One night at my church youth group, I thought I played the best game of Mario Kart in my life. Somehow the controller perfectly interpreted my moves better than it usually did - I wasn't crashing or going the wrong way at all! At the end, I realised I had actually been watching my opponent's screen, and I'd never caught on that I wasn't actually controlling it. Meanwhile my character had just been careening randomly into the side of the racetrack.
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Want to watch the Melbourne Cup live but don't have a TV in your workplace? Here's everything you need to know about watching the race that stops a nation live - from the various TV options to Twitter's global live stream. We've also included all the important Melbourne Cup links and race times to make life easier, along with overseas viewing tips. Game on!
This weekend, Nike set up an event where they declared three athletes would run the world's fastest marathon. They were amazing athletes, to be sure, but the real news was how Nike controlled every possible condition to give the runners just the tiniest of speed boosts. And some of these are things you can do yourself.
Whether you're joining our Lifehacker Fitness Challenge or just want the benefits running provides, you probably have some questions about how, exactly, you "become" a runner, beyond putting on shoes and going outside. Fortunately, we have answers.
Just as President John F. Kennedy famously implored Americans to ask what they might do for their country rather than vice versa, the New South Wales government’s decision to ban greyhound racing from July next year suggests an approach that asks not what animals can do for us, but what we can do for them.