Briefly: Conroy Loves Doctor Who, Saints Row IV Review, Get A $169 Tablet

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: ABC managing director outs Stephen Conroy as a major Whovian, Aldi sells Android Jellybean tablet for $169, Saints Row IV reviewed.

  • Virgin Mobile has announced that it will sell the Nokia Lumia 625 from 2nd September 2013. The 4G handset will be available for $0 per month on the Virgin Mobile $30 Plan (min. total cost is $720 over 24 months).
  • Former Communications Minister Stephen Conroy may just be Doctor Who's biggest fan — and he's not above using his political clout to get the show promptly aired in Australia. According to ABC managing director Mark Scott, Conroy would regularly call up and ask questions about what the national broadcaster would be doing with the show. "The only calls that I ever got from Conroy were always around Doctor Who," Scott told TV Tonight. "It would be on the availability of Doctor Who merchandising in his local ABC Shop, it would be whether in fact we were fast-tracking the new series when it arrives, or to tell me that he was one of those people who would get up at 4 in the morning to watch it when it arrives." You can read more about Conroy's extreme Time Lord love over at Gizmodo.
  • If you're looking for a cheap tablet for the kids, Aldi currently has a deal that seems worth checking out. The budget supermarket chain is selling the Bauhn 8-inch Android Dual Core 3G Tablet for $169. The device comes with a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, a 5-megapixel camera, 8GB of inbuilt flash memory, a Micro SD card slot and 1GB of RAM running on Android 4.1 Jellybean. [Via OzBargain]
  • Regular Lifehacker readers will be familiar with the brouhaha surrounding Saints Row IV which was the first game to be refused classification under Australia's new video games ratings system (you can read our thoughts on the situation here). The game was subsequently resubmitted with various naughty bits removed and has now snagged an MA15+ rating. Here is the Kotaku review.


    We need more geeks and nerds to get into positions of power then abuse that power in just such fashion. For the benefit of all geekdom.

    Conroy may have access to a time portal.
    However, he is not sure how to control it.
    Spams and scams keep materialising.

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