Wait Before Uninstalling VLC from Your Computer

News broke today that the VLC Media Player—immensely popular and Lifehacker-recommended—allegedly has a pretty severe bug that could allow allow a “booby-trapped” video, as The Register put it, to either crash the player or execute remote code. The former? An annoyance. The latter? A huge security issue, one that’d we…

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Watch Live: SpaceX’s Dragon Set for Wednesday Resupply Mission

A SpaceX Dragon cargo craft on a resupply mission to the ISS. (Credit: NASA) Just days after the three newest crew members arrived on the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule is set to launch on a resupply mission. At about 6:24 p.m. EDT on July 24, a Falcon 9 rocket with the attached Dragon capsule are scheduled to blast off from the Space Launch Complex at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base. Dragon is supposed to reach the ISS for docking on Friday. On this

Determine the Quality of a Clothing Item With This Cheat Sheet

A question I get a lot from people who wear clothing is, “Where can I buy clothes that don’t cost too much, but won’t fall apart after the first wash?” As a former vintage clothing reseller and a long-time fashion podcaster, I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the very very ugly when it comes to clothing quality.

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How to ‘Read’ Your Tires

The brand name of your vehicle’s tires is splashed loud and proud across the side so everyone can see that you only trust Bridgestone or Michelin or Hankook. (Okay, to be fair, it’s also helpful if you’re buying a used car because you can see pretty quickly whether the tires match.) But if you look a little closer,…

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How to ‘Read’ Your Tires

The brand name of your vehicle’s tires is splashed loud and proud across the side so everyone can see that you only trust Bridgestone or Michelin or Hankook. (Okay, to be fair, it’s also helpful if you’re buying a used car because you can see pretty quickly whether the tires match.) But if you look a little closer,…

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Get Discounted Denim From Levi’s With an Extra 40% Off Sale Items

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Get Discounted Denim From Levi’s With an Extra 40% Off Sale Items

Extra 40% Off Sale | Levi’s | Promo code LASTCALL

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Hints of Previously Unknown Asteroid Impact Found in Florida Clam Fossils

The tiny spheres, evidence of a long-ago asteroid strike, are smaller than grains of salt. (Credit: Mike Meyer/Meteoritics and Planetary Science) In 2006, an undergraduate student from the University of South Florida named Mike Meyer spent his summer collecting fossils from the walls of a quarry. In typical intern glory, his job was to pry open fossilized clams and wash away sediment, looking for shells of long-dead single-celled organisms. Instead, he found what appeared to be miniscule

Update Your Older iOS Devices to Avoid These Bugs

It’s important to keep your iPhone and iPad’s software up to date—even if the old devices you still use aren’t going to be eligible for the upcoming iOS/iPadOS 13. In fact, sometimes it’s the older phones and tablets in Apple’s hardware line that see the most critical updates.

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Find Out Politicians’ Stances on the Big Issues With ‘Categorized Tweets’

Not everyone has the time to follow politics as closely as others. That doesn’t mean your should ignore what’s happening in the big run-up to the 2020 elections because it’s too much to handle. Instead, let a site like Categorized Tweets give you a helping hand.

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