You wanted the Mighty Burger, Office for iPad, better sleep and a customised vibrator. Yeah, you’re a little weird. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Program And Customise Your Vibrator With An Arduino
Some vibrators do nothing but buzz. Fancier models may have different vibration patterns, but if you really want to experiment — and test out your programming chops — you can create your own vibration patterns with an Arduino.
- Galaxy S5 Hands-On: Five ‘Game-Changing’ Features Tested
Last night, we got our hands on Samsung’s hotly-anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone during the product’s official Aussie launch. The new phone ushers in a range of intriguing bells-and-whistles — including five all-new features that are designed to make life significantly easier. Here are our thoughts on the S5′s advanced functionality.
- Which Is Australia’s Favourite Fast Food Chain?
Roy Morgan Research has released its figures for Australian takeaway consumption in 2013. The report includes the average number of takeaway visits per month and the ten most popular chains in the country. While the featured restaurants aren’t surprising, the ordering did cause us to raise an eyebrow. Pizza and health-promoting subs aren’t as popular as you might think.
- Pulling Out Might Work Better Than You Think (But Keep Using Condoms)
The “pull-out” method of contraception has a bad reputation, and for good reason! Just not the reason you might think. As Laci Green of Sex+ explains, if done properly, pulling out has only about a 4 per cent failure rate. However, that number skyrockets if you do it improperly, as many do.
- Ask LH: Should I Return My FitBit Force?
Dear Lifehacker, In December, I decided to import a FitBit Force from the US, via a mail forwarding service. Of course, FitBit have now issued a recall, and I received an email from the US product safety commission to return the item. I’m concerned that since the item is meant to be returned, FitBit may stop supporting it (or not put in place new updates). So is it worth sending it back to the US, or should I just continue to use it?
- Remember The 90 Minute Rule To Ensure A Refreshing Night’s Sleep
It seems more difficult than ever to get a decent night’s sleep and feel good after it. If you’d like to wake up refreshed every morning instead of groggy and grumpy (no matter how little you might sleep), remember the 90-minute rule.
- Takeaway Truth: KFC’s The Mighty Burger
Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: KFC’s The Mighty burger.
- Lifehacker Faceoff: OneNote Versus Evernote
Now that Microsoft OneNote is free for Mac and Windows, the price and cross-platform barriers to this much beloved note-taking tool are gone. But how well does OneNote stack up to (the also awesome) Evernote? Let’s take a look at where each app shines, and why you might want to use one over the other.
- Make The Most Of Your Multiple Monitors In Windows
The price of extra monitors has fallen steadily over the years, quality has risen, and Windows is more multi-monitor friendly than ever. Here’s how to make the most of your multi-monitor setup in Windows 7 and 8.
- Microsoft Office For iPad: Everything You Need To Know
Microsoft has officially released Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad users — and the basic apps are free. Here’s what you need to know.