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How Much Sleep Do You Need To Feel Normal And Healthy?

Getting “enough sleep” is a weird concept, considering that everyone is a little bit different. What does science have to say on the matter? Just how much sleep should you be getting? And what the hell is “sleep debt”? This video explains all.


Briefly: LG G3 Review, Cannibalism 101, Family Guy Meets The Simpsons

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Team GearBox takes out BattleHack Sydney, get $1 cheeseburgers from Hungry Jack’s, watch the first footage from Simpsons/Family Guy crossover.


ABC's App Now Works On Android Tablets

ABC has once again updated its mobile app for iOS and Android, with optimisation added for Google-powered tablets. Here’s a look at the new improvements.


Add A Bed To The Back Of Your Bookcase

If you’re pushed for space, having a fold-out bed makes a lot of sense. Having a fold-out bed that’s also a pair of bookshelves is an even better idea.



Elevator Pitch: iBackpacker

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 Shane Martz, founder of iBackpacker.


Ask LH: Do Any Telcos Offer Shaping On Their Mobile Plans?

Hey Lifehacker, I have friends with two young teenagers (11 and 13) who are screaming for their own mobile phones. The parents are concerned about cost overruns, particularly with data limits. What they are looking for is a plan (preferably pre-paid) that has a “real” data limit. If the use gets to that limit then the connection is either shaped or cut off. No risk of excess data charges and parents don’t have to worry about a surprise bill. Any suggestions?


How Vodafone Will Refarm 850MHz Spectrum To Improve Its 4G Performance

Vodafone’s 4G network performs reasonably well, but one of the challenges in managing any 4G network is expanding its reach as more people use it. Vodafone’s solution? It will “refarm” some of its existing 850MHz spectrum, currently used for 3G, for 4G instead.


How The Tech Industry Can Attract More Female Employees

Twitter is the latest tech company to reveal figures showing women are still underrepresented in the information and communication technology (ICT) workforce. Men make up 70% of the overall staff and women just 30%, according to a blog post by Janet Van Huysse, the company’s vice president for diversity and inclusion.


Game Of Thrones S4 Is Finally On iTunes In Australia

It was the big Game of Thrones complaint for 2014: you couldn’t buy episodes of Season 4 on iTunes in Australia. Panic no more, Apple lovers: it’s finally available.