You wanted Dick Smith online deals, meteor shower viewing tips and an overview of the 2016 Federal Budget. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Burgers In NSW Will Soon Suck: Here's Why
The NSW Food Authority has announced a crackdown on hamburgers, with restaurants threatened with stiff fines for failing to cook patties the entire way through. If you live in NSW and enjoy juicy burgers, this is a pretty depressing state of affairs. In short, our famed burgers are about to get a lot drier and less tasty. Mary’s, we hardly knew ye.
- How To Watch This Weekend's Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower In Australia
The next meteor shower that Australia is getting a front row seat to is coming up this weekend, in the early hours of the morning between May 6-8. Courtesy of Halley’s comet, this is the Eta Aquarid meteor shower — here’s how you can watch it.
- Big Data Breach: Change Your Gmail, Hotmail AND Yahoo Passwords
A number of email services including Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo have fallen victim to a big data breach, which has allegedly exposed the usernames and passwords of millions of users. Time to update your passwords.
- Five Bad Habits You Should Avoid When Driving Automatic Vehicles
Driving an automatic is more straightforward than driving a manual, but there are still ways to mess up parts of your vehicle. Here are five things you shouldn’t do if you drive a car with an automatic transmission.
- The Best Way To Recover From A Break-Up, According To Science
A break-up can feel like the end of the world. And almost everybody goes through these jarring transitions at some point in their romantic lives, experiencing unbearable loss, confusion and despair. Luckily, a growing number of evidence-based strategies can help you cope. We talked to the experts to find out more.
- 12 Smart Questions To Ask At The End Of A Job Interview
Most job interviews end with a variation of the same question: “Is there anything else you’d like to know about this job?” This is an opportunity you shouldn’t fumble. An insightful and intelligent query will help you to stand out from other candidates. It lets the interviewer know that you’re genuinely interested in the business and have given the position considerable thought. Here are 12 questions that you should consider asking, courtesy of Search Party and JobAdvisor CEO Ben Hutt.
- Dick Smith's Online Store Relaunches Today: How Are The Deals?
Today, Dick Smith opened the digital doors to its online store, following the closure of all brick-and-mortar outlets in New Zealand and Australia. So what are the deals like? Are there any bargains to be had, or is it the same overpriced rubbish that killed off the brand in the first place? We investigate.
- There Was Another Telstra Network Outage Today (And It Came At The Worst Time Possible)
This morning, Telstra chief operations officer Kate McKenzie announced the company is investing $50 million to prevent outages across its telecommunications services after several embarrassing incidents in the past few weeks where its mobile network went down. A few hours later, it’s fixed-line broadband service experienced an outage. Oh, the irony. Here’s what we know.
- 11 Ways The 2016 Budget Could Affect Your Wallet
The 2016 Federal Budget is a mammoth and complex tome that covers all areas of government spending. For the vast majority of Aussies, the most pressing question is how this affects the money they need to pay through taxes and essential services. As always, there’s good news and bad news — with the ratio determined by how much you earn. Here are 11 important changes you need to know about.
- Ask LH: Can Cops Fine Me For A Traffic Offence Without Any Proof?
Dear Lifehacker, I was recently disqualified from driving for six months and haven’t driven my car since. The other day, the police rocked up to my house out of the blue, handed me a fine for unlicensed driving and confiscated my plates for seven days. I stood in front of my plates and demanded they show me proof, but they just threatened to lock me up if I didn’t stand aside. Is this allowed?