Every time you watch a video, YouTube shows you a dozen more in the sidebar, most of them weirder and worse than what you're watching. They're obnoxious and distracting, they can lead kids to inappropriate videos, and according to a Wall Street Journal test, they tend to get more extreme the more you click. Here's how to hide them.
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When we rounded up our staff's Weekly Upgrades last Saturday, our editors were giving in to the pull of Glossier, revisiting the Snuggie, cutting back on booze, and boosting our home Wi-Fi.
The holiday season can be a saccharine overload - consider the case of heiress Sunny von Bulow, who fell into a comatose state from which she'd never wake following a 1982 Christmas celebration. Authorities accused her husband Claus of attempting to murder her by injecting her with insulin. Claus maintained that Sunny had, like so many of us during the holiday festivities, merely overindulged - in her case with an eggnog/barbiturate cocktail.
One jury found Claus guilty. Another found him innocent. Sunny died, still in a coma, in 2008. A very good movie, Reversal of Fortune, was made about the whole thing. It's a much better movie than Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, or any other Christmas movie I can think of except maybe Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.
If you're having trouble finding a gift for someone, GiftMating can help you narrow down the list. The web service uses Amazon's recommendations database to help you choose something appropriate.
If you're a beer fan, you know there's a wide world of craft brews that span styles, flavours and brands. While most of us have one or two go-to brews we enjoy whenever they're available, if you want to expand your horizons, Goodbrews is a service that makes it easy to tick off the beers you already like, and get recommendations and ratings for ones you might like.
Dear Lifehacker, I've been browsing Google News for a long time now, but my recommendations seem to have strayed over time to things that I'm not really interested in (not to mention a few things I don't want others to see when Google News pops up on my screen). The same thing is also happening with sites like Amazon. Is there any way to "reset" my recommendations for a site and start from scratch?
It makes sense to learn as much as possible about a new place before you visit, but Anthony Bourdain says that if you'd like to find the best place to eat in a new town, the trick is simple: incite a kind of "nerd rage" among the local foodies, and get them fighting over which local eatery is the best in any given category.
Whether you're planning a dinner and a movie with a special someone for Valentine's Day, or you just like to read up on what's worth seeing before you spend your hard-earned cash on a theatre experience, you have plenty of options to find out what's new in theatres or what's worth seeing before you go. Here's a look at five of the best movie recommendation and review services, based on your nominations.
Startup webapp Mind the Book is a book discovery platform that gives recommendations based on questions such as "How to Learn Ruby on Rails?" or "What is Important in Life?" Users can ask a question and see what books are recommended or search by the book and see what questions the book should answer.
We told you about Google's +1 recommendation button when it launched in the US back in April. Now Google's attempt at adding a social interface to search is officially hitting the google.com.au domain.