Defence Jobs Spotlight: Aircraft Structural Technician, Plant Operator

Building things and fixing things — that’s what this week’s jobs are all about. In these roles you could be operating heavy machinery or repairing some of the most high-tech aircraft in Australia.


The Best GPU Upgrades For Every Budget

Getting the best performance for your GPU dollar can be a tricky proposition. From high end to more affordable models, we have put together a list of the best upgrades.


Tech Deals: Up To 20% Off JVC TVs, Philips Blu-Ray Home Theatre Only $299 And More

Get yourself setup for home entertainment with this week’s deals. Pick up a JVC TV at up to 20 per cent off, a Philips Blu-Ray Home Theatre for only $299, stream to it from your Toshiba laptop, protected by Norton — and even upload your own entertainment shot on your new Nikon camera. Read on to find out more.


Load Cached Pages In Chrome Without Internet By Enabling This Flag

Your browser saves a cache of most pages you visit. Wouldn’t it be handy if you could access that cache when you lose your internet connection? By enabling the Offline Auto-Reload Mode flag, you can do just that.


Telstra Says Everyone's Broadband Data Limits Will Have Been Increased By July

Back in March, Telstra announced that it was going to increase the data allocations for its existing fixed line broadband customers, but said the process would take “several months”. Telstra now says that those increases will all be in place by July.


Why Chrome Uses So Much Freaking RAM

Chrome may be the best browser around, but it eats up your PC’s RAM like prawns at Christmas. If you’ve ever looked at your task manager, you’ve probably flipped out at the sheer number of Chrome processes and the memory they hog. Here’s why Chrome uses so much RAM, and how to curb its gluttony.


Use An Electric Toothbrush To Pick Locks

Learning to pick locks is fun and educational — and you don’t need a lock picking set to do it. In addition to hairpins and bra underwire, two everyday objects you can turn into lock picks are paperclips and toothbrushes.


Draft Your Presentation Before Making Slides For A Clearer Message

When you’re building a presentation, you may be tempted to dive right into making the slides. Instead, take the time to draft it as an outline first. You may know your material, but the outline helps you focus on the important points without getting carried away.


Briefly: Airbag Car Recall Hits Australia, Dinklage+Game Of Thrones+Coldplay

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including a global recall of cars due to faulty airbags and Peter Dinklage getting musical with Coldplay.


I'm Tom Standage, Deputy Editor Of The Economist, And This Is How I Work

The Economist is one of the leading international newspapers today, bringing precisely-crafted news and commentary to its weekly pages and website. Serving as deputy editor for the paper and also heading its digital strategy is Tom Standage.