summer

Briefly: Ice Cream Time-Lapses, Mustache Removal, $399 iPhone 5c

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Get an iPhone 5c for $399, how to remove your mustache without shaving, melting ice cream.


Briefly: Warmest 100 Predictions, Doom 3 For $5, Gamer Porn Habits Exposed

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Warmest 100 gatecrashes Triple J’s Hottest 100, everything you wanted to know about gamers and their pornography habits, get Doom 3 BFG Edition from Big W for $5.


Briefly: Sunscreen Application Tips, Dark Souls II Trailer, Senator Pushes For Higher Speed Limits

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: 2014′s hottest swimwear trends, New South Wales-Senator-elect pushes for motorists to set their own speed limits on freeways, free online courses from Udemy.


New Research Shows How Far Tiger Sharks Travel

Alongside bull sharks and great whites, tiger sharks are one of the main predatory species known to occasionally snack on humans. Their migratory habits may therefore be of some interest if you’re planning to spend a lot of time in the ocean this summer. According to new research, tiger sharks regularly travel over 1000km across the Coral Sea between New Caledonia and the Great Barrier Reef. (Guess you can’t blame ‘em for occasionally getting the munchies.)


Briefly: Bioelectric Body Art, PS4 Sales Figures, Hydrating Vegies

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Sony reveals its PS4 sales figures, hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO, the bioelectric future of tattoos explored.


How To Downsize Your Car Packing For Aussie Summer Trips

Every few months, I drive from Sydney to Adelaide with my family. My most recent trip involved a challenge, however, I’d changed cars, and my new vehicle was significantly smaller. Here’s how I overcame the packing challenge.


Welcome To Our BBQhacker Week

The summer weather continues and Australia Day is coming up this weekend, so there’s every excuse to break out the BBQ. Throughout this week, in addition to our regularly scheduled posts, we’ll be offering BBQhacker tips and ideas for outdoor living. Snags, anyone?


Your Air Conditioner Costs You $500+ A Year

As the summer heat continues, many of us turn to air conditioning, but that’s an expensive decision. According to consumer advocate CHOICE, a large air conditioning system will add $530 a year to your power bill, while a ceiling fan will cost $30 a year to run.


Five DIY Alternatives To Running An Air Conditioner

Don’t have an air conditioner and can’t take the heat? Don’t want the huge electricity bill that might result from using AC all-day long? Whatever your motivation, here are five DIY ideas to stay cool this summer.


Ask LH: How Can I Beat The Heat?

Dear Lifehacker, Since it is scorching hot here in Melbourne, I need some tips on how we can keep ourselves cool — particularly if you are currently renting and you are not allowed to install any air conditioning! Thanks, IHate40Degrees