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About a year ago, we started binge watching a single show at a time at my house. We typically pick something with at least four or five seasons, and then whenever we're looking to "watch something" the answer is always the next episode of that show. Yes, we stray from it to catch new episodes of other programs, but having that "one program" helps eliminate the need to scroll through television offerings and suggestions to find something when we're really just looking for something to play in the background.
Chrome 66 is out, and if you're the kind of person who doesn't really care when your web browser has a new update, you might want to rethink that approach for this version. Though your browser will automatically update to Chrome 66 (technically, 66.0.3359.117), you should manually trigger that update right now for some extra peace of mind.
The television lineup at our house is usually strictly divided: There are shows for my kid (80 per cent), shows that my husband and I watch (19.5 per cent), and shows we all enjoy as a family (basically School of Rock). I can now enthusiastically add something to that neglected third category: Japanese game shows.
The hokey style of 1950s educational films makes them richly mockable today. But the real kicker is that they were preemptively mocked decades before they even peaked.
When you see a video online that seems a bit too wild to be true, chances are it probably is. Along with fake news stories, fake viral videos are all over Facebook and YouTube, a lot of them made by people who know what they're doing, which makes it hard to determine whether or not they're on the up and up. Fake videos like that one of a bald eagle snatching a child, or the video of a friend accidentally causing another's death, can be alarming when you don't realise they're stunts.
We've seen just about every kind of clever, DIY trick here at Lifehacker, but we've seen a lot of stinkers too. We recently stumbled upon an insanely popular video filled with organisation hacks and, well, we have some thoughts...