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Should Motorists Be Fined For Close Passes With Cyclists?

Depending on who you ask, bicycles are either bona fide vehicles that deserve equal rights to the road, or a colossal pain in the arse that should be relegated to the footpath. Here’s some news that is sure to rile up people in the second camp: police in South Australia have started fining motorists who pass cyclists too closely. Show More Summary

Tinder Now Lets You Send GIFs To Your Matches - Here Are A Few Suggestions

Forget cheesy pick-up lines. Now that Tinder on iOS lets you send GIFs, here are a few animated clips that may help you charm the pants off your matches. More »      

Classic Hacks: How To Ease A Sore Throat

After coming down with a cold over the weekend, I went digging through the archives to find a cure for the sore throat that’s been making my life hell for the last week. While we’ve covered everything from marshmallows to mustard, my favourite solution is this simple ginger tea. More »      

Briefly: Calorie Fail, Mad Max Love, Happiness Hacked

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Why “calorie counting” doesn’t work, get AVG Internet Security 2016 free, “world’s happiest man” explains secret to happiness. More »      

Oracle Finally Decides To Kill Off The Java Browser Plugin Once And For All

Remember those Java plugin pop ups that always appeared at the most inopportune moments? Well you never have to think about them ever again because Oracle has decided to kill off the Java browser plugin technology entirely. Popular browsers...Show More Summary

The Complete Guide To Home Security [Infographic]

Whether you own a property or just rent it, the thought of a home invasion remains equally terrifying. According to government statistics, approximately one out of every 40 Australian houses will be burgled this year. That’s pretty goddamn sobering. Show More Summary

Ask LH: How Can I Stop My Fitness Tracker From Waking My Partner?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve recently started using a fitness tracker which comes with an inbuilt vibration alarm. This is great, as it means my girlfriend doesn’t get woken up by the noise of my alarm. (I work morning shifts.) However, we like to snuggle while sleeping, which means my wrist is usually buzzing against her ribs or in her ear. Show More Summary

Stan's Exclusive Showtime Deal: Enough To Give Netflix The Boot?

The Australian streaming service Stan has announced a new long-term licensing agreement with US cable television network Showtime. The deal gives Stan exclusive rights to popular TV shows including House of Lies, Weeds, Penny Dreadful, Dexter, Californication and the new season of Twin Peaks. Show More Summary

How Enterprises Can Make The Most Of Artificial Intelligence Technology

Organisations are feeling the pressure to remain competitive and are turning to new technologies to give themselves an extra edge. There has been a lot of discussion around artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent automation, but how can companies incorporate them into their existing businesses in order to stay ahead of the pack? We have some pointers. More »      

Test Drive Taste Test: KFC Go Buckets (In A Car)

The Go Bucket is the latest potted poultry creation from KFC’s food innovation labs. As its name implies, it is a single-serve takeaway bucket designed for snacking on the go. KFC is marketing this product directly at motorists — which sounds both dangerous and potentially illegal. Show More Summary

App Deals: Use Deliveries To Track Your Online Shopping Habit

Today’s best deals include SomaFM Radio Player on Android, Deliveries on iOS and Finger Party! on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick! More »      

Microsoft Launches First Technical Preview Of Azure Stack For Hybrid Cloud

Organisations are increasingly adopting hybrid cloud models, procuring public cloud services while still maintaining control of a private cloud. But managing a hybrid environment to ensure consistency across public and private cloud services can be challenging. Show More Summary

International Data Privacy Day: Securing Your Sensitive Information In The Digital World

Data breaches are becoming all the more common across the world. In Australia, we have already seen a number of high profile incidents where companies have lost customers’ personal data. Today is International Data Privacy Day, which is intended to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection. Show More Summary

Microsoft Cortana Gets Smarter At Managing Your Schedule

Microsoft has given Cortana, it’s digital personal assistant on Windows 10, some new features so that it can help users keep track of personal and work events. Those on the Windows Insider program will be the first to experience the new-and-improved Cortana. Here’s what’s new. More »      

Briefly: iPhone Sale Slowdown, Doomsday Clock, 7 Success Hacks

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Why the Doomsday Clock remains fixed at three minutes to midnight, 7 things that hold you back from success (and how to overcome them), is interest in the iPhone finally waning? More »      

Hump Day Deals: Free Macca's Chips, 9-Cent Petrol, Cheap Coffee Pods

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: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition free on Xbox One, free hot chips and Coke from McDonald’s, get petrol for nine cents per litre in the ACT. More »      

BlackBerry Releases Five Enterprise Mobile Management Suite Offerings

BlackBerry may still be tanking in the smartphones market but one thing it has always done well is mobile device management (MDM). The vendor is sticking with what it’s good at by releasing a new set of enterprise mobile management (EMM) suites that combines its MDM expertise with the security capabilities of its most recent acquisition. Here are the details. More »      

Eight Ways To Conquer Self-Doubt [Infographic]

No matter who you are or where you’re from, there will be moments in life when you experience feelings of self doubt and anxiety. This infographic explains why these insecurities aren’t necessarily a bad thing — along with eight ways to combat them in social situations. More »      

Ask LH: Are Vietnamese Pork Rolls Unsafe To Eat?

Dear Lifehacker, On the weekend it was reported that scores of people contracted food poisoning from a South Sydney bakery. (Story here.) The culprit is believed to have been a Vietnamese-style pork and chicken roll. This isn’t the first time these products have caused a health scare: something similar happened in my home town last year. Show More Summary

The Open Plan Office Trap: Why It Pays To Work Alone

There is a prevailing notion that open plan offices are favoured by progressive companies, fosters open communication among staff and make for a livelier workplace. But open plan offices are facing a backlash as people begin to realise their shortcomings. We take a deeper look at the pros and cons of open plan offices and why working alone is underrated. More »      

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