Briefly: RIP Analogue TV, Skydiving Plane Crash, Male Contraceptive Pills

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Australian scientists make male contraceptive pill breakthrough, Sydney’s analogue TV gets switched off after 57 years, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review.

  • If you’re afraid of flying, you might want to stay clear of this video — it depicts a mid-air collision of two planes captured on GoPro cameras. Miraculously, everybody survived thanks to the skydiving equipment on board. Scary stuff.
  • Amazon has has just launched the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 in Australia which is one of the thinnest and lightest tablets on the market. Click here to read Gizmodo’s definitive review.
  • The PlayStation 4 launched in Germany last Friday and things went a little bit bananas. Check out this video of midnight launch mayhem. [Warning: the word “sheisse” features prominently.]
  • Foxtel has added five new channels on its Foxtel Go app. Customers can now watch Nickelodeon, Nick Jr and MTV both live and on-demand, as well as ESPN and ESPN2 live via their tablet, smartphone or laptop. Head to Foxtel’s website for more information.
  • We recently published the Goldman Sachs guide to surviving the silly season with your dignity and sobriety intact. PopSugar Health & Fitness has taken it a step further with Janine Hall’s guide to staying healthy all summer long. Click here to check out her tips.
  • Have you ever wondered why 3D video games tend to be comprised of lots of triangles? This Computerphile video explains why these three-sided shapes are perfect for approximating any 3D surface.
  • Scientists at Monash University in Australia have reportedly made a breakthrough in the development of a male contraceptive pill. The breakthrough involved rendering male mice temporarily infertile by blocking two proteins that are required for the transportation of sperm through the reproductive organs. Read more at Gizmodo.
  • Analogue TV was officially retired in Sydney NSW this morning, ending 57 years of traditional broadcasting. While most major networks let the switch-off pass without incident, Channel Seven chose to mark the occasion with a touching vintage animation. Awwww.