Briefly: NBN Blowout, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review, Cheap Xbox One

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: get an Xbox One with three games for $399, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Australian review, how travelling to deep space in cryogenic sleep could actually work.

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  • The fifth entry in the popular Samsung Galaxy Note officially arrives in Australia on September 4. Here is the Gizmodo review.
  • Oh dear. The National Broadband Network will now cost up to $56 billion to build. Previously, the Coalition government had estimated a total cost of $41 billion. Gizmodo has the story.
  • You can currently get an Xbox One with three games from Target's eBay store for $399 when you use the discount code "CVIPTREAT". The bundle includes the Xbox One 500GB console, wireless controller, Minecraft, Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag (digital download), Assassin's Creed Unity (digital download) and an EA Access 12 month subscription including access to The Vault. You can also get a similar PlayStation 4 deal for $439. [Via OzBargain]
  • Aeronautic engineers believe they have found the key to solving the puzzle of deep space travel: putting your space travellers to sleep. Long-term cryogenic sleep may be the key to getting humans to Mars and beyond. Gizmodo has the science.


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