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Briefly: Ponies In Drag, Cheap Cars, NBN Debating

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: a car market shake up in Australia, the endless NBN debate and these aren’t the My Little Ponies you’re used to.


Your PC's Cable Management Probably Won't Affect Its Cooling Performance

You may have heard somewhere that poor cable management inside your PC’s case can block fans and air pathways, making your CPU and GPU’s temperatures rise. This video puts that theory to the test, and proves that most mid-size cases do just fine with or without decent cable management.


Why I Finally Abandoned My Cheapskate Ways And Paid Google For Storage

It was a real email from Google, not spam. “We wanted to remind you that you have bonus Google Drive storage expiring on Feb 6 2016. The bonus storage offer that’s expiring is: Chromebook – 100GB.”


The Woman Who Sent Man To The Moon: Margaret Hamilton

There are a number of names that most people associate with the momentous 1969 moon landing — Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, even Stanley Kubrick for dedicated conspiracy theorists — but Margaret Hamilton is not usually among them. Yet this pioneering woman was the lead developer for Apollo’s flight software in the days when working mothers were rare — let alone female computer scientists.


Monitor The Consistency Of Your Broadband Speeds With A Raspberry Pi And IFTTT

We all know you can pop over to a site like Speedtest to check your internet speeds, but most of us only bother when there’s a perceivable problem. If you want to create an actual database of your speeds throughout the day, Make shows off a logging system that uses a Raspberry Pi and If This Then That.


Nimble Crams Wolfram Alpha Into Your Mac's Menu Bar

Mac: Wolfram Alpha is packed with a ton of great info, but it’s easy to forget about it sometimes. Nimble is a little menu bar app that will stuff that search engine into your Mac’s menu bar.


Microsoft Will Now Share More Details About What's In Windows 10 Updates

The perpetually updating OS Windows 10 can be something of a mystery. What exactly is in each new update and what will be changed on your computer? Microsoft is making updates a bit more transparent now with a dedicated Windows 10 update history site.


10 Tricks That Will Make You An Outlook Master

Outlook on desktop was starting to look outdated, but the colossus of email clients has found new life on mobile and web — and there’s more to the software than you might think. Whether you use the desktop client every day or have been dabbling in the new apps for iOS and Android, here are our favourite tricks for getting more from Outlook.


Gmail Will Now Warn You About Potentially Unsafe Messages With Two New Icons

You might see a new broken lock icon in Gmail messages starting today. It can warn you if you’re sending a message to an email service that doesn’t support encryption or if you received a message that wasn’t encrypted.


'Deeply Sorry' Telstra To Give Away Unlimited Mobile Data This Sunday

Yesterday afternoon, Telstra suffered a massive outage across its 3G and 4G networks which left thousands of people without mobile phone coverage. The telco has since issued an apology along with a promise of “free data” for all Telstra Mobile customers. Here are the details.


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