you throw your privacy out the window. We’ve also got tips on learning to type better, finding free music, installing Windows on a Mac, and more. Plus a bunch of downloads and the biggest pile of Grid-Its you’ve ever seen.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 30, 2012
007: All in One: Home Theater In a Box, Why the MP3 Is Good Enough, and Preparing for Gmail Outages
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This week on the podcast, we're prepping for the next Gmail outage, learning a new language in a matter of months, and wondering if an all-in-one home theater is a good idea. We'll also figure out the best time to upgrade to an iPhone, the best format for your music, and how to fix one of Flash's biggest annoyances.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 23, 2012
006: Some Terms May Not Apply
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This week on the Ask Lifehacker podcast, we’re learning how music affects your ability to work, getting great deals on mobile apps, and protecting your passwords on public Wi-Fi networks. Also, Facebook blows a billion dollars on Instagram, terms of service contracts are no longer the ironclad documents companies wanted them to be, and a whole lot more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 17, 2012
005: Augment Your Reality: Google Glass, Porn Blocking, and the Gameification of Health and Fitness
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This week on Ask Lifehacker we're debating the feasibility of Google's futuristic augmented reality glasses, protecting ourselves from hacks and viruses, blocking porn in every possible way, and fitting our big hard drives on small SSDs. Also, we take a look at a few downloads that can turn your diet and exercise routines into games, make Windows 7 feel like new, and turn the pages of PDF documents with your face. It's an action-packed episode this week, so come check it out!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 09, 2012
004: Passwords! Facebook Credentials Away from Employers, Information Diet, and XBMC
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This week on Ask Lifehacker we're wondering if anyone's going to use the Google Drive service supposedly coming in April, upgrading our media centers, and urging you not to give your employer your Facebook credentials. Also, we take a look at the troubles of dual-booting Windows and OS X, getting on an information diet, making Google Voice and Skype play nice together, and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 02, 2012
003: Better Than Piracy
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This week on Ask Lifehacker we're not talking about the new iPad, but what we'd buy instead. Firefox 11 finally brings add-on sync and March Madness proves that piracy isn't always the best option when you want to watch TV online. Also, we'll extend a Wi-Fi signal from a house to a barn, figure out a use for OS X's dashboard, and start training for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 19, 2012
002: The New New
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This week on Ask Lifehacker we're talking about the new iPad and Apple TV, Google's rebranding, a creative new Android keyboard, and an awesome iPhone camera app. We'll also be showing off an incredible charging cable and answering questions from you.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 12, 2012
001: Put On Your Tinfoil Hats
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001: Put On Your Tinfoil Hats by Fusion Media Group<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 05, 2012