Build an Intruder Detector with a Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a great little computer to use for a home surveillance system, but most of the projects we've seen have been a bit more advanced. Bitreactive put together a guide for a simple Raspberry Pi alarm that detects motion and sends you an SMS if something happens. » 8/29/14 11:00am Friday 11:00am

Sure, but I think for students, the Kindle app is a just a no-fuss app that does what it needs to, syncs across devices, and makes it easy to buy the books you need, which is basically all a student needs. Calibre is great, and we talk about it a lot, but I think for the general student, the Kindle app is the way to go » 8/29/14 10:59am Friday 10:59am

Contact Center Simplifies Sharing on iOS

iPhone: Launch Center Pro is one of the best launchers on the iPhone, but it's a bit confusing to use. Contact Center comes to us from the same developer, and simplifies the process of quickly sharing and sending notes to friends. » 8/28/14 12:30pm Thursday 12:30pm

The Lifehacker Pack for Students

Every year we put together a list of our Lifehacker App packs for each operating system. In the spirit of those lists we figured it was time to put together a list for students getting ready for school. Whether you're on Windows, Mac, Android, or iPhone, we've got you covered. » 8/28/14 8:00am Thursday 8:00am

The Best Ways to Waste Time Productively

Sometimes you need to take a break from work, but you don't want to just waste time doing nothing at all. Productive procrastination is a great inbetween, so we're putting together a list of what types of activities work best. » 8/27/14 4:00am Wednesday 4:00am

This Chart Demystifies Which Cooking Oils Are Best for What

You have a lot of options for cooking oils. Some are better at certain temperatures, others are best with certain types of food. The folks over at MyFitnessPal have created a chart that helps you pick which oils are best for what kind of cooking you want to do. » 8/26/14 1:30pm 8/26/14 1:30pm