You wanted: The ports and connectors to care about in 2017, an Australian review of Google Home and a spirited defence of Ed Sheeran on Game Of Thrones. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.
- Game of Thrones Season 7: Release Date, Episodes And (Spoiler-Free) Plot Details
We finally have a premiere date for Game Of Thrones Season 7 in Australia. As previously reported, the first episode will appear on Foxtel (and myriad torrent sites) three months later than usual. Here's everything you need to know.
- RIP USB: The Ports And Connectors To Care About In 2017
We hate to break it to you, but the traditional USB ports you've used to connect your cameras, controllers and other gizmos for the past 20 years aren't long for this world. The whole squad's getting replaced by a few great alternatives, though they each come with their own pros and cons. If you're thinking of upgrading your devices this year, here are the ports you'll need to get familiar with to keep up with today's tech.
- Game Of Thrones Season 7: All The Ways To Watch In Australia [Updated]
The wait is finally over: on July 17, the seventh season of HBO's award-winning fantasy series Game Of Thrones will premiere around the world. It promises to be the most action-packed season yet, with the Starks, Lannisters, Targaryens and White Walkers all marching towards their penultimate endgames. We have no idea who's going to survive and we can't wait to find out!
- Google Home: Australian Review
Google's latest gadget is an always on, always listening little speaker called Home - and its officially available in Australia from today. It's a cute design, a friendly little blob of a thing that looks like a half finished cartoon character. Here are our first impressions.
- 11 Ways To Download Or Stream Movies For Free, Legally
It's easy to find movies to download or stream; even for law-abiding popcorn munchers! If you're flying straight and narrow or want to support and watch films that are free, public domain, or whose creators want them free and openly shared, here are some great sites to bookmark — and visit when you want something new to watch.
- Game Of Thrones Outage: Foxtel Explains What Went Wrong
Last night, Foxtel Now's servers went into meltdown at the worst possible moment - just before the premiere of Game Of Thrones season 7. This left an undisclosed number of customers unable to watch the show at the same time as the rest of the world. After issuing a rushed apology, Foxtel has come clean with more details about what went wrong.
- Muffin Face-Off: McDonald's Vs Hungry Jack's
Fast Food Face-Off is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare two seemingly identical takeaway products from rival stores to determine which offers the best value. Today: McDonald's Bacon & Egg McMuffin versus Hungry Jack's Bacon & Egg Muffin!
- Google Home And Google WiFi: Australian Release Date, Specs And Pricing
Google Home is a 'smart home' gadget that responds to your voice commands in a variety of ways. Nine months after its debut in the US, it is finally available to buy in Australia - complete with a dinky-di accent. Here are the release date and pricing details for Google Home (along with Google's new Wi-Fi Mesh Router.)
- The Best Cars You Can Afford On A Low-Income Salary [Infographic]
Most of us will never be able to afford our dream car - the high end of the market is just too damn expensive. However, that doesn't mean you need to drive around in an old bomb. As this infographic demonstrates, even people on the minimum wage can afford a surprisingly swish ride.
- Leave Ed Sheeran Alone
The reaction to Ed Sheeran's appearance on Game Of Thrones has been mixed, to say the least. The online vitriol has been so severe that the English pop-warbler was forced to quit Twitter, possibly never to return.