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Why Bitcoin Is Failing

Bitcoin was dubbed the worst investment of 2014. As predicted however, 2015 has seen the continued fall in value of the currency that was supposed to fuel the digital age. More »      

This Is Why Having A Separate Alarm Clock Can Still Be A Good Idea

Over at Gizmodo, Luke reports that Optus managed to stuff up its network time signal for Queenslanders, switching their phones to daylight saving time and ruining many a banana bender morning. At moments like this, I can’t help thinking there’s a lot to be said for an old-fashioned alarm clock rather than using your phone. More »      

Patch Tuesday: Telnet, We Have A Problem

Amongst the eight Windows patches in this week’s Patch Tuesday update is one touching on a service you may not have thought about for quite a while: Telnet. More »      

Where You Can (And Can't) Watch Your Fave TV Shows This Year

The US non-ratings season is nearly over, which means all your favourite TV shows will soon be returning to television screens. However, whether you’ll actually get to watch them depends on the entertainment services you subscribe to. Show More Summary

Briefly: Avengers 2 Trailer, $29 Next-Gen Games, Tinder Abroad

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: watch the latest trailer to The Avengers 2, get a selection of PS4 and Xbox One games for $29, Tinder around the world. More »      

Where You Can (And Can’t) Watch Your Favourite TV Shows This Year

The US non-ratings season is nearly over, which means all your favourite TV shows will soon be returning to television screens. However, whether you’ll actually get to watch them depends on the entertainment services you subscribe to. Show More Summary

Another Reminder That Selling Apps Will Not Make You Money

In our discussion of how Apple makes money from developers, we pointed out that revenues from in-app purchases are much more important than the money that comes from selling the apps themselves. Here’s further proof on that point, this time from a Windows Phone perspective. More »      

Facebook's 'Personality Judgments' Are Getting Spookily Accurate

The computer algorithms that analyse ‘Likes’ on Facebook have come a long way since the social networking service launched in 2004. According to a new scientific study, their ability to read a person’s personality is now stronger than humans. In other words, the Facebook app in your pocket knows you better than your own mother. Brrr… More »      

Elevator Pitch: HotelQuickly

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 Christian Mischler from HotelQuickly. More »      

Ask LH: Should I Contest A Fine For Driving An Unregistered Vehicle?

Hi Lifehacker, Do you think I should contest a fine for driving an unregistered vehicle? I recently moved into a new house and never received a renewal notice (we don’t have the sticker system in South Australia). I paid my rego once I realised, but by then a fine for $404 for driving an unregistered vehicle had already been imposed. More »      

New Year Checklist: What You Should Do For Your Small Business Right Now

The new year is a great time to look at ways to improve — and not just personally. Now that the silly season is over, it’s time to get down to business. It can be tricky to know where to start, but here’s our essential checklist for the things you can do today to start your year fresh and organised. More »      

No, McDonald's Is Not Dropping The Big Mac

The Big Mac is the most iconic of McDonald’s burgers (and quite easy to make at home). I’ve seen a few posts popping up on Facebook recently suggesting that McDonald’s is about to dump the Big Mac — a classic example of people passing on a rumour without checking the source. More »      

Make Sure Your Resume Includes Metrics

When you’re trying to score a job, every detail matters. One crucial element that applicants often overlook: providing specific, quantifiable metrics that demonstrate what you have achieved in previous roles. More »      

Briefly: Game Of Thrones Book Revelations, Dreamcast 101, Cheap Takeaway

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Game Of Thrones reader successfully debunks enduring fan theory, everything you ever wanted to know about the Sega Dreamcast, get 20 per cent off at Delivery Hero. More »  ...

CES 2014 Post-Mortem: The New Tech Products That Matter Most

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been showcasing the tech industry’s hottest products since 1967. This year’s show didn’t have any game-changing announcements, but there was still plenty of interesting new hardware jostling for space on the showroom floor. Show More Summary

Why Microsoft Isn't Issuing Advance Patch Tuesday Bulletins Any More

On the second (US) Tuesday of each month, Microsoft issues its Patch Tuesday updates. In the past, it has provided advance notification of which products will be affected — but now that’s only going to be available to Premium customers. More »      

Silicon And Silicone Are Not The Same Thing

Silicon is element number 14 in the periodic table, and an essential component in the processors that power our computers and phones and lives. Silicone is the stuff which is used in breast implants and earbuds. The two words aren’t interchangeable. More »      

Ask LH: Why Is My Body Temperature So High?

Hi Lifehacker, I have always been a hot, sweaty sleeper and my temperature is warmer than a lot of other people. I’m 175cm and 73kg, which I don’t think is overweight enough to warrant the cause. What can I do to reduce my body temperature? More »      

Buy A 7-Eleven Slurpee For Five Cents With Any Purchase On Mondays

7-Eleven is selling small Slurpees for just five cents with (almost) any other purchase. The deal is valid every Monday for the rest of the month. More »      

Cloud Patches: Amazon RDS Updates, Docker In Azure

Last week in cloud computing: Amazon added new security options for RDS, Google launched Cloud Trace, Azure adds its first Docker implementation, and more. More »      

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