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The warm weather in the northern hemisphere means the start of US music festival season, where all of your favourite bands play their hits for throngs of revellers. If you don't want to spend a fortune on airfares or can't stand the crowds, there are alternatives. Here's how to bring a little of that experience home so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your couch.

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Hi LH. I recently received an email from my ISP on behalf of ip-echelon.com with the subject: 'Unauthorized Distribution of the Copyrighted Motion Picture', claiming I'd been responsible for an illicit download. I live in a share house of four, with the internet in my name. The date of this alleged incident happened on a week when I was away interstate.

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The best thing about owning a media centre is that you're in control and can watch whatever you want at a time that suits you. Unfortunately, you also end up with the hassle of troubleshooting your system when plug-ins break, files won't play, and nothing seems to work properly. Here's how to take an home theatre PC (HTPC) that's driving you crazy and whip it back into shape so you can enjoy the show.

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Your phone is already the centre of your digital life, handling everything from calls to games to email to entertainment. Let's take your phone and all of the media you have on it to the next level, by turning it into a jukebox full of music, movies, and photos that you can play on almost any TV, stereo system, computer or other device you may come across, whether you're moving from the living room to your bedroom or your house to a friend's place. The technology is already built into your phone and the gear you have at home; all you need to do is unlock it. Here's how.

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Belkin's ScreenCast AV 4 eliminates cable hassle by letting you stream AV from up to four devices in your home, giving you high-def entertainment without cable hasle. Lifehacker has four to give away. Want to win one? Read on to find out how.

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The excellent Meryl-Streep-channels-Margaret-Thatcher movie The Iron Lady is still running in Australian cinemas and hasn't been released on DVD anywhere in the world, but I legally watched a copy on the small screen on the weekend. How? I happened to get on the right plane.

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The Microsoft Kinect is a great gaming accessory for motion and exercise games, but if you have a small living room or apartment, it can be pretty tough to use. One easy way to put some distance between you and the lens so your Kinect sees you more easily is to mount it on the ceiling or in another high place over the television, instead of right on top or below.