Lifehacker Awards 2014: Nominate Your Favourite Games Console

Our Lifehacker Awards 2014 nominations roll on with an always-contentious question: what was the best games console of the year?


What's The Point Of YouTube Music Key?

Recently, Google launched a new music service called YouTube Music Key. But wait, doesn’t Google already have a music service of its own, Google Play All Access? Well, yes. And Music Key makes it better.


Kobo's Waterproof Aura H2O Ereader Is Heading To Australia

Kobo has announced that its latest high-end ereader, the waterproof Aura H2O, will be receiving a local launch on 5 February, 2015. The Aura H2O is waterproof to a depth of one metre for up to 30 minutes. It also comes with an anti-glare HD display, is dust-proof and provides up to two-months of battery life.


Ask LH: What's A Good MP3 Player For My Car?

Hi Lifehacker, I am after an MP3 player that will be used mostly to play music and podcasts in the car. What would be the best sort of MP3 player for this sort of task, both in value and features?


Remove YouTube Channels And Clean Up The History For Better Suggestions

If your YouTube home page is a mess of junk you don’t care about with Suggested Channels or Suggested Videos that just don’t matter to you, Addictive Tips shows off an easy way to clean up both so you get the suggestions you actually want to see.


Stringer Gives You More Control Over Music On Shuffle

iPhone: Shuffling your music is usually a no-fuss affair. If you’re looking for more features, however, Stringer is an app that gives you a lot of control over how shuffle works.


Hone Your Rock Paper Scissors Skills Against This Robot

Have you ever given up first dibs on something because you lost at rock paper scissors? Here’s a way to practise your skills without putting anything at stake (except your pride).


What Will The 340,000 Australians Already Using Netflix Do Now?

New research by CHOICE suggests that 340,000 Australian households are already paying to access the US version of Netflix. What will happen to those customers when Netflix officially launches in Australia next year?


Game Of Thrones Is Foxtel's Most Legally Downloaded Show Ever

HBO’s Game Of Thrones is regularly cited as the most pirated TV show in Australia. Interestingly, this hasn’t stopped it from becoming the most popular download on Foxtel’s new BoxSets service. Since BoxSets launched at the beginning of the month, the series has been downloaded more than 94,000 times. That’s a lot of Daenerys fans.


Castnow Streams Movies And Torrents To Chromecast, No Chrome Required

Google’s Chromecast is a fantastic and easy way to stream videos from your computer to your TV, but even the workarounds to enable streaming of any video require Chrome. Castnow is a command line utility that will stream videos, music, and even torrent files.