Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

Lifehacker had an excellent week last week, picking up a number of prizes at the Microsoft IT Journalism awards. And the popular stories kept on coming, including updated NBN maps, overseas travel tips and great Chrome apps.

At the awards, which recognise achievements in Australian technology journalism over 2012, Lifehacker won Best Personal Tech Coverage, while editor Angus Kidman won Best Consumer Technology journalist. Angus also scored a highly commended for Best Reviewer. Elsewhere in the Allure stable, Gizmodo won Best Website, Kotaku won Best Gaming Coverage, and Kotaku editor Mark Serrels was highly commended for Best Gaming Journalist. We’re stoked at the wins, but the biggest reward remains serving our readers. Thanks everyone!

  1. Which Places Will Now Get The NBN By 2016?
    The rollout plan for the National Broadband Network was updated again today, with thousands of new locations announced that should see the fibre network installed by June 2016. Is your suburb one of the almost 3000 places that have been added? Find out on our interactive map.
  2. Top 10 Things To Remember When Travelling To The USA
    Planning a trip to the United States? You’ll have a much better time and eliminate travel hassles if you remember to adjust to some of the peculiar American quirks. Here are the 10 key issues we advise looking out for.
  3. The Best Chrome Apps You’re Probably Not Using
    The Chrome app store has seen a lot of improvements lately, but a lot of the apps that work inside Google Chrome still go under the radar. With that in mind, here are a few of our favourites you might not have seen yet.
  4. These 12 Videos Show The Proper Form For A Seven-Minute Workout
    Interval training is one of the most efficient ways to exercise. Yesterday, we shared a routine that gives you a full-body workout with 12 exercises in seven minutes. By request, here are videos that show how to do each of those exercises properly.
  5. This Seven-Minute, Research-Based Workout Exercises Your Whole Body
    Don’t have an hour or even 20 minutes to exercise each day? You might not need it. This routine of 12 exercises is a complete workout based on the latest fitness research — and it only takes seven minutes.
  6. Takeaway Truth: Hungry Jack’s Ultimate Double Whopper And Deluxe Country Burger
    Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: Hungry Jack’s Ultimate Double Whopper and Deluxe Country Burger.
  7. What Bad Posture Actually Does To Your Body
    We’ve heard countless times that good posture and ergonomics are necessary when you’re working at a computer, but what exactly happens when you don’t follow those tips? The Wall Street Journal found out.
  8. Learn To Use A Safety Razor And Never Buy Overpriced Blades Again
    If you’re still using expensive cartridge razors or disposables, it’s time to give them up and learn to use a safety razor razor. This video from The Art of Manliness will show you how.
  9. How Much Safer Are Bicycle Helmets Really?
    We all know that wearing a bicycle helmet protects our noggin, but by how much exactly? According to a new Australian study, refusing to strap on a helmet can increase the chance of serious head injury by as much as 550 per cent.
  10. Eight Extensions And Apps That Make Google Drive Better Than Dropbox
    A little over a year ago, Google officially changed the name of its Docs app to Drive and gave users cloud storage to compete with Dropbox. While the search giant has so far yet to dethrone the incumbent, the service does have one distinct advantage over the competition: a wide array of extensions and apps that integrate directly into the service.

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