Lunchtime Wrap: Headless Laptops & Costco Bargains

Lunchtime Wrap: Headless Laptops & Costco Bargains

Didn’t catch Lifehacker on Thursday? Discover how to replace your laptop’s screen, what gadgets are cheap at Costco and how to disable Facebook Places to protect your privacy.

Costco Tech Savings Still In Evidence
When wholesale giant Costco opened its first store in Melbourne last August, I paid a visit and found that for some tech items, it was definitely offering good bargains. A bit over a year later, the savings are still there if you pick the right categories.

DIY Laptop Repairs, Upgrades: Screen Fixing, Going Headless
Is there life for laptops after a screen goes dead? Absolutely. Despite the perceived difficulty, you can replace a laptop screen for much less than the official cost, or turn your laptop into a very space-efficient desktop computer with a cheap monitor.

Facebook Places Out In Australia, How To Disable It
Facebook’s at-times-controversial location service Places has begun rolling out to Australian users from today. Fortunately, if you don’t fancy the idea of letting anyone who knows you broadcast where you are, it’s possible to switch it off

Is Your Gym’s Music Now Second-Rate Cover Versions?
In January, the royalty rate gyms have to pay for playing music will rise from around $1 per class to $15 a class. Many have responded by purchasing cheaper royalty-free music and cover versions, which saves them money but often makes the tunes on offer less appealing.

How Many Photos Do You Take A Month?
According to the Canon Consumer Digital Lifestyle Index, the average Australian takes 111 photos a month. Where do you rank on that scale?

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