How Do I Set Up My Wifi Extender With a New Router?

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In this week’s technology-advice column from Lifehacker, we’re going back to our favorite topic: wireless networking. This time around, a reader is having some issues getting an important piece of older gear to work with an important piece of newer gear. If you’ve ever upgraded your router, or are planning to, this…

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The Raspberry Pi 4’s Most Interesting Quirks

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The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is finally here, a $35 device that packs a lot of useful technology on a single circuit board you can hold in your hand. It might even be your next budget computer, assuming you can stomach some of the trade-offs enthusiasts have identified in their early testing.

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How Do I Digitize and Share a Ton of Old Family Photos?

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Welcome back to another week of Tech 911—Lifehacker’s advice column that’s designed to answer your most pressing and peculiar questions about technology. This week, we’re taking a question from someone who wants to find a solid photo-storage service for a special project. I’ll let Lifehacker reader Joel explain:

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How to Vanquish Your Digital Addiction

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Analog Week is a strange concept for me. As Lifehacker’s senior technology editor, I’m glued to a screen for most of my day. I’d love to just throw all my gadgets into a drawer and lock them up for a week, but that would be impractical for my job. I would also have no idea how to get anywhere (as I’m pretty…

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Why Do Internet Speed Tests Report Different Results?

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I apologize. Last week in Tech 911, Lifehacker’s technology-advice column, I took a question from Lifehacker Editor in Chief Melissa. She’s technically a Lifehacker reader, so it still fits this column’s theme, but it feels like a cheat. I’m doing the same thing again this week, not because you haven’t been sending in…

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How Do I Burn Subtitles and Speed Up My Movies?

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Good news: I’m not sick anymore. Bad news: I’m going to be sick to my stomach when they invariably kill off my favorite bad guy, Thanos the thick-chinned, in this week’s Avengers: Endgame. Ah well. All great things must end, I suppose. Except for Tech 911—Lifehacker’s weekly technology advice column will never go away.

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Should I Use My Personal Laptop for Work?

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Welcome to the first Lifehacker tech-advice column of 2019! This week’s question from Lifehacker reader Mike is something that many of us have had to deal with at one point in our lives: the irritating balance between technology, one’s personal life, and the demands of one’s professional life.

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The Best Technology Guides of 2018

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If I had to pick a theme to sum up technology in 2018, it would be “bother me less.” From social networks that collect way too much data to websites that leak your password to the world to the annual circus of hardware updates that feel less and less worthy of your hard-earned cash, it feels like now, more than ever,…

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