Briefly: 'Gold Medal' App Sale, Flappy Bird Fiasco, The Cars Australia Built

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Vodafone launches 4G network in ACT, get discounted "Gold Medal" apps from Amazon, a eulogy to local motoring.

  • Vodafone has launched its high-speed 4G (LTE) network in the ACT, with the suburbs of Acton, Civic, Crace, Downer, Franklin, Greenway, Harrison, Latham, Lyneham, Mitchell, Reid, Tuggeranong and Turner officially 'switched on' today. The rest of Canberra will be getting a comprehensive rollout in the coming months.
  • Amazon is currently offering 'Gold Medal' discounts on selected apps from around the world to tie in with the Winter Olympics. The promotion runs until 22 February. Click here to find out more.
  • If you spend any amount of time online, you've doubtlessly heard about the whole Flappy Bird fiasco: it's all over social media and every gaming website you care to mention. Click here to find out why this app has ruffled so many feathers.
  • According to Gizmodo, Georges Lemaitre is the greatest scientist you've never heard of. Here's why.
  • Vistaprint is currently selling two custom mugs for the price of one. The deal also includes free shipping.
  • Business Insider has published a map of Google autocompletes for every Australian state. The results are pretty humorous.
  • Remember when Australia used to build things? We’re a country that built stuff like Wi-Fi, the Hills Hoist, the ultrasound and the goonbag. We were also a country that built great cars. Now we don’t do any of those things. These are the cars Australia built.


    So you use an American-built musclecar as the stock photo? Classy.

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