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Free Games Friday: The End Of The World, Rogue Agent, Strategy & Tactics

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: Half-Life 2 Epic Speedrun, Freaky Opera Singer, Centre Of the Galaxy

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The fastest Half-Life 2 speedrun, opera singer in an MRI machine and a trip to the centre of the galaxy.


Security Experts: Turnbull's Hacker Recruitment Drive Will Cause Headaches For The Government

Last month, the Turnbull government announced a $230 million Cyber Security Defence Strategy which would potentially enable the country to strike back against foreign cyber attacks. Consultants have now warned that recruiting hundreds of cyber security contractors could be problematic. Here’s why.


How I Succeeded: FileMaker's Joel Katz

How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business leaders for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Joel Katz from FileMaker.


How Midday Napping Improves Productivity [Infographic]

Co-called “nanna naps” are often seen as a sign of weakness or the onset of doddering old age. However, there is mounting scientific evidence to suggest that daytime slumber can improves health, productivity and general well-being. This infographic explains the biological reasoning behind short snatches of sleep, along with different napping styles to help you find the perfect technique for catching afternoon Zs.


Extend The Life Of Any Laptop With These Four Tweaks

If you’re shelling out hard-earned cash on a laptop, then you want to make sure you get years of service out of it. Some wear and tear (both physical and digital) is inevitable along the way, but if you take good care of your machine you can keep it running smoothly for longer — just like a well-maintained car or bicycle. Here are four tips and tweaks that will extend the life of any laptop.


Ask LH: How Much Is My Atari 2600 Worth?

Dear Lifehacker, I was wondering how much I could get for an Atari 2600 in good condition? It comes with everything needed to get up and running (cables, joysticks, etc.), plus 23 games. I’ve has a look online, but no two prices are the same. I subsequently have no idea what to ask for!


A Guide To Being Made Redundant

I lost my job last week. A tap on the shoulder and a meeting in the HR room was all it took to pour a pit of hot concrete into my stomach with the realisation that, welp, I’m not needed here anymore. I won’t need to make those rush-hour morning commutes, or stay back late during deadlines, or hold in my farts in the lift. I won’t need to do any of those things, because I don’t have a job. So, honestly, what follows is advice that I’m going to need as much as anyone else in this boat. Being made redundant sucks.


Deals: Save 97% On The Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle

Learn the language of the web and get the skills needed to secure a job as a front-end web developer with the Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle. For a limited time, Lifehacker Australia readers can purchase this package for only $38 AUD [$29 USD], a savings of 97% off the RRP.


Ratehacker: May's Best Credit Card, Savings Account And Home Loan Deals

In our monthly Ratehacker round-up, Jeremy Cabral from comparison site finder.com.au highlights the latest credit card deals, plus the best savings accounts and home loans. What are your best options following this week’s rate cut?


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