Briefly: The Best Of Computex 2017

Briefly: The Best Of Computex 2017

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The biggest tech announcements from Computex 2017, bleak Australian economy forecasts, Street Fighter 5 tournament gets gate crashed.

  • Just two week’s away from the release of Australia’s latest GDP report, we’ve received another worrying read on the health of household spending. [Business Insider]
  • The Computex technology conference is currently in full swing and Gizmodo has all the announcements you need to know about. You can see the full list of headlines here. [Gizmodo]
  • A spectator just crashed a key Street Fighter 5 tournament match. [Kotaku]
  • The federal police were called today after a Sydney startup was hacked and blackmailed. Business Insider has the details. [Business Insider]
  • It turns out Australians are really, really good at reading confusing road signs. [Gizmodo]


  • I’ve been reading bleak economy forecasts for many years and they no longer bother me, good news doesn’t sell.
    I view them the same way that everything will give you cancer.
    The annoying thing is they can reduce consumer confidence and seems to be self perpetuating.
    Finally, politicians love scarcity either real or imaginary to push some agenda.
    What I found puzzling was Swan’s optimism vs Hockey’s pessimism to introduce spending cuts. What is the truth? How bad is it really? Pollies and the media will never tell us that everything is just peachy.

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