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Ask LH: Has Foxtel Been Censoring 'Game Of Thrones' For Classification Purposes?

Dear Lifehacker, I know Foxtel doesn’t always show fully-uncut films on its movie channels. I’m wondering whether it also trims “inappropriate” content from TV shows? The reason I ask is because Game of Thrones is classified R18+ on DVD but only MA15+ on Foxtel’s Showcase channel. What’s going on? Is Foxtel editing the episodes to attain a lower rating?


Be A 'Disgruntled Moviegoer' To Scam Free Tickets

These days, a trip to the cinema can cost up to $30 per person — and that’s if you go easy on the snack bar and veto 3-D. For those sick of paying exorbitant ticket prices, here’s an almost foolproof ploy to score two movie screenings for the price of one. (Note: Some “acting” may be required.)


Monster's 'Ultra HD' Cables: Essential AV Gear Or An Overpriced Crock?

Monster’s new “Ultra HD Platinum” HDMI range is being billed as an essential purchase for anyone requiring the high-speed bandwidth demands of 4K video. On the downside, a single cable can set you back as much as $349. Is there any way this eye-watering markup could possibly be worth the money? Or will a $5 cable off eBay serve you just as well? Yesterday, Monster put its money where its mouth is in a live HDMI bit error face-off. Here are the results.


Hack An IKEA Stolman Shelf Into A Sturdy Projector Ceiling Mount

Projector mounts tend to come in two primary guises: stylish or affordable. This DIY IKEA mount manages to combine both types while being incredibly sturdy to boot. It also requires minimal alterations to your ceiling or wall which is handy if you’re renting. Here’s what you’ll need to make one of your own.


MovieBox Streams Video Torrents On iOS, No Jailbreak Required

iOS: Yesterday, the popular streaming app Popcorn Time made its way to iOS on jailbroken devices. If you’re not jailbroken but still want to get in on the action, MovieBox is a similar app that you can install on any device.


Briefly: Hot Mobile Games, Tinder Con, iPhone Faceoff

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Five games you need to play when you get a new phone, Tony Abbott saves the universe, iPhone 6 Versus iPhone 6 Plus.


Briefly: Google's Resume Hacks, Studi Ghibli Wallpapers, Cheap Pebble Smartwatch

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: National Security legislation passed into law, 100 Studi Ghibli wallpapers, the rise and fall of the Dead Space video game series.


Briefly: Batman Vs. Superman, Cheap Business Shoes

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Foxtel Play comes to Xbox One, three must-have Android apps, get a free PS4 with Sony Xperia Z3 pre-orders from Virgin Mobile.


Briefly: Laptop Buying Guide, Jupiter Ascending Trailer, SBS Movie Streaming

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch the latest trailer to Jupiter Ascending, Gizmodo laptop buying guide 2014, get 400 movies from SBS for free.


Briefly: Sims 4 Cheats, Spaceship Porn, Runner Breathing Tips

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The biggest illustrated spaceship chart ever, the best cheats for The Sims 4, how to breathe when running.