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Briefly: New James Bond Trailer, Virtual Boy Turns 20, Boring NBN

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The ten most beautiful-looking movies of all time, Nintendo’s Virtual Boy turns 20, watch the new trailer to James Bond: SPECTRE. More »      

Hump Day Deals: 70% Off Shiraz, JB Hi-Fi Movie Clearance, Jumbo Humble Bundle

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: 20% off sex toys at LoveHoney, up to 70% off wines at Vinomofo, get a Google Chromecast for under $35. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain. More »      

Five Security Take-Aways From RSA's 2015 Opening Keynote

During today’s opening keynote for the RSA Conference, delivered by RSA CEO Amit Yoran at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, the approximately 4500 delegates were told that the “old” approach to security was done. It’s time to approach security from a new perspective with the old methods ineffective. More »      

There's No One 'Right' Way To Negotiate

Whether you’re arguing for a feature in a meeting, pitching for a job or debating why you deserve a pay rise, you shouldn’t rely on just one methodology. More »      

Why Holiday Property Investors Should Steer Clear Of Sydney

The Sydney property market is insanely hot right now, and the city attracts a lot of tourists. It doesn’t automatically follow that it’s a good idea to invest in holiday accommodation in Sydney, however. More »      

Government Report: Cease-And-Desist Letters Won't Stop Piracy

Would you freak out if you received a piracy warning letter? Apparently, most Aussies don’t seem to care. A new national survey released by the Federal Government has ranked infringement notices as the least effective method of preventing illegal downloads. Show More Summary

Cease-And-Desist Letters Won't Stop Piracy, According To Government Report

A new national survey released by the Federal Government has ranked piracy notices as the least effective method of preventing illegal downloads. Only 20 per cent of respondents said they would stop pirating if they received a cease-and-desist letter from their ISP; even if threatened with an account suspension. More »      

Ask LH: Are These Old Atari Chips Worth Anything?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a collection of chips belonging to old Atari game carts. (Photo attached.) My dad’s friend used to work for Atari as a developer of Atari games and he gave these chips to us. Do you know if it is worth anything? I have 11 games. Thanks, Nova More »      

Six Stupid Things You Shouldn't Do When Dropping Your Kids Off At School

Is there a more dangerous profession that parent taxi when it’s school pickup time? Here’s what not to do when you’re dropping the kids off to learn. More »      

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

Today’s best deals include Game Of Thrones on Android, TwitPad on iOS and Vein Rush on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

Facebook Now Allows Video Publishers To Set Age And Privacy Limits

Facebook has improved its video upload tool for publishers, as well as allowing them to set age, privacy and expiry dates on any uploaded video content. More »      

Google Drive Adds Plugin For MS Office

Google would undoubtedly prefer you used Docs, but if you’ve got Word, Excel or Powerpoint files stored in your Google drive, a simple plug-in now allows you to edit them on the go. More »      

Format Shifting: What Can You Legally Do With 'Your' Content?

In the UK, it’s just become illegal to rip CDs you own, but that doesn’t mean the same law applies here. Still, it’s worthwhile refreshing what’s legal under Australian copyright law and what isn’t. More »      

How To Keep Your House Warm On The Cheap

If you enjoy skiing, you’re probably delighted that Australia’s cold snap isn’t abating. But for everyone else it can be a massive — and costly — inconvenience. Many in the community are shivering while contemplating just how big their next gas bill will be. Let’s take a look at why gas is so expense — along with some ways to stay warm on the cheap. More »      

Briefly: New HP Laptops, Dashcam Disasters, Cheap Meat

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Terrible drivers caught on dashcam, get 20% off meat at Woolworths, why aren’t human fingers all the same length? More »      

Frugal Motoring Tips From Two Fuel-Efficiency Experts

John and Helen Taylor hold the world record for more than 40 fuel economy driving challenges. They therefore know a few things about saving a few bucks at the bowser. Currently, the pair are in the midst of a 19,000km road trip across Australia in an attempt to smash their car’s average fuel usage. Read on for their top five bowser hacks. More »      

Be Direct With Salary Negotiation Numbers

Angling for a higher salary? Your best bet is to come up with a concrete number that you’re after. More »      

Elevator Pitch: Brotein Club

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 Alaister Low from Brotein Club. More »      

Apple's Adding Another NSW Store This Weekend

Apple’s ninth NSW store launches in the Miranda shopping Centre this Saturday, but there’s still no sign of an Apple store for Tasmania or the Northern Territory. More »      

The Ten Best Houseplants For Improved Air Quality (According To NASA)

A man’s home is his castle, but it can also contain harmful air pollutants that are harmful to kings and queens alike. But don’t panic — festooning your house with the right houseplants that can filter out these harmful compounds. According to a new study by NASA, these are the ten best plants to improve indoor air quality. More »      

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