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How To Watch Tonight's Orionid Meteor Shower In Australia

The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks later tonight, and this year it’s set to be a good one here in Australia, showing off some of the brightest, fastest meteors visible from Earth. While the moon may make viewing a little difficult this year, the Orionids have one of the most prominent radiant points of any yearly meteor shower.

Upgrade Your Rice By Putting A Whole Tomato In Your Rice Cooker

Rice cookers can make more than just rice, but they make rice really well. To up the flavour factor and make a super tasty, super easy dish using only your rice cooker, you just need to grab a tomato.

What Happened To All The Pokemon GO Players?

Pokémon Go is in rapid decline. Since launching in July and soaring in popularity, it had lost at least a third of its daily users by the middle of August. By mid-September, daily revenues had fallen from US$16m per day to US$2m (excluding the 30% app store fee) and daily downloads had declined from a peak of 27 million to 700,000. So what happened?

These Translated Allergy Cards Make Your Food Allergies Known Wherever You Travel 

If you have dietary restrictions, eating at restaurants in another country when you can’t speak the language can be a difficult or sometimes even life-threatening ordeal. Pocket-size, translated cards to show the restaurant staff can make things a little less stressful. Just make sure they include a couple of important details.

The Best Cocktail Shaker For The At-Home Mixologist

Shaking a cocktail with ice serves two functions: you’re chilling the beverage, but you’re also melting a little ice into it, diluting the alcohol and rounding out the flavours. It’s an important job, and a good shaker should be easy to fill, open, and strain, and it should do it all without leaking.

What Defunct Web Services Do You Miss?

You guys know what I still miss? Springpad. And, to some extent, Google Reader. What old, defunct web services do you miss?

Video Briefly: Ghostbusters Remake Again, Parkour Meets Bike, Glitches Ruin Lives

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers include: A Ghostbusters ‘remake’ that everybody can be on-board with, parkour and biking come together, gaming glitches are the worst.

The Proper Way To Finish Surfacing Wood Furniture

One of the appealing things about crafting a piece of furniture from wood is that it already has a pleasant colour and texture. You might not want to hide it under a coat of paint, and a good stain can really bring out the natural texture. Here’s how to do it right.

The Best Wallet-Friendly Camera Phones In Australia

Google reckons its new Pixel range have the best cameras in the business. And with a DxOMark score of 89 — the highest that’s ever been awarded to a smartphone — they might just be right. Unfortunately, the Pixel is expensive to buy outright and locked to Telstra when it comes to contract plans. Fortunately, you can get camera phones that are almost as good for much less money. Here are some of the best.

Break Out Of Your Red Lipstick Rut With These Simple, Easy Looks

Swiping on a red lip is the easiest way to spruce up your face and feel a bit fancy, but wearing the same colour over and over again can get a bit boring. Luckily, Marie Claire has five great tips for spicing up your red lip quickly and easily.

Microsoft Has Made An App That Applies Virtual Make-Up On Your Face During Skype Calls

Microsoft in Japan has teamed up with high-end cosmetics brand Shiseido to develop an app that will add a filter that overlays virtual makeup on people’s faces when they’re on Skype calls, according to reports. The app is targeted at women who are self-conscious about their appearance when they’re on video conferences. Here’s what we know so far.

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