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Ford made the unfortunate but not unexpected decision last night to shutter its Australian manufacturing operations. A by-product of the announcement is the death of a great Australian motor car: the Ford Falcon. This iconic car has quite a history in Australia, but does that make the car an instant classic? Should you buy one now to profit from it in future?
Dear Lifehacker, My Asus U36sg is a nice, light notebook with good features, but the screen is 1366 by 768 and nothing to write home about. Assuming I could afford the $150 hardware cost, I would like to try putting something like a B133HAN03 1600 by 900 screen in its place. How far out of my depth am I? Is this a non-starter and I’m totally deluded? Thanks, Screen Queen
I recently enjoyed a week off work. Popular advice suggests that on such occasions you should set an appropriate out-of-office message, ignore your email and completely disconnect from work concerns. But that’s not what I did. Every morning I took time to go through my email (and go through my RSS feeds). This is why.
Fan-fiction — amateur books and stories based on established authors’ characters and worlds — is a hugely popular pastime among people with too much time on their hands. Sites like Fanfiction.net regularly receive thousands of submissions a week ranging from Dr. Who/Transformers crossovers to the further adventures of Anne Frank (no really). Now, Amazon wants to pay fanfic writers to publish their derivative “creations” on the Kindle Store. That’s right — your Gossip Girl magnum opus is about to be legitimised.
Pano for half price on Android, Private Camera now free on iOS, Notable reduced to 99c on iPad, Itsdagram now available on Windows Phone, plus lots more. Deals end without warning, so be quick or miss out!
Ordering tap water instead of wine or soft drink is a great way to save money while eating out. However, it appears that at least one restaurant has introduced a “tap water fee” in a bid to squeeze a few more dollars out of patrons. Is this practice even legal? Sadly, in most cases the answer is yes.
Mind Your Language exists to offer narky advice on accurate language usage, but we’re more than happy to let others do the work. This new song from legendary comedy musicians The Lonely Island (featuring Solange) offers a reminder in humorous form on the correct use of the semicolon.