Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Go Jawbone UP3 release date and pricing, government back-peddles on metadata/piracy, play 900 free arcade classics in your browser.
- The Jawbone UP3 is a new fitness band that comes with heart rate tracking and new bioimpedance sensors. It’s heading to Aussie stores in the next few weeks for $229.99. Head to Gizmodo to find out what makes it so special.
- OzBargain has assembled a list of discount codes and vouchers for more than 360 pubs and restaurants around the country. Click here to get the deals. For more online bargains, head to our Hump Day Deals page.
- The Government is on a massive sales drive this month, trying to convince the Australian people that a mandatory metadata retention scheme is a good idea, despite the fact that the country’s most senior federal policeman said his agency would use it to chase pirates. Attorney General George Brandis went on national television this week to try and correct the record.
- If you were planning on being productive this week, you may want to reschedule: the Internet Archive has created an online arcade which lets you run over 900 classic games right there, in your browser.
- Nike turned 50 this year. To celebrate, UK gym My Fitness Boutique has created this infographic to celebrate its five decades in business. Curiously, no mention of third world sweatshops.