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Texting While Driving Will Cost You Six Demerit Points In NSW This Christmas

To paraphrase those old road safety ads, if you text and drive, you’re a bloody idiot. Thankfully, the punishment for this crime is about to be doubled in NSW. During this year’s holiday period, anyone caught using their phone behind the wheel in NSW will receive six demerit points on their licence — up from the current penalty of three points. This means you will effectively lose half your full licence in one fell swoop. Hope that Facebook status update was worth it.

Three Things IT Pros Need To Know About The Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is so hot right now. Every technology vendor is either talking about it or releasing products to help organisations take advantage of it. Here are three things IT professionals need to know about the latest craze in the technology industry.

What Is Your Best Affordable Gift Idea?

Buying gifts can wreak havoc on your holiday budget, but having a list of inexpensive present ideas stops you from overspending. What are your best affordable gift ideas?

Lifehacker's Static Podcast With Gizmodo & Kotaku: Episode Two

Australian eSports, gendered toys, Star Wars: Battlefront, the best movie gadgets, tipping wait staff and artisanal salami made from celebrities. Yes, really.

Why Listening To Customers Beats Looking At Competitors

Online retail has become a very competitive space, far more competitive than it was ten years ago. When I first started my online-only furniture store Milan Direct we were told many times that selling furniture online wouldn’t work. If we’d listened to those people instead of the market that was crying out to buy furniture through an online channel, then I wouldn’t have found success through my online business.

What Foodstuff Do You Throw Out Most?

Food wastage is an unconscionable act when you consider all the starving people in the world. Yet nearly all of us do it. Sometimes it’s because you bought more groceries than you needed. Other times it’s due to a storage snafu. Whatever the reason, you’re probably doing it way too much — especially when it comes to fruit and vegetables. We’re curious to hear which foods you throw away the most. Confess in the comments!

How To Disable Microsoft's New 'Spying' Service On Windows 10

When Windows 10 was released, many people were up in arms over the operating system’s ability to constantly track how users were interacting with it and would send that information back to Microsoft. With the first major update for Windows 10 that came out earlier this month, Microsoft has seemingly removed Diagnostics Tracking Service, also known as DiagTrack, which was responsible for the tracking. But it turns out the company has just renamed the service.

Online Dating Showdown: Match.com Vs. Tinder Vs. OkCupid

Match.com, Tinder, and OkCupid all hope to find your soulmate, no matter where you are. Whether you’re looking for long-lasting romance or just a hookup, there’s bound to be one service in this ménage à trois of a showdown that’s right for you.

'Breast Screening Decisions' Helps You Make A Plan For Mammograms

There are four different sets of guidelines on when you should start getting mammograms and how often you need them — and they disagree with each other. A tool called Breast Screening Decisions can help low-risk women figure out what schedule is best.

Teleport On iOS Uses Uber To Deliver Your Friends And Family To You 

iOS: You can technically hail an Uber for someone else already, but it can be a long, frustrating process. Teleport on iOS makes it super easy to hail an Uber for someone else and have them delivered to you. They don’t have to sign up, download, or pay for anything.

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