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Reminder: Re-Scan Your TV Channels Now To Get 9HD

Today is the day that Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, and Darwin will get a few new free-to-air digital TV channels. Just like in 2009, Channel 9 is again simulcasting its main TV channel in Full HD 1080i as 9HD, but it’s using new technology to do alongside its existing 9, GO and GEM broadcasts, as well as introducing a new channel called 9Life — all using nifty MPEG-4 compression.

Counteract The Fear Of Missing Out By Identifying What You Gain Staying In

The fear of missing out can lead to a lot of anxiety if you don’t know how to say no. To help, take a minute to consider what you gain by staying in.

When Being Bad In Video Games Is Better Than Being Good

Many modern video games present the player with narrative choices that affect the outcome of the story and the fate of supporting characters. As much as some games give you the choice to be delightfully evil, most people will still feel the urge to do what’s morally right. This is a shame, as being the bad guy often lead to a more satisfying story. Here are some of the top moments where it’s better to make the “wrong” choice.

Chromebit Available For Preorder In Australia Via Umart

Google announced the availability of its Chromebit mini PC dongle just a few days ago and while it seems no one is selling it locally right now, one retailer is accepting preorders. If you’d like to eventually get your hands on one, you can hit up Umart and lodge your interest. With cash.

Swipe And Shot: The Tinder Drinking Game

Tinder can be great for a quick hook-up, but more often than not it’s a never-ending trawl through photos that make you wonder what exactly they were thinking. Swipe for long enough and you’ll start to notice a distinct theme — so what better way to celebrate the demise of modern dating culture than with a drinking game?

Video Briefly: Fallout 4 Nightmare Boss, Matrix Trilogy In 90 Seconds, Bill Shorten As Zoolander

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers: Scary boss in Fallout 4, all three Matrix movies in one short video and Bill Shorten as Zoolander.

Revealed: How Australia Consumes Its Porn

Australia loves its porn. Every year, the land Down Under contributes millions of hits to Pornhub. Despite having a smaller population, Australian IP addresses make us the seventh most active country on the site in 2014. To try and figure out how we like it Down Under, Pornhub’s data scientists have plowed into the numbers to figure out exactly what Australia looks for when we want our porn. (Some phrases NSFW.)

How To Cheat At Board Games

It’s a time honoured tradition that the banker always steals from the bank in Monopoly. Most cheating in board games isn’t anywhere near as brazen. At least, not if you want it to work. Being tricky is tricky. Cheat too often or too heavily and nobody will play with you. Cheat a little and your opponents may not even notice.

PC Graphics Card Showdown: NVIDIA Vs. AMD

The hardest part of building a PC is picking the parts, especially when everyone around you seems to have an opinion. And no flame war is more prevalent than the NVIDIA snobs vs the AMD fanboys. What’s really going on with these two companies, and which card should you get?

Master The New Apple TV With These Tips, Tricks, And Shortcuts

Whether you’re blown away by the 4th generation Apple TV or not, there are a ton of cool things you may not have realised you can do with it. Here’s how to get around some of the Apple TV’s annoyances and make it your ultimate home entertainment machine.

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