You hear about the Xbox One? No, the new one. Wild, right? The future is crazy. The future has cameras. The future is now. The future is really insistent on making sure I don’t own a single physical piece of media. I happen to resent this, because physical pieces of media have gone a long way towards helping me out in my romantic endeavours.
Ford made the unfortunate but not unexpected decision last night to shutter its Australian manufacturing operations. A by-product of the announcement is the death of a great Australian motor car: the Ford Falcon. This iconic car has quite a history in Australia, but does that make the car an instant classic? Should you buy one now to profit from it in future?
Dear Lifehacker, My Asus U36sg is a nice, light notebook with good features, but the screen is 1366 by 768 and nothing to write home about. Assuming I could afford the $150 hardware cost, I would like to try putting something like a B133HAN03 1600 by 900 screen in its place. How far out of my depth am I? Is this a non-starter and I’m totally deluded? Thanks, Screen Queen
When Google Keep launched, it never got the fanfare it deserved. The people that did review it compared it to all the wrong apps, like Evernote or Microsoft OneNote. That’s a shame, because a surprisingly good note-taking app went under the radar, underrated for coming up short against contenders it wasn’t designed to face. It’s about time to give Google Keep a fair shake, see where it shines and how it fits in with the competition.
I recently enjoyed a week off work. Popular advice suggests that on such occasions you should set an appropriate out-of-office message, ignore your email and completely disconnect from work concerns. But that’s not what I did. Every morning I took time to go through my email (and go through my RSS feeds). This is why.
Fan-fiction — amateur books and stories based on established authors’ characters and worlds — is a hugely popular pastime among people with too much time on their hands. Sites like Fanfiction.net regularly receive thousands of submissions a week ranging from Dr. Who/Transformers crossovers to the further adventures of Anne Frank (no really). Now, Amazon wants to pay fanfic writers to publish their derivative “creations” on the Kindle Store. That’s right — your Gossip Girl magnum opus is about to be legitimised.