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Ratings News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker lifehacker Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker Ratings Ratings What Those Netflix Stars Actually Mean Claire Lower 10/09/16 11:00am 37 3 Edit Promote Go to permalink Whether you’re “and chilling” or not, a lot of factors must be considered when choosing your next Netflix binge, ratings being one of them. I had always assumed that those little stars reflected the average rating given by other Netflix users, but it turns out it’s a bit more complex than that. Advertisement Heirloom Improves Rotten Tomatoes By Focusing on Critics Who Share Your Tastes Eric Ravenscraft 6/10/16 4:30am 11 5 Edit Promote Go to permalink Chrome: Movie review scores are pretty flawed . The most frustrating part is that you can’t tell from a score whether the reviewers dislike a movie because it’s bad, or just because they like different things than you. Heirloom Rotten Tomatoes helps fix this. Movie Review Scores Are Fundamentally Flawed Eric Ravenscraft 5/04/16 10:00am 60 11 Edit Promote Go to permalink Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic have become our first stop in determining how good a movie is. Until recently, I had no idea how each site arrived at their review scores. Once I found out, I realized I’d been reading them all wrong. These Are the Top 10 Smartphone Processors, As Rated by AnTuTu Eric Ravenscraft 3/07/16 5:00am 11 6 Edit Promote Go to permalink If the processor in your smartphone is important to you, the vague names and model numbers may be confusing. AnTuTu breaks it down by rating the top mobile chips. Make IMDB Ratings More Relevant by Checking their Voter Demographic Mihir Patkar 12/25/15 11:00am 9 4 Edit Promote Go to permalink IMDB is the go-to destination for checking out a movie. But before you decide to skip that movie with the 5.5/10 rating, check the voter demographic. You might be in for a surprise. Surgeon Scorecard Finds Doctors With Low Complication Rates Beth Skwarecki 7/14/15 12:00pm 5 2 Edit Promote Go to permalink What are the chances that your upcoming surgery will end in an unforeseen complication? That depends (in part) on the procedure, on the surgeon, and on you. ProPublica’s Surgeon Scorecard helps to put a number on the doctor’s piece of that puzzle. Google Play Now Lets You Filter Search Results by Rating Tori Reid 10/20/14 9:30am 9 Edit Promote Go to permalink Web: Figuring out which apps to trust is tough. If you use ratings to help you out, you can now filter your search results by ratings on the Google Play Store. Netflix Rate Adds Rotten Tomato and IMDB Ratings to Netflix Thorin Klosowski 2/05/13 5:30am 20 1 Edit Promote Go to permalink Chrome: Netflix's built-in recommendation system is great at attempting to suggest movies you'd like, but sometimes you want a more critical opinion when picking out a movie. Netflix Rate is a Chrome extension that adds IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings directly to Netflix. Goodbrews Keeps Track of The Beer You Like, Suggests Brews You’d Love Alan Henry 10/01/12 5:00am 27 Edit Promote Go to permalink If you're a beer fan, you know there's a wide world of craft brews that span styles, flavors, and brands. While most of us have one or two go-to brews we enjoy whenever they're available, if you want to expand your horizons, Goodbrews is a service that makes it easy to tick off the beers you already like, and get… Goodfilms Syncs with Netflix, Helps You Find New Movies You’ll Love Alan Henry 9/14/12 4:30am 34 Edit Promote Go to permalink If movie night inevitably means a long debate over what to watch and whether it's on Netflix streaming, Goodfilms can help you find a movie you'd like to watch, is actually good, and is on Netflix, all in one fell swoop. Google+ Local Integrates Zagat and Google+ Friend Reviews Into Google Maps Search Results Thorin Klosowski 5/30/12 7:30am Edit Promote Go to permalink Google has launched Google+ Local, a new means to share local information that integrates your Google+ friend's reviews directly into Google Maps search results and replaces Google Places. On top of Google+ integration you'll also see Zagat scores displayed alongside user reviews of restaurants. Consmr for iPhone Brings Product Reviews, Ratings, and Recalls Into the Grocery Store With You Alan Henry 5/09/12 12:30pm 2 Edit Promote Go to permalink iOS: If you've ever picked up a product in the grocery store that you've never tried and wondered if it's any good, Consmr for the iPhone wants to help you find out before you make a buying decision. Most people assume that it's too late for research when they're standing in the aisle at the store, but Consmr puts… Filmaster Is a Movie Showtimes App that Makes Suggestions Based on Your Taste in Movies Alan Henry 3/05/12 5:30am 2 Edit Promote Go to permalink iOS/Android: When we picked our favorite movie showtimes apps for iOS and for Android , one app that some of you suggested we look at was Filmaster, a hybrid tool that blends location-based showtime