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How To Choose The Right VPN In Australia

Not all virtual private networks (VPNs) are created equal. Some keep logs, some cap your traffic, some don’t work on mobile, some don’t work at all. This is what you need to know about choosing a VPN provider, as well as a few recommendations to get you started.


DGtek's Unlimited Broadband Plan Delivers Speeds Up To Ten Times Faster Than The NBN

Following the lead of Google in the US, Melbourne telco DGtek is launching a 1 Gbps suburban GPON fibre service this month to serve homes and businesses hungry for bandwidth. That’s ten times faster than what the NBN currently offers (if you can get it in your area at all.) Here’s what you need to know.


Why We Share Different Types Of Videos Online

Video: Chances are you watch and share videos online every day; it’s become part of our normal routine, perhaps even more than flicking on the ol’ TV. But what draws us to certain types of videos and why are we compelled to share them?


The Speedtest Chrome Extension Tests Your Internet Speed Without Leaving The Page You're On

Chrome: The Speedtest web site has long been the go-to method of quickly testing your download speeds, but if you find yourself doing it a lot, you might want a more accessible solution. The Speedtest Chrome extension does just that.


Aziz Ansari's Tip For Spending Less Time Poking Around On The Internet

There’s nothing wrong with surfing the web, but too much of it can end up killing your productivity. Aziz Ansari, actor, comedian and co-author of Modern Romance, has a mental trick that can help you close those browser tabs and get back to work.


What's Wrong With The Web And Do We Need To Fix It?

More than 20 years after the first web server started bringing the internet into our lives, a recent conference in San Francisco brought together some of its creators to discuss its future. The general tone of the conference is probably best summed up by the Electronic Frontiers Foundation’s Cory Doctorow: “In the last twenty years, we’ve managed to nearly ruin one of the most functional distributed systems ever created: today’s Web”. We take a look at what’s wrong with the web today and how we can take steps to fix it.


20 Things The Internet Destroyed Forever [Infographic]

The internet is responsible for an immeasurable amount of technological advancement for seemingly every aspect of our daily lives. But which elements of human society have fallen by the wayside? What happened pre-internet that we just don’t see anymore? While some of the entries are still clinging on for dear life (or may even see a resurgence thanks to hipster culture) this handy infographic sums it up pretty well.


Ask LH: How Do I Stop My Laptop's Wi-Fi Connection From Timing Out?

Dear Lifehacker, Ever since I bought my laptop there has always been trouble connecting to my home Wi-Fi. If the computer goes to sleep (set to 30 minutes of inactivity), then when it wakes up, the Wi-Fi won’t reconnect. The only way to get it working is to reboot the computer entirely. My siblings also have laptops on the same Wi-Fi, but there’s work fine, so I think it must be my machine. Right now I have to reboot a few times a day – could this harm my laptop, and how do I fix it?


How To Build A Wi-Fi Network That Will Handle All Your Smart Home Gadgets

If you’re building a new home, or renovating your existing one, you have a great opportunity to update and future-proof your home’s wiring — not only for power (like adding USB sockets to your wall outlets) but also for networking. Putting a bit of thought into how you set your home up can save you from the woes of dodgy Wi-Fi connectivity, unwanted buffering and black spots throughout your living space.


Yelp Is Awful For Everyone Involved

“Your review on Yelp is destroying my business,” he says to me, clearly clenching his teeth, “How long do I have to suffer because of your negative review?” A few weeks ago, I got a phone call from a contractor because of a review I’d left. What ensued was a weirdly emotional conversation that ventured between harassment and a plea for empathy.


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