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Geeky Handmade Gifts To Delight Your Loved Ones

You don’t have to hit the stores to get a gift for someone. Often the best gifts are the ones you make and customise yourself. Here are a few of our favourite projects for just that.


Most Popular Top 10 Posts Of 2014

What’s better than a top 10 list? A top 10 list of our best top 10 lists. These are the 10 most popular top 10 posts from Lifehacker in 2014.


The Shape Up Xbox One Challenge: Week Four

Today marks the end of Chris and Mark’s four-week Shape Up playthrough. What have they learned over the past month? Did either of them gain any muscle or lose any weight? And who the hell are you to determine what constitutes a push-up, anyway? All will be revealed in this final chapter!


The Most In-Demand IT Pro Roles In Australia

Looking for a new job or thinking about retraining? LinkedIn has analysed activity by members to identify the most sought-after skills in Australia, and the list is utterly dominated by IT roles.


How To Automatically Back Up And Purge Your Gmail Every 30 Days

If the Sony hack has taught us anything, it’s that keeping incriminating emails in your inbox is a terrible idea. If someone gets into your email, everything you’ve ever said could be out in the open. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen by automatically backing up and deleting everything in your Gmail account on a schedule.


Why The Federal Budget Is Not Like A Household Budget

This government is fond of comparing the economy to a household budget — but there is one really major difference.


Why Crossy Road's Developers Launched On Android Through Amazon

Australian-developed game Crossy Road has been a massive hit on iOS, with over 10 million downloads so far. The game has been released for Android this week, but unusually, it will initially only be available on Amazon’s App Store. Why did the developers go down that path?


Shirt Happens: We Test Threadsmiths' Liquid-Proof Clothing Range

There are few things as mortifying as getting a big coffee stain on your shirtfront just before a big meeting. Aussie startup Threadsmiths believes it has come up with a solution in the form of the Cavalier T-shirt: a new type of clothing material that supposedly can never be stained. We thought we’d put Threadsmiths’ claims to the test via a variety of heavy-hitting liquids including wine, coffee and beetroot juice. Here is the video. (Safety goggles may be required.)


Five Things Job Candidates Obsess Over That Hiring Managers Don't

Have you crafted a beautiful resume with the perfect typeface? You might be focusing on the wrong aspects of the process, as hiring managers are just looking to find qualified people. Here are five things that people put too much emphasis on that hiring managers actually don’t care about.


Takeaway Truth: The 2014 'Hall Of Shame'

Takeaway Truth is a regular Lifehacker feature where we compare fast food advertising images to cold, hard reality. While a little ‘artistic licence’ is to be expected, sometimes the differences are massive. Today, we take a look back at some of the worst offenders of the year. Feast your eyes if you dare! We’re also running a poll to crown the worst Takeaway Truth product of 2014.