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Five Famous Hackers And The Price They Paid

With yesterday's news that notorious spammer Severa has been arrested in Spain, I was wondering what sort of sentence he can expect if he is found guilty of spamming and hacking crimes. Here's a look at five famous hackers and how they paid for the crimes. More »      

What You Need To Know About Overclocking

Part of the final frontier with PCs is overclocking. getting more out of your system than it says on the box. But what settings do you change? How do you overclock safely? And do you need to change anything at all, or can you get a program to do it for you? If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, never fear. Show More Summary

TPG And Vodafone Just Bought The Last Of The 700MHz Spectrum For $1.5 Billion

Last year the Federal Government announced it would be auctioning off two 15 MHz lots of the 700 MHz spectrum, used to provide 4G mobile broadband. Today, the winning bids for the auction have been announced, with TPG and Vodafone snapping it up. More »      

Google On Pay Equity

It's not been a happy time at Google. Following the algorithmic advertising debacle that reared its head a couple of weeks ago, where Google was inserting ads from well known companies into YouTube clips from terrorist organisations, they've been caught up in a salary equity brouhaha. Show More Summary

NBNCo And Nokia Trial 10Gbps Fibre

If it wasn't such a laugh, you'd cry. NBNCo, the company that will be delivering a patchwork of network technologies in order to bring fast broadband access to all of us has conducted a test using technology from Nokia that could deliver 10Gbps performance - if only FttP was on the menu for all of us. More »      

Briefly: Thor Ragnarok Trailer, Uber On Strike, Persona 5 Tragedy

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including. Uber drivers strike in Melbourne, why you should never ask the hiring manager these five common interview questions. More »      

How To Use Public WiFi Safely

WiFi hotspots are incredibly handy. With many folks having limited cellular data connections, or if you're a traveller, being to hitch a free ride on a public WiFi network to grab some email, check on social media or browse the web is handy. But those hotspots are also a potential security risk. So, how can you use a public WiFI hotspot safely? More »      

Elevator Pitch: HelloCars

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 Paul and Michael Higgins, founders of HelloCars. More »   ...

Reminder: Double Demerit Points This Easter Long Weekend

The Easter holiday period is a bad time for road fatalities - so police will be cracking down on motorists in select states and territories. We explain where double demerits apply and the various traffic offences they apply to. More »      

How All Elections Are 'Hacked'

US authorities have arrested a reportedly shady character who goes by the alias 'Severa' in Spain. Severa, whose real name is Pyotr Levashov, is a Russian spammer who is listed at Number 7 in Spamhaus' Top 10 Spammer list. It's alleged Severa was involved in the "hacking" of the recent US Presidential election. Show More Summary

How To Scam A 12-Day Easter Break Off Work

For full-time Aussie workers, the Easter long weekend represents a much-needed respite from the daily grind. There's only one problem. the break isn't long enough. If you have five annual leave days up your sleeve, it's possible to scam 12 days off work by taking advantage of the Easter and Anzac Day public holidays. Here's how. More »      

The First Thing I Noticed With The Windows 10 Creators Update

There was a time when I was a Windows power user - I even trained folks for their certification many moons ago. But as I moved through my career, and as the operating system became more user friendly and I was able to offload technical support to others, I moved into the realm of being a regular user. Show More Summary

Is It Legal To Publish Photos Of People Without Their Permission?

Most amateur photographers know it's perfectly legal to take photos of people in public places. What is less clear, is whether you're allowed to publish those photos against the express wishes of the subjects. Let's take a look at the legalities in Australia. More »      

This Is What I Want In A New Tablet

Last week, I discussed why I'm giving up on the iPad Pro. There were some suggestions made in the comments, some interesting criticism and some comments even made about my competence. But I've started shopping around for a new device and hope to try a few out over the coming weeks. Here's what I've learned so far. More »      

Google Fact Check Goes Global

With Google now being synonymous with searching - when did you last hear someone say "I'll just Bing it" - our dependence on that search engine is significant. So, if search results become poisoned or tainted they can have a significant effect. Show More Summary

6 Things The Samsung Galaxy S8 Can Do That The iPhone Can’t

Samsung's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, goes on sale on April 28. As is tradition, the world's tech-heads have been busy comparing how the new phone's features compare to its iOS rival. Following extensive hands-on testing, our colleagues at Tech Insider have put together a video showing everything the S8 has that the iPhone lacks. Show More Summary

Centrelink's 'Robodebt' System Has Issued Up To $3m In Bogus Debts (And Counting)

In July last year Centrelink rolled out a new automated income matching system for detecting and recovering debts. It became known as "Robodebt" and was designed to help the Department of Human Services collect $4.5 million in debt every day. Show More Summary

How To Get SBS's New HD Channels On Your TV

This week, SBS launched a new HD channel to free-to-air television. SBS Viceland HD. In addition, it has overhauled its existing HD channel with new technologies. We explain how to get both on your TV. More »      

Briefly: Cyberpunk Trademark, LG G6 Review, Literal Life Hacks

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including. Video game makers trademark "Cyberpunk", LG G6 smartphone review, Star Wars Thrawn trilogy remembered. More »      

Quantum Mechanics, Explained In Five Minutes

Quantum mechanics deals with the mathematical description of the motion and interaction of subatomic particles, incorporating the concepts of quantization of energy, wave–particle duality, the uncertainty principle, and the correspondence...Show More Summary

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