Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted laptop buying advice, cupcake baking hacks and everything coming to Netflix, Stan and Foxtel this month. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

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  1. The Two-Week Sleep Experiment: Everything I Learned From Getting My Full Eight Hours a Night
    As groundbreaking personal statements go, ‘I never get enough sleep’ ranks somewhere down there with ‘I enjoy music!’ and ‘I like going out – but also staying in’. It’s the modern default. Because nobody does, right? Unless you’re under 10, over 70 or live on a farm with no wi-fi, you’re probably not getting enough sleep. I was one of those people. I decided to embark on a two-week experience to learn how to get eight hours of shut-eye a night.
  2. Here’s Everything Coming To Netflix, Stan And Foxtel This June
    While neither Stan, Presto nor the Australian Netflix library has anything near the range of US streaming services, every month we get just a little more. Foxtel is also adding a number of hugely popular titles to their Anytime on-demand streaming. Read on to see all the content that will be added to their libraries during the month of June.
  3. Microsoft’s Official Guide For A DIY, Raspberry Pi-Powered Magic Mirror With Face Detection
    Smart mirrors have been all the rage this year, and it looks like Microsoft’s getting into the game too. While Microsoft’s mirror is teased as a commercial product, they have released the source code if you’re interested in making one for yourself.
  4. Is Opal Ripping Off Sydney CBD Customers?
    Have you ever tapped off your Opal card and had a sneaking feeling that the fare was too high? If you regularly travel in Sydney’s CBD, your suspicions could be well-founded. An investigation by Opal calculator app developer Kenneth Tsang has unearthed a so-called “CBD Increment” surcharge which sees commuters slugged up to 82 cents more for every journey. Tch.
  5. Bake The Easiest Cupcakes Ever With This 2-Ingredient Recipe
    After overdosing on two-ingredient chocolate mousse, we wanted something else to satisfy our sweet tooth that was as quick and easy. The internet smiled upon us as the One Pot Chef shared his delicious two-ingredient cupcake recipe.
  6. Ask LH: Should I Buy An Apple MacBook Pro Or Microsoft Surface Pro 4?
    Dear Lifehacker, I am looking for a new laptop. After pricing up a few different options I’ve settled on either a MacBook Pro or a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (i5, 256gb). They are similar specs for a similar price. As much as I prefer OSX, I’m leaning towards the Surface because it doubles as a tablet. Am I making the right decision or should I stick with Apple?
  7. The Biggest Home Remodelling Mistakes, According To General Contractors
    All it takes is one small mistake and your home improvement project can run way over budget. If you want to keep your remodel from eating up your savings, avoid these major missteps before construction even begins.
  8. Kaspersky Lab Warns Against Charging Smartphones Over USB
    Pretty much everybody uses USB cables, be it at home or at work. Charging smartphones over USB is extremely convenient but security vendor Kaspersky Lab cautions that not every USB port is safe to use. The company noted that attackers can steal files and infect smartphones with malware over unsafe USB connections. Here’s what you need to know.
  9. 5 Hidden Windows 10 Features You Should Use
    Windows 10 has officially been with us for close to a year now, but even if you’ve spent a lot of time with the OS since its launch, you may not have found everything it has to offer. Here are five of our favourite hidden features that we’ve discovered over the course of the last year, and why you might want to start using of them.

  10. The Agora 6 Plus is Kogan’s flagship high-end smartphone, and at $349 comes complete with a fingerprint sensor, aluminium body and NFC technology. “Its features are comparable to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7,” Kogan says, “but for a fraction of the cost.” We take a look at the specs.

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