10 Movies So Bad, Downloading Them Would Actually Be A Crime

As movie studios are want to remind us, internet piracy is a crime. If you’re going to commit this (vaguely) unlawful act, don’t compound the infraction by stealing a really crap movie. Here are ten films that absolutely nobody should seek to obtain — legally or otherwise.


How Piracy Benefits Companies, Even If They Don't Admit It

We’ve talked about the legality of piracy, yet you’re probably breaking the law everyday anyway. However, piracy can sometimes have its benefits. Even to the companies who own the copyrights.


Borderless Gaming Fixes Alt+Tab Issues In Full Screen Games

Windows: Games are best when played full screen, but many won’t play nice with Alt+Tab in full screen mode — which means you can’t look at your browser for a guide or change the music playing in the background. Borderless Gaming fixes that problem.


Eat And Drink For Free All Day By Pretending It's Your Birthday

A lot of restaurants will give you something for free on your birthday, and with the right approach so will a lot of bars. The thing is, your birthday only comes around once a year, so this video shares some social engineering manoeuvres to ensure you have a very happy un-birthday.


Google Play Music Gets Curated Playlists, Updated Interface

Android/iOS/Web: Today, Google announced a new version of its Play Music service. In addition to the standard Material Design update, Google has added curated playlists, which is a trick it learnt from Songza.


Ask LH: Has Foxtel Been Censoring 'Game Of Thrones' For Classification Purposes?

Dear Lifehacker, I know Foxtel doesn’t always show fully-uncut films on its movie channels. I’m wondering whether it also trims “inappropriate” content from TV shows? The reason I ask is because Game of Thrones is classified R18+ on DVD but only MA15+ on Foxtel’s Showcase channel. What’s going on? Is Foxtel editing the episodes to attain a lower rating?


FREEdi YouTube Player Enables Background YouTube Videos

Android/iOS: FREEdi YouTube Player enables videos in the background, so you can close the video you’re watching and keep listening to the audio.


Spotify Family Lets You Share Your Account With Others

Streaming music service Spotify works on a one-account-per-user principle: if you sign in on a second device, the first one stops playing. If you want to be able to share your account, the new Spotify Family option offers that — but you’ll pay more for the privilege.


These DIY Laser Dog Goggles Light Up The Night (And Look Like A Borg)

It’s not going to make your dog walks faster, easier or more productive, but these DIY laser goggles for your dog will certainly make those late night walks more interesting, and a bit more fun. Plus: your dog looks like a Borg drone, which is just awesome.


How To See The Halley's Comet Meteor Showers This Week

This week, Australian skies will be filled with meteor activity thanks to Halley’s Comet. Expert astronomers Jonti Horner and Tanya Hill explain what’s happening and how best to see it.