You wanted a influential science fiction books, Elon Musk's resume, Google Vs. Dropbox and Hump Day deals. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- 17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre
Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 21 of the most influential science fiction and fantasy books.
- Elon Musk's Resume: Proof That Nobody Needs More Than One Page
Elon Musk is an engineer, inventor and investor who helped to build some of the world’s most recognised companies including Tesla Motors, SpaceX and PayPal. Despite these achievements and many others, it’s possible to fit his resume on a single page. Yes, this means you’re probably waffling.
- File Syncing Showdown: Google Drive Vs. Dropbox Vs. OneDrive
Access to decent cloud storage is practically a necessity these days whether it’s for work or play, but everyone seems to have an opinion on which one is best. Let’s break down three of the most popular file syncing services out there and see which one reigns supreme.
- Hump Day Deals: Dick Smith Bye-Bye Sale, $3 Cheeseburger Meal, Cheap Laptop
Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: Dick Smith’s finale farewell sale, get a McDonald’s cheeseburger meal for $3, $300 Off Dell Inspiron 13-7000 13.
- Arnott's BBQ Shapes Taste Test: New Versus Old
Australians, by and large, are a pretty easygoing group of people. As long as you respect our biosecurity laws and pretend to like Vegemite, there’s not much we won’t put with. There is one exception to this rule, however. If you mess with our childhood snacks, the nation will immediately rise up in a homicidal, jingoistic rage. It’s the only crime we can never forgive.
- How To Get US Netflix In Australia Using Opera's Free VPN
Today, Opera added a free virtual private network (VPN) to the developer version of its browser. Among other things, this can be used to remove geo-blocks on overseas content — which means you can access Netflix’s entire US library in Australia without paying anything extra. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get your free VPN up and running.
- NBN Rethink: Why We Need 'Fibre-To-The-Driveway' Right Now
Ever since the Coalition government came into power and declared it will use the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) model for the National Broadband Network (NBN), experts and vocal technology-conscious citizens have been up in arms about it. But the argument against FTTN has been mounting for years. Faced with overwhelming evidence and new technology alternatives, the Government can no longer ignore that their NBN vision is short-sighted. They need to act now instead of dooming us to an archaic broadband network just to save face. Here are four reasons why fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) needs to be adopted for the NBN.
- All Dick Smith Stores Will Close By May 3 [Updated]
Dick Smith’s final day of reckoning is finally upon us. Within the fortnight, every Dick Smith store in Australia and New Zealand will have shut down for good. The final store closes its doors on May 3. And yes, you can still snap up some bargains.
- How To Watch Tonight's Lyrid Meteor Shower In Australia [Updated]
For the rest of the year Australia has roughly one meteor shower per month to look forward to, and the next one is coming up tonight — the Lyrids. We explain how to watch, and when.
- 64-Bit Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile Coming Soon: Why Should We Care?
Microsoft has let slip that it will be releasing a 64-bit version of its Windows 10 Mobile operating system. So why does this matter? What does this mean for mobile device users? Read on to find out.