Using an increasingly sophisticated method for making fake videos, or "deepfakes," video editors can realistically face-swap someone into a video. (As our sister site Gizmodo reports, the technology has been especially popular for making fake celebrity porn.) Deepfakes will soon make it hard to tell when a video of a famous figure is real. To demonstrate, BuzzFeed and director Jordan Peele created a "deepfake" of Barack Obama saying things like "President Trump is a total and complete dipshit."
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YouTube intentionally makes it easy for you to fall into a rabbit hole watching videos. Sure, you came to watch one cute puppy video, but 5 hours later you're still clicking through them because man, puppies are cute and it would be a tragedy to miss out on the perfect video.
Video: If you're a reader of Eating Trash With Claire the Lifehacker series where I convince you to transform your kitchen scraps into something edible and delicious - you should get excited, because it's now a video series. First up, I show you how to make a delicious, flavour-packed stock out of scraps, shells, and other "trash" that is actually treasure. Enjoy!
Video: Before How It's Made there were Sesame Street's video factory tours: The peanut butter factory dubbed with bluegrass, the postage factory printing dog stamps, the chewing gum factory narrated by excitable children, the '70s-arse cheese artisans, the boisterous hamburger bun factory. The smell of Crayola still makes me think of the clicky-clacky marimba soundtrack from the crayon factory. Each video helps you understand the basic process behind a manufactured item, but it also helps you appreciate the workers who handle the process, and just how skilled their work can be. And the soundtracks and narration leave a specific visceral impression that the bare footage couldn't convey alone.
If you're looking for a quick and dirty exit to a romantic entanglement with someone you're not too likely to run into again, ghosting can seem like a tempting, blissfully simple option. But then, one day, you find yourself on the opposite end of the ghosting equation, lovelorn and wondering why people can't just treat each other like goddamn human beings for once!!!
Last year, IKEA recalled 29 million chests of drawers after at least six children were killed by chests of drawers that fell over. If you have a toddler, you probably know you should child-proof your furniture... but things do tend to get away from us.
Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week is a very special edition of the happiest of hours, because I am in New York and therefore able to mix a big bowl of booze for my coworkers.
Some days I just don't want to work out for an hour at the gym. And you know what? Sometimes workouts don't even need to be that long. Whenever I want to be in and out of the gym but still build strength and endurance, my go-to is this challenging, make-you-gasp-for-air workout called a barbell complex.
A 360-degree camera is one of those things that I didn't quite get the draw of until I actually tried one. A friend brought his new Gear 360 to a dinner party, snapped an epic shot of everyone at our table doing a cheers, and I was instantly hooked. A week later I was toting my own around, and I've carried the thing with me on every single holiday and remotely interesting event I've attended since.
A while back we showed off a little trick to enable YouTube's secret dark mode. Now, there's an official way to opt into the new look.