Briefly: Ouya Console Unboxing, NBN Co Clashes With NSW, Get $47 Off Mana Bean Coffee

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Get $47 Off Mana Bean Coffee, Ouya console unboxing video, clash between NBN Co and NSW energy providers heats up.

  • After barely nine months of conception time, the Android-based Ouya ‘indie console’ has made its first physical appearance in the wild. The Kickstarter-funded games console was shipped to early backers this week. Watch the unboxing video here.
  • Speciality coffee company Mana Bean is currently selling 2kg of assorted freshly roasted coffee beans for $44.95; a saving of $47.87. The deal includes one 1kg bag of Jamocha, a 500g bag of Indian Tiger Mountain and a 500g bag of Speciality Single Origin (Grand Cru or Blend Lucky Dip). Shipping is free to anywhere in Australia. Also be sure to read our multi-part guide to brewing the perfect coffee. [Via OzBargain]
  • NBN Co plans to exercise Federal powers to force its fibre onto the pole in the ongoing stoush with NSW energy providers. The company building the National Broadband Network has accused the state's energy providers of hiking up access rates to power poles which are needed to run overhead fibre cable. NSW was looking to charge NBN Co $140 per pole, compared to between $30 and $40 per pole in Victoria. Read the full report at Business Insider.

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