Briefly: Seinfeld On Oculus Rift, $105,000 Tweet, Crazy Toy Helicopter Stunt

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Australian fined $105,000 for defamatory Tweet, explore the Seinfeld apartment in virtual reality, woman takes to the skies on a pair of toy RC helicopters.

  • MYOB PayDirect is a terminal that turns small businesses’ smartphones into quick and easy payment terminals. Online pre-registrations for the new mobile payments solution are now open.
  • A woman with more guts than sense has taken to the skies attached to a pair of RC toy helicopters. Click here to watch the amazing video. If this was faked, we have no idea how they pulled it off.
  • Now this is just fabulous. A software developer has created a 3D model of Jerry’s apartment from Seinfeld for the Oculus Rift gaming headset. “I came up with the idea of recreating Jerry’s apartment, in it’s entirety for virtual reality,” the developer explains. Head over to Kotaku to download the demo. (Requires Oculus Rift, natch.)
  • An Australian has been fined a whopping $105,000 after defaming a teacher at his former school on Twitter and Facebook. Andrew Farley, formerly of Orange High School, was ordered to pay the damages by a District Court after defaming a teacher at his former school. Read the full report at Gizmodo.
  • In the mists of time, “the phone” used to be a fixed entity with a rotary dial. It was a thing in the house, like the desk or the toilet. If you want to feel old, check out these kids reacting to one of these ancient relics.
  • PopSugar Fashion has posted a gallery of the sexiest Oscar frocks. We leave it here with no comment.

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