Magic tricks, or illusions, make us go, "ooh," "ahhh," and, "how the flippin' crap did they do that?!" They're part sleight of hand, part planning, and a lot of brain confusion. Your brain is a liar.
This weekend, Saturday September 30, sees the Adelaide Crows take on the Richmond Tigers in the AFL Grand Final. If you’re a rabid fan who has followed either of those teams for 26 weeks, then you definitely want to be there at ‘The Big Dance’. But there’s only 34,000 tickets for club members and the Crows and Richmond have a combined membership well over 100,000.
How can you get tickets?
Sometimes all I need in this crazy world is a brisk walk to clear my head and some good music bumping through my headphones. But when that simple pleasure is interrupted every morning by my partner issuing voice commands while I'm out of the house, silencing the music in my headphones, it can be a tad frustrating. It's especially irksome when the root cause is the multiple user preferences of my Google Home, a voice assistant that is there to, ostensibly, make my life a little easier.
Bluetooth technology can be a godsend for those of us trying to minimise the amount of cord clutter in our digital lives. But when your laptop, phone, or other device is hooked up via bluetooth to a wireless speaker or pair of headphones and the audio playback starts to stutter, it can be nothing short of infuriating.
The thick, black-and-white rulebook packaged with every copy of the 1979 war-game The Campaign For North Africa is full of obtuse decrees, but the tabletop community always had a special appreciation for entry 52.6 - affectionately known as the "macaroni rule."
Whether it's a classic such as The Great Gatsby, or a more obscure title such as A Farewell to Arms, you should avoid shelling out money for classic books. Quartz compiled a slew of free reading resources that are available if you're looking to stock up on great literature, and you can read them basically anywhere, even if you can't walk into a library.
Despite the streaming revolution we're still paying more than Americans for content, and getting less in return. Hollywood and the music studios have always treated Australians as second-class citizens to be fleeced and it seems that little has changed with the subscription streaming revolution. While globalisation works in favour of big business, we're still expected to abide by geo-blocking and shop local even when we're getting screwed.
Wires are no fun, especially when they're attached to your earphones. That's why many headphone manufacturers are making the push towards Bluetooth and wireless listening. While there are plenty of wireless earphones on the market, the HBQ i7 Twins True Wireless Earphones stand out from the pack with their next-level comfort and truly wireless design.
We have some great news for everyone desperate to get their hands on Nintendo's upcoming SNES Mini Classic video game console. The company has confirmed it will be manufacturing additional units next year - and Australia will be receiving some of the shipments.
In other words, if you miss out on launch day (which is likely), you will still have plenty of opportunities to snap up the console in the future. Hurrah!
It's official, Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone is finally here and it's called the iPhone X. Apple seems to be pulling out the big guns for this on, calling it the future of smartphones and even if you just go by looks alone, the iPhone X is taking Apple's handsets to a whole new level. Its bezels have basically have been eliminated, its screen is bigger and its even got a glass back, something we haven't seen since the iPhone 5s.
Dear Lifehacker, I'm keen to get my mits on the Nintendo Mini SNES video game console, which comes out at the end of the month. I wasn't interested in the NES version, but heard people had a pretty rough time getting hold of one!
So my question is: what are my chances of buying the Mini SNES on launch day? Will I be able to just walk into a store, or am I basically screwed?
Yesterday, Felix "Pewdiepie" Kjellberg - the millionaire YouTube personality known for making a spate of racially-charged "joke" videos - let the gaming community down once again. Unfortunately, this time it cannot be excused as a clumsy attempt at satire.
While engaging in a live stream of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Kjellberg used a racial slur to express his frustration at another player. Here is the exact moment that will surely have an immediate impact on his career.
I've got nothing against Dan Carlin's "Hardcore History," but it seems to eat up all the publicity for history podcasts. That's a shame, because the podcast format is a fantastic way to dive into a thirty-hour history of the French Revolution, or snack on a 12-minute account of how Warren G. Harding, betrayed by his corrupt Cabinet, publicly projected all his feelings onto his dog Laddie Boy.