You wanted Xbox One deconstructed, fast food demythologised and Google Keep un-demonised. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Learn Anything In 20 Hours With This Four-Step Method
With just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice, you can go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing well. That's the message from Josh Kaufman, author of The First 20 Hours. In the video above, he reveals the four steps to learning any new skill, fast.
- Xbox One Launch Post-Mortem: The Good And The Bad
In the wee hours of the Australian morning, Microsoft finally unveiled its next Xbox to the world. Dubbed the Xbox One, the new machine is set to compete against other next-generation consoles like the Sony Playstation 4 and Nintendo Wii U. Here's everything you need to know from the launch event; both the good and the bad…
- Four Features We Want To See In Android (And How To Get Them)
Google didn't announce a new version of Android at Google I/O, its annual developer conference last week, leaving our devices feeling sad and unloved. Android 4.3 may still be on the way soon, but for now, here's what we wish Google had announced — and how you can get many of these features right now.
- Takeaway Truth: KFC Zinger Pie
Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: KFC's Zinger Pie.
- Top 10 Ways To Save Money On Tech
We technophiles have an expensive hobby to pursue, but that doesn't mean you can't cut a few corners. Here are the best ways to save money on tech without taking a step down in quality.
- How To Supercharge Your Router With DD-WRT
Few routers utilise their full potential out of the box, because their firmware limits their functionality. Thanks to an open-source project called DD-WRT, you can unlock your router's potential to broadcast a stronger signal, manage network traffic, remotely access all your home computers and a whole lot more. Here's how to install it, set it up and supercharge your network.
- Artery Alert: Lord Of The Fries Is Coming To Sydney
Melbourne's award-winning hot chips restaurant Lord Of The Fries is finally heading to Sydney, with the first store set to open on George street in the coming months. Our bellies are gladdened by this news. Our collective waistbands? Not so much.
- Not Just Another Notes App: Why You Should Use Google Keep
When Google Keep launched, it never got the fanfare it deserved. The people that did review it compared it to all the wrong apps, like Evernote or Microsoft OneNote. That's a shame, because a surprisingly good note-taking app went under the radar, underrated for coming up short against contenders it wasn't designed to face. It's about time to give Google Keep a fair shake, see where it shines and how it fits in with the competition.
- Palm Oil Con Job: The Sneakiest Ingredient At Your Local Supermarket
The majority of products containing palm oil in Australia erroneously label the ingredient as "vegetable oil", a CHOICE investigation has found. Everything from shampoo to Coca Cola secretly contains this ingredient which is considered less safe for both your heart and the environment at large.
- Xbox One Internals: What Are Azure And Hyper-V Really Doing In There?
Today's announcement of the Xbox One has seen a decidedly mixed reaction, but also offered hints at the key roles some of Microsoft's more enterprise technologies will play on the console/entertainment device/potential doorstop. Here's what we know so far.