Briefly: Xbox One Coming To Australia In July, $5 Levis Jeans, DIY Veggie Patch

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Xbox One video game console confirmed for PAX Australia, secret room gallery, six steps to a successful veggie patch.

  • Australians will get their first glimpse of the Xbox One video game console at PAX Australia. According to Kotaku, there will be three separate presentations regarding Microsoft’s “vision for the Xbox One and the future of gaming” during the event. If you’ve got tickets, click here to see when the sessions are set to take place.
  • Gizmodo has compiled a gallery of neat secret rooms and passageways, ranging from the pyramids of Ancient Egypt to modern wine cellars. Click here for an interesting read.
  • You can never have too many pairs of jeans; especially when they only cost $5. DealsDirect is currently selling a range of discounted Levis jeans for both men and women with prices starting at just $5. [Via OzBargain]
  • The current debate in parliament over how best to implement the National Broadband Network has surprising similarities to arguments about copper wires over 100 years ago. During today’s Question Time, a Labor minister invited the Coalition to look at the Hansard from 23 November, 1910, where ministers were arguing about the virtue of replacing the iron wire network with copper wires. “The practical men in the Department, not the theorists, think that nothing is gained by using copper wire for short lines. Some of the iron wire lines have been in use for thirty years, and give as good results now as copper wire lines,” an MP at the time fumed. You can read the full Hansard here.
  • The girls over at PopSugar Health & Fitness have shared six steps to a successful veggie patch. If you like the idea of growing your own produce but lack the requisite green thumb, check out the article for some useful tips.