Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Watch Four Corners: In Google We Trust tonight, get 50% off D-Link routers and cloud cameras, the inner workings of popular gadgets revealed via X-ray.
- Last week, we ran a story about an AVG poll which found 73 percent of Australians are concerned about the invasiveness of technology. This week’s episode of Four Corners, entitled In Google We Trust, should therefore be required viewing: with the help of expert data trackers it follows the information trail of an ordinary Australian family — and who it is being collected by. “Four Corners’ investigation reveals that not only are we being tracked online by marketers but Australia’s own government agencies are secretly monitoring our digital travels,” the program warns. Four corners: In Google We Trust airs tonight at 8.30pm on ABC1. You can also catch the episode on ABC News 24 on Saturday at 8.00pm, ABC iview and the Four Corners website.
- If Superman was a technology geek, he’d probably spend all his time looking at gadgets with his X-ray vision. These amazing 3D object scans give a unique glimpse into the inner working lives of popular gizmos and appliances.
- D-Link is currently offering 50 percent off its cloud cameras, wireless AC, mobile routers and other products (plus a flat delivery fee of $13.50). To activate the discount, simply insert the following coupon code during the checkout process: 7VSEIVW9KEKL [Via OzBargain]
- If you’re suffering from a case of Mondayitis, this beautiful time-lapse video of Japan’s summer skies should help to lift your spirits.
- Our pals over at Gizmodo have published a pair of interesting opinion pieces detailing the impending demise of the Labor government’s National Broadband Network. On one hand, Luke Hopewell explains why things aren’t all doom and gloom — rather, he argues that the coalition’s FTTN/FTTP hybrid NBN has a lot to recommend it. On the other hand, Alex Kidman explains exactly what it is we’re losing and why it’s something that should be mourned. You can read the differing viewpoints here and here.
- Are you a fan of the Street Fighter video game franchise? If so, you need to check out this guy’s insane collection of SF games, merchandise and memorabilia: Hadouken!