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May 09, 2020. 1 comments

What to Watch This Weekend, May 8-10, 2020

What to Watch This Weekend, May 8-10, 2020

It appear to somehow be Friday again. If you’re on the hunt for something great to watch while staying in this weekend, we’ve rounded up some of the freshest options out there.

Yesterday

we found a cabaret show, a Lollapalooza performance from The Foo Fighters and a special solo show—curated by The Roots— featuring artists you may have never heard of.  

Among other great options, today we’re...

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May 08, 2020.

What to Watch Tonight, May 7, 2020

What to Watch Tonight, May 7, 2020

We’ve almost made it to the end of the week! If you’re looking for something to watch tonight to help you sail into Friday, as usual, we’ve rounded up some of the best streaming events we’ve found on the web for the day.

Yesterday we told you about

a Dave Matthews Band concert, a live reading of some never-before-seen work, and a way to watch a ton of jazz .

Today we found a cabaret show, a...

May 07, 2020.

What to Watch Tonight, May 6, 2020

What to Watch Tonight, May 6, 2020

It’s Wednesday! If you’re looking for something to help you get over the hump and on to the end of the week we’ve dug up some of the best streaming options out there.

Yesterday

we told you about a performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a performance by members of the Drive-By Truckers, and an inspiring commencement speech for all the graduates out there.

Today we found a Dave Matthews Band...

May 06, 2020.

What to Watch Tonight, May 5, 2020

What to Watch Tonight, May 5, 2020

Happy Tuesday! If you’re on the hunt for something to watch tonight, per the usual, we’ve got you covered with a ton of different options.

Yesterday

we found a variety show put on by one of NYC’s supper clubs, a concert from Grace Potter, and a way you can watch one of Shakespeare’s famous plays performed in his Globe theater in London .

Today we found a performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a...

May 05, 2020.

What to Watch Tonight, May 4, 2020

What to Watch Tonight, May 4, 2020

Congratulations, you’ve officially made it to another week!

If you’re looking for some new things to watch this week, we’ve been rounding up some of your best options for the night each afternoon.

This weekend

we told you about a special screening of the movie “La La Land,” a “Mystery Science Theater 3000" live performance and a way you can participate in the first virtual Kentucky Derby .

Among...

May 02, 2020. 24 comments

It's Time to Order Directly From Restaurants Again

It's Time to Order Directly From Restaurants Again

One of the many challenges of being stuck at home during this pandemic is not knowing the best ways to help the local businesses we love and depend on. Take, well, takeout: We’ve been instructed to order takeout and delivery from our favorite restaurants—especially smaller, family-owned businesses—to ensure they are bringing in at least some income while their dining rooms are closed during...

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May 02, 2020. 2 comments

How to Check if Your Tweets Have Been Quoted in the Media

How to Check if Your Tweets Have Been Quoted in the Media

As one who is never very witty on Twitter, I have almost no concern that anything I type is going to get highlighted on a website or in a news story somewhere—not unless someone really cares about my thoughts on cats and Animal Crossing. However, there’s a quick and easy way to see for yourself if your Twitter wit has ever been picked up elsewhere. (And you might be surprised!)

Thanks to...

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May 02, 2020. 2 comments

What to Watch This Weekend, May 1-3, 2020

What to Watch This Weekend, May 1-3, 2020

It’s Friday! If you’re looking for something to watch tonight and this weekend to congratulate yourself for making it through another week, we’ve found some options.

Yesterday we told you about

concerts from Ben Gibbard, Janelle Monáe and Radiohead, a pandemic-themed “Parks & Recreation” reunion and a free lecture by the Brooklyn Historical Society .

Today we’re sharing the details on a special...

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May 02, 2020. 5 comments

These Airlines Now Require You to Wear a Mask Onboard

These Airlines Now Require You to Wear a Mask Onboard

If you plan on getting on an airplane any time soon, you need to bring a mask along with you for the ride. While at this point that may seem like a pretty obvious statement, a flight last week from Miami to New York went viral, perhaps in more ways than one, because a pretty significant number of the passengers on the packed flight weren’t wearing masks.

We’ve talked

a bunch about the benefits...

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May 01, 2020. 11 comments

How to Facetime a Bunch of Adorable Eels

How to Facetime a Bunch of Adorable Eels

The Sumida Aquarium in Japan is inviting people to have a short Facetime call with their tank of garden eels. This is no livestream; it’s a two-way call, and they specifically want the eels to see your face.

The aquarium writes that the eels are normally very shy, and hide in the sand, but that in their tank they are used to seeing visitors pass by. Now that the aquarium is closed to...

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May 01, 2020. 3 comments

Block JavaScript on Some Websites to Prevent Annoying Email Tracking

Block JavaScript on Some Websites to Prevent Annoying Email Tracking

JavaScript is one of the key elements

most websites and web apps run on , but it’s also one of the most easily exploited. Not only is it used in analytic tools, ads, and browsing trackers , hackers often use JavaScript to deploy malware , it makes you easily trackable in some circumstances , and it can even accidentally leak important data.

In fact, a recent study found that popular websites...

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May 01, 2020. 2 comments

Why Can't My Smart Speakers Stream Music Correctly?

Why Can't My Smart Speakers Stream Music Correctly?
Tech 911Tech 911Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? We'd love to answer it! Email david.murphy@lifehacker.com with "Tech 911" in the subject line.

It’s a common issue: You, or someone you know, has splurged on an amazingly fast internet connection—but they still can’t get their wired and wireless devices to play nicely within their home or apartment. This invariably leads to...

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May 01, 2020.

First Responders Can Get Their Google Pixels Repaired for Free

First Responders Can Get Their Google Pixels Repaired for Free

Google is teaming up with the third-party tech repairs company uBreakiFix to offer free, Google-approved Pixel repairs to all first responders and healthcare professional. This includes all:

Police officers and other law enforcement personnelFirefighters and EMTsMedical professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other nursing home/hospital staff

The free repairs will be...

May 01, 2020. 1 comments

The Best Places to Find Free eBooks

The Best Places to Find Free eBooks

My go-to way to escape the coronavirus pandemic has been to crack open a good book and get lost in its pages. In the video above, I share how you can get your hands on eBooks without spending a dime.

Use your library card

Arthur was right: Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card. Apps like Libby (iOS, Android), OverDrive (iOS, Android), and Hoopla Digital (iOS, Android) make it...

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May 01, 2020. 5 comments

How to Watch the Virtual Kentucky Derby This Weekend

How to Watch the Virtual Kentucky Derby This Weekend

The Kentucky Derby was originally slated to happen this weekend, but like most everything else worth getting excited about, it has been postponed to later in the year. This is only the second time the race has even been postponed in its storied 146-year history. (The first time was in 1945, in the final year of World War II.)

While we won’t see an actual race this Saturday—that’s been...

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May 01, 2020. 2 comments

What to Watch Tonight, April 30, 2020

What to Watch Tonight, April 30, 2020

We’ve almost made it through the week! If you’re looking for something to watch tonight to help you sail into Friday, we’ve done a little digging to find the evening’s best streaming options.

Yesterday we told you

about a way you to watch The Big Sick with its writers, a Jimmy Buffet concert and a DJ set from Questlove, among other great streaming opportunities .

Today we found concerts from...

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May 01, 2020. 2 comments

How to Listen to Library Audiobooks on Sonos

How to Listen to Library Audiobooks on Sonos

Bibliophiles rejoice: Sonos now integrates with Libby, the app from audio and e-book service OverDrive, which connects you to free content from your local public library.

This means you can check out audiobooks and listen to them on your Sonos speaker rather than having to carry your mobile device from room to room. All you need is a library card. (If you don’t have one already, you may still...

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May 01, 2020. 7 comments

How to Unlock Your iPhone Even Faster While Wearing a Face Mask

How to Unlock Your iPhone Even Faster While Wearing a Face Mask

I’ll start with the good news. If you’re using Face ID on your iPhone or iPad Pro, and it’s driving your crazy that you can’t unlock your device while you’re wearing a face mask, worry not. With the upcoming release of iOS 13.5, Apple is making this process slightly easier.

If you don’t have an iPhone SE, or any other older iPhone that still uses Touch ID—such as the iPhone 8—you’ve probably...

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Apr 30, 2020. 14 comments

Support Workers by Avoiding These Companies Tomorrow

Support Workers by Avoiding These Companies Tomorrow

If you can, avoid using Amazon, Instacart, Whole Foods, Walmart, Target and FedEx tomorrow, as their workers are planning a walk-off to protest their employers’ unprecedented profits, which are coming at the cost of employees’ health and safety. On Friday, May 1, employees will either call in sick or walk off the job during their lunch break.

U.S. has weak labor protections

As we’ve reported...

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Apr 30, 2020.

Turn Your Quarantine Video Chats into a Podcast

Turn Your Quarantine Video Chats into a Podcast

Even though most of your coronavirus-quarantine video chats are probably dull, that doesn’t mean that they’re meaningless. In fact, some might be so interesting, you might want to turn them into a podcast (At least, that’s how I feel about my new virtual Dungeons & Dragons sessions.)

That, or perhaps you want to start a podcast and have no idea how. Well, we can fix that, too. And by “we,” I...

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