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Microsoft Forks Out US$10,000 To Reluctant Windows 10 Upgrader

Microsoft has been rubbing a lot of people the wrong way with its aggressive push for Windows 7 and 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10. So far, the company has employed some dodgy tactics to trick users into upgrading and now they’re paying for their transgression; literally. In the US, Microsoft has to cough up $10,000 after the company was sued by a small business owner over a Windows 10 upgrade that she didn’t authorise on her PC. Here are the details.


You Don't Have To Go To Networking Events To Build Business Relationships

Working in a corporate environment, build business connections inside and outside your organisation is almost unavoidable. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, you’re often working on your own but you can’t neglect networking as it may lead to new clients and opportunities in the future. Going to networking events seems like the obvious way to build new business relationships, but there are plenty of other ways to do this. Here are a few suggestions.


Here's How to Find Out If You're Really A Pessimist (And Why It's So Important)

Have you ever found yourself in a debate with your mates after a few too many about whether the glass is really half full or half empty? Of course most of us know that how you view the proverbial glass within these parameters is believed to tell you something about your personality. Generally speaking, if you see the cup as half empty, you’re considered a pessimist. Whereas viewing the glass as half full, makes you an optimist. So which one are you? Why is it so important to know? Can you change from being a pessimist to an optimist? Let’s find out.


The Games To Get For A First Time PC Gamer

Late last week, a guest reader put forth a question. They’ve just joined the world of PC gaming, and they were quite looking forward to the upcoming Steam sale. Question is: what games should they buy?

And that can be a difficult question to broach. There are so many different genres. First-person shooters. Third-person shooters. Survival horror. Survival roguelike. Turn-based strategy. Real-time action strategy. MOBAs. Tower defence. Sports. Co-operative multiplayer. Competitive multiplayer. Simulations. Adventure puzzlers. Point-and-click puzzlers. The list goes on and on.

But we’re here to help. New to PC gaming? Look no further.


Should We All Be Having Two Sleeps Per Day?

Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night. While night time awakenings are distressing for most sufferers, there is some evidence from our recent past that suggests this period of wakefulness occurring between two separate sleep periods was the norm.


Briefly: Entrepreneur Hacks, GeForce GTX 1080 Benchmarks, Steam Sale

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Best Steam Sale deals, Gigabyte G1 Gaming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 benchmarks, how to start your own business.


Is It Legal To Add A Turbocharger Or Supercharger To Your Car?

The word “turbo” is synonymous with fast cars and street racing. While the latter isn’t legal, movies like Fast And The Furious have, in a way, glamourised the activity and driven the popularity of turbocharged and supercharged cars. These types of high performance cars aren’t illegal to purchase; they’re just pricey. There is an option to DIY it. But if you’re looking to turbocharge or supercharge your own vehicle, the legalities around that are not so clear cut. Here’s what you need to know.


Here Are Five Of The World's Most Destructive Computer Viruses

Computer security has become big business, namely because the number of cybersecurity threats plaguing consumers and organisations have increased dramatically in the last few years. Cybercriminals are exceptionally creative and are constantly developing new malware to wreak havoc on computer systems, steal valuable data or worse. This SciShow video lists five of the worst computer viruses in history.


How Do Your Sleeping Patterns Compare To Other Aussies? [Infographic]

The Great Australian Sleep Report is a national survey commissioned by Koala Mattress. It found that the majority of Aussies (60 per cent) only get 6-7 hours of sleep per night. Furthermore, around half of us aren’t satisfied with the quality of our sleep and 58 per cent believe they are not getting enough of it. This infographic looks at the key findings.


Ask LH: How Long Do I Need To Keep My Dead Dad's Tax Records?

Dear Lifehacker, How long is it necessary to keep documents for deceased relatives? My father has been dead for years, but I still have boxes and boxes of his tax papers that I’m not sure what to do with?


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