Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: get 59 free crime and thriller ebooks from iTunes, Dragon Age Inquisition review, FOFA reforms blocked in parliament.
- The Abbott government’s plans to water down Labor’s Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms have been stymied in parliament by senators Jacqui Lambie and Ricky Muir. The original FOFA reforms were introduced in 2013, which the Coalition government is now seeking to amend in favour of big banks. The move against them by Lambie and Muir is being described as a “body blow”. [Via SMH]
- You can currently get 59 free crime and thriller ebooks from iTunes. For more online bargains, head to our Hump Day Deals page.
- Scientists and emergency services are hunting for the cause of an incredible blast that lit up the sky over Russia’s Urals last week. Currently, nobody has any idea what might have caused it. Business Insider has the details.
- Psst, the Australian Classification Board is hiring. The winning applicant can expect to receive a total package of $128,000 per annum. On the downside, you’ll probably be subjected to some pretty despicable material.
- BioWare’s highly anticipated Dragon Age: Inquisition lands on a range of video game formats this week. Here is the Kotaku review.