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Hopper Updates With Personalised Flight Deal Recommendations

iOS/Android: The Hopper app has consistently been a useful, go-to tool for travellers looking for the best deal. This week, they announced personalised flight deal recommendations, a feature that will make it even easier to find the best prices on travel.


What Happens At Comic-Con And Why It's Awesome

San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing this weekend. Amidst the flood of trailers, posters, action figures and panels, it’s worth taking a step back to appreciate just what SDCC is and why it’s so impressive that it exists at all.


Make Quick Friends With A Bartender By Using Cash Before Opening A Tab

Debit and credit cards make it easy to start a tab at your favourite bar, but for bartenders, cash is king. If you pay and tip for your first round using cash before switching to plastic, your bartender might thank you for it later when the bill comes.


You Don't Need To Lift Heavy Weights To Build Muscle

We’ve gone over this before in our post on low and high-rep training, but it bears repeating: Whether you lift light or ultra-heavy weights, your muscles can still grow, provided you push yourself to the point of being unable to physically lift an additional rep. In the end, it’s all about intensity.


Emphasise Your Work Projects, Not Just Personal Ones, For A Better Portfolio

When you’re putting together a portfolio for a potential job, you want to highlight your best work. You might feel like that’s your personal projects, but don’t neglect your professional work.


Video Briefly: Homeless Robots, Sumo Drummer, Spectacular Car Chase

Video Briefly: Homeless Robots, Sumo Drummer, Spectacular Car Chase

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers include: robot posing as homeless guy, sumo wrestler drumming skills, how car chase scenes are filmed.


Why We Value Purchases More When We Pay With Cash

Credit is convenient, but paying with cash has a subtle impact on your mindset that you can use in your favour. A recent study found that paying with cash actually makes us value our purchases more.


Dealhacker: Get An Xbox One From Aldi For $279

Aldi has been throwing some decent hardware deals lately. On Wednesday, it was a mini deep fryer for $19.95. This Saturday, you’ll be able to grab a 500GB Xbox One with a controller, headset and copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider for just $279. I don’t think we’ve ever seen this console go any cheaper.


Microsoft Hololens: Australian Hands On

Three months after Microsoft first opened orders for the development edition of its Hololens augmented reality headset, the expensive devices are still thin on the ground. We were invited by CSIRO’s Data61 group to try one of the few Hololens units in Australia at the moment. Here’s what we thought.


Cut Down On Party Dishes By Assigning Everyone Their Own Glass

When it comes to entertaining, I really embrace the whole “the more the merrier” thing, but that philosophy does not extend to dishes. To cut down on the amount of sudsy labour I’ll have to do after guests leave, I’ll be using The Kitchn’s “one person = one drinking vessel” rule.


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