The Three Most Important Things Lifehacker Taught Me (Also, Pranks)

After nearly four years and thousands of posts, this will be my last as an official Lifehacker writer. In keeping with the tradition of last days, I have some special stories, secrets, and life lessons to share. Let's get sentimental! » 4/14/14 9:00am 4/14/14 9:00am

SofaPlay Streams Media from Your Mac to Your TV via Drag and Drop

OS X: Macs can stream audio and video pretty easily over AirPlay, but if you want to watch/listen to your media on a television you need an AppleTV hooked up to get the job done. SofaPlay offers the same functionality, but with the more widely-implemented UPnP/DLNA standards. » 4/11/14 3:00pm 4/11/14 3:00pm

Turn Two Gas Cans into a Serious Speaker Set

You can put speakers in just about anything, from salad bowls to paper enclosures, but Instructables user txje found that gas cans actually serve a positive purposes: the pour spout can release pressure from the speaker can and the handles make them very portable. » 4/11/14 2:30pm 4/11/14 2:30pm

Streaming Stick Faceoff: Roku vs. Chromecast

Google's Chromecast made waves when it offered a home entertainment solution for $35, letting you stream all sorts of content to a tiny little HDMI-capable stick. Roku decided to take it head on with a stick of its own. Which one is better? We decided to take a head on look. » 4/04/14 4:00am 4/04/14 4:00am