Australian Stories

Briefly: Quaint Quantum Computing, Arp Odyssey Synth Riffs

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: $30 Australian airfares from Tigerair, take a tour of Bristol’s Quantum Photonics lab, 50% off Black & Decker tools.


Dealhacker: Get A White PlayStation 4 For $389

If you’ve been holding out for the PlayStation 4 to drop in price, Dick Smith has a deal that might be worth a look. For a limited time, you can get the 500GB console in black or white for $389; that’s a saving of $160. The deal also includes free shipping.


For Australians, Hotel Rooms Are Cheapest In Asia

Hotel rooms can be one of the most expensive parts of a holiday or business trip. If you’re looking to choose a destination that’s less costly right now, swing towards Asia — and forget New Zealand.


Elevator Pitch: Monetise

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with founder Gideon Silverman from Monetise.


Get Some Aussie Culture Up Ya With Google's Cultural Institute

Attention culture vultures: The Google Cultural Institute has added a treasure-trove of 2000 Australian artifacts to its digital archives. The collection covers key moments in Australian and Pacific history sourced from art galleries, museums and libraries. Notable works include the first hand-built prototype of the Holden car, the interior of the “G for George” WW2 Lancaster bomber and a portrait of rock star Chrissy Amphlett.


The One Big Problem With Unmetered Netflix Access In Australia

Netflix’s announcement today of its March 24 launch date in Australia also confirmed that several Internet service providers (ISPs) will offer it unmetered, meaning binge watching hours of programming won’t eat into your monthly data allowance. While that’s good news, there is one catch to bear in mind.


Ask LH: Can I Reinstall Windows With Discs From A Different Machine?

Hey Lifehacker, I have an old Lenovo laptop and an old Toshiba laptop. I need to do a full restore of the laptop that’s still working better. Is it OK to use, say, the Lenovo install discs on a Toshiba laptop?


I Went To Hypnotherapy To Try And Quit Smoking

“Have you ever been hypnotised before?” she asked while scribbling on a clipboard. No I hadn’t. “It’s not like TV at all. It’s not going to be like that.”


Jobs Of The Week: Become A Pilot, Air Combat Officer Or Air Traffic Controller

It’s a bird It’s a plane! No, really — it’s a plane. And you could be in it (or controlling it) with our Jobs Of The Week. We give you the info you need to get on the path to becoming a Pilot, Air Combat Officer or Air Traffic Controller (AKA Joint Battlefield Airspace Controller AKA Total Badass).