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Why Collecting User Requirements Is Often A Waste Of Time

If you’re building a new business application, the obvious temptation is to ask the prospective end users what they need it to do and how they want it to work. But that approach, no matter how well-meaning, is built on a very shaky premise: that those users have any idea what they actually require. More »      

Briefly: Lollipop Hacks, Tesla Robots, Skyrim Opera

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 16 Android Lollipop tricks, the best Skyrim opera cover you will hear today, inside Tesla’s expanded Freemont future-car factory. More »      

In The Belly Of The Beast: How KFC Australia Makes Its Chicken

Last week, we were invited to KFC’s flagship store in Mascott NSW to see how the company makes its chicken first-hand. We were shown every step of the process; from how meat is stored and prepared to the various ways KFC keeps its “secret” herbs and spices out of the hands of suppliers. Read on for a full kitchen tour. More »      

The Top 10 Best (And Worst) Paying Jobs In Australia

A joint study by AMP and the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra has shed new light on Australia’s changing workforce; including the highest and lowest paid occupations. Check out the study’s table to see if it might be time for a career change. More »      

IT: Where The Money Is Spent And The Best Jobs To Seek

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune is probably working in IT. Staff remain the single biggest expense for IT departments — but that won’t necessarily be the case in the very near future. More »      

Tax Returns Prove People Will Sign Up For Online Services If There's Money In It

In June this year, 2.4 million Australians had signed up for the myGov centralised online account for government services. That number now stands at 5.8 million — because myGov is needed if you want to submit your own tax return online. More »      

Online Travel Insurance Is Designed To Rip You Off: CHOICE

Consumer watchdog CHOICE has released the results of an investigation into the online travel insurance policies offered by Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin. It found that auto-selecting a policy when purchasing a plane ticket often resulted in a higher price tag and a raft of sneaky exclusions. Show More Summary

Elevator Pitch: TravelGiver

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Kimi Anderson from TravelGiver. More »      

Ask LH: How Can I Improve My Maths?

Hey Lifehacker, Since I was a child I have disliked maths. I devoured books like they were going out of fashion, but I always had trouble when it came to numbers. I had a tutor during high school, and it was their opinion that I had missed something critical in the early years of high school maths which had made the later years very difficult. More »      

Netflix Launching In Australia In March 2015

After years of speculation, it’s official: streaming TV service Netflix will launch in Australia (and New Zealand) in March next year. More »      

What Scientists Can Learn From Pseudoscience

Scientists should study pseudoscience – see what the pseudoscientists are up to and perhaps (for a laugh) try a few pseudostudies themselves. More »      

Five Sites Every Small Business Should Bookmark

Looking for small business advice and tips that are relevant to Australians? Make sure these five sites are on your list. More »      

You Can Download Apple's WatchKit Developer Software Now

The Apple Watch still doesn’t have an official release date, but Apple has released WatchKit, its software development kit (SDK), for the platform. Anyone fancy building a watch version of 2048? More »      

Microsoft Identity Manager Public Preview Released

Back in April, Microsoft changed the name of its Forefront product to Microsoft Identity Manager and promised the next version would be out in 2015. The first preview release for Identity Manager has now been released, which suggests that schedule should be met. More »      

Tips From Tech Startups On How To Grow Your Small Business

Looking to expand your business? Check out these practical tips from some of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs. More »      

Office 365 ProPlus Adds OneDrive For Business Access

One of the peculiarities of online storage platforms is that consumers are often given access to features ahead of paying business customers. And so it proves with the enterprise-focused ProPlus version of Office 365, which is belatedly adding support for OneDrive for Business. More »      

Spice Up An IKEA Lack Table With Comics

The Lack coffee table is a perennial Lifehacker IKEA favourite (especially with the basic colours now $7.99). If monochrome’s not your thing, spice up the design with old comics. More »      

Dick Smith 'Mega-Tastic' Weekend Deals

A big weekend if you’re into tech deals! Dick Smith has cut up to 20% off Panasonic and Sony TVs, 10% off Apple MacBook Air computers and 15% off Asus, Toshiba and HP laptops over $500. Check out: The Asus Transformer Book Flip (save $200) and the 11.6-inch HP Pavilion x360 convertible notebook (pictured; save $100). Have at it! More »      

Video Briefly: Mirrorless Camera Guide, Game Show Fails, Amazing Junk Art

Brief video items for Lifehacker readers, including: DSLR versus mirrorless cameras, the funniest moments from Australian game shows, watch Chris Jordan assemble 6000 mobile phones into Australia’s biggest e-waste sculpture. More »      

Note 4 Roadtrip: 10 Random Things I Learned

On Monday, I’ll do a detailed roundup of what I learned during the Note 4 Roadtrip, and the tips every business traveller can glean from the experience. Meanwhile, here are 10 random things I discovered along the way. More »      

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