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Tips to maximise your career or small business, choose the best tech, organise your finances and improve your health — here’s how to get more done.
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How to take full advantage of cloud technologies.
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Advice from leading technology analysts on how to do IT better at your organisation.
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Monthly roundup of the best deals for credit cards, saving accounts and home loans.
How technology keeps us entertained and new developments in entertainment.
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New insights into health & fitness.
DIY know-how for weekend projects, home renovators and clever home hackers.
Lifehacker puts its taste buds on the line testing new and unusual foods and beverages.
Carefully researched dating, sex and sexual health advice from the experts.
Chris has been a full-time tech journalist for 10 years with stints across Business IT, IT News, Good Gear Guide and PC & Tech Authority. A former high school History and English teacher, he specialises in computing, home entertainment, gaming, video production and globsters.
Chris’ interest in tech began at the age of four via the rubbery keys of a ZX Spectrum. When he’s not fiddling around with various gadgets his hands are kept full by his rapidly expanding family of squalling children (three at last count!). Read his articles here. Read his articles here.
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Spandas Lui is a journalist for Lifehacker Australia who has previously written for ZDNet, PC World, Australian Reseller News and GamePro. She is passionate about technology, video games, action movies, comic books, motorcycles, food and Brazilian jiujitsu.
Spandas has been a technology journalist for over five years and was finalist for Media Best Business Technology Journalist Award in the 2015 IT Journalism awards.
Her greatest achievement so far is beating a guy repeatedly in Tekken and Street Fighter on a first date. She did not get a second date. Read her articles here.
Mark Serrels is a multi-award-winning journalist who has previously edited publications such as Official Nintendo Magazine, Official PlayStation Magazine, Australian 360 and PSM3. He is obsessed with video games and the people who make them. He wants to write the best story you’ve ever read.
In his spare time, Mark likes to climb rocks, eat porridge and play Super Mario 3D World with his 3-year-old son Quinn. Read Mark’s articles here.
Lifehacker Weekend Editor
Logan has been blissfully embroiled in tech and games media since the dawn of the universe — give or take a few billion years. At points along this timeline, Logan has held the editor job at Kotaku Australia and influential Aussie tech magazine, Atomic — which won Best Gaming Title and Best Production team under his stewardship.
Logan is also co-director of Screwfly Studios, an independent games developer responsible for three cult titles since its founding in 2011. He is an experienced programmer and games designer, having held writing, PR and creative roles at Australian gaming studios Firemint and Tantalus. Read his articles here.
Social Media & Community Editor
Hayley is an aspiring Strong Female Character™ who writes across Lifeahcker, Gizmodo and Kotaku Australia.
Named “Highly Commended” Best New Journalist at the 2015 Australian IT Journalism Awards, she has previously also contributed articles to Indie Games Magazine and spent six months dabbling in game design with Sydney indie developer Epiphany Games.
Despite the lack of a tragic backstory, Hayley still likes to moonlight as a well-dressed supervillain under the unconvincing cosplay pseudonym of Hayley Elise. Read her articles here.
Amanda is a former human rights lawyer, current author, and pop culture enthusiast.
Her writing has been published and performed in Stories of Sydney (SWEATSHOP & Seizure), Westside (Westside Publications), The Last Word (Sydney Festival 2015), and The Voices Project (Australian Theatre for Young People).
In her spare time Amanda does stuff like play Dota and pretend to be cool on the internet. Once Gail Simone called her a superhero. That’s been a highlight of her life so far, along with the time she negotiated her way to 90% off the Doctor Who Series 1-4 box set. Read Amanda’s stories here.
Publisher, Head of Product & Innovation
Danny has 17 years of consumer tech publishing experience. A former editor for Gizmodo in the US (and managing editor in Australia), he has lead the local editions of Gizmodo, Lifehacker and Kotaku since 2011.
Danny founded TechHive’s GeekTech blog (as PC World/Macworld Senior Editor in San Francisco), co-authored The Ultimate Guide to Mac OS X book and picked up a Best Technical Journalist (Consensus IT Writers Awards) nod along the way.