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Steam's Holiday Sale is On Until 2 December

Valve invariably holds a big Steam sale to mark the US Thanksgiving/Black Friday period, and 2014′s has just begun. Top deals right now include Watch Dogs, Goat Simulator and The Evil Within.


Attach Christmas Lights To Brick Walls With Hot Glue

Brick walls and archways can be difficult to attach a string of Christmas lights to, but with the help of hot glue, your lights will go wherever you want them.


'Coming Up With An Idea Is An Easy Thing. It's Hardest To Put It Down'

We’re all full of ideas for things, but as Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling reminds us, coming up with an idea is easy — it’s turning it into something is the hard part.


Australians Addicted To Free Wi-Fi

Australians love us some free Wi-Fi. According to new figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), three million Australians made use of public Wi-Fi hotspots for internet access.


The Fastest Way To Shine Your Shoes

Shining a pair of dress shoes isn’t difficult, but you do have to have the right tools and know what you’re doing if you want to end up with a good-looking shine. This quick video from I Am Alpha M shows you how to get a great shine in five minutes flat, no matter what kind of shoes you wear.


How To Use The Turing Test To Improve IT

Pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing is likely to be even better known after the release of the Benedict Cumberbatch film The Imitation Game this year. His approach can also be useful when you’re trying to plan new IT deployments.


Get Lollipop's Incoming Call Banner On KitKat And Earlier Versions Of Android

Android: Lollipop’s new incoming call banner slides in from the top of the screen when you get a call, instead of kicking the current app to the background. You can get it now, even without Lollipop.


What 'Nobody Has Lost Their Job' Actually Means

In Question Time at Parliament today, Government senate leader Senator Eric Abetz was asked if the government would apologise for imposing cuts on the ABC that will result in 400 people losing their jobs, thereby breaking an entirely unambiguous pre-election promise that no cuts will be made. His response? “Nobody has lost their job.” Huh?


What Really Happens When You Delete Something From Your PC

If you want to sell or dispose of your computer, it’s important to make sure there isn’t any data left on there for someone to find. When it comes to NTFS-formatted hard drives, simply deleting your files isn’t enough.


Forge Your Own Mini-Sword With A Hammer, Nails And A Blowtorch

Imagine a sword. Now think of words that match with that image. Sharp. Steel. Cutting. S-words for $400. None of those are “adorable”, “cute” or “dainty”. But one look at this tiny blade, smithed by the person (or persons) behind Inspire To Make, and you’ll be hunting around for your own miniature tools to forge your own.