Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including the inevitable lack of a global HBO Go option and how Steam curbs piracy.
- If you became all excited when HBO announced its streaming partnership with Apple last week, here’s a reminder of the grim reality: it won’t be available anywhere outside the US at launch. So if you want Game Of Thrones ASAP, you’re going to have to continue
paying Foxtelor funding a VPNor torrentingor sobbing into your cupcakes.
- Kotaku has an interesting piece on how game developer Paradox has embraced Steam as a way to discourage piracy. Bottom line? Frequent updates via Steam, and access to its Workshop customisations, makes downloading pirate copies less appealing.
- Bargain hunters: Dick Smith is running a one-day online sale on fitness trackers from Fitbit and Garmin.