Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted Dick Smith fire sale info, Samsung Galaxy S7 mobile phone plans and a list of all the websites Foxtel is trying to block in Australia. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Dick Smith's Huge Closing Down Sale: How To Get The Best Deals
    Dick Smith is throwing a huge clearance sale in Australia and New Zealand today as it prepares to shut down the business for good. Here are all the details we have so far, including the types of discounts you can expect to see.
  2. Here Are All The Websites Foxtel Wants To Block In Australia
    Court documents have revealed the sites and services that Foxtel and Village Roadshow are seeking to block in Australia under tough new anti-piracy laws. The extensive hit list includes multiple file-sharing sites and video streaming service Solar Movie. Here are all the sites that have been marked for death.
  3. Specs Breakdown: Samsung Galaxy S7 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 [Infographic]
    On March 11, Samsung’s hotly anticipated Galaxy S7 will be going on sale in Australia. It’s being tipped as the best Galaxy smartphone yet, but how does it actually compare to its predecessor? This side-by-side infographic explains all the ways the two models differ.
  4. Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge: Australian Pricing, Specs And Availability
    After months of product leaks and rumours, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are finally preparing to launch in Australia. Here’s a specification rundown on both flasgship phones, along with when you can buy them in Australia and for how much.
  5. Planhacker: Every Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Plan In Australia
    Samsung’s shiny new Galaxy smartphone is officially available for pre-order in Australia today with all major telcos offering a range of plans for the device. If you’re contemplating a new phone contract and have your heart set on the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, this comprehensive plan breakdown will help you to make the right decision.
  6. Australia (Sort Of) Legalises Marijuana: What You Need To Know
    The Australian government has passed new national laws to permit the use of medicinal cannabis by people with painful and chronic illnesses. The amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act will allow cannabis to be legally grown for medicinal purposes without repercussion from the law. Here’s everything patients and potheads need to know.
  7. Ten Words You Never Knew Were Offensive
    While the etymology of many words we use today has faded into obscurity, there are some that are more offensive than we can ever imagine. There may be some words you use every day without a thought to their original meanings. Here are ten that it pays to be aware of.
  8. Channel Ten HD: Everything You Need To Know
    It’s finally happening. Next month, Network Ten will launch Channel 13 on free-to-air television — an all-HD simulcast of its main channel that will be available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Here’s what you need to know.
  9. Classic Hacks: McDonald's Head Chef Explains How To Make A Big Mac At Home
    There are no shortage of DIY Big Mac recipes on the internet: we’ve even published a few of our own. However, most of these guides contain a fair amount of guesswork and/or hearsay. To make your Big Mac as close to the real thing as possible, you need this video from Macca’s executive chef Dan Coudreaut: it explains the entire process, from making your own “special sauce” to final assembly.
  10. How Fast Is The NBN In Its Current Form?
    There has been a lot of talk about the National Broadband Network in its various guises under the Labor and now Liberal governments. But how fast really is it in its current form? How does it compare to today’s ADSL and broadband internationally? And, crucially, how long will it take to download an episode of Parks and Recreation? You’ll find the answers here.


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