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Cheat Sheet: How To Decipher The Australian Federal Budget

Each year’s federal budget contains a heck of a lot of information that typically runs for hundred upon hundreds of pages. Here’s a cheat guide to finding everything you need to know.


How To Get US Netflix In Australia Using Opera's Free VPN

Today, Opera added a free virtual private network (VPN) to the developer version of its browser. Among other things, this can be used to remove geo-blocks on overseas content — which means you can access Netflix’s entire US library in Australia without paying anything extra. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get your free VPN up and running.


What Is 'HDR' On Netflix And Do You Need To Care?

Netflix Australia has announced plans to add 100 hours of High Dynamic Range (HDR) programming by August, with another 50 hours slated to appear by the end of 2016. If you’re not a card-carrying videophile, you might be wondering what this announcement means and how it affects your Netflix viewing experience. We explain everything you need to know.


Can You Condition Your Body To Require Less Sleep?

One way to have more time for work and play every day is to sleep a little bit less. But eventually, staying awake for longer periods can have a negative impact on the quality of our lives. So where does the break-even point lie, and can it be shifted?


Australian Busking Laws Explained

Whether you think buskers are cultural assets or irritating beggars, their ability to perform on our streets are largely controlled by council regulations. We look at how the rules surrounding this ancient profession work, and how it affects the livelihoods of buskers in Sydney and Melbourne.


Cognitive Computing Explained In One Paragraph

The phrase “cognitive computing” is often bandied about when discussing artificial intelligence, data mining and deep machine learning. But what does it actually mean? During Nvidia’s GTC technology conference, IBM Watson’s chief technology officer Rob High gave a perfect distillation of this complex topic.


The American Gun Debate In Graphs And Numbers

All sides in the debate on gun control in the United States are quick to point to numbers they say back their arguments. But are they playing fair with those figures?


How To Master Microsoft Office Word

Microsoft Word is easily the biggest, most popular word processing program available, but it does a lot more than just edit text and TPS reports. If you’ve been telling yourself that you’ll finally learn Word’s ins and outs, now’s the time to actually learn how to edit styles and add a table of contents.


What You Need To Know About Double Dissolution Elections

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday laid down an ultimatum to the Senate: pass the government’s industrial relations legislation or face a double-dissolution election. Adelaide Law School lecturer Adam Webster explains how double-dissolution elections work and why Australia might soon be having one.


What Is Netflix's 'Second Screen' Mode And Do You Need It?

Netflix announced last month that it will launch a second screen experience within its app, allowing subscribers to view additional information related to the program they are watching.


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