You wanted a realist’s parenting tips, frequent flier point hacks and eight reasons to stick with DVDs and Blurays. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How To Watch The Second US Presidential Debate In Australia
US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will return to the debate stage today and the resulting clash is expected to be nothing short of titanic. With the Trump camp still reeling from a leaked 2005 video in which Trump openly discusses using his fame to grope women, it’s going to be an interesting debate to say the least. Stuck at work? Here’s how to watch the debate online and for free.
- Eight Reasons Why I’m Sticking With DVDs And Blu-Rays, Dammit
Physical entertainment is on its last legs — and they’re getting gammier by the month. Before we know it, DVDs and Blu-rays will have gone the way of LaserDisc and VHS tape. To the streamers and torrenters of the world this will be viewed as no big loss: they think it’s an obsolete format that’s overpriced, prone to scratches and less convenient than digital downloads.
- Most Of What You Know About Parenting Is Bullshit
Nothing you ever do in life – and I mean nothing — prepares you for parenthood. This is not an attempt to brace you for the unexpected. I’m not saying your heart won’t overflow with unconditional love — it almost certainly will. I’m not trying to prepare you for inevitable hardship — that will almost certainly come.
- Here’s How Much Your Frequent Flyer Points Are Actually Worth [Infographic]
Frequent flyer points are a fantasy currency that fluctuates depending on how you use them. This makes it difficult to know what they’re worth — or whether you’re squandering their potential value. This infographic breaks down the dollar value of 1000 points when purchasing everything from flight upgrades to commercial goods.
- Pauline Hanson Is Now On The NBN Watchdog Committee. No, Really
Controversial One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is on the National Broadband Network (NBN) Committee. This is not a joke.
- How Much More Do Regional Aussies Pay For NBN Plans?
When the concept of a national broadband network (NBN) was first floated in 2009, it was meant to deliver super-fast internet to every Australian premise directly. Unfortunately, the reality has been quite different, with hundreds of thousands of households unconnected or tethered to inferior technologies.
- Get An Empty Seat Next To You On Your Flight With This Airline App Trick
If you need to get some work done on your next flight, or hate being crammed next to other passengers, having an empty seat next to you is great. Here’s how you can nab the perfect seat right at the gate.
- Moto Z And Moto Z Play: Australian Pricing, Specs And Release Date
Remember Motorola? The former telecommunications giant is launching two new Android smartphones into the Australian market tomorrow and they actually look pretty interesting. The Moto Z and Moto Z Play come with a range of modular add-ons ranging from a Hasselblad camera lens to a 70-inch movie projector. Here are the specs, pricing and availability details.
- You Can Livestream Free-To-Air TV On Your Smartphone Next Month
Freeview is set to release its TV streaming app in November, giving users access to over 15 free-to-air channels on their mobile devices. Here’s what you need to know.
- Here’s What My Baby Boomer Dad Thought Of PlayStation VR
Video games aren’t just for kids. Most gamers are now over thirty. Sony wants to bring virtual reality (VR) to the masses with PlayStation VR, which was released yesterday. Baby boomers in Australia have a high level of disposable income to spend on newfangled gadgets. With all that in mind, I enlisted the help of my dad, a baby boomer, practical buyer and casual gamer, to test out the PlayStation VR.