Briefly: NSFW School Ad, Officeworks To Sell 3D Printers, Cheaper Telstra Prices Coming?

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: get 3D printers from Officeworks, Telstra tipped to reduce consumer plan pricing in March, Australian faux car ad (pictured) gets dark and NSFW very quickly.

  • Officeworks has announced that it will sell SYSTEMS CUBE 3D printers in select stores and online. "Instead of putting ink onto a flat surface like a regular printer, the Cube 3D Printer builds up material by melting plastic filament, then draws a very fine layer in three dimensions to create a real object," the company explains. It will be the first Australian retailer to sell 3D printers.
  • Most parents want kids to pay attention in high school, but how do you convince them not to wag? According to this hilarious/disturbing advert from Learn For Life WA, the answer is to make them afraid of blowing up.
  • In this adorable video, a cat encounters snow for the first time. Awww.
  • Siobhan Reddy might be the most important Australian person making video games right now and she’s right about one thing: she really does have a unique story. Head over to Kotaku to find out why.
  • According to an inside source who spoke to Gizmodo, Telstra is planning to shakeup its customers plans sometime in March. "According to sources, Telstra today issued a memo to staff telling them not to sell the current range of Every Day Connect Plans, Every Day Connect Data Share Plans, Telstra No Lock-In Plans, Telstra Mobile Plans and Shared Data packs...Presumably, Telstra is looking to compete better on price given the new threats posed by new network innovations from Optus and a resurrected Vodafone complete with 4G." Read the full story at Gizmodo.

Comments

    Officeworks on Pitt St in Sydney already has one of the 3D printers on display. I saw it a couple days ago. I think it was $1499 or maybe $1299. Don't remember the model, though.

    Haha for the record guys, the Henry and Aaron ad is not government-commissioned. As high budget as it is, it's just two guys messing around :-) All their videos follow a similar debauched style.

    I used the Cube 2 3D Printer for uni last year, as well as a printer from 3D Printing Systems.

    I found that although the Cube was easy to use, the printouts were very ordinary.

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