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Hands On: Living With Aussie Soylent

Soylent has been around for a while now, and some people swear by it. There is even a local version available downunder – Aussie Soylent. Figuring that just a taste test was not enough, I put my body on the line and spent 6 weeks surviving on Aussielent. We even have a recipe for those wanting to try and make their own. More »      

App Deals: Pronounce Any Word In Any Language Correctly

Today’s best deals include Opera Browser for Android, Forvo Pronunciation for iOS and DogfightElite for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

Would You Buy A Crowdfunded Condom?

Calling itself the world’s first re-engineered condom, the LELO HEX is aiming to drive innovation in sexual health. The condom has a different structural design to the prophylactics you might be used to, and claims to make sex safer. So what exactly does it do differently? More »      

Microsoft Patches Security Flaws For Windows, Office, Exchange Server And More

Microsoft has released its monthly cumulative update for the month of June, issuing 16 patches bundles for 44 security vulnerabilities across a bunch of the company’s software including the Windows operating system, Office, Internet Explorer Edge and Exchange Server. Show More Summary

Small Businesses Should Use Password Managers For Business Continuity

Small business owners often wear many hats in their own company and keep a lot of information in their heads, including login details to a multitude of online accounts that their businesses rely on. Having a password manager to store usernames and passwords for these accounts can help keep their businesses going should anything bad happens to them. More »      

Why Pictures Matter On Your LinkedIn Profile

Professional social networking website LinkedIn is now an invaluable business tool for hiring managers and recruiters to find new talent as well as for workers to promote themselves to prospective employers. Microsoft certainly sees a lot of potential in LinkedIn and has forked out $US26.2 billion to buy it. Show More Summary

Briefly: WWDC News, PlayStation VR and Netflix domination

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The latest news from WWDC, Playstation VR launch dates and a look at just how far Netflix is ahead of the competition in Australia. More »      

Setting Up Your First Smart Home

Getting started in the world of home automation may seem daunting, but it’s actually fairly simple. Depending on your goals, it can also be quite affordable, and even save you money over time. A smart home isn’t just some automatic lights either – there are loads of options to make day to day life that little bit easier. More »      

Watch How ATM Skimming Devices Work

Most of us have heard about the existence of ATM skimming, a type of fraud that involves devices being installed onto cash machines to steal card numbers and pin codes. Financial institutions have issued repeated warnings about how criminals...Show More Summary

Design Tips To Sell Your House Faster [Infographic]

When it comes to selling your house, even small changes can have a noticeable effect on the final sale price or time it takes to sell. The problem is knowing which ones are a useful return for your time and money. From using stripesShow More Summary

Ask LH: Should We Pay Off Our Other Debts Before Saving A House Deposit?

Dear Lifehacker, My fiancé and I recently moved back with our parents to save money for a house. We currently have a car on finance, and a personal loan for wedding deposits. My parents are advising us to pay off our loan FIRST before...Show More Summary

Labor Vs The Coaltion: How Do Their NBN Policies Differ?

As hinted in earlier announcements by Shadow Communications Minister, Jason Clare, Labor’s much-anticipated policy for the National Broadband Network released Monday commits the party – if elected – to move away from the Coalition’s fibre to the node (FTTN) network and transition back to a roll-out of fibre to the premises (FTTP). Show More Summary

Lifehacker 101: USB-C Accesories

USB-C is a great new connector, but has been somewhat slow in its inevitable march to becoming the default option. But now a range of new products from laptops to phones use USB-C, so there are a handful of accessories sporting the new plug. So what different options are there, and how much do they cost? More »      

Is It Too Soon To Ditch The 3.5mm Headphone Jack?

That little headphone socket on your smartphone dates all the way back to 1964. Its bigger brother, the 6.35mm jack is one of the oldest connector standards still in use, and got its start in 1878. While various music devices and smartphones have gone without the 3.5mm socket over the years, it’s still almost universal. Show More Summary

This Is The Perfect Tablet For Work And Play

You no longer need to make compromises when buying a device for work and fun. It’s more than possible to buy something that works equally well for both. For example, the 12-inch Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1 — equipped with Windows 10 and 4G connectivity — is the perfect tech companion. More »      

KeePass 2 Has Finally Patched A Vulnerability That Lets Attackers Steal Passwords

Last week, we reported on a known security flaw in open source password manager KeePass 2. The software’s creator had refused to fix the issue but it seems he has now done a backflip and issued a patch in the latest update of the software. Here are the details. More »      

Visualise Your Ideal Inbox To Reduce Email Clutter

It’s hard enough managing a small business but when you have to worry about your overflowing email inbox it can be overwhelming. A good way to start decluttering your inbox is to picture what you want it to look like. More »      

A Summary And Analysis Of Labor's New NBN Plan

The National Broadband Network (NBN) has been a sore spot for the Federal Government. The Coalition swooped into power in 2013 and wasted no time in dumping Labor’s much-loved fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) broadband plans in favour of the cheaper and slower alternative: fibre-to-the-node (FTTN). Show More Summary

Eight Enduring Laundry Myths Debunked

Most of us just bundle our clothes into the washer, fill the detergent drawer and press the ‘on’ button without giving it much thought. (This is understandable — nobody wants to waste more mental energy than necessary on doing the laundry.)...Show More Summary

How Microsoft Built The Surface Book

At one point during the development process of Microsoft’s laptop-tablet hybrid Surface Book, engineers within the design team at the company’s Redmond offices were 3D printing new chassis structures daily — making changes to their designs...Show More Summary

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