Brief news items for Lifehacker readers including: Thredbo offers a month of free skiing with Thredbo 365 yearly pass, The Chaser takes on the National Broadband Network, get $330 Off Logitech's Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10 Noise-Isolating Earphones.
- Bitdefender has launched a new version of Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac. New improvements include a faster scanning engine developed especially for OS X, the TrafficLight website blocker and options to only scan new or modified files for faster performance.
- Thredbo is once again offering a "Thredbo 365" pass which allows users unlimited year-round access to the resort. Anyone who snaps up the pass before 31st August will get to ski free for the month of September. The pass costs $749 for adults and $439 for seniors, children and students. (The deal also includes access during summer months.) For more information, head to Thredbo's website.
- Logitech is currently selling its Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10 Noise-Isolating Earphones for just $169 with free shipping. That's over $330 off the regular asking price. The TripleFi 10's boast a trio of individual speakers and an integrated passive crossover circuit board that directs low-end frequencies to a dedicated speaker for better bass. [Via OzBargain]
- Here's one for the ladies: how many fashion items can you purchase with just $50 in your pocket? The editors of PopSugar put their consumer skills to the test with an eye on fresh Spring attire. Click here to see how they fared.
- You can always count on the Chaser boys to cause mischief in an election year. In their latest stunt for The Hamster Decides, the comedy team set its sights on the National Broadband Network. The best bit is when they roll a fibre-to-the-node cabinet up to Malcolm Turnbull’s electoral office and give him a call. Needless to say, he wasn’t particularly amused. Click here to watch the full episode.
- Unboxing videos are an oddly pointless phenomena in which people open consumer products on camera and play with the contents; presumably so prospective purchasers can see what's in store for them when they buy it for themselves. However, this Total War: Rome II video game unboxing kicks it up a notch.