You wanted popular food myths debunked by science, a KFC Go Bucket taste test and a face-off between the iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Pro Tablet Showdown: iPad Pro Vs. Surface Pro 4
Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 look a lot alike. Both are big tablets, both connect to slim keyboard covers and both offer a stylus for drawing and note-taking. But after spending some time with these potential laptop replacements, I found that they’re really quite different, particularly when it comes to productivity.
- Ask LH: Are Vietnamese Pork Rolls Unsafe To Eat?
Dear Lifehacker, On the weekend it was reported that scores of people contracted food poisoning from a South Sydney bakery. (Story here.) The culprit is believed to have been a Vietnamese-style pork and chicken roll. This isn’t the first time these products have caused a health scare: something similar happened in my home town last year. Are all these outbreaks a coincidence, or do I need to start looking for a new healthy lunch option?
- The Biggest Lies Car Manufacturers And Dealerships Tell To Sell You A Car
Dealerships and car manufacturers are already less than honest (if we’re generous) and wading through misinformation just makes it exponentially worse. We can help, though. Here are some of the most misleading, dishonest or outright false things you’ll hear when buying a car, and the truth behind them.
- Here’s Where You Can (Legally) Watch Your Fave TV Shows This Year
With Netflix, Stan and Presto now firmly established in the Australian streaming market, we have more options than ever to legally watch the TV shows that our country has long had a reputation for pirating. Whether or not you subscribe to every service that hosts your favourite shows is another matter entirely…
- The Biggest Wastes Of Time We Regret When We Get Older
We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren’t spending too much time on Twitter or mismanaging my daily tasks. Those are bad habits, but there are bigger, more systematic time wasters that have really gotten in the way. Fixing these will free up a massive amount of time and energy.
- 10 More Food Myths That Just Won’t Die
Do vegans struggle to get enough protein? Does skipping meals affect your metabolism? Should pregnant women avoid eating sushi? Are all saturated fats bad for you? Here are ten more food misconceptions that have been thoroughly debunked by nutrition experts.
- Kegel Exercises: A Simple Technique For Improving Your Orgasms
Ladies, do you want to increase your chances of orgasming? Do you want to strengthen the intensity of your orgasms? All with very little time or effort? Then let me tell you all about your Kegel muscles.
- Stan’s Exclusive Showtime Deal: Enough To Give Netflix The Boot?
Australian streaming service Stan has announced a new long-term licensing agreement with US cable television network Showtime. The deal gives Stan exclusive rights to popular TV shows including House of Lies, Penny Dreadful, Dexter, Californication and the new season of Twin Peaks. It also includes Star Trek — all of it. With Netflix moving to shut down access to its US catalogue, could it be time for Aussies to switch to a different streaming service?
- Test Drive Taste Test: KFC Go Buckets (In A Car)
The Go Bucket is the latest potted poultry creation from KFC’s food innovation labs. As its name implies, it is a single-serve takeaway bucket designed for snacking on the go. KFC is marketing this product directly at motorists — which sounds both dangerous and potentially illegal. Nevertheless, we decided to taste test the entire range as the Colonel intended: behind the wheel of a moving car.
- Do Monster Megalodons Still Lurk In Our Waters?
The sighting of a seven-metre shark off the South Australia coast this month has excited the world’s media with some making reference to the great white that featured in the classic 1975 film Jaws. It was certainly a big shark but there are tales of even bigger beasts lurking in our waters.