Briefly: 40 AA Batteries For $10, Top 20 TED Talks, Police Eye Pirates’ Metadata

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Get 40 AA Fujitsu Alkaline batteries from Dick Smith for $9.98, the 20 most popular TED talks of all time, Australian Federal Police Commissioner admits metadata could be used to prosecute movie pirates.

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  • Kogan has announced it will give away $1 million if someone can pick the top 10 Melbourne Cup finishers in order. Entry is free, so click here to take a punt!
  • Crusader: No Remorse is a brilliant isometric shooter that first appeared on PC DOS back in 1995. You can currently get the game on Origin completely free. Hurrah!
  • TED is a nonprofit organisation that brings together thought leaders from around the globe to give short, 18-minute talks about ideas that could change the world. Business Insider has assembled a list of the 20 most popular TED talks, based on online views.
  • You can currently buy 40 AA Fujitsu Alkaline Batteries from Dick Smith for just $10. To take advantage of the deal, you need to order ten packs of four and use the discount code “OZBATTERIES” during checkout. The deal is valid for today only and limited to the first 500 customers. [Via OzBargain]
  • Tripping on magic mushrooms obviously changes the brain — but how? Sit back and allow this BI article to drop its gnarly science on you.
  • Bad news, torrent fans: The Australian Federal Police Commissioner has acknowledged that metadata surveillance could be very helpful to prosecute pirates. “Any interface or connection someone has over the internet, we need to be able to identify the parties to that collection. Illegal downloads, piracy, cyber crimes, cyber security. Our ability to investigate them is pinned to the ability to retrieve metadata,” the commissioner said at a press conference. More at Gizmodo.

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