Why the New H.266/VCC Video Codec Is a Big Deal

The new H.266 video codec is a pretty big deal. You can’t play with it yet—tempted as you might be to go install Handbrake and bask in video encodes that are half the size of your already-optimized H.265 videos—but its very existence will speed up the eventual transition to 8K HDR video. And that’s a good thing,…

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Source: LifeHacker – Why the New H.266/VCC Video Codec Is a Big Deal

What You Need To Know About Getting Immunized Before You Travel

With the pandemic having caused massive upset within the travel industry, some have envisioned a future in which you’ll need to prove you’ve had a COVID-19 immunization before you can travel. Of course, such a vaccine doesn’t exist yet, let alone any regulations requiring you to get one. But for true world travelers,…

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Source: LifeHacker – What You Need To Know About Getting Immunized Before You Travel

When and How to Report Sexual Harassment at Work

When you start a new job, you’ll probably be instructed to go to Human Resources (HR) if you ever experience any sort of harassment at work—but this path hasn’t always been the most useful for employees. In fact, according to a new survey from Zenefits, one out of five workers do not trust their HR departments, and…

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Source: LifeHacker – When and How to Report Sexual Harassment at Work

Look Up Past Race Results to Compete With People in Your Age Group

Comparing yourself to others can be a dangerous thing, but it’s also motivating if you choose your comparisons carefully. I keep seeing people, especially new runners, complain that they’re “slow” or wonder how far away they are from the “average” runner.

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Source: LifeHacker – Look Up Past Race Results to Compete With People in Your Age Group

What to Do if You Can't Pay Your Taxes Next Week

It’s official: Taxes are due next week. Back in March, the government pushed the filing deadline to July 15, and the Treasury Department recently confirmed they won’t be moving it again. If you have been putting it off, now is the time to file your tax return and pay what you owe.

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Source: LifeHacker – What to Do if You Can’t Pay Your Taxes Next Week

How to Try Out Android's New 'AirDrop' Feature

I remember when Apple first launched AirDrop on iOS back in 2013. A different version had already been around on the Mac for some time, and it was irrelevant, because AirDrop was far more useful when you could shoot files between different iPhones and laptops, not just the latter. At the time, I thought to myself,…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Try Out Android’s New ‘AirDrop’ Feature

Our Best Methods to Clean Stained Pots and Pans

No matter how hard you scrub or soak, your pots and pans remain stained, brown, and grimy. And while well-used pans are a sign of your cooking prowess (or at least, how often you cook), sometimes you just want to see your own reflection in the bottom of a skillet.

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Source: LifeHacker – Our Best Methods to Clean Stained Pots and Pans

Soak Your Watermelon in a Negroni

Soaking watermelon in some sort of alcohol is hardly a new summer strategy. I’ve traditionally favored vodka or tequila—both of which are perfectly serviceable—as pretty much any single liquor can serve as a watermelon’s bathwater. But why stop at one when you could build a complete cocktail? That’s why this summer,…

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Source: LifeHacker – Soak Your Watermelon in a Negroni

Keep Extra Bottles of Sunscreen Anywhere You Might Need Them

A lot of us don’t wear sunscreen nearly as often as we should. Sometimes that’s because we don’t reapply it often enough (you should slather on more every two hours you are out and about in the sun, and more often if you’re swimming) or we don’t apply as much as we really need in the first place (you should be using…

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Source: LifeHacker – Keep Extra Bottles of Sunscreen Anywhere You Might Need Them

10 Video Games That Can Replace Traditional Summer Activities

It’s going to be an endless summer, and not in a cool “surfer-movie-from-the-1960s” way. You and your kiddies are looking at two more months of very little social contact and a lot of indoor time. Luckily, playing video games all day is just as fun as normal summertime activities like camping, traveling and…

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Source: LifeHacker – 10 Video Games That Can Replace Traditional Summer Activities

Compare Multiple Job Offers With This Salary Calculator

Looking for a job is hard, but the stress doesn’t stop once you finally get an offer. It can be tempting to just say “yes” to the first offer you get, especially these days when the job market seems to be drying up, but you still need to make sure you’re happy with the deal you’re being offered—or even that the job…

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Source: LifeHacker – Compare Multiple Job Offers With This Salary Calculator

Figuring Out Sex Toy Storage, Part 3: Oddball Options

As part of a continuing series exploring the wide world of sex toy storage options, today we’ll take a look at some of the more unusual options out there—things that go well beyond a nice little pouch to stash in a bedside table drawer.

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Source: LifeHacker – Figuring Out Sex Toy Storage, Part 3: Oddball Options

How to Get Rid of Samsung's Ads on Your Galaxy Phone

I don’t have a Samsung smartphone, but if I did, I’d be pretty pissed about paying anywhere from $1,000-$2,000 for a device that comes packed full of native advertising. Your not-so-meager investment apparently isn’t enough for Samsung, which has taken to filling its default apps on its devices full of ads. There are

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Get Rid of Samsung’s Ads on Your Galaxy Phone

If You Eat Out Right Now, Don't Be a Jerk

Restaurants and bars are opening up across the country, and people sure are going to them! That is certainly a choice that I don’t feel comfortable making, but if you simply must go out right now and pay someone else to make and bring you your food, it’s very important that you don’t act like an unappreciative dweeb.

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Source: LifeHacker – If You Eat Out Right Now, Don’t Be a Jerk

The 12 Best Games on the iPhone

Time was, iPhone games were a distraction. You’d play them on a commute, or while the water boiled, or during Destiny loading screens. But that was then, and this is now. In case you didn’t know, today’s options today are just as polished (and fun!) as many console counterparts. And now that there are more games on…

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Source: LifeHacker – The 12 Best Games on the iPhone

How to Try Out Chrome 86's Big Battery-Saving Fix Today

Google Chrome’s incredible ability to bog down your system may soon be a thing of the past. The most recent Chrome Canary build includes big changes to the way Chrome handles background websites that could reduce Chrome’s strain on your device’s battery life. These changes should hopefully make their way to the stable…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Try Out Chrome 86’s Big Battery-Saving Fix Today