Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: six healthy dessert recipes, GraysOnline slugged with $165,000 fine for sending spam, see the Buckeye Bullet 3 alternate-fuel car in action.
- The Australian arm of GraysOnline has been forced to pay $165,000 by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for sending marketing emails that did not comply with the Spam Act. The infringement involved an email campaign for the GraysEscape website which was sent without an opt-out facility to consumers; some of whom had previously withdrawn their consent to receiving marketing messages. “Businesses take a huge risk if they decide an email doesn’t need to comply with the Spam Act,” said ACMA Deputy Chairman, Richard Bean. “The consequences of getting it wrong can be severe—from potential penalties such as this, to damaging your reputation.” Read the full story at ACMA’s website.
- If you’re trying to watch your weight but also have a sweet tooth, the girls at PopSUgar Health & Fitness have the solution. Click here for some healthier alternatives that offer nutritional value along with a hit of glorious sweetness that your taste buds crave.
- Less than a week after launching on select Android devices, SBS has made its popular On Demand app available to Internode Fetch TV customers. SBS On Demand is a free, unlimited service that allows users to access SBS programs and video clips at a time of their choosing. There are thousands of catalogued videos to choose from and users can add their favourites to a personal playlist. The app will be integrated into the Fetch TV main menu on Internode plans from today. All other Fetch TV providers will follow Internode’s lead throughout the month. Click here to find out more about the service.
- Electric cars have a reputation for being slow, but a team of student researchers from Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research are looking to change all that. The result is the Buckeye Bullet 3; an alternate-fuel vehicle capable of reaching speeds of 643.7km/h. To learn more about the project and see a video of the car in action, head over to Gizmodo.
- Some Aussie GTA V fans with too much time on the hands have filmed a live-action version of what Grand Theft Auto: Australia might be like. The results are actually impressive and funny.