You wanted news on the death of Project Free TV, NASA's top picks for air-improving houseplants and tips for avoiding narcissists. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Streaming Index Site Project Free TV Calls It Quits
Streaming video index site Project Free TV appears to have fallen off the internet. As of yesterday, visiting the domain now presents you with a single, lonely word: “Goodbye.”
- Sleep Calculator Tells You Precisely When To Hit The Hay For Maximum REM
If you’re having trouble mastering your NREM-REM sleep cycle, it could be because you’re choosing the wrong time to go to bed. (Earlier isn’t necessarily better!) This handy web app calculates multiple bedtimes based on when you need to get up.
- 14 Products You Should Always Pay A Premium For
Sometimes, spending a little more is totally the right call. But how do you know which indulgences are worth it? Or whether you’re actually paying for quality, rather than just hype? These are the expensive purchases that the vast majority of people have no regrets about making.
- The Ten Best Houseplants For Improved Air Quality (According To NASA)
A man’s home is his castle, but it can also contain air pollutants that are dangerous to kings and queens alike. But don’t panic — festooning your house with the right houseplants can filter out these harmful compounds. According to an in-depth study by NASA, these are the ten best plants to improve indoor air quality.
- 11 Hidden Netflix Tricks And Shortcuts You Might Not Know Existed
Netflix has swiftly become Australia’s most popular streaming entertainment service by a wide margin. If you’re fresh to the service you might not realise there’s a wealth of useful options and shortcuts hidden beneath the hood. Here are some of our favourites — from manually adjusting the streaming rate to deleting your viewing history.
- How To Keep Your House Warm On The Cheap
If you enjoy skiing, you’re probably delighted that Australia’s cold snap isn’t abating. But for everyone else it can be a massive — and costly — inconvenience. Many in the community are shivering while contemplating just how big their next gas bill will be. Let’s take a look at why gas is so expense — along with some ways to stay warm on the cheap.
- Be Wary Of Cheap USB 3.0 Flash Drives
There are exceptions to the rule that you always “get what you pay for”. Indeed, there’s nothing better than getting a good deal on a quality product. As the prices on flash drives drop, opportunities to snag a bargain are everywhere, but just because a drive is marked as “USB 3.0″ doesn’t mean it’ll perform any better than an older 2.0 device.
- How To Identify A Narcissist (Before They Burn You)
A constant need for validation. A willingness to control people. A ruthlessness in getting their needs met. These are just some of the psychological traits that point towards a narcissistic personality disorder. Disturbingly, they are also common among people who succeed in business — and it usually isn’t a coincidence. Here are 15 signs of narcissism combed from psychology literature that you really don’t want to encounter in a boss or co-worker.
- HD TV 2015 Buying Guide: Sony, LG, Samsung And Panasonic
Thinking of picking up a new HD TV? Here are all the pricing, release dates, specs and features for each big brand’s 2015 TV lineup; from Samsung’s curvy Ultra HD wonders to Sony’s Android TV.
- Browser Faceoff: How Much Faster Is Microsoft Edge Compared To Chrome?
Microsoft’s official web browser for Windows has long been derided for being glacially slow; especially when compared to leaner rivals like Google Chrome. All that could be set to change with the release of Windows 10, however. If Microsoft can be believed, its new Edge browser is a whopping 112% faster than Chrome.