Briefly: Xbox Gets Channel 10 App, 20% Off Facebook Gift Cards, 8 Inventions Ahead Of Their Time

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Microsoft and Network Ten launch first free-to-air TV app for Xbox, Triple Zero access for satellite phone services, get 20 percent off Facebook gift cards.

  • Channel Ten is launching a new free-to-air network video on-demand application available through Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game console. The Network Ten Xbox app gives users instant access to a library of more than 25 programs including Offspring, The Graham Norton Show, Bondi Vet, Bondi Rescue, The Living Room and Totally Wild. The catch is that you need to be a Xbox Gold Live member to use the service. The app will be available from 10 July.
  • Handheld satellite phones in remote Australia now have access to Triple 0 emergency call services following the introduction of new rules by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. In 2012-13, 8.8 million calls were made to the Emergency Call Service with 99.1 per cent of calls answered within 10 seconds.
  • Facebook gift cards are basically like iTunes gift cards, except they are used to purchase games and applications on the social networking website. Australia Post is currently selling the cards for 20 percent off. The deal is available from Monday 8 July until Sunday 14 July 2013, while stocks last. If your into stuff like Bubble Island and The Sims Social, we suppose it's probably a good deal. [Via OzBargain]
  • Business Insider has published a countdown of eight inventions that were ahead of their time. From flushing toilets (18th century BC) to mind-controlling military helmets (now), the list makes for some interesting reading.


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