Why I Don't Think Piracy Is Worth It

Having been a child of the home computer boom of the early 1980s and then worked with computers for many years, I can’t help but sigh every time a new campaign to reduce piracy comes into effect.


Kogan Now Has A Fitness Brand Called Fortis

I guess this was inevitable: with fitness the focus of so many gadgets these days, it was unlikely that bargain retailer Kogan would stay off the bandwagon. It has just launched its own fitness brand, Fortis, including a fitness-tracking wristband, exercise gear and yoga mats.


Ask LH: Is There Really A Benefit To Special Exercise Clothing?

Dear Lifehacker, I exercise a few times a week and sometimes when I’m at the gym I see people all tricked out in crazy-looking clothing. Is there really a benefit to wearing anything beyond some shorts and a cotton t-shirt?


Sanitise Or Quarantine Your Hotel Room's TV Remote Before Using It

We’ve mentioned how dirty remote controls are, and they may not be cleaned very often — if ever. When you stay in a hotel, you might want to clean off previous occupants’ germs before using it, but there are other options too.


The Simple Renovations You Can Do In A Rental Bathroom

If you live in a rental, your landlord may be reluctant to spend money on expensive upgrades, even if they’re necessary. But a few simple and cheap steps are all it takes to make a huge improvement.


Carry A Different Credit Card Than Your Spouse While Travelling

Nothing can ruin a holiday like having your wallet or purse stolen. Minimize the hassle of being without a credit card by carrying different cards than your spouse.


Estimate The Right Condom Size With A Toilet Paper Roll

When it comes to having safe sex, most advice regarding condoms ends as “use them”. However, improperly fitted condoms can be drastically less effective than the right one. They can slip off, break or get lost inside a partner. To help estimate what size you need, use a toilet paper roll.


Failhacker: The To-Do List Tattoo

Failhacker is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we highlight DIY projects that either didn’t quite go according to plan or were horrendous abominations from the get-go. Today: a permanent “To Do” list tattoo for your arm. Oh dear.


How To Watch The 2014 Commonwealth Games Online

The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games officially kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland on 23 July. (Thursday morning in Australia.) However, only a sliver of coverage will actually make it to regular, free-to-air TV. Here’s what you need to get 100 per cent live coverage during the two-week event.


Ask LH: Does My Driving Ban Apply In Multiple States?

Hey Lifehacker, I have a full NSW licence and just recently was caught speeding in Victoria. I was going 35 km over the limit and I lost my licence automatically for 6 months. The judge told me I was banned from driving in Victoria. Does this mean I cannot drive in NSW also? No one can tell me and on the RTA website my licence details have not changed. I have 2 months to pay the fine. Will the RTA let me know if my licence is suspended?