Text to speech could be pretty useful—it sounds like Siri, which is good enough... but not entirely pleasant to listen to for long stretches of time. I also imagine it might strain the processor a bit (and thus the battery life) but I've only just tried it for a minute. » 9/17/14 2:43pm Wednesday 2:43pm

I don't have any real points to add to the conversation, but I recall something a colleague said—that trying to be non-gendered often means that the male perspective is the default. Of course, the majority of our coverage really is useful stuff for everyone, but occasionally there are topics (think online dating)… » 9/17/14 3:45pm Wednesday 3:45pm

I'm Steven van Wel, CEO of Karma, and This Is How I Work

The Karma is an incredibly useful little gadget—a pay-as-you-go mobile hotspot that can get you online wherever you are. It's one of the most popular Wi-Fi hotspots around, and has saved more than a few bloggers from internet outages and spotty hotel Wi-Fi connections. » 9/17/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm

Hi John, glad you could be here today. I'm curious how you feel about people using the badge of introversion to suggest that they are more thoughtful than extroverts. Of course this isn't necessarily true, but I feel like it's been oddly... glorified. What do you think? » 9/15/14 11:38am Monday 11:38am

Behind the App: The Story of Zombies, Run!

Look out behind you—the zombie apocalypse is upon us! In today's popular media you can encounter zombies at every turn, but one of the most innovative uses of the zombie trope came from an app. Zombies, Run! uses a zombie survival story as a motivator for exercise. » 9/10/14 12:00pm 9/10/14 12:00pm

It's worth noting that this method of "here's what actually matters" has been popping up on a few outlets, like when Vox does a quick, to-the-point explanations of stuff, and Digg went this route too. For Lifehacker, I agree it makes total sense. We're not a news outlet, and showing people how they can actually put… » 9/10/14 2:00pm 9/10/14 2:00pm