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Kickass Torrents Could Soon Be Blocked In Australia

Several major music labels are seeking to block Australians from accessing piracy website Kickass Torrents in the latest use of website-blocking legislation introduced last year. If the music bigwigs get their way, Telstra, Optus, TPG and other providers would be forced to block access to the piracy facilitating website. Here’s what you need to know. More »      

This Video Shows How Intel Authenticate Works On vPro PCs

Intel Authenticate is a preview technology that comes with the new sixth-generation Core chips with vPro. It’s a feature that was met with excitement when it was announced in January as it brings easy multifactor authentication features to PCs that carry the new Intel vPro chips. See how it works here. More »      

NBN Rethink: Why We Need 'Fibre-To-The-Driveway' Right Now

Ever since the Coalition government came into power and declared it will use the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) model for the National Broadband Network (NBN), experts and vocal technology-conscious citizens have been up in arms about it. But the argument against FTTN has been mounting for years. Show More Summary

Briefly: Broken Robot Laws, Darth Vader Burns, Asia Versus Australia

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Why the famous Three Laws Of Robotics can’t protect us, Darth Vader’s smart mouth and cultural differences between Asia and Australia. More »      

Hump Day Deals: Dick Smith Bye-Bye Sale, $3 Cheeseburger Meal, Cheap Laptop

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: Dick Smith’s finale farewell sale, get a McDonald’s cheeseburger meal for $3, $300 Off Dell Inspiron 13-7000 13. More »      

How To Deter And Outsmart Burglars [Infographic]

When it comes to home security, most Australians slap a big-arse lock on their front door and call it a day. Obviously, this doesn’t present much of an obstacle for any self-respecting burglar. This infographic breaks down everything you need to know for better house protection; from tried-and-proven deterrents to the psychology of the average Australian thief. More »      

Four Reasons Why We Need 'Fibre-To-The-Driveway' Right Now

Ever since the Coalition government came into power and declared it will use the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) model for the National Broadband Network (NBN), experts and vocal technology-conscious citizens have been up in arms about it. But the argument against FTTN has been mounting for years. Show More Summary

Elevator Pitch: Drive Yello

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 Steve Fanale and Johnny Timbs, founders of food delivery service Drive Yello. More »      

DirectX Creator's Tips For Hiring Coders Are Utterly Terrifying

Alex St. John is the creator of DirectX and founder of WildTangent. He’s an industry veteran that should be respected but his ideologies on work ethics and the expectations he has for game developers leaves something to be desired. According...Show More Summary

Deals: Save 93% On Professional Photography Training

Want to learn how to take photos like a pro? Then you’re going to need the Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle, including 14 courses and more than 65 hours of training, all at just $92 AUD [$69 USD] for Lifehacker Australia readers. That’s a saving of 93% off the RRP. More »      

Can Anyone Actually Afford To Work Three Days A Week?

A new research report has found a three-day working week translates to healthier and more productive employees, particularly in the over-40s demographic. Apparently, a part-time job provides the best balance between keeping the brain active and living a happy, stress-free existence. Show More Summary

Safety Alert: Woolworths Recalls Broccoli After Redback Spider Scare

It’s every kid’s dream come true and every arachnophobe’s worst nightmare: Woolworths stores in NSW and Queensland are removing broccoli from sale following the discovery of redback spiders hidden inside the vegetables. In at least three...Show More Summary

App Deals: Capture The Perfect Lightning Picture

Today’s best deals include DigiHUD Speedometer for Android, iLightningCam for iOS and Leo’s Fortune for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

Here's Why You Should Think Twice Before Using URL Shorteners

Popular URL shorteners, like bit.ly, could be exposing your personal information to others, according to a new study. More »      

Google Steps Up Help For Webmasters After 761,000 Hacked Websites Detected

Google has ramped up efforts to assist webmasters that have had their websites compromised by hackers. This comes after the company joined forces with the University of California for a research that found around 761,000 websites were hacked and infected with malware targeted at those sites’ visitors last year. More »      

Briefly: New Rubik's Cube Record, HTC 10 Review, PlayStation 4.5

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Australian beats 5×5 Rubik’s Cube world record, Europcar fined $100,000 for making, HTC 10 Australian review. More »      

Six Dating Tips For Introverts

Dating isn’t always easy, even for the most confident people. For shy types, flirting, dating and starting relationships can be hell. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are six tips that introverted people should bear in mind when heading out for their next date. More »      

Elon Musk's Resume: Proof That Nobody Needs More Than One Page

Elon Musk is an engineer, inventor and investor who helped to build some of the world’s most recognised companies including Tesla Motors, SpaceX and PayPal. Despite these achievements and many others, it’s possible to fit his resume on a single page. Yes, this means you’re probably waffling. More »      

Apple Updates Developer Portal With Guides On How To Make Great Apps

Last month, Google revamped its Android developer portal and now it’s Apple’s turn. The company has updated its App Store developer site, adding a new section to guide developers on how to make a great app that is profitable for iOS devices. Here are the details. More »      

Ask LH: Is Netflix About To Jack Up Its Pricing In Australia?

Dear Lifehacker, I recently read that Netflix is planning to increase its prices in the USA this year. Does this mean Australia will be getting a price hike too? In my opinion $8.99 a month is the definite sweet spot; any more and I’d need to reconsider piracy. More »      

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