Briefly: $99 Acer Desktop, New Samsung Galaxy Phones Outed, Twitter Roasts Andrew Bolt

Briefly: $99 Acer Desktop, New Samsung Galaxy Phones Outed, Twitter Roasts Andrew Bolt

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Get an Acer Veriton S670G PC for $99, five dairy myths busted, Samsung launches new Galaxy handsets, #AskBolt!

  • BudgetPC is currently selling refurbished Acer Veriton S670G desktop PCs for just $99. The unit comes with an Intel dual-core E5300 (2.6GHz) CPU, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 160GB hard drive and a DVD RW optical drive running on Windows 7 Pro. The specifications are far from spectacular and there’s always a risk when buying used equipment — but it’s hard to argue with that price tag. The deal also comes with a 12-month return to base warranty. [Via OzBargain]
  • EA’s Humble Bundle deal is an online games sale that sends 100 percent of revenue to charity. Yesterday, Kotaku discovered an eBay user who was exploiting the deal by buying multiple copies of the bundle and selling them on eBay for over twice the price — essentially exploiting a charitable gesture by EA for his own profit. Today, one of the culprits responded to Kotaku defending his actions. You can read the story here.
  • Is milk actually good for you? Does calcium really strengthen bones? How do dairy products affect your waistline? All these questions and more are answered in PopSugar Health & Fitness’ Dairy Myths breakdown.
  • Shooting guns under the influence of alcohol is a stupid thing to do. But shooting guns at alcohol is pretty damn cool. In this YouTube video, a guy demolishes beer bottles, beer cans, champagne and boxed wine with an assortment of assault rifles. Click here to watch the claret fly.
  • Yesterday, the Herald Sun asked Twitter users if they’d care to ask controversial journalist Andrew Bolt a question about the Federal Election. The resulting deluge of satirical tweets make for some very amusing reading. Our favourites: “should we execute refugees and urinate on their charred corpse?”, “Would you rather be the chubby kid on 2 1/2 Men or the bass player in Nickelback?” and “Ever thought about being a writer or journalist?”
  • Samsung Australia has announced local pricing and availability for its latest handset; the Galaxy S4 Mini. As its name implies, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a smaller budget variant of the existing Galaxy S4 which comes with a 4.3in qHD Super AMOLED display, a 1.7GHz dual core processor, an 8-megapixel camera and 1.5GB RAM running on Android 4.2.2. The phone is currently exclusive to Optus on a range of plans. It can also be bought outright for $576. Samsung and Optus have also released a new version of the Galaxy S 4 which boasts combined TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE technologies. It carries an RRP of $744.


  • EA’s Humble Bundle deal is an online games sale that sends 100 percent of revenue to charity.

    R u sure?

    • I think it’s like 95% to charity.

      When I ordered I spent $5 and it suggested $0.25 to give to EA for their effort. You could change it but I just left it.

      • EA get none of it, there’s 5 charities & then the Humble Bundle mob which you can choose to donate to.

        • Yep, that’s what I was thinking. I gave Humble Bundle a decent amount. I’d have been tempted to more to charity if they were Australian.

          • Oh right, it must have been humble bundle, not EA.

            And really, it shouldn’t make a difference if it’s Australian or not.

          • You’re allowed to do what you want.

            I probably have the same attitude in regards to donating.

            But if you really think about it, it shouldn’t matter what country, disadvantaged people are all people. Only difference is they are on a different part of land which is arbitrarily defined.

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