You wanted: a Takeaway Truth for KFC’s Zinger Mozzarella burger, a cryptocurrency explainer and an indictment of the “Aussie Aussie Aussie” sports cry. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.
- How To Watch Tonight’s Perseid Meteor Shower In Australia
The Perseid Meteor Shower is set to peak on the night of August 12 and early morning hours of August 13 AEST. It’s a bit of a difficult one to spot in Australia as the radiant doesn’t rise very far above the horizon in the Southern hemisphere. With that caveat out of the way, here are some tips to increase the odds of catching a meteor or two this week.
- Amazon’s Australian Launch: Everything We Know So Far
Amazon is finally launching a shopping service in Australia – which means you will soon be able to buy everything from food to electronics without paying those exorbitant international shipping fees. Here’s everything we know about Amazon’s arrival Down Under so far.
- NBN Hacker: The World’s Most Confusing Network Explained
We thought we were going to enjoy 100Mbps of speedy internet access. Then the politicians got involved and we ended up with something of a dog’s breakfast – or dog’s vomit according to some. So, what are the connectivity options that the NBN will deliver and how do they differ? Let’s take a look.
- Five VPNs You Can Use To Access US Netflix In Australia
I imagine that upon first accessing the US Netflix library, most Australians begin to belt out the classic Aladdin jam “A Whole New World” – it truly is like stepping into an alternate, content-filled universe of TV and movies. Unfortunately, since Netflix cracked down on VPNs at the beginning of 2016, its been much harder to access the US library, but fret not! Here’s some reliable VPNs that will grant you a golden ticket to Netflix-and-chill-ville.
- Takeaway Truth: KFC Zinger Mozzarella Burger
Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: KFC’s Zinger Mozzarella Burger. (Plus taste test!)
- Where To Hide If A Nuclear Bomb Goes Off In Your Area
This is advice I hope you never need but should know anyway. A nuclear attack is everybody’s worst nightmare, and the immediate aftermath is just as bad, if not worse, than the explosion itself. Here’s what you should do if you survive the initial blast.
- Domino’s Is Giving Away 10,001 Free Pizzas Today
Hot on the heels of Pizza Hut’s margherita pizza promotion, Domino’s is giving away 10,001 pizzas from its new Quality Fresh range. The deal kicks off today at 4pm AEST. Here’s what you need to know.
- ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie’ Is Bullshit
For years, two words have blistered around seats at Australian sporting events like a thunderclap. Sparked by a lone wolf, an individual in the crowd with extra air in their lungs, a deep, booming chant erupts. A verbal see-saw in the name of national pride.
- Cryptocurrency: Everything You Need To Know
Cryptocurrencies are having a moment. You’ve probably heard a thing or two about Bitcoin and Ethereum. Namely, their prices seem to be skyrocketing (or plummeting, depending on the day). There’s more to the story, and as the investing cliche goes: Don’t buy what you don’t know. So let’s find out more.
- Living Costs: How Much Cheaper Is Melbourne Than Sydney? [Infographic]
Sydney is commonly cited as one of the world’s most expensive cities to live in. While Melbourne certainly isn’t cheap, it is widely considered to be more affordable than its NSW rival. If you’re considering pulling up stumps and moving to the Windy City, you’re probably wondering just how much money you’ll save on day-to-day living. Here’s an infographic that compares the key cost differences between Melbourne and Sydney.