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Ask LH: Why Do Some Foods Have No Marked Expiry Date?

Hi Lifehacker, On a recent visit to the supermarket I noticed a tin of tuna I picked up did not have an expiry date. On further inspection, neither did any of the other tins either. Isn’t it mandatory to display the expiry date on food items in Australia? If not, how can you when it’s about to go off? Are you supposed to just guess?

Ask LH: What's A Good $10 Secret Santa Gift Idea?

Dear Lifehacker, With the silly season round the bend, many workplaces are doing Secret Santa. Can you suggest a handful of $10 presents that would be good for gifting co-workers? The geekier, the better.

Ask LH: Can I Force My Ex-Girlfriend To Give Back My Family Heirloom?

Dear Lifehacker, I have split from my ex-girlfriend whose home was in her name. A few months after moving out, I asked her to return an heirloom which she claimed she no longer had. After two years, my daughter discovered this very piece at her home. What are my rights to retrieve my possession back?

Ask LH: Where Can I (Legally) Ride My Electric Skateboard In Australia?

I am in the market for an electric skateboard and was wondering where I am legally aloud to ride it? There are a lot of bike paths around my home and the commute to work so can it be used on them even if I need to wear a helmet?

Ask LH: Where Am I Allowed To Point My Security Camera?

Dear Lifehacker, I own my apartment in NSW. I have installed two security CCTVs on my balcony (first floor) pointing directly down to where my car is parked. Because of the angle, the building across the street is also captured, along with anyone who passes on the footpath. What is the law for this? Is it illegal?

Ask LH: Can I Use My Foreign Licence To Dodge A Driving Suspension?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m 29 and have a P1 drivers licence in NSW. I recently had my licence suspended for driving 6km over the limit (harsh I think.) I’m going back to the UK for a month and was thinking of getting my UK licence. If I do come back to Australia, am I able to drive on this licence even though my NSW license is suspended?

Ask LH: Should I Upgrade My PC Piece-By-Piece Or All In One Go?

Dear Lifehacker, My current desktop is on its last legs and I’m looking at upgrading. I bought it in 2008, so it’s definitely time to move on! The problem is I’m on a very tight budget. I was wondering if you had any advice on whether I should upgrade my components in increments, or try to save up and buy the whole thing in one go?

Ask LH: What's The Point Of Incognito Mode And Other 'Secret' Browsers?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve noticed that most internet browsers have a “secret” or “incognito” mode in their options. I was just wondering what the benefits of using this mode are? Does it hide my browsing history from everyone, or just people who use my computer?

Ask LH: Is My Vintage Comic Collection Worth Anything?

Dear Lifehacker, Too many decades ago, I used to collect comics. I always thought they might eventually be worth something so I have quite a number of heavy boxes which have followed me through the years. There is no way I am ever likely to read them again and my kids are not interested so it would seem about time to get rid of them.

Ask LH: How Can I Find Out How Much My Old Games Collection Is Worth?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a lot of Atari 2600 games and a few consoles that are still in working order. I would like to find out what they may be worth and how to sell them in a lot as I don’t want to split them up. I also don’t know if any are rare. Any advice?

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