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At the start of each month, Netflix releases an avalanche of new content to keep subscribers hooked. On the flip side, it tends to hold back on big releases in the second half of the month. This week is unfortunately no exception with a grand total of five movies limping onto the service.

With that said, there are still some interesting titles to check out, including the time-travel flick Mirage, Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt and harrowing true-crime drama Delhi Crime. Here's everything coming to Netflix this weekend (March 22 to March 24.)

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Remember the days when you could board a flight without long security lines and exorbitant bag fees? Believe it or not, there was a time when airports didn’t feel like a nightmare you couldn’t wake up from.

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Though I love introducing you all to new and exciting bottles, my bar cart is rapidly filling up, so I’ve been trying to find new and exciting ways to use up the alcohol I already have. My process for doing so is pretty advanced: I google random combinations of the ethanol I own until I find something that sounds good.

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Today is the birthday of Fred Rogers, the man who taught many how to look for the helpers, who understood the power of play before it became a national prescription, who could rock a zip-up sweater made by his mother like nobody’s business. I miss him, and I miss his show.

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This week on The Upgrade we spoke with Andy Boyle, author of Adulthood for Beginners: All the Life Secrets Nobody Bothered to Tell You. Adulthood for Beginners is a funny book filled with life advice on everything from dating to job seeking to “generally not looking like a dumbarse”.

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No one likes auto-play videos. A random assault of sound that you may or may not have come to see is rarely a pleasant surprise. This week, Firefox received an update that adds a new, robust tool for blocking the audio from auto-play videos from any site, which makes web browsing much more comfortable.

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For a limited time, Optus is adding an extra 25GB to its $30 prepaid mobile plans. This brings the total to 35GB of data per month - more than triple the usual data allowance. The plan also comes with a bonus 10GB of 'Streaming Data' so you're actually getting 45GB for 35 bucks. Nice!

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Throughout my efforts to turn scraps into treats I have encountered some challenges, but none have been as challenging as the dreaded banana peel. Though the fruit portion of the banana is delicious, its natural wrapper is just plain unap-peeling.

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The NSW state election will take place on Saturday, 23 March. If you're not partial to democracy sausages and would prefer to avoid the polling booth crowds you may be able to vote online instead. Intrigued? Here's everything you need to cast a digital vote in the NSW state election.

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There are so many digital currencies and rewards systems, it can be tricky to remember how much you have stored up where, especially if you’re like me and like saving up your virtual points/coins/doodads for something good. (I’ll use my credit card reward points someday, I promise.)

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Android smartphones are great, but they’re not immune to the ravages of time. While scratches or physical wear can be prevented with cases and mindful handling, it can be much harder to stop system slow down, which can creep its way into the user experience until one day your phone doesn’t feel quite so fast anymore.

When that happens, you’ll spend too much time trying to figure out what to blame for this system bog and how to fix it, a frustrating process when nothing feels like it’s working.

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The Amiga 500 was the best games machine of the late '80s and early '90s (don't @ me, SNES fans.) Boasting four-channel stereo sound and up to 4096 colours on screen, it was light years ahead of every other microcomputer on the market.

Thousands of the Amiga's best games are now available to play directly in your browser for free, thanks to the Internet Archive. Here are the details!