You wanted the truth about Windows Blue, the best online movie services and how to cook a placenta. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Windows Blue 101: What We Know So Far
Windows 8 has been on the market for five months, so thoughts are turning to its successor, codenamed 'Windows Blue'. This is what we know about it so far.
- How To Cook And Eat A Placenta
WARNING: The following article contains images that some people may find disturbing. What has been seen cannot be unseen…
- Takeaway Truth: McDonald's Taste Of America Burgers
Takeaway Truth is a new occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: McDonald's Taste Of America Burgers.
- Why Cyclists Ride Through Red Traffic Lights
You've probably seen it happen. You're driving your car and you come to a stop at the traffic lights. You're mindful of traffic infringement fines and public safety, then someone one a bike rides past you, unconcerned, straight through the red lights.
- Ask LH: What Is Bitcoin And How Can I Use It?
Dear Lifehacker, Everywhere I go, I see Bitcoin popping up. Many web services accept payments in the form of Bitcoin, and some even sell their homes for the stuff. I know it's a digital currency, but where does it come from and how is its value determined? More importantly, should I bother earning it and using it for any reason?
- Australia's Best (Legal) Online Movie Services
Yesterday, we looked at the best streaming and catch-up services for TV shows. Today, we take a look at the movie equivalents, from Apple TV to BigPond Movies.
- Western Women Turned Off By Macho Men
If you're a bit of a neanderthal, you might need to book a flight to Ethopia or Cambodia to find a prospective mate. New research into women's preferences for male faces has unveiled that guys with lots of testosterone are only prized in developing countries; particularly where disease is rife.
- Ask LH: Should I Use Plex Or XBMC For My Home Theatre PC?
Dear Lifehacker, I want to make the perfect home media centre but I've come across a very tough decision: should I use Plex or XBMC? I've heard great things about both platforms, and don't know the main differences. Can you help me decide? Sincerely, PerPlexed
- Jawbone Up Fitness Wristband Sprints Onto Aussie Market
Tech lifestyle vendor Jawbone is preparing to launch Up in Australia; an app-driven fitness wristband for Android and iOS that tracks everything from your sleeping patterns to your day-to-day mood. Pleasingly, it's targeted at the average consumer rather than fitness freaks.
- Would You Pay Shops For The Privilege Of Browsing?
An Australian supermarket has begun charging customers who don't buy anything a $5 "browsing" fee. Could this be an emerging trend for brick-and-mortar retail stores? And is it something you'd be willing to put up with?