Every parent with more than one child probably knows this secret: Kids will do a chore faster if you turn it into a competition. "Let's see who can fold the most T-shirts. Ready, go!" "I wonder who's going to brush their teeth and get into their pyjamas first. Hmmm. Go!" "You know, Mummy could use a massage. Who can give me the most amazing one? GO!"
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Everyone who has a child in a competitive hobby knows the types: The boy who disputes every call the referee makes, the parent who hurls invective from the sidelines, the girl who can barely bring herself to shake hands after her team loses. Playing sports and games is hugely valuable for child development: They learn teamwork, strategy, patience, and get a workout to boot. But things go awry when kids can't place winning and losing in the proper perspective - when a loss is devastating or a win is cause for unseemly gloating.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Last weekend Kotaku went around Supanova Brisbane with a Huawei Mate 10, which one reader won! This weekend, they're doing Supanova Adelaide and have another phone to give away - and you don't have to be at Supanova Adelaide to win.
Last week, we ran a competition to win a five-night holiday in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. To win, you needed to successfully answer five questions about Sodastream's Shame or Glory video against the clock. Here is the winner!
At the beginning of the month, we invited you to share your top data loss horror stories in a bid to win an Apple Watch Sport and Acronis' True Image backup software. After poring through scores of grim anecdotes, we've now chosen the winner! Nine runners-up also scored a copy of Acronis True Image. Read on to see if you won!
We have a third winner in our our ongoing competition to win one of four Nokia Lumia 710 phones, thanks to Windows Azure. Congratulations to Bronwen Zande. Great news for Bronwen, but also for everyone else -- since the opportunity to win the fourth and final phone is now wide open.
Over the past fortnight, we've staged reader meetups in four cities, thanks to the Windows Azure team at Microsoft, complete with a trivia competition for each location. Now that the meetups are over (sob!), we figured we should share the questions with you.
We've given away two phones so far in our Windows Azure Nokia Lumia 710 phone competition, but there are still two to go. And your chances of winning are higher than ever, since the most recent challenges added in score a higher level of points.
It's time for our second Nokia Lumia 710 winner as part of our ongoing competition to win one of four Nokia Lumia 710 phones, thanks to Windows Azure. It was a tight battle, but the winner is . . . .
As we revealed earlier this week, we have the first winner in our competition to give away four Nokia Lumia 710 phones, thanks to Windows Azure. There are still three phones to win, and right now is your best chance of winning.
Our first Windows Azure Lifehacker meetup takes place Tuesday night in Brisbane, and we can't wait! If you're a developer and you haven't signed up for the event in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, there's still time; hit our original post for more details. And if you can't come along, you can still enter our competition to win one of four Nokia Lumia 710 Windows 7 phones.
Don't forget you can win one of four Nokia Lumia 710 Smarthpones by entering our Windows Azure challenge. See the original post for the details on how to enter.