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Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted the truth about Windows Blue, the best online movie services and how to cook a placenta. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Windows Blue 101: What We Know So Far
    Windows 8 has been on the market for five months, so thoughts are turning to its successor, codenamed ‘Windows Blue’. This is what we know about it so far.
  2. How To Cook And Eat A Placenta
    WARNING: The following article contains images that some people may find disturbing. What has been seen cannot be unseen…
  3. Takeaway Truth: McDonald’s Taste Of America Burgers
    Takeaway Truth is a new occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: McDonald’s Taste Of America Burgers.
  4. Why Cyclists Ride Through Red Traffic Lights
    You’ve probably seen it happen. You’re driving your car and you come to a stop at the traffic lights. You’re mindful of traffic infringement fines and public safety, then someone one a bike rides past you, unconcerned, straight through the red lights.
  5. Ask LH: What Is Bitcoin And How Can I Use It?
    Dear Lifehacker, Everywhere I go, I see Bitcoin popping up. Many web services accept payments in the form of Bitcoin, and some even sell their homes for the stuff. I know it’s a digital currency, but where does it come from and how is its value determined? More importantly, should I bother earning it and using it for any reason?
  6. Australia’s Best (Legal) Online Movie Services
    Yesterday, we looked at the best streaming and catch-up services for TV shows. Today, we take a look at the movie equivalents, from Apple TV to BigPond Movies.
  7. Western Women Turned Off By Macho Men
    If you’re a bit of a neanderthal, you might need to book a flight to Ethopia or Cambodia to find a prospective mate. New research into women’s preferences for male faces has unveiled that guys with lots of testosterone are only prized in developing countries; particularly where disease is rife.
  8. Ask LH: Should I Use Plex Or XBMC For My Home Theatre PC?
    Dear Lifehacker, I want to make the perfect home media centre but I’ve come across a very tough decision: should I use Plex or XBMC? I’ve heard great things about both platforms, and don’t know the main differences. Can you help me decide? Sincerely, PerPlexed
  9. Jawbone Up Fitness Wristband Sprints Onto Aussie Market
    Tech lifestyle vendor Jawbone is preparing to launch Up in Australia; an app-driven fitness wristband for Android and iOS that tracks everything from your sleeping patterns to your day-to-day mood. Pleasingly, it’s targeted at the average consumer rather than fitness freaks.
  10. Would You Pay Shops For The Privilege Of Browsing?
    An Australian supermarket has begun charging customers who don’t buy anything a $5 “browsing” fee. Could this be an emerging trend for brick-and-mortar retail stores? And is it something you’d be willing to put up with?