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Hump Day Deals: Kogan Warehouse Sale, Cheap Sega Games, 40% Off At Sunglass Hut

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: Queen size beds for $99, 20 per cent off Target’s eBay store, get a pink iPhone 5c for $439. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain. More »      

This Flowchart Explains When Apps And Sites Should Ask For Real Names

Apps and sites that demand that people supply their real name often end up mired in controversy — just ask Google or Facebook. This common-sense flowchart explaining the circumstances under which it’s actually OK to demand real names from users spells out the approach you should take. More »      

How To Dodge Mortgage Insurance Fees When Applying For A Home Loan [Infographic]

Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) is a one-off fee payable when borrowing more than 80 per cent of a property’s value. It’s yet another expense that can make life difficult for cash-strapped home buyers; even for a modestly priced property. Show More Summary

Seven Myths About Scientists Debunked

As scientific researchers, we are often surprised by some of the assumptions made about us by those outside our profession. So we put together a list of common myths we and our colleagues have heard anecdotally regarding scientific researchers. More »      

Ask LH: Should I Be Buying 4K Movies On Disc?

Hey Lifehacker, 4K TVs have become much more affordable. As someone who wants to start a physical movie collection, is 4K just a phase that will pass by quickly (like 3D) or is it safe to assume that it’s here to stay for a long time? More »      

How To Find The Right Gym When You're On The Road

When you’re travelling for work or pleasure, finding the right gym can be a challenge. These are the best strategies and resources to make sure you keep up a fitness routine on the road. More »      

These Phone Companies Still Don't Offer Free Calls To 1800 Numbers

Calls to 1800 numbers are supposed to now be free no matter what kind of mobile plan you are on. While most of the major Australian carriers have got on board and made calls free across all their plans, there are some laggards. More »      

Why TV Shows Will Never Ever Run On Time Again

One of the more annoying trends in modern television is the fact that shows in prime time rarely start neatly on the hour or half-hour. The bad news? Australian TV networks have no plans to change that. More »      

Touch Screens: The Future Of Computing Or A Despicably Clunky Fad?

It is becoming increasingly difficult to have a finger-free experience on modern computer displays. Most Windows-based laptops now come equipped with inbuilt touch screens as standard. It’s the only control method for the vast majority of smartphones and tablet PCs. Show More Summary

Office Integrating With More Cloud Storage Providers

Unsurprisingly, every version of Office makes it easy to save files to Microsoft’s own OneDrive service — but what if you prefer Dropbox or Box? That should be less of a hassle in the future, with Microsoft announcing new integration options for Office that will let any cloud storage provider be added to the list of save locations. More »      

Briefly: Jetstar Bali Sale, Kick-Arse Heroines, Kotaku Versus Game Length

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch an amazing montage of heroines kicking arse in action movies, Jetstar return airfares to Bali from $149, get the full unrestricted version of Microsoft OneNote 2013 for free. More »      

Google Hungary Has A Meeting Room That Looks Like A Sauna

Google’s Australian office is pretty funky, but it doesn’t have one thing the company’s new Budapest office does: a unifying aquatic theme. From water polo references to floors that look like swimming pools, it’s a groovy-and–looking environment. More »      

How A Young Australian of the Year Got People To Stop Hating Her Social Club

Marita Cheng is the 2012 Young Australian of the Year who won plaudits for founding Robogals; a social initiative that aims to encourage young women into engineering and technology careers. While on academic exchange at Imperial College London, Marita attempted to expand the movement to UK classrooms. Show More Summary

Ask LH: Can I Get A Refund Because Presto Doesn't Work On Linux?

Dear Lifehacker, I was recently in hospital and wanted to try out some streaming services in Australia. I have a Linux laptop. I tried out Stan on the free 30-day trial but then realised it uses Silverlight so I cancelled that straight away. Then I wanted to try Presto which has no free trial. More »      

Job Search Is Increasingly Dominated By Mobile

Your resume should be carefully crafted, and that’s going to need a keyboard — but when it comes to seeking out jobs and sending in your resume, chances are you’ll do it with a mobile device. More »      

Globalgig 4G Offers Cheap Mobile Broadband For Roaming And In Australia

We’re pretty keen on Globalgig’s Roaming SIM card, which is one of the better-value offerings for travellers out there who want to dodge roaming rorts. Now it has an added attraction — an option to access 4G networks in Australia and the UK, which is actually one of the cheaper 4G data packages even if you never head overseas. More »      

You Can Now Pay For AWS In Australian Dollars

Like other cloud services, AWS is usually paid for by credit card — but since the fees are in US dollars, you can end up getting slugged with conversion fees. You can now avoid that by setting Australian dollars as your preferred currency. More »      

Briefly: EB Games Sale, Wyrmwood Versus Piracy, Cheap Pizza

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: the best deals from EB Games’ stock clearance sale, the future of games journalism is rap reviews, why you shouldn’t pirate the Aussie zombie movie Wyrmwood. More »      

Strewth! Stan Is Producing A Wolf Creek Horror Series With John Jarrat

Australia’s homegrown streaming entertainment service Stan is developing a spin-off series of the Australian horror/serial killer movie Wolf Creek. The new series will once again star John Jarratt as the psychopathic Mick Taylor with the films’ original writer/director Greg McLean also returning. Show More Summary

Check If Your Local Library Will Take Book Donations

Clearing out bookshelves of tomes you no longer want or need? Don’t forget to check if your local library could use them. More »      

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