Last Week's Ten Biggest Posts

You wanted: Belly-flattening hacks, reverse-parking tips and what it's like to live one week with the Nokia 3310 3G. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.

  1. Everybody Is Lying About How To Flatten Your Belly
    Core exercises will build up your abs, but they do nothing for the layer of fat on top of them. Likewise, no leg exercise can give you slimmer thighs. And yet headlines and tweets about shrinking specific body parts abound -- even when the articles themselves contradict the headline.
  2. How To Reverse Park Your Car Like A Pro [Infographic]
    Some drivers can reverse parallel park their cars without even thinking about it. For the rest of us, it's a prolonged nightmare of white-knuckled mortification where every turn of the wheel does the opposite of what you were expecting. Meanwhile, multiple bystanders are watching your attempts in a mixture of amusement and pity. Fun times.
  3. Don't Put Your Keys Between Your Fingers For Self Defence
    Even if they haven't gone so far as to get formal self-defence training, many people (particularly women) have considered what strategies they'd deploy if they were attacked by a stranger. A popular thought is that one would use an object on your person as a weapon of defence -- like keys, for instance.
  4. Why You Shouldn't Buy The iPhone X At Launch, According To One Of Apple's Founders
    The iPhone X is almost here, but one of Apple's biggest supporters isn't very excited for the new phone. Steve Wozniak, the Apple co-founder who's been cheering from the sidelines since he left the company in 1985, said he won't be picking up the iPhone X on day one in an interview with CNBC.
  5. How To Watch Tonight's Orionid Meteor Shower In Australia
    The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend and once again Aussies will be able to enjoy the celestial light show with their naked eyes. If you're keen to catch the Orionid Meteor Shower over the weekend, here's what you need to know.
  6. KRACK IS A Sign Of Things To Come
    As the dust settles on the KRACK vulnerability and vendors distribute patches to decrease our exposure to this challenge, I've been thinking about whether KRACK was really about exploiting a vulnerability and what that means about securing systems. Over the last four years or so, there have been some significant milestones or events when it comes to infosec. I think KRACK is one of those pivot moments.
  7. I Spent A Week Using The $90 Nokia 3310 3G As My Primary Phone
    I've been using the new Nokia 3310 3G as my primary phone for a full work week, and it's been like living in a localised time distortion field where I was in 2000 and everybody else was 17 years ahead. As someone with an appreciation for retro technology I thought this might be an interesting — or even refreshing — experience, but it was borderline intolerable.
  8. NBNCo Says It Won't Just Be Fast - It Will Be g.fast Next Year
    It's been an interesting week with the NBN. From the PM giving them a pummelling, to demonstrating a fast FttC connection, the infrastructure company has managed to grab a few headlines. And today, they're announcing a new service that's dubbed g.fast that promises gigabit speeds over copper.
  9. The NBN's FTTC Speed Results Are In (And They're Pretty Damn Speedy)
    The tech that could revolutionise the roll-out of the National Broadband Network is one step closer to reality. The first installation of a FttDP -- or fibre to the curb -- connection has been completed in an NBN trial in Victoria, and the results are impressive.
  10. Jetstar Are Offering Free Return Flights Right Now
    The worst thing about going on a holiday is that you have to come back eventually. Jetstar are trying to take the sting out of that proposition by offering free return flights domestically and to international destinations including New Zealand, Hawaii, Vietnam and Thailand.

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