movies

Video Briefly: Squirrel Burglar, Dragon Age Nooky, Iceberg Collapse

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Squirrel nabs GoPro camera, Dragon Age Inquisition gets frisky, TV wall mounting explained.


What Will The 340,000 Australians Already Using Netflix Do Now?

New research by CHOICE suggests that 340,000 Australian households are already paying to access the US version of Netflix. What will happen to those customers when Netflix officially launches in Australia next year?


Briefly: Free iBooks, Dragon Age Inquisition Review, Tunguska 2.0

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: get 59 free crime and thriller ebooks from iTunes, Dragon Age Inquisition review, FOFA reforms blocked in parliament.


Netflix Launching In Australia In March 2015

After years of speculation, it’s official: streaming TV service Netflix will launch in Australia (and New Zealand) in March next year.


Briefly: Lollipop Hacks, Tesla Robots, Skyrim Opera

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 16 Android Lollipop tricks, the best Skyrim opera cover you will hear today, inside Tesla’s expanded Freemont future-car factory.


Video Briefly: Mirrorless Camera Guide, Game Show Fails, Amazing Junk Art

Brief video items for Lifehacker readers, including: DSLR versus mirrorless cameras, the funniest moments from Australian game shows, watch Chris Jordan assemble 6000 mobile phones into Australia’s biggest e-waste sculpture.


Video Briefly: Chilli Opera, Hobbit Trailer, Skimpy Skyrim

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: How to pick a house lock, best new movie trailers, 10 hours of walking around in Skyrim (while wearing skimpy armour).


Go 'Virtual Snowboarding' With Olympic Skier Torah Bright: The Perfect Antidote To The Summer Heat

Rapid VR is a new Australian-based film technology that could change the face of home entertainment as we know it. It essentially allows filmmakers to make 360-degree movies that the viewer controls by looking in any direction they like. The results are akin to a “virtual reality” video game: except the footage is 100 per cent real and authentic. For a taste of what this technology is capable of, check out this Rapid VR video of Australian Olympic gold Torah Bright tearing up the snow dunes. It’s the next best thing to being there.


Briefly: Go Jawbone UP3, 900 Free Arcade Games, Nike Facts

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Go Jawbone UP3 release date and pricing, government back-peddles on metadata/piracy, play 900 free arcade classics in your browser.


Foxtel's Half-Price Pay TV Shakeup Starts Today

Next year, Foxtel will once again be the only place to watch Game Of Thrones legally in Australia thanks to an extended partnership with HBO. (Boo!) For those who refuse to pirate, there is one small consolation: from today, Foxtel is dropping its subscription prices by as much as 50 per cent. It’s also adding some new channels, including the on-demand BoxSets. Here’s a recap of what’s new.