Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

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You wanted: an Australian income comparison, JB Hi-Fi shopping tricks and Amazon Australia launch details. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.

  1. How Does Your Income Compare To Other People With The Same Post Code?
    According to the most recent ABS data, the average Australian income is $60,892 per year. However, this number is pretty meaningless if you're trying to work out the mode or median: the wages at the very top and bottom invariably skew the results.
  2. It Begins: Amazon Is Opening A Massive Warehouse In Melbourne
    The rumours are true: Amazon has confirmed it will open a huge fulfillment centre in Melbourne's Dandenong South. The facility will create “hundreds of new jobs” and contain "hundreds of thousands of products". Here are the details!
  3. The Insider's Guide To Shopping At JB Hi-Fi
    JB Hi-Fi is one of Australia’s most well-known retailers and home to some of the sharpest reviews in the country. While we’ve previously explained how you should always ask for a deal at JB Hi-Fi, these tips from an insider will help you to get the most out of your trip to the black and yellow behemoth whether you’re in the market for video games, a new laptop or a fridge.
  4. Six Things We Need To Know About Amazon Shopping In Australia [Updated]
    It is now certain that Amazon will be setting up operations in Australia. Yesterday, the shopping giant announced plans to open a 24,000 square metre fulfilment centre in Melbourne. By this time next year, Amazon expects to be fully operational. But there's still much we don't know. Here are six burning questions that Amazon needs to answer.
  5. Harvey Norman Threw A Mini SNES Sale And Forgot To Tell Anyone
    At approximately 10pm last night, Harvey Norman quietly opened pre-orders for the highly-sought after Nintendo Classic Mini SNES. If you didn't hear about the sale, you're not alone - no announcements were made on social media and no press release was issued to journalists. We only just found out about the sale via a report on vooks.net. By then, stock had already sold out.
  6. One Month On, Is Google Home More Than A Passing Novelty?
    Last month, Google Home officially came to Australia. The cute little voice-activated home assistant received positive reviews across the board, but there was an underlying question in many of the articles: "Is this a novelty or will I actually use it long term?"
  7. What Evidence Do BitTorrents Leave Behind?
    The recent online piracy debate in Australian courtrooms has raised many questions about how consumers are being monitored. Just what sort of trail do you leave behind when you use technology to access illegal copies of movies and other copyrighted material?
  8. Reminder: 'Incognito Mode' Is Not As Private As You Think
    Even when you're covering your tracks by opening a new incognito window, your web browsing history might not be as private as you think. Information about what you do online, down to every single URL, can likely be purchased on the web by anyone who wants it. And while in most cases people are making those purchases for marketing reasons, they could choose to use their newfound knowledge maliciously as well.
  9. The Five Golden Rules Of Train Travel That Nobody Follows
    Over the past year, I’ve had to catch trains to and from work every day. In that time, I’ve learnt that the thriving mass of humanity known as "commuters" don’t actually practice great train etiquette. In fact, a huge percentage don’t practice any train etiquette at all. It’s time to change that.
  10. Don't Be Fooled By Pizza Hut's 'Free Margherita Pizza' Giveaway
    Pizza Hut has announced it will be giving away 10,000 margherita pizzas between August 4 and August 6. According to the company, there's "no catch" - just free pizza. However, before you start salivating at the thought of a delicious cheesy lunch, there's something you need to know from the small print.

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