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Whenever we report on Foxtel Play, there will invariably be a reader comment (or ten) lambasting the service's lack of Full HD. Well, it appears the company has finally heard you.

From June 2017, Foxtel Play customers will be able to access shows like Game Of Thrones in high definition. What's more, there will also be the option to stream directly to your TV via Google Chromecast. Here are the details.

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The current row about the certification of Manuka honey, and whether it is a distinctly New Zealand product, is just the latest dispute involving Geographical Indications (GIs). These are markers that products have special qualities due to their origins in a specific region, like Champagne.

There is a debate as to whether a registered GI system for food should be adopted in Australia. It might be good for our farmers – to more effectively protect King Island Beef, Bangalow pork or Tasmanian lobster against low quality imitations. But would it be in the best interest of Australian producers and consumers to simply capitulate to demands about New Zealand Manuka, or about GIs in general?

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Dear Lifehacker, In the past, I've assumed most doctors are charlatans, and only visited them in matter of dire emergency (needing a sick note for work, week-long flu, etc.). I am now reaching a point in my life where my body and mind are getting older and I am reconsidering past decisions.

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Bitcoin is a form of cryptocurrency that can be used to purchase everything from online goods to multi-million dollar mansions. They are currently more valuable than gold, with a single Bitcoin equalling more than three thousand Australian dollars. Needless to say, there is a huge amount of interest in bitcoin and it's not too hard to start mining bitcoins of your own.

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You wanted: Secret fast food menus, how to stream Freeview on Chromecast and 15 things no man over 35 should be doing. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.

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The problem with Netflix is that it's too bloody hard to find stuff. If you don't have a specific title in mind (and nothing on the front page grabs you), it can take hours of scrolling to find something worth watching.

That's where Netflix's "hidden" genres can help: these are browser codes that carve up the available shows and movies into very specific categories. It's a great way to choose a movie fast when time is of the essence.

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Alcohol is potentially one of the world's oldest drugs and, for thousands of years, has had a range of applications. Alcohol holds a special place in the Australian culture so much so that many countries think of the Aussie stereotype as a person with a drink or ‘stubby’ always in one hand — s sometimes both.

But what happens when you participate in one of Australia's favourite pastimes? Let’s have a look at some of the main aspects of alcohol and address some questions.

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Targeted deals are great — if you happen to be targeted. However, it's possible you might not even know a discount is available, even if you have been included. Just in case the email ended up in your spam folder or otherwise lost to the internet, eBay has two deals going — one for $15 off and another for 10 per cent off.

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Temperature is probably the most important variable in cooking, but it can be hard to control if you don't know what it is. Sure, there are various tests you can employ to test "doneness" of various foods — the ol' palm trick for steaks; the toothpick inserted in a cake — but these only give you approximations. If you really want to cook your meats, cakes, and candies perfectly every single time, you need a thermometer.

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There are plenty of horror board games and tabletop RPGs that thrive on fantasy, whether it's helping a ghost solve its own gruesome murder in Mysterium, or helping to stop (or aid) the rise of evil gods with Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game. But of course, the biggest horrors are the ones humans actually face in real life. And yes, there is a board game for each one.

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When you hand someone your phone to show them a picture, you should be able to trust them not to go swiping through your camera roll. But we live in a fallen world. And the worst violators of phone-borrowing etiquette are older relatives and in-laws — the same people who'd be most horrified to see your nudes or, so much worse, your 20 selfie outtakes.