Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted the cheapest NBN plans in each Australian city, home Wi-Fi boosting tips and to know what it’s like inside a sensory deprivation tank. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week.

  1. Top 10 Ways To Boost Your Home Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi is one of the most useful and important parts of using a computer and yet it’s also one of the most frustrating. If you’re plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other Wi-Fi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up the Wi-Fi in your home.
  2. Dealhacker: The Cheapest Unlimited NBN Plans In Each Australian City
    The NBN might not be available everywhere, but if you live in the heart of a major Australian city you’re pretty spoiled for choice. Deciding which plan to sign up for can therefore be a bit daunting. If you require lots of data at the cheapest possible price, this roundup of unlimited NBN plans will help to narrow down your selection.
  3. Does ‘Size’ Matter To Women Who Watch Online Porn? [NSFW]
    As we’ve previously shown, women look at online porn almost as much as men. Smut purveyor Pornhub has once again dug through its search history to find out what its female users are looking for. Welp, it turns out that size really does matter. Here are the results.
  4. What Are Olympic Medals Really Made Of? (And What Are They Worth?)
    Once upon a time, the gold medals bestowed at the Summer Olympic Games were made of solid gold. Due to a significant increase in events, this is no longer the case. (If it was, the combined cost of gold medals at the Rio Olympics would have topped $17.5 million.) Instead, the chief material used in the construction of gold medals is fairly underwhelming. This infographic breaks down the composition and monetary value of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
  5. The Best New Features In Android 7 Nougat
    Today, Google began rolling out its latest mobile operating system — Android 7 (AKA “Nougat”) — to select Nexus devices. Here are the major changes you need to know about.
  6. New Woolworths And Coles Rewards Programs Compared
    Who doesn’t love to get something for nothing? That’s the basic premise for retail rewards cards and supermarket giant Woolworths has stepped up the game in this department. It has unveiled a new rewards card program that gives out more points and more bonus goodies in a bid to compete with its biggest rival Coles. So which program gives you more? Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the two supermarket rewards programs.
  7. The Ten Most Exciting Cars You Can Buy In Australia For $10,000
    Let’s say you have $10,000 to spend on a car. But you want something fun — a car that, while it isn’t necessarily built just for all-out circuit racing or the drags, is a little more enjoyable to drive than your average A-to-B city econobox. With that criteria in mind, we’ve rounded up the 10 most enjoyable cars that you can find in decent condition in Australia for around about $10,000.
  8. Here’s How Much Australia’s 2016 Olympic Medal Tally Cost Tax Payers [Infographic]
    It’s fair to say that the Rio Olympics didn’t produce the results that the Australian Sport Commission was hoping for. The nation finished tenth on the medal table with a total medal haul of 29; our lowest finish at an Olympics since Barcelona in 1992. This was despite individual sports receiving tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding to boost our medal chances. This infographic breaks down precisely how much our Rio medal “haul” ended up costing Australians.
  9. Top 10 Apps Banned By Australian Enterprises
    Larger organisations typically have systems and processes to manage mobile devices on their corporate networks. It’s not uncommon for these organisations to blacklist certain apps, be it for security or productivity reasons. Mobile device management vendor MobileIron has unveiled a list of the top 10 apps banned by Australian enterprises .
  10. Everything I Learned Inside A Sensory Deprivation Tank
    Floating is an increasingly popular form of sensory deprivation therapy that involves lying in a pitch black tank of salted water. This may sound like your worst nightmare, but since the invention of Sensory Deprivation Tanks in 1954 they have been praised for their health benefits, particularly in regards to relaxation and stress relief. Here’s what I learned after spending 90 minutes on the inside.

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