Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include a free book writing tutorial, cheap video games and up to $300 off men’s shoes at David Jones. Click the links below to land yourself a deal.
Yesterday, Acer launched the C720P Chromebook in Australia — the first model with an inbuilt touchscreen. Like the recent spate of Windows 8 notebooks, its LED boasts 10-point touch functionality for added “fun and immersion”. But is there actually any point to this when using Chrome OS? Apparently, that will largely depend on what developers choose to do with it.
Hi Lifehacker, I’m thinking of buying an activity tracking wristband and was very keen on the FitBit Force until the voluntary recall. Fitbit have said that the device will be re-released but there is no estimate of how long that will take and then there’s the delay for Australian release. So now I’m conflicted whether to wait for the Force, buy the Flex or go with something else. Any suggestions?
Adjustable standing desks tend to be extremely pricey — the Ergonomics Now model in our office retails for over $1000. If you want to get the posture benefits without the crippling price tag, this DIY alternative from IKEA Hackers could be worth a look.
In the ultra-macho action flick Rambo III, there’s a famous scene where the titular hero seals a gaping shrapnel wound by cauterising it with fire and gun powder. Awesome, eh? But how feasible is this DIY surgery in reality? This video from The Medicine Journal explains the circumstances where it might not be such a bad idea.