Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: The NBN will cost $90 billion according to Malcolm Turnbull, eight-core Samsung Galaxy S4 snubs Australia, 50% Off Domino's Chef's Best pizza range.
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- Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband Malcolm Turnbull has claimed that the National Broadband Network (NBN) is closer to $90 billion than the $37.4 billion estimated by NBN Co, according to Macquarie Bank's calculations. Stephen Conroy, meanwhile, has labelled the claims a "fact-free zone". Read the full report here.
- Have you ever wished your girlfriend could cuddle you from behind when she's not with you (or indeed, doesn't exist)? Students from Tsukuba University in Japan have developed an item of clothing that simulates the embrace of a loved one. The 'Fulfillment Coat' comes with two inbuilt robotic pincers that are controlled via a USB connection. It even provides the wearer with a series of pre-recorded endearments from Japanese cosplayer Yu Shimotsuki. Check out the video here.
- We've written about Domino's Chef's Best Pizza range before and also featured the range in our first Takeaway Truth article. If you're a fan of the new pizzas, Domino's is offering the entire range for just $6, pick up (tonight only). The deal requires the code 22779. Happy eating! [Via OzBargain]
- We speculated on whether Australia would get the 8-core Exynos version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone in our coverage of the launch. Samsung has now confirmed the bad news: "The Samsung GALAXY S 4 will be available in Australia with the Quad-core 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Series 600 processor and 4G LTE compatibility." On the plus side, the company also announced that the beefier eight core version would be 3G only.