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How To Watch Tonight's Orionid Meteor Shower In Australia

The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend and once again Aussies will be able to enjoy the celestial light show with their naked eyes. If you're keen to catch the Orionid Meteor Shower over the weekend, here's what you need to know. More »      

YouTube Roundup: The Best Online Videos Of The Week

The best online videos of the week, including. Stranger Things, Taylor Swift things, new Punisher things and more! More »      

All The Ways Lack Of Sleep Affects The Brain

Many of us have experienced the effects of sleep deprivation. feeling tired and cranky, or finding it hard to concentrate. Sleep is more important for our brains than you may realise. More »      

Google Play Store Offers Bug Bounty Program

While it might sound like shooting fish in a barrel - Google Play is working with HackerOne on a bug bounty program to find vulnerabilities in "in-scope" applications distributed through the Play Store. The number of apps in scope is...Show More Summary

Five Things I've Learned About Blending A Family

I've been dating a wonderful woman for the last four years and in two weeks, we will be standing in front of our family and friends to commit to each other in marriage. We're not the first couple to do this. And, like many couples today, we are bringing more than ourselves together. Show More Summary

Deals: This Program Puts All Your Streaming Services In One Place-

From Hulu to Netflix to HBO, there are enough streaming services online to make your head spin, which isn't helpful when you're trying to binge-watch your favorite shows. That's why BitMar Unlimited Streaming is becoming a go-to choice...Show More Summary

Planning Your Escape: The Story Of Canberra's Riddle Room

A locked room, a mystery to solve, team work and a little magic. Over 80 escape rooms have popped up across Australia in recent years, so we talked to Chris Krajacic -- one of the owners and game designers at Canberra's Riddle Room -- to find out more about them. More »      

Telstra Offering Refunds For AFL Live Pass Users

AFL fans have a pretty, uh, rocky, relationship with Telstra's AFL Live Pass. Compared to other livestreaming services, Live Pass is just a little backward. In 2016, the service was okay, but in 2017, seemingly without warning, the size of the viewing screen was reduced. Fans were not happy. Concerns raised by the ACCC are now seeing Telstra offer refunds. More »      

There's No Business Like The Security Business

IDC says spending on security hardware, software and services will hit almost $120B by 2021. That's good news for anyone working in the market who wants to ensure some career longevity. And spending on security products and services for 2017 will total $83.5 billion, an increase of 10.3% over last year. More »      

PSA: Last Day To Request A Replacement Marriage Survey Form

Haven't responded to the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey yet? Need a new form? Then you're running out of time. Requests for replacement forms will close tonight at 6PM. If you need help requesting a new form, we've got you covered. More »      

Linux As An App Makes DeX A True Desktop System

While smartphones have carved out a really useful space in our pockets, most of us have retained a desktop computer or notebook for "real" work. What if you could have a device that worked as both. Something you could slip into your pocket when you're out of the office but could easily dock and connect to a big screen and a mouse and keyboard. Show More Summary

Briefly: Potential Moon Base, Boys Born In Canberra, Activision Alter Aussie Call Of Duty

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including. Where to build a colony on the moon, Call of Duty implied assault scene altered in Australia, Canberra breeds more boys than girls. More »      

Privacy Commissioner Receives Two Breach Notifications A Week

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, lead by Timothy Pilgrim received 114 breach notifications last financial year - up from 107 on the year before. Given mandatory notification doesn't start for a few more months, this could be the thin edge of the wedge as companies come to grips with the new regulatory regime. More »      

The Cheapest Copies Of Super Mario Odyssey In Australia

Over 3000 years ago, a man named Homer wrote “It is hateful to me to tell a story over again, when it has been well told” in his book The Odyssey. The story of Mario, Bowser and Princess Peach has been well told, multiple times, over the last 30 years. Show More Summary

Our Oceans Are Full Of Plastic [Infographic]

On the back of the news that Victoria will be banning plastic shopping bags, I wondered how much plastic is actually in the ocean. I always hear big, crazy numbers and I've certainly seen the pictures but what is the reality? The science? How does it affect ocean life? This infographic explains. More »      

Ask LH: How Do I Sell My Bitcoin In Australia?

Dear Lifehacker, I bought bitcoin through Coinbase, now I am told I can't yet sell digital currency in Australia. Is this so? If not, is there a way in which I can transfer my bitcoin to another exchange to be able to sell it? More »      

Here's A Closer Look At Qantas' 787 Dreamliner Cabins

In a few hours' time, the first Qantas 787 Dreamliner will make its inaugural flight into Sydney. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the Business, Premium Economy and Economy seats ahead of its maiden voyage. Here are the photos! More »      

Star Trek: Discovery Could Be The Best Star Trek Series Ever

We're five episodes into the latest instalment of the Star Trek television canon. Despite some weirdness about the Klingons appearance and the way they speak, I think Star Trek. Discovery has the potential to be the best Star Trek series put to air. Show More Summary

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