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Shonky Awards 2014: CHOICE Shames Australia's Worst Products

Earlier today, Lifehacker attended CHOICE’s 9th annual Shonky Awards, where Australia’s most misleading, shoddy and unsafe products are named and shamed. From rip-off bank accounts for kidds to self-disintegrating cosies, these are the dodgiest Australian products of 2014.


Spot A Boring Kindle Book By Looking At Popular Highlights

Looking for a good book to read? If you want one that won’t bore you halfway through, mathematics professor Jordan Ellenberg has an interesting tip: look at the Kindle highlights.


Send Your Kindle Book Notes And Highlighted Passages To Evernote

Are you an active Kindle reader who takes notes and highlights passages for later reference? Then you might want to pair Evernote with your Kindle to have all those book quotes and information in one place.


Prepare Yourself With A Kindle Loaded With Emergency Information

It’s good to have a solid set of survival skills, but you can’t be expected to remember everything. The Art of Manliness put together a collection of books for your Kindle that will help you survive virtually any scenario.


Use A Kindle Fire As A Screen For A Raspberry Pi

\ If you’re looking for a way to make the Raspberry Pi more portable, programmer Jeff Ammons shows off how he uses his Kindle Fire as a screen for his Raspberry Pi. Ammons’ system gets the Raspberry Pi and Kindle to talk to each other with a remote desktop app, then creates an adhoc network with the Pi so it functions as a router.


Kindle Cloud Reader Now Available For Australian Amazon Customers

Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader app, which allows users to read ebooks through their web browser, is now available to all Amazon.com.au customers. In other words, you no longer need a Kindle device to read Kindle ebooks if you have a local account. Hurrah!


Briefly: Piracy Crackdown Imminent, Free Yoga Ebook, RD-D2 Vs. C-3P0

Brief news items for Lifehacker readers, including: Australian piracy crackdown coming “as early as this week”, Kenny Baker vs. Anthony Daniels, get Happy Back Yoga free.


Read Your Digital Comics On A Kindle

Reading comics on your computer or tablet is awesome. But if you would rather read them on a more eye-friendly screen — like your Kindle — Know Your Mobile has some instructions on how to make that happen.


Dealhacker: Get $65 Worth Of Android Apps From Amazon For Free

Amazon is currently giving away 12 of its most popular gaming, productivity and fitness apps for Android and Kindle devices. The bundle includes POLARIS Office, mSecure Password Manager, PrintHand Mobile Print Premium and the Runtastic PRO GPS Running, Walking & Fitness Tracker which usually sell for between $10.50 and $14. Get the full list of links here.


Take Screenshots On Almost Any Kindle Device

You might want to share a picture of a book you’re reading or snap a shot of a settings page so you can help a friend. Whatever your reason, you can take screenshots on most Kindle devices. Here’s how to do it.