Haha there’s always that! Your right that it’s probably more of a Lufehacker-esque guide, and it’s probably outside the realm of do-ability for average people, but the is definitely classic Lifehacker spirit and I love it.
Absolutely! My discount was pretty paltry (literally $12 for the year), so I didn’t get quite as good a deal as you...all depends on your insurance, location, etc. But you make a good point: the 24/7 monitoring on the DIY systems is usually cheaper than the professionally installed systems, so if you want to spend a…
They definitely bleed sound, but again, I think you have to consider your use case. These aren’t the kind of headphones I’d use lying around the house or studying at the library, you know? More for exercising or walking to work or whatever.
It took me a while to come around, but yeah. One of those things you need to see in practice to really understand how great they can be.
If I told my wife I had a “Bone Phone” she would definitely assume something different.
You're absolutely right, I had originally that the company had been around 10 years, changed it and didn't fix the number. Yikes! Thanks for the fix, I've changed the intro :-)
My one year old LOVES these books. They don’t have “stories,” per se, but he likes to point to each thing on the page and have us tell him what it is “That’s a bus! That’s a plane!” and eventually we start pointing to them and he tells us what it is. Like an interactive vocabulary builder. And you can shove them in a…
Sure, the wig isn’t great, but I think a small part of it is our perception of Geralt being an older, less attractive, war-torn kinda guy. Henry Cavill is just too darn young and good looking. (Granted: this show takes place before the games, when everyone is a bit younger—Geralt, Yennifer, Ciri—so that’s probably…
Hey, the 7506 is still around, and pretty inexpensive (as headphones go)! Maybe it’s just time to just get a new pair. I have a pair myself that I don’t use often but just can’t seem to get rid of...
Nah, just freelancing these days, wherever the universe takes me. Including here at The Inventory :-)
Learning this was the biggest turning point for me in clearing up my skin. It’s embarrassing to admit (both for me and for the dermatologist who didn’t explain it to me properly), but I had been using my prescribed benzoyl peroxide exclusively as spot treatment for YEARS to no avail. Once I realized it needed to be…
Thanks :-) Alan left GMG for the NY Times. I left GMG for How-To Geek, then left them to go freelance...and now I’m writing for a lot of different places, including the Times, PCMag, PopSci, IGN, and here!
Nope, it's a wooden door.
See my response to this concern in the comments below. Kwikset already thought of that--even with the keys sitting on the doorknob, it won't unlock unless the fob or phone is on the outside of the door.
Yeah, but do you actually use both locks at once? I only use the deadbolt because if I use the lock on the knob, I will almost certainly lock myself out of the house without keys. (It’s happened multiple times, lol)
That is definitely the opposite of my experience, but you aren’t alone. Have you tried running the in-app calibration? Sometimes that can help with detection issues. The fob not working is what’s really puzzling to me, because mine works phenomenally well.
This is a totally viable option, and it really depends on the person, their savviness, and what kind of smart home they’re trying to set up. As you say, it takes a bit more work and knowhow, and not everyone has that. I’m pretty tech savvy and even I prefer the easy setup stuff, to be honest—I don’t even have a Z-Wave…
Actually, no! I tested it with the keys near the door on the other side—even tested them with my fob hanging off the doorknob—and it wouldn’t open. It only works if your phone/fob are on the correct side of the door. They really seem to have thought that through.
I always thought Grace would have made a good Peter Parker, to be honest. He always had that nerdy-but-charming thing going on in That ‘70s Show, which in my mind fits the Peter we’ve come to know over the years more than Maguire’s reserved version of Peter. But that’s just me.
Lifehacker post of the year, right here. I’m laughing out loud at “How to Get a New iPhone X If You’re an Arduino” in the middle of an airplane, so thanks for that.