Enjoy Some Fine Art with These Wallpapers from the Met

This week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art put 400,000 high-resolution images from their collection up for download. So, to give you a taste, we decided to show off a few of our favorite wallpaper-friendly ones for your desktop. » 7/30/14 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

I would have liked to get more photography/sculpture/etc. stuff in here but apparently some of them can't be downloaded full resolution due to licensing issues—and many others are portrait (so not great for wallpapers. Still, I thought this was kind of a fun way to share the Met's little news. Enjoy! » 7/30/14 2:25pm Yesterday 2:25pm

I'm like you. I worry I'm more materialistic than I should be, but a lot of it is very experiential—good speakers for my music addiction, computer parts for my PC building/gaming addiction, and so on. I'm sure that argument won't fly with other people, but...this makes me feel at least a little better. » 7/30/14 11:15am Yesterday 11:15am

This is a pretty cool little tool. I wish it would give you a list of cities or something, though—I'm sure there are more cities in California than there are combinations of these questions. It'd be cool if it gave me a bit more of a "choice" by listing cities with a match percentage instead of just picking one. A… » 7/25/14 2:39pm Friday 2:39pm

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Lifehacker Pack for Firefox: Our List of the Essential Extensions

Firefox may not be as popular as Google Chrome these days, but it's still got one of the best extension libraries around. Here are the essential Firefox extensions you need to bend the web to your will. » 7/24/14 4:00am 7/24/14 4:00am

I disagree. Passive voice isn't the devil some people make it out to be, but it's seriously overused in lots of writing these days. Often it creates unnecessary words and/or sentences that are hard to read. But passive voice isn't inherently bad. Specific uses of it are bad. » 7/23/14 2:36pm 7/23/14 2:36pm

Skype for Android Will Connect to Your Address Book to Find Contacts

The latest version of Skype for Android has one new major feature: you can connect it to your phone's address book, so Skype can match your contacts with your Skype buddy list. Skype notes that this will happen "in the coming months," so it's unclear how quickly the update will roll out. Check out Skype's full blog… » 7/23/14 9:34am 7/23/14 9:34am

I'd be curious to hear opinions about this as well. From what I've read, it seems like people are pretty split on them. Some people love them for their hands-off nature, but others dislike them because they tend to have higher fees and don't always perform as well as something you'd put together yourself with a couple… » 7/22/14 12:19pm 7/22/14 12:19pm