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    The Huawei Mate20 X Is A Monster Smartphone For 'Elite Gamers'

    The Huawei Mate20 X Is A Monster Smartphone For 'Elite Gamers'


    All eyes were on Huawei today for the launch of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. In a rare audience blindside, the company unveiled a third phone - the gargantuan 7.2-inch Android pitched squarely at hardcore gamers. Say hello to the...

    All eyes were on Huawei today for the launch of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. In a rare audience blindside, the company unveiled a third phone - the gargantuan 7.2-inch Android pitched squarely at hardcore gamers. Say hello to the Huawei Mate 20 X. More »
         
    Huawei Mate20 Pro: Australian Pricing, Specs And Release Date

    Huawei Mate20 Pro: Australian Pricing, Specs And Release Date


    Today Huawei unveiled two new flagship smartphones. the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Boasting a next-gen Kirin 980 processor, an AI-powered triple camera crafted by Leica, a truly massive 4200mAh battery and an in-screen fingerprint...

    Today Huawei unveiled two new flagship smartphones. the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Boasting a next-gen Kirin 980 processor, an AI-powered triple camera crafted by Leica, a truly massive 4200mAh battery and an in-screen fingerprint sensor, the Mate20 Pro is a serious contender for smartphone of the year. Here's everything Australians need to know. More »
         
    Reminder: These TV Shows Are Leaving Netflix On October 31

    Reminder: These TV Shows Are Leaving Netflix On October 31


    Earlier in the month, Netflix removed several movies and TV shows from the Australian version of its service. Unfortunately, it isn't done deleting stuff yet. Here are ten more shows that will be disappearing on the very last day...

    Earlier in the month, Netflix removed several movies and TV shows from the Australian version of its service. Unfortunately, it isn't done deleting stuff yet. Here are ten more shows that will be disappearing on the very last day of the month. More »
         
    How To Improve Your Charisma And Stand Out From The Crowd

    How To Improve Your Charisma And Stand Out From The Crowd


    It may seem like some people are born likable, but everyone is capable of developing charisma. No matter what your personality, there are certain traits you can practise and apply to your own behaviour that can make you seem more...

    It may seem like some people are born likable, but everyone is capable of developing charisma. No matter what your personality, there are certain traits you can practise and apply to your own behaviour that can make you seem more magnetic, trustworthy and influential. Here are the basics to developing charisma. More »
         
    Sleep With Your Door Closed To Increase Your Chances Of Surviving A House Fire 

    Sleep With Your Door Closed To Increase Your Chances Of Surviving A House Fire 


    Half of house fires happen between 11pm and 7am, a time in which most of us would not be conscious enough to know something’s going on. This is terrifying, but there’s an easy thing you can do to help you survive. Close your...

    Half of house fires happen between 11pm and 7am, a time in which most of us would not be conscious enough to know something’s going on. This is terrifying, but there’s an easy thing you can do to help you survive. Close your bedroom door before you go to bed. More »
         
    Why You Get Cricks In The Neck (And How To Prevent It)

    Why You Get Cricks In The Neck (And How To Prevent It)


    Waking up with a crick in your neck is one of the worst ways to start your day. Turning your head hurts anywhere you look, and you usually have no idea why. Here's what causes it and what you can do to help yourself avoid it in...

    Waking up with a crick in your neck is one of the worst ways to start your day. Turning your head hurts anywhere you look, and you usually have no idea why. Here's what causes it and what you can do to help yourself avoid it in the future. More »
         
    Taste Test: Super Duper Burgers

    Taste Test: Super Duper Burgers


    My name is Anthony and I'm a burgeraholic. Whenever I travel I make it a point to try out a burger place. As well as the burger, I like to check out the sides - I have a soft spot for great sweet potato fries as well. Today, I...

    My name is Anthony and I'm a burgeraholic. Whenever I travel I make it a point to try out a burger place. As well as the burger, I like to check out the sides - I have a soft spot for great sweet potato fries as well. Today, I landed in San Francisco and discovered a burger spot I hadn't noticed on previous trips. Super Duper Burgers, on Market Street near the corner of 3rd, offers a decent burger at a reasonable price. Here's my Super Duper Burger experience. More »
         
    Don't Project A Sexual Identity Onto Little Kids 

    Don't Project A Sexual Identity Onto Little Kids 


    A smiling infant boy is not a “ladykiller.” A toddler offering an adult a cookie is not a “flirt.” Literally nothing a baby does needs to be turned into a romantic moment, so let’s stop saying things that imply...

    A smiling infant boy is not a “ladykiller.” A toddler offering an adult a cookie is not a “flirt.” Literally nothing a baby does needs to be turned into a romantic moment, so let’s stop saying things that imply otherwise. More »
         
    Mobile Deals: Ten Great Data Plans From Ten Different Telcos

    Mobile Deals: Ten Great Data Plans From Ten Different Telcos


    It wasn't that long ago that a $40 phone plan with 4GB of data was considered astonishingly good value for money. Nowadays, most smartphone users churn through that in a week - and plan inclusions have changed to keep pace. If...

    It wasn't that long ago that a $40 phone plan with 4GB of data was considered astonishingly good value for money. Nowadays, most smartphone users churn through that in a week - and plan inclusions have changed to keep pace. If you've got your own phone, it's possible to snag a massive data allowance without paying through the nose for the privilege. Here are ten BYO plans from ten different telcos that offer the best bang for buck. More »
         
    Elevator Pitch: Afea Care Services

    Elevator Pitch: Afea Care Services


    Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we're talking with Esha Oberoi, Founder and CEO of Afea Care...

    Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we're talking with Esha Oberoi, Founder and CEO of Afea Care Services. More »
         
    The Best Mid-Afternoon Snacks For Health And Energy [Infographic]

    The Best Mid-Afternoon Snacks For Health And Energy [Infographic]


    Mid-afternoon munchies are the worst. You need to eat something to get you through the day, but the choices on offer are usually high in sodium, sugar and/or saturated fats. Thankfully, there are a handful of snacks on the...

    Mid-afternoon munchies are the worst. You need to eat something to get you through the day, but the choices on offer are usually high in sodium, sugar and/or saturated fats. Thankfully, there are a handful of snacks on the market that provide a substantial energy boost without compromising your health. This infographic lists 15 of the best. More »
         
    5G Probably Won't Replace NBN, But It Could Make It Better

    5G Probably Won't Replace NBN, But It Could Make It Better


    Thanks to the mess that the NBN has become, many Aussies fed up with dismal speeds and congestion on the NBN have resigned themselves to waiting for 5G to replace fixed connections. Most experts agree that 5G won't fully replace...

    Thanks to the mess that the NBN has become, many Aussies fed up with dismal speeds and congestion on the NBN have resigned themselves to waiting for 5G to replace fixed connections. Most experts agree that 5G won't fully replace fixed connections, however - but it might be able to provide the speed fix the NBN desperately needs. More »
         
    Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Five Things You Need To Know

    Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Five Things You Need To Know


    Huawei will be unveiling its latest flagship smartphone - the Mate 20 Pro - tonight. This new model promises to up the ante on the market leaders, Samsung and Apple, as the smartphone market undergoes a solid round of innovation...

    Huawei will be unveiling its latest flagship smartphone - the Mate 20 Pro - tonight. This new model promises to up the ante on the market leaders, Samsung and Apple, as the smartphone market undergoes a solid round of innovation following a couple of years or incremental improvements. So, what does Huawei have in store? Here are five things you need to know about the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. More »
         
    Should Vegans Avoid Avocados And Almonds?

    Should Vegans Avoid Avocados And Almonds?


    A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which of avocados, almonds, melon, kiwi or butternut squash are suitable for vegans. The answer, at least according...

    A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which of avocados, almonds, melon, kiwi or butternut squash are suitable for vegans. The answer, at least according to QI, is none of them. More »
         
    11 Anime Classics Everyone Should Own

    11 Anime Classics Everyone Should Own


    Sturgeon's Law dictates that 90 per cent of everything is crap. In the case of anime, 99.9 per cent would be nearer the mark. A lot of this stuff is nonsensical, over whimsical and/or uncomfortably violent and pervy. But just like...

    Sturgeon's Law dictates that 90 per cent of everything is crap. In the case of anime, 99.9 per cent would be nearer the mark. A lot of this stuff is nonsensical, over whimsical and/or uncomfortably violent and pervy. But just like every other genre, there are some absolute gems hidden amongst the refuse that deserve to be cherished by all. Here are 11 anime classics that you should definitely take a chance on - and they're all on sale right now at Amazon! More »
         
    How To Adopt A Rescue Dog

    How To Adopt A Rescue Dog


    Getting a pet is a significant responsibility. Our family has been wanting to get a dog for some time but a combination of circumstances meant we had to delay that decision. But we tracked a couple of different puppy adoption...

    Getting a pet is a significant responsibility. Our family has been wanting to get a dog for some time but a combination of circumstances meant we had to delay that decision. But we tracked a couple of different puppy adoption agencies waiting for the right dog to appear. Here's the process we went through. More »
         
    This Kimchi Pork Roast Will Warm You To Your Bones

    This Kimchi Pork Roast Will Warm You To Your Bones


    When I think about comfort food, a warm and tender, falling apart mass of roasted meat is high on the list. Chuck roasts are great, but pork shoulders have recently been starring in my dreams. Due to the amount of time needed to...

    When I think about comfort food, a warm and tender, falling apart mass of roasted meat is high on the list. Chuck roasts are great, but pork shoulders have recently been starring in my dreams. Due to the amount of time needed to braise a big chunk of fatty meat, roasts of this nature are not usually considered weeknight fare, but applying a little pressure with an Instant Pot or slow cooker gets this thing on the table in a little over an hour. More »
         
    Are Kogan's Portable Air Conditioners Worth The Money?

    Are Kogan's Portable Air Conditioners Worth The Money?


    A smart aircon which you can command from afar, Kogan's portable AC units let you heat or cool your home with a word. In terms of energy bills, portable AC units aren't necessarily the most cost-effective way to heat or cool your...

    A smart aircon which you can command from afar, Kogan's portable AC units let you heat or cool your home with a word. In terms of energy bills, portable AC units aren't necessarily the most cost-effective way to heat or cool your abode. Even so, they can make a lot of sense if you're renting, or if you're a homeowner whose budget doesn't stretch to a central air system. More »
         
    Six Deals You Need To Know In Australia Today

    Six Deals You Need To Know In Australia Today


    G'day! Here are today's cracking deals for Lifehacker readers, including. cheap Japan flights with Qantas, bargain Halloween costumes, $300 off smart air con and...

    G'day! Here are today's cracking deals for Lifehacker readers, including. cheap Japan flights with Qantas, bargain Halloween costumes, $300 off smart air con and more! More »
         
    Here's How Your Kids Can Build Lego Models Digitally And Then Buy Their Own Creations 

    Here's How Your Kids Can Build Lego Models Digitally And Then Buy Their Own Creations 


    The best way to get your kids into LEGO is to hand them a tub of LEGO bricks and say, "Here, go wild." But eventually, they may want to think even bigger and work with more bricks than they own. This free tool lets them build...

    The best way to get your kids into LEGO is to hand them a tub of LEGO bricks and say, "Here, go wild." But eventually, they may want to think even bigger and work with more bricks than they own. This free tool lets them build virtual LEGO models with about 10,000 different parts, and then purchase the bricks to assemble their creations in real life if they want to (and yes, they will want to). More »
         
    New iPhone Bug Gives Access To Photos On A Locked Phone

    New iPhone Bug Gives Access To Photos On A Locked Phone


    A bug has just been discovered in iOS 12 that allows anyone with physical access to your locked phone to enter your photo album and send photos to anyone in Apple Messages. Like other similar passcode bypasses, this one uses Siri...

    A bug has just been discovered in iOS 12 that allows anyone with physical access to your locked phone to enter your photo album and send photos to anyone in Apple Messages. Like other similar passcode bypasses, this one uses Siri to get through your phone's defenses. More »
         
    Today I Discovered Fanta Was Invented In Nazi Germany

    Today I Discovered Fanta Was Invented In Nazi Germany


    There are few people who haven't heard of Fanta. It's one of the world's most popular soft drinks and a beloved staple at kids' birthday parties. Despite its huge brand recognition, many people don't realise that the product...

    There are few people who haven't heard of Fanta. It's one of the world's most popular soft drinks and a beloved staple at kids' birthday parties. Despite its huge brand recognition, many people don't realise that the product originated in Nazi Germany - just like the Volkswagen Beetle. More »
         
    How To Keep Your PlayStation 4 Protected

    How To Keep Your PlayStation 4 Protected


    Over the weekend Reddit users started reporting that some PlayStation 4 players were receiving messages that bricked their consoles, forcing a factory reset to return the console to working condition. To avoid facing this fate on...

    Over the weekend Reddit users started reporting that some PlayStation 4 players were receiving messages that bricked their consoles, forcing a factory reset to return the console to working condition. To avoid facing this fate on your own console and losing your precious PlayStation data, here are some steps to make sure your console and account are secure and protected. More »
         
    How To Reclaim Space On Your Windows 10 Hard Drive After The October Update

    How To Reclaim Space On Your Windows 10 Hard Drive After The October Update


    It feels like Microsoft is ramping up its major system updates for Windows, with one now coming every six months or so. But the problem, apart from Redmond eating your files, is that Windows updates always leave a lot of temporary...

    It feels like Microsoft is ramping up its major system updates for Windows, with one now coming every six months or so. But the problem, apart from Redmond eating your files, is that Windows updates always leave a lot of temporary files and other space-stealing junk on your PC. This can accumulate over time and eat up many wasted gigabytes, which you may not be able to spare—nor should you have to. More »
         
    Stay Productive By Breaking Your Day Up With Microbursts Of Physical Activity

    Stay Productive By Breaking Your Day Up With Microbursts Of Physical Activity


    When I first started working from home, I would sometimes find myself spending 12-14 hours glued to my office chair. While that time was all “work” those days were often my least productive, simply because I stagnated at some...

    When I first started working from home, I would sometimes find myself spending 12-14 hours glued to my office chair. While that time was all “work” those days were often my least productive, simply because I stagnated at some point and couldn’t push through that back to a place of productivity. More »