You wanted iiNet Sydney shutdown news, everything coming to Netflix/Stan/Foxtel and morning erection science. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Revealed: The Best Cyber Monday Deals In Australia
US retailers are a weird mob. Over the Thanksgiving weekend they run not one, but two huge shopping sales for ravenous bargain hunters – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you forgot to hit the online stores yesterday, have no fear: many of the deals are still available and there’s a stack more coming for Cyber Monday. Here are the best deals so far…
- iiNet Shuts Down Sydney Office
iiNet has shut down its Sydney office and most of the staff have been made redundant. The Internet service provider (ISP) was acquired by TPG over a year ago. Here are the details.
- MSY Busted For Breaking Australian Consumer Law (Again)
Everybody’s favourite ultra-discount computer store MSY Technology has run foul of Australia’s consumer watchdog, again. This time, the ACCC is targeting MSY for apparently misleading customers on their rights around refunds, replacements and warranties.
- Everything Coming To Netflix, Stan And Foxtel This December
While neither Stan 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 December.
- Is It Legal To Shoot Down Drones On Your Property?
A company called DroneShield recently released an ‘anti-drone’ gun (pictured above) that is designed to interfere with a drone’s signal and force it to land. For those who value their privacy and hate the idea of drones snooping on their property, this is an alluring proposition. But is it legal to shoot a drone down if it’s on your own land and no projectiles are used? Let’s find out.
- Why Men Wake Up With Erections
The morning penile erection, or as it is medically known, “nocturnal penile tumescence”, is not only an interesting physiological phenomenon, it can also tell us a lot about a patient’s sexual function.
- One Million Google Accounts Breached By Gooligan Android Malware: Check If You’re Affected
Over one million Google accounts have been breached after a malware called Gooligan started spreading like wildfire through third-party Android app stores. Compromised accounts are then used to post fake ratings for malicious apps and to download adware onto infected devices. Even enterprise accounts have been affected. Here’s how you can check if your Google account has been compromised.
- How Much Do Deliveroo Drivers Earn? I Became One To Find Out
The gig economy — the on-demand, mobile workforce leveraged by the likes of Uber — seems like the dream: whenever you feel like working, you simply turn on your phone, accept the jobs that you want, and ignore the ones you don’t. There’s no office to go to, and no boss to answer to when you haven’t shown your face for a while.
- All The Ways Australians Suck At Sleep [Infographic]
Australian mattress brand Sealy Posturepedic recently conducted a global sleep census and the results for Australia are concerning though not surprising. According to the survey, a whopping 75 per cent of Aussies struggle to fall or stay asleep at night and around one in five struggle with insomnia at least three times a week. This infographic looks at all the ways we are struggling to get to sleep. It also suggests some potential remedies.
- Ask LH: When Does Game Of Thrones Season 7 Start In Australia?
Dear Lifehacker, what is the release date for Game Of Thrones Season 7 in Australia? I’ve heard rumours of production delays and a lower episode count, but haven’t been able to find a concrete answer. Will it start sometime in April, or do we have to wait even longer? Also, does Foxtel still have the rights or can I actually avoid pirating the show for once? Thanks, Faceless Man