December is here, which means the stunning Geminid meteor shower is primed to put on its spectacular annual show as it whizzes past the Earth. Unlike many of the year's biggest astronomical events, Australians are in prime position to get the best show from the Geminids this year. Here's how to watch it.
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Netflix is adding some great content to its service tonight with 15 new and returning shows dropping simultaneously. An additional six titles will also be trickling out during the weekend.
Highlights include the Aussie supernatural thriller Tidelands, a Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Christmas special, true crime doco The Innocent Man and new comedy series The Fix! Here's everything that should be on your watch list this weekend.
Welcome to Night Vale is a community radio broadcast from a fictional American desert town where everything paranormal happens at once. Several times a year, this fiercely beloved horror-comedy podcast goes on tour, performing special live episodes around the U.S., Europe, and the world.
We talked to four members of the Night Vale crew—tour manager and presenter Meg Bashwiner, host Cecil Baldwin, co-creator Jeffrey Cranor, and composer/musician/production manager Jon Bernstein (aka Disparition)—about how to take a radio drama on the road.
My son asked me last night what I was going to be writing about today. I’d just been reading this piece in the New York Times about how parents can raise empathetic children, and it had struck a chord with me. As a parent, I desperately want to raise my son to be the sort of person who steps up when others are in need, but is that something I can truly influence?
How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business leaders for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Angus McDonald, CEO and Co-founder at Cover Genius.
The world can be a pretty terrible place. Even when things are going good, there's always a grim news headline waiting to completely spoil your day. If you're finding that life has lost some of its colour, you probably need to reboot and focus on the things that make you happy. This infographic suggests 37 ways to to tweak your everyday life for a happier existence.
I'm not exactly the most tech-savvy parent, so when I was offered a Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit to check out, I was at first like, "Wait, what's a Labo?" Luckily, my son, Ryan, who had just received a much-coveted Nintendo Switch for his 8th birthday, was like, "It's where you build really cool stuff and then you can play it on TV!"
I've owned and used a stack of wireless speakers over the years. The one thing that has clearly changed over that time is that the bang-for-buck we receive is now excellent. The Sony SRS-XB31 Extra Bass Wireless Speaker delivers great sound, looks good and won't break the bank. It's quickly risen to be one of my favourite products of 2019.
Making outstanding coffee is pure alchemy - as much art as science is involved. There are countless variables: the barista, her technique, the machine, the grinder, the humidity, the air temperature, the grind-setting. The temperature and pressure of the water. The beans, of course - how recently they've been roasted, the wash method, their country of origin and how they're blended together to meet milk.
But so much of that is invisible to you, the consumer. You see your friendly inked and bearded barista and need to know: can I trust the coffee he's making?
At this very moment, seasonal bakers around the world are bookmarking cookie recipes, tracking down special ingredients, and panicking when they realise they forgot to leave the butter out to soften. Welcome to cookie swap season.
It was lightly snowing, the kind of snow that doesn't stick but turns everything into a horrible slush. It was December of 2017. I was picking up my coworker, Raph, double parked outside his old apartment. We were headed out to Long Island. It was two weeks after I bought the car. The check engine light came on.
Australia is closer than ever to being a cashless society, and thanks to the advanced state of smartphone use in this nation, means you don’t have to look far to connect phone and funds together. Keen to pay for that coffee or brunch without taking a wallet out? It's not hard, and provided you have the right bank account, you can access your money on the go without reaching for the plastic.
One of the unintended benefits of virtual-reality headsets is the ability to watch TV. The Google Daydream, Samsung Galaxy Gear VR and PlayStation VR are provide excellent private viewing theatres to catch up on your favourite shows.
Today I discovered that this concept isn't new. In 1937, a British company launched a tiny, personalised TV set known as the 'Television Monocle'. Tell me you don't want one.