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Install the emulator Download and install the free emulator Project 64 . Get some games Games for emulators are called roms, and there are a lot of websites supplying them. Most are annoying, so to save you some sanity, I recommend EmuParadise , which has an extensive selection of roms with no-hassle downloading.
Dear Lifehacker, I have an old enterprise-class server that I've inherited from my office. It's been replaced with a shiny new one, and it's a little too powerful to just donate to charity. What can I do with it? Signed, Dumpster Diving IT Admin Photo by Jamison Judd .
Windows: If you've installed Windows on a solid state drive , you know how frustrating its space constraints can be. SSD Boost Manager lets you easily move programs and data between your SSD and regular hard drive with the click of a button. Say you have a small SSD, and don't have room for all your favorite programs. Or, you have quite a few games, and can't fit them all on the SSD at once. SSD Boost Manager will let you move a file on or off the SSD with just the click of a button, so you can get all the speed benefits of that program when you use it, but stash it away when you don't need it. It does this by moving the folder and just creating junction links to its new location—so Windows still thinks the file is in the same place, while it's actually sitting on your slower drive.
At its most basic, Network attached storage, or NAS, is a great way to share files on your local network. But it's also a perfect solution for backing up your computers, streaming media across your home network, or even torrenting files to a central server. If you have an aging computer lying around, you can turn it into a NAS for for free with the open-source FreeNAS operating system. Here's how.
Your smartphone is great for catching up on your favorite TV show on your commute or watching that movie you'd been meaning to get to, but there's one pesky detail that often gets in the way: you have to remember to do a time-consuming sync beforehand; if you don't, you're out of luck. Here's how to stream any media from your home computer (Windows or Mac) to your smartphone (iOS or Android) using media center application Plex . Plex—an XBMC spinoff that was once Mac only—has come a long way recently. It now has companion apps for Android and iOS, as well as a media server application for Windows systems in addition to its server and media center apps for Mac.
If you're out of the house a lot but still want access to files on your home computer, one of the best ways to solve that problem involves setting up your computer as a remotely accessible home media server. Here's a look at how to not only access your files (and control your computer) remotely, but also share files with others, stream music and video, access your photo library, and a whole lot more. Below we'll walk through how to turn your home computer into a remote-access media server on Windows, Mac, and Linux. When you're done, you'll be able to remote control your computer from anywhere (as though you're sitting in front of it), access any of your files, and stream video, music, and photos to any other computer or nearly any mobile device. Before we get started, let's take a look at what you'll need: A computer that's at least as fast as a netbook or nettop, but faster is better.
Projector pricing has fallen sharply in the past 12 months. For some people, investing in a projector is a no-brainer, now that prices are comparable to LED televisions. For example, Acer's new H5370BD runs $549, beams images up to 300 inches, supports 720p HD, and is 3D ready, to name a few of the features.
How to Automatically Download TV Shows as Soon as They've Aired (or Turn Your PC into a TiVo) - LifehackerVideo content is readily available online for you to download, but the download process isn't always as simple and automated clicking a button on a TiVO or DVR. Fortunately, with a little set up and some help from a few great tools and BitTorrent or Usenet, you can turn your computer into a TiVo-like downloader. Here's how to set them up. Note: This tutorial is going to mention Usenet.
We've certainly discussed Handbrake in the past , but we've neglected to actually show you how to use it to rip a DVD. If you haven't gotten into Handbrake because you've found it a little confusing or intimidating, here's how to get started. Update: This guide is outdated. Check out our more up-to-date guide for information on ripping DVDs to both Windows and Mac computers. The video above will walk you through the entire process and provide some additional information, so you're best off watching it if you really need to know how Handbrake works.
Setting up your home network can be tricky if you have multiple computers or devices and peripherals, as many Lifehacker readers do . To help you get organized, our friends at How-To Geek have put together a guide for planning and mapping your home network. The guide suggests taking an inventory of all your devices, starting from your router to all the wired and wireless devices that will connect to it.