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Get Yourself A $29 Google Chromecast From Dick Smith

Chromecast was already a decent buy at its recommended price, but if you can get it at a discount, the deal gets even sweeter. If you’re willing to go through a few hoops, you can pick up Google’s streaming dongle for a mere $29.05 from Dick Smith.


Windows 8 And 10: Quickly See Which Apps Are Slowing Down Startup

Task Manager can’t replace dedicated tools such as Process Manager, but the application has seen incremental improvements with each major Windows update. In 8 and 10, it even includes a new tab, called “Startup”, that lets you see which applications are slowing down the boot process.


Free Games Friday: Hero Sky Epic Guild Wars, Polyform, Agent RX

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


Video Briefly: Apple Vs Spotify, Steampunk Lamp, Best Of Top Gear

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The Top 10 episodes of Top Gear, amazing solar eclicpse compilation, CSIRO RV Investigator.


The Basic Recipe For Machine Learning Explained In A Single PowerPoint Slide

Deep structured learning is one of computer science’s most intriguing disciplines. Essentially, it involves the creation of computer systems that can make reasoned decisions based on prior experience with learning data sets — in short, a computer that can “think” for itself. But how do you build a machine learning system that actually works? This PowerPoint presentation attempts to map out the entire process in a single slide.


Tech Deals: 50% Off Selected Swann Security, Buy One Get One Free Acer Windows Tablet And More!

There are some incredible tech savings to talk about this week — from home security systems at 50 per cent off, to buy one get one free tablets and and the ultimate party sound system — there’s something for everyone, or everything for someone.


Free Apps Friday: Golden Bricks, The Cleaner, SkySafari 4

Are you looking to make your smartphone or tablet more useful? Each week, we collect the latest productivity apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone; all of which are 100 per cent free! Here are this week’s highlights.


Google Will Use Pointer Events In Chromium

If you’re a Google Chrome user on a Windows tablet, you may have noticed that scrolling can be a little quirky with just touch inputs. Google’s plan to fix this involves borrowing a feature already in Internet Explorer.


Ask LH: What's The Cheapest Way To Buy An iPhone On Telstra?

Hi Lifehacker, I want to change back from an Android to an iPhone 6. I am a Telstra fan and have no intention of going with another network. I am also a fan of finding the best possible price or deal. Is there anywhere that offers Telstra iPhone plans with any kind of discount or added incentive?


Taste Test: KFC 'Supercharged' And 'Chilli Charged' Zinger Burgers

KFC has decided to inject some serious heat into its Zinger burger range. For a limited time, the Original Zinger will be joined by two spicy variations: the Supercharged Zinger and the ultra-hot Chilli Charged Zinger. We just put our taste buds on the line and tried ‘em both in one sitting. Read on for our verdict!