Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: 2014’s hottest swimwear trends, New South Wales-Senator-elect pushes for motorists to set their own speed limits on freeways, free online courses from Udemy.
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- Senator-elect David Leyonhjelm of New South Wales is calling for freeway speed limits to be abolished, along with 40km/h zones in suburban areas. Leyonhjelm’s proposal would see a similar system to Germany’s autobahn which lets motorists drive as fast as they feel safe going. “Instead of being treated like sinful children and a source of revenue, motorists should be the ones who decide what the limits are,” Mr Leyonhjelm said. Click here for the full report.
- Have you ever wondered what happens when water freezes in a box that’s so strong that it can’t expand? Here comes the science!
- Dark Souls is widely regarded to be one of the toughest video games in the history of the medium. Soon the sequel will be out — if this trailer is anything to go by, they haven’t eased off on the difficulty much. There goes the rest of your year.
- PopSugar Health & Fitness has written up some handy suncreen application tips: click here for a refresher course on the strange body parts that you need to remember.
- In other beach news, PopSugar Health & Fitness has the skinny on the hottest Australian swimwear trends this summer. Tiny Brazilian bottoms are in, apparently.
- Thanks to the Oculus Rift, Virtual Reality is back in vogue again and this time it’s more than a gimmick. In this interesting opinion piece, Kotaku editor Mark Serrels explains why he has become a firm believer in this Phoenix-like technology.