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Google’s Selfish Ledger ideas can also be found in its patent applications

‘Detecting and correcting potential errors in user behavior’<p>I trust by now we’ve all seen and been at least a little disturbed by <i>The Selfish Ledger</i>, the nearly 9-minute-long concept video from inside Google’s “moonshot factory” X labs. In the wake of it becoming public this week, Google quickly …

Blockchain

7 iPhone calendar tips everyone should know

The stock Calendar app on your iPhone is sneaky-good.<p>When setting up your iPhone ($799.99 at Cricket Wireless), there are a number of settings to change and tweak right away, but one that often goes overlooked is the stock iOS Calendar app. It's simple but deceptively powerful if you set it up …

Apps

Here's How To Play 'New Girls' True American Game So You Can Keep The Show Alive

<i>New Girl</i> may be officially over, but you know what will live on forever? True American, the show's iconic drinking game. True American has been …

Board Games

The Best Sci-Fi TV Shows Of All Time

Image: Getty Images<p>The much-heralded sci-fi anthology show <i>Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams</i> has arrived on Aussie streaming service Stan. For those …

Science Fiction

These Tiny, Off-the-Grid Cabins Near Joshua Tree Look Totally Apocalypse-Proof

Plus, the high-desert outpost is available to rent.<p>Surrounded by boulders and twisted yuccas, two cabins in the Mojave Desert stand like Monopoly houses, their steel siding weathered to a tawny finish. But behind the simple gabled forms lies a complex network that enables them to operate wholly off …

Joshua Tree National Park

What Can the First and Final Lines of Famous Films Teach Us About Good Screenwriting?

How do screenwriters bookend the first and final lines of dialogue?By now, we should all be very familiar with Jacob T. Swinney's popular "First and …

Filmmaking

Ashton Kutcher’s simple, yet brilliant, email strategy

On a recent episode of The Thrive Global Podcast, Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington sat down with television and film actor, venture …

Time Management

Where to Find the Best Pie in the U.S.

Sweet Delights in Miami, Florida<p>If you’re craving a fresh, tart, and creamy key lime pie, head to this Miami stop, where you'll be greeted with an …

Baking

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

7 Business Books that Will Change Your Life

What is a life-changing book? Is it a book that makes you quit your secure job and start your own company or just a book that helps you become a …

Self-improvement

An Airy, Historic Home in Sweden Is Listed For Less Than $700K

If you've ever dreamed of moving to Sweden, this newly renovated home could be your golden ticket.<p>Situated at the southeastern tip of Sweden in the municipality of Tomelilla, two historic barns have recently been transformed into a contemporary, minimalist abode. Featuring over 4,000 square feet of …

Architecture

The Doors Guitarist Robby Krieger's Restored L.A. Midcentury Asks $14M

Boasting an impressive rock and roll pedigree, this revamped midcentury home in Bel Air is shaped like a hexagon.<p>While the property was originally built in 1971 by architect Matthew Leizer for The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and his family, its ties to music don't stop there—it was also the …

Swimming Pools

The Keto Meal Plan for Moms

Easy sample menus to get you on the high-fat, low-carb keto diet when you don't have any time.<p>What used to be a word you only heard thrown around in biology class has now become a mainstream diet craze. Keto, otherwise known as the ketogenic diet, is all the rage among people hoping to drop a few …

Ketogenic Diet

This 1 Buried iPhone Feature Can Instantly Boost Your Daily Productivity

Find this iPhone feature, use it, and watch your productivity increase.<p>As entrepreneurs, the name of the game is finding ways to maximize your time, discovering shortcuts or hacks that can find more efficient ways of doing things, so you can focus your resources on the important things that need …

Entrepreneurship

30 Genius Ideas To Beautify Your Garden On A Budget

Gardening on a budget doesn’t mean you have to put up with a boring backyard. When it comes to brightening up outdoor spaces, a little can go a long …

Gardening

11 NYC Hidden Gems Most New Yorkers Don’t Know About

From (reputedly) haunted former hospitals to glorious green spaces, these are the best-kept secrets in the Big Apple.<p>Forget pricey plane tickets; all …

New York City

'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces The 'New Science' Of Psychedelics

Author Michael Pollan had always been curious about psychoactive plants, but his interest skyrocketed when he heard about a research study in which people with terminal cancer were given a psychedelic called psilocybin — the active ingredient in "magic mushrooms" — to help them deal with their …

Time Travel

9 podcasts to listen to if you love 'Black Mirror'

We are in an audio-drama renaissance, and some of the best stories are science-fiction.<p>We're not being spooked by <i>War of the Worlds</i> as we gather …

Science Fiction

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Clean Dryer Vents or Waste Energy and Risk a Fire<p>A plugged dryer vent will cause your dryer to run inefficiently, and …

Home Improvement

8 Design Trends to Try Now

Stock photoSometimes, redesigning your whole site or app isn’t on the table. However, there are always small adjustments you can make here and there …

Web Design

Your Complete Guide to the Shoes That Are Perfect With Skinny Jeans

They’re a wardrobe staple—a second skin—yet from time to time, our skinny jeans throw us a sartorial curveball when it comes to which shoes to pair …

Clothing

You've Got to See How a Professional Cinematographer Lights a Simple Scene

Most simple scenes in films are lit in a very elaborate way. In this workshop, cinematographer Erik Kress shows how he lights a casual …

Cinematography

Watch: How Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' Has Influenced Cinema

Explore the incredible impact Hitchcock's "Vertigo" had on the art of filmmaking.<p>Alfred Hitchcock has perhaps one of the most renowned filmographies …

Vertigo

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

Infographics

19 Essentials For The Ultimate Home Bar

'Tis the season for hosting a cocktail party. So, you've probably already stocked up on a bevy of fancy garnishes and spirits to suit all tastes — …

Cocktails

Are These 5 Dirt Cheap Filmmaking Must-Haves in Your Gear Bag?

Any gear that is under $100 is worth a closer look.It's a cruel joke that filmmaking is as creatively gratifying as it is expensive. Well, it is most …

Flavors

Shots, Takes, and Pages: The Art of Scheduling a Film Shoot

There is a lot of footage to shoot and not enough time to shoot it in. That's why scheduling is so important.<p>Film shoots can get messy. There are so …

Filmmaking

10 Best Ways to Increase Dopamine Levels Naturally

Dopamine is an important chemical messenger in the brain that has many functions.<p>It’s involved in reward, motivation, memory, attention and even …

Neuroscience

Carcassonne: Star Wars board game review

The fun of Carcassonne in a galaxy far, far away!<p>On <b>Star Wars Day</b> a few days ago we highlighted a number of fun Star Wars themed board games. We also …

Board Games

8 Lighting Techniques That Will Help You Achieve a 'Cinematic Look'

You want to make your footage look more cinematic? Well, lighting is one of the most powerful tools in your filmmaking toolbox.What elements make a …

Cinematography