Briefly: IGEA Savages SA Government, Best Of YouTube 2013, Future Smartphones

Briefly: IGEA Savages SA Government, Best Of YouTube 2013, Future Smartphones

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: IGEA hits out at the South Australian government for anti-gamer billboards, the most popular YouTube videos of 2013, the smartphones to watch in 2014.

  • What should we expect from smartphone tech in 2014? Here’s the skinny from Gizmodo’s magic looking glass.
  • Optus has announced it will be launching its 4G and 4G Plus networks in select areas of the Central Coast in time for the holidays. Pearl Beach, Umina, Kariong, Gosford, Wamberal, Tangy Dangy and The Entrance North will receive the Optus 4G rollout by the end of January 2014. The telco is also adding extensive 3G upgrades to select sites across the Central Coast.
  • The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has hit out at the the South Australian government for producing a series of billboards around the headline ‘Gambling Starts With Games’. IGEA is requesting that South Australia not only remove the billboards, but to post a written statement on the South Australian Premier’s website acknowledging the error. You can read the hard-hitting letter at Kotaku.
  • The results are in for the most popular YouTube videos in Australia in 2013. The shortlist includes everything from stick-figure animations to vaguely racist comedies. Head over to Gizmodo to see them all.
  • Photography artist Víctor Enrich likes to make people see ordinary things in a new, amazing light. The latest addition to the photographer’s portfolio depicts an ordinary building transformed via mind-bending digital distortions. Click here to watch his amazing slideshow. (For more photographic miracles, be sure to check out our kid’s photography guide.
  • Apparently, yoga can help to reduce Christmas stress — here are three must-do yoga moves that will leave you feeling happy and relxed over the silly season, courtesy of PopSugar Health & Fitness.


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