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Killer Interview Question: Explain A Database In Three Sentences

A particularly quirky addition to the killer interview questions collection: Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew. More »      

Game Of Thrones Author George RR Martin Uses WordStar

Fancy formatting requires a modern word processor, but if you’re just trying to get the words out, a simpler tool will do. Game Of Thrones author George RR Martin takes the policy to extremes: he’s still using a copy of WordStar running on DOS. More »      

Dealhacker: Get 50% Off Selected Laptops And Printers At Big W

Big W is throwing a massive clearance sale this Thursday with up to 50 per cent off selected laptops, printers, ink cartridges and computer accessories. You can also snap up new release video games for as little as $10 and school products such as shoes, stationary and backpacks at vastly reduced prices. Here’s a look at what you can expect to find on special. More »      

Briefly: GTA Bikie Gangs, NBN Speed Verdict, Robot Warning

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Robots to supplant humans as Earth’s dominant species in 50 years (it says here), inside the world of GTA Online’s hardcore biker gangs, what’s the average speed of the FTTN NBN? More »      

Should Movie Monkeys Be CGI Or Practical?

Last night, I caught an advanced screening of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. It’s a surprisingly solid movie that any fan of the 2011 reboot is well advised to check out. The only potential caveat is that the titular primates are comprised entirely out of CGI, rather than a mix of digital and practical effects. Show More Summary

Office Macro Viruses Are Making An Unwelcome Comeback

Macro viruses — utilising Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to execute code inside Office apps like Word and Excel — were the most visible form of malware at one point, but improved security in Office meant their prevalence has dropped dramatically in recent years. Now, however, it seems they’re on the prowl again. More »      

Are $4.95 Pizzas A Viable Business Model?

The battle for affordable pizza between Pizza Hut and Domino’s took an interesting turn last week, with 80 Pizza Hut franchisees lodging an injunction against the parent company’s “$4.95 pizza” promotion. While the Federal Court rejected the injunction, it does present an interesting question: is there such a thing as a pizza that’s too cheap? More »      

Elevator Pitch: Vindl

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 Brad Thomas, cofounder of Vindl. More »      

Ask LH: How Does Facebook Know So Much About Me?

Is there a way to work out where Facebook gets its “suggested friends” lists from? I recently started getting some very specific suggestions which Facebook could only know if it had access to my SMS messages from some years ago. I have no common friends with them and these people are no longer part of my life for a reason. Show More Summary

Where The IT Jobs Are In Every Major City

Wondering where the biggest demand for new IT roles will be in the next six months? Here’s what you can expect in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide — and how much you’ll be paid. More »      

Dealhacker: Get A McDonald's Cheeseburger For $1

From 23 July to 19 August, McDonald’s will be selling cheeseburgers between 12pm and 1pm for just $1. Unfortunately, the offer isn’t available in all states and territories. Here’s what you can do if you’re on the blacklist. More »      

When Each Australian Airline Puts Flights On Sale

Trying to track down cheap flights? Knowing when tickets go on sale is an important strategy. Here’s when to strike to find the best deals on Australian domestic carriers. More »      

Huawei Ascend G6 4G: A 5-Megapixel Front Camera For Stunning Selfies

Nothing should get in the way of a great selfie, and the Huawei Ascend G6 provides the best experience in a smartphone its price. Just SRP$329 delivers selfies double the resolution of many devices. Huawei’s Selfie Preview Window and 10-level auto face enhancement make it easy to always show off your best side. More »      

App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Xtreme Dirtz on Windows Phone, Pipe Puzzle – Premium on Android and Epic Ninja on iOS. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

300 Free Ebooks About Microsoft Products

This is handy: a list of 300 free ebooks covering how to use Microsoft products, including Windows, Azure, office and pretty much everything else you can think of. More »      

What Can Police Learn From Mobile Phone Tower Data?

Metadata is in the news again with revelations that police in Australia have been getting access to data collected from mobile base stations (cell towers). More »      

Yammer Now Included In Office 365 Midsize Business

Microsoft’s “enterprise social networking tool” Yammer is now a little more affordable: it will be included in the Midsize Business skew of Office 365. More »      

Briefly: History Of Bicycles, Balls Of The World Cup, YouTube Shames ISP Speeds

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 20 crazy rides from the dawn of the bicycle, YouTube names and shames Australian ISPs for poor speeds. More »      

The 20 Suburbs Where Property Markets Are Growing Fastest

Looking for a new investment property in a fast-growing suburb? Surprisingly, your best bet might be to look in Canberra. More »      

Domino's Wants To Pay You Cash For Your Pizza Designs

Domino’s Pizza has revamped the “build-a-pizza” system on its online menu with a new graphical interface that makes it easier to design bespoke pizzas from scratch. What’s interesting is that you can actually make real money off the results. Domino’s is providing commissions of up to $4.50 per pizza when other customers purchase one of your creations. More »      

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