You wanted streaming sports, high-priced rental suburbs and Chrome extensions. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How To Watch The 2014 Commonwealth Games Online
The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games officially kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland on 23 July. (Thursday morning in Australia.) However, only a sliver of coverage will actually make it to regular, free-to-air TV. Here's what you need to get 100 per cent live coverage during the two-week event.
- Taste Test: Can A $39.95 Coke Glass Really Improve The Taste?
The Coca-Cola + Riedel Glass is a piece of fancy glassware specifically designed to improve the flavour of Coke. The glass is now available in Australia for a recommended retail price of $39.95. If Riedel is to be believed, the glass has been optimised to improve every facet of the Coca-Cola drinking experience, including taste and sound. To put these dubious claims to the test, we compared it to an aluminum Coke can and regular glass. The result was pretty surprising.
- Australia's Top 10 Most Expensive Suburbs For Rental Properties
Think your rent is too high? Be grateful you're not trying to find a place in Perth. These are the 10 most expensive suburbs in Australia right now.
- This Infographic Lists Over 200 Resources For Making Money Online
There are lots of ways make money online. From freelancing to flipping sites, this infographic covers the major resources that can help you put more money in your bank account.
- Why I Don't Think Piracy Is Worth It
Having been a child of the home computer boom of the early 1980s and then worked with computers for many years, I can't help but sigh every time a new campaign to reduce piracy comes into effect.
- Ask LH: Is It Illegal To Rip Bluray Discs I Paid For?
Hey Lifehacker, I would like to know what the law says about this situation: I bought a Blu-ray disc and now I want to make a digital copy of it so I can put it on my home media server. Is it illegal for me to download a copy of the movie, even if I have already bought it?
- Lifehacker Pack For Chrome 2014: Our List Of The Essential Extensions
Google's Chrome browser is packed full of an incredible amount of extensions that add all sorts of functionality. It's tough to sift through the store to find what's useful though, so let us save you some time with this collection of the best Chrome extensions.
- If Your Car Will Be Idling For More Than 10 Seconds, Just Turn It Off
There are plenty of occasions where you might find your car idling: in a long drive through, picking someone up from work, or just sitting in your driveway. If you're idling longer than 10 seconds, though, you're better off turning off the engine.
- Google Australia Boss: Working For Google Is A Culture Shock
Working at Google is something many a geek aspires to, and the job has lots of perks (free food, impressive benefits, share options, the list goes on). But it's also a big shock if you're used to a more conventional employer, as the company's Australian managing director discovered
- Top 10 Time-Travel Movies To Stimulate Your Mind
There are plenty of time-travel movies in existence, but most are either obtrusive "hard sci-fi" yawn-fests or patronising popcorn entertainment. Here are ten time-travel flicks that manage to successfully straddle the divide — with trailers!