The Life Browser: Your vote matters

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The Independent Online

Nobody could suggest that Barack Obama supporters aren't web-savvy – their latest online hit is a clip that imagines a world where John McCain (pictured) wins by a single vote. The clip can be customised and forwarded to a potential non-voter. See

Canine capers

Credit-crisis survival tips are everywhere, and the actresses Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones have thrown in their two cents, too. Their dog-related advice can seen at

Widget master

If you're looking for a creative way to pass some time, then may be for you. The site encourages users to master a range of fiddly engineering tasks by designing primitive machines.

Studio insider

2elebrity-endorsed attack videos are a major feature of the US elections and generate plenty of spoof responses. The pick of the bunch is a clip showing how McCain's campaign could look if backed by Hollywood directors.