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      30 Major Movie Releases You Need to See in 2022

      pubsub.dcentralisedmedia.com / LifehackerAustralia · Sunday, 10 July, 2022 - 23:15 · 10 minutes

    Movies were actually back in 2021, we even saw a few ! But 2022 is definitely an even more hectic year for films.

    Between superhero movies, video game-to-movie adaptations and Oscar-worthy hits, it looks like there’ll barely be a week without a new movie worth watching in 2022. Here are some of the movies you should keep an eye out for this year.

    Major Movie Release Dates in 2022

    The Black Phone

    Fans of horror have a truly nightmarish experience on their hands with Blumhouse’s new horror The Black Phone . When a 13-year-old boy is abducted by a serial killer and trapped in a soundproof basement he discovers he can connect to the killer’s previous victims via a disconnected telephone.

    Australian movie release date: July 21, 2022

    The Gray Man

    If you’re still thirsting after Thor you’ll be glad to know that the trio of Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Regé-Jean Page will be together on one screen in The Gray Man . The action thriller will release on Netflix, so you’re welcome to rewatch it as many times as you need.

    Australian movie release date: July 14 (in cinemas), July 22 (on Netflix).

    Bullet Train

    Brad Pitt’s latest blockbuster adventure Bullet Train sees the Hollywood star as an unlucky assassin who is put on a collision course with lethal adversaries while on the world’s fastest train.

    Australian movie release date: August 4, 2022


    The latest mysterious film from Get Out director Jordan Peele already looks like a banger. NOPE stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun in a new horror epic that will no doubt have us all cowering in our seats at the cinemas.

    Australian movie release date: August 11, 2022

    Don’t Worry Darling

    Olivia Wilde is becoming quite the proficient director in Hollywood and her next foray is a psychological thriller starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles. In Don’t Worry Darling , the duo star as a couple in the 1950s where Pugh’s housewife begins to unravel as she learns a disturbing truth about her life.

    Australian movie release date: October 6, 2022

    Black Adam

    After many years in the making, Dwayne Johnson is finally stepping into the superhero realm for DC’s Black Adam . The notorious antihero will be unleashed into the modern world, thousands of years after his imprisonment, and bring his own form of justice onto Earth.

    Australian movie release date: October 20, 2022

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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    The world tragically lost Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman in 2020, but the legacy of his character lives on in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever . Not much is known about the Marvel sequel but we do know that Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams (aka Ironheart) will make her first appearance in this film.

    Australian movie release date: November 10, 2022


    Amsterdam has gathered possibly the most A-listers you’ll see in one movie together. The lineup includes Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washinton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Tayla Swift, Zoe Saldana, Rami Malek and Robert De Niro.

    What are they all doing in such a film? According to the synopsis, three friends will find themselves at the centre of one of the most shocking plots in American history. Intriguing.

    Australian movie release date: November 3, 2022

    Avatar: The Way of the Water

    Over a decade after the original was released, the first of James Cameron’s many Avatar sequels is hitting screens. The time between films has given the technology a boost and it will fling us into the glorious 3D underwater worlds of Pandora, where Jake Sully and Neytiri must face a new challenge that threatens their family.

    Australian movie release date: December 15, 2022.

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

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    Knives Out is making the jump over to streaming for the sequel with Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery releasing on Netflix later this year. The second movie will see Daniel Craig’s detective Benoit Blanc inspect a new crop of suspects in the lavish landscape of Greece.

    Australian movie release date: Holiday 2022 on Netflix

    Top 2022 Movies You Can Watch Now

    House of Gucci

    Father, son and House of Gucci . This biographical look at the family behind one of the world’s largest designer fashion brands stars some absolute icons in Lady Gaga and Adam Driver.

    The film is directed by Ridley Scott and also stars an unrecognisable Jared Leto.

    Buy or rent it on digital platforms now.


    Same title, different Scream . The classic horror franchise is back with some old and new faces.

    David Arquette, Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell are back as their original characters alongside a new bunch of young adult stars as they try to uncover the new killer behind the Ghostface mask.

    Buy or rent it on digital platforms now.

    Nightmare Alley

    The latest film from Guillermo del Toro stars Bradley Cooper as a manipulative carnival worker who hooks up with Cate Blanchett’s equally dangerous psychiatrist. If you know the mind of del Toro you know what to expect from Nightmare Alley.

    Stream it on Disney+ now.


    Yes, it’s another film about Princess Diana, but this time we’re taking an in-depth look at that fateful weekend that essentially ends Diana and Charles’ marriage.

    Kristen Stewart is taking on the role of Diana in Spencer and critics are already raving about her performance. The movie picks up almost where the fourth season of The Crown left off so it’s the perfect thing to watch while you wait for the next season.

    Watch it on Amazon Prime Video now.

    Death on the Nile

    Murder mystery fans rejoice because the classic detective Poirot is back on big screens this year. Kenneth Branagh returns as the sleuth to uncover the culprit behind a new murder on a glamorous river steamer in Death on the Nile .

    As usual, the suspects are an array of all-stars including Gal Gadot, Rose Leslie, Letitia Wright, Tom Batemen, Annette Bening and Jennifer Saunders.

    Stream it on Disney+ now.


    One of the biggest video games of all time is getting the big-screen treatment with Sony’s Uncharted movie. Tom Holland is starring as the hero Nathan Drake alongside Mark Wahlberg as Sully. For any Uncharted newbies, the game (and presumedly movie) has vibes of Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider .

    It’s definitely one action-packed film you don’t want to miss in 2022.

    Buy or rent it on digital platforms now.

    The Batman

    Batman is back in possibly his darkest reboot yet for The Batman . Robert Pattinson is behind the cowl as the caped crusader in his early years of crime-fighting. He goes after The Riddler (Paul Dano), the Penguin (Colin Farrell) and Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz).

    Read our review.

    Buy or rent it on digital platforms now.

    Turning Red

    Pixar’s latest adorable film Turning Red follows the adventures of a teenage girl who turns into a giant red panda every time she experiences intense feelings – quite a problem for someone going through adolescence!

    Stream it on Disney+ now.


    Sony is expanding its superhero universe with an origin story for Morbius , the living vampire. Jared Leto is taking on the role of Dr Michael Morbius who is infected with a rare blood disease and goes to extreme lengths to cure himself, with vampiric results.

    Rent or buy it on digital platforms now.

    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    Harry Potter fans have a lot to look forward to this year with the debut of the 20th-anniversary reunion . After that, however, there’s also the third Fantastic Beasts movie.

    Secrets of Dumbledore builds on the revelations of the previous film and pits Newt Scamander and his friends against the rising power of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Jule Law and Eddie Redmayne are back but Johnny Depp is not with Mads Mikkelsen taking on the role of Grindelwald for this film.

    Buy or rent it on digital platforms now.

    Everything Everywhere All At Once

    The Daniels ( Swiss Army Man ) have brought one of the most incredibly original films to life in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

    Michelle Yeoh stars as a laundromat owner who goes from battling the IRS over tax claims to being flung into a battle with an eternal evil in the multiverse. This is one you cannot miss.

    Read our review.

    Buy or rent it on digital platforms now.

    The Northman

    If Viking films are your thing you can’t miss The Northman . Director Robert Eggers brings his signature style to the Viking era in a retelling of the brutally accurate revenge story that inspired Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

    The movie also has a cast that could rival a Shakespearean epic including Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor Joy and Ethan Hawke.

    Buy or rent it on digital platforms now.

    Downton Abbey: A New Era

    Downton Abbey may have ended years ago but the series lives on in the period drama’s second feature film. The new movie, titled Downton Abbey: A New Era , sees Hollywood invade the Abbey pushing the Crawley family to escape to the south of France.

    Your favourites are all back, including Maggie Smith, along with a handful of new members like Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Dominic West.

    In cinemas now.

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    One of the many Marvel movies we have to look forward to in 2022 is Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness .

    After the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home Doctor Strange has had a fair bit of experience in the multiverse. Now he has to deal with a new multiversal threat in Multiverse of Madness . Elizabeth Olsen returns as the Scarlet Witch for the first time since WandaVision .

    Read our review.

    Watch it on Disney+ now.

    Top Gun Maverick

    After 33 years, Tom Cruise is returning to (one of) the movies that made him famous, Top Gun Maverick . When training a group of graduates, Maverick finds that his old friend Goose’s son is part of his team and embarks on a mission that will force him to face his ghosts.

    In cinemas now.

    Jurassic World: Dominion

    The third film in the trilogy of Jurassic World films, Dominion shows us what life looks like when dinosaurs reintegrate into our lives in the 21st century. To deal with this life-altering threat, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will recruit the help of some experts with Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern all returning to the franchise along with newcomer DeWanda Wise.

    Read our review.

    In cinemas now.


    Lightyear is the Toy Story origin story you didn’t know you needed. Chris Evans is portraying the space ranger in the movie that the toy Buzz Lightyear became based on. You’ll see an all-new side to Buzz Lightyear in this film, including his hair!

    If you’re curious we asked the Lightyear filmmakers some burning questions.

    In cinemas now.


    Chris Hemsworth stars in the Netflix sci-fi thriller Spiderhead as a visionary who runs a futuristic prison and experiments on the inmates in an attempt to fix human nature.

    Watch it on Netflix now.


    Australian directing extraordinaire Baz Luhrmann’s next project is none other than an adaptation of Elvis Presley’s life. Austin Butler is stepping into the shoes of the famous singer for Elvis , a glossy new film about how Presley’s music changed the world.

    In cinemas now.

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    It’s a big year for Chris Hemsworth who returns as Thor in another action-packed film helmed by Taika Waititi. This time in Thor: Love and Thunder , Thor will go up against Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher with the help of his friends Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), the latter of which will wield the legendary hammer, Mjolnir.

    Read our review.

    In cinemas now.

    There are so many good movies to see in the cinema this year and this isn’t even all of them. Keep an eye on this post as we add more highly anticipated films coming your way in 2022.

    You can also check out some of the best TV shows coming out in 2022 if you prefer the small screen.

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      Sennheiser’s Momentum Headphones Are 50% off Today

      pubsub.dcentralisedmedia.com / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 06:11 · 2 minutes

    Do you need a new pair of headphones and love a bargain? Well, good news, because Amazon are running a sale on Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless Headphones , discounting them by an impressive 50% off their RRP – from $499, down to $249.

    There’s one catch: you have to be a Prime member to get this deal. However, Amazon does offer a free 30 day trial for Prime, so you can always sign up, buy the headphones and then give your subscription the flick afterwards.

    Released back in April of last year, Sennheiser’s Momentums are lightweight wireless earbuds with active noise cancelling and passive noise isolation. As far as in-ear headphones go, they’re one one of the best performing products on the market.

    You can get 7 hours of playback from Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless earbuds, which can be extended to a total of 28 hours via the charging case. The earbuds offer touchpad controls and a range of customisable playback options that are available via Sennheiser’s Smart Control app.

    Dropping almost $500 on any pair of earbuds can feel a bit daunting, but at half off, this is an offer you can’t refuse.

    This article has been updated since its original publication.

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    Sennheiser’s high end Momentum noise cancelling wireless headphones are also on sale for Prime members . These headphones are currently going for $399, down from $599 – so you’ll save $200 off the RRP.

    These over ear Momentum are one of the best sounding headphones currently available on the market. If you consider yourself an audiophile, you won’t be disappointed by these. The quality and clarity of audio playback is incredible, with well performing active noise cancellation to boot. They’re quick to pair via Bluetooth, and maintain a strong connection.

    If the Momentums are a bit out of your price range and earbuds aren’t your thing, you can also pick up a pair of Sennheiser’s 450BT noise cancelling wireless headphones for $179, down from $299. The Sennheiser’s 450BT are solid mid-level headphones, and a good bargain for the price. Again, this deal is only available if you’re a Prime member .

    There’s also a few deals going for the range of EPOS/Sennheiser gaming headsets. Both the GSP 350 and GSP 550 gaming headsets are on sale. The 350 has had its price slashed by $120 , and is now going for a steal at $99, while the 550 has been reduced by a huge $200 down to $199. Both of these premium headsets come with a Dolby 7.1 surround sound feature, and connect to your PC via USB.

    The GSP 601 gaming headset is on sale for $229, so you can save $90 off the RRP. This headset has some impressive noise isolation, and uses a 3.5mm input jack, so you can connect it to your console (including the PS5 and Xbox Series X).

    Editor’s note: Descriptions and features are as taken from manufacturer/seller claims and user reviews on Amazon.

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      The Best Running Headphones That’ll Suit Every Style and Budget

      pubsub.dcentralisedmedia.com / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 05:26 · 3 minutes

    Talk to anyone who runs regularly and they’ll tell you how important music is. Finding the right songs and using them as motivation can take your run from painful to powerful. Finding the right music to motivate you is only one part of the puzzle. The other part is finding the best running headphones to support you.

    To save you the trouble of scouring the internet, we’ve tracked down the best running headphones of 2021 according to customer reviews. There’s something out there to suit every runners style and budget, it’s just about finding what’s right for you.

    Apple AirPods, $209

    AirPods are a highly popular option among runners. Given their shape, they can fit snugly inside the ear and rarely fall out when moving around during workouts. The sound quality is great, as is the battery life – the fact that they’re one of the best wireless running headphones is just an added bonus.  All round, they’re a great option for running enthusiasts.

    Sennheiser Sweat and Splash Resistant Sport Headphones, $105

    The best feature of these headphones is undoubtedly the sweat and splash resistance. If you’re known for going hard on a run, they’re a great option for you. They also have a 6-hour battery life if you’re more of a long-distance runner.

    AfterShokz Aeropex Open-Ear Wireless Waterproof Headphones, $249

    If you hate feeling like there’s something covering your ears while running, these are the perfect headphones for you. Weighing in at only 26g, it feels like you’re wearing nothing at all while still being able to enjoy your favourite music. Once fully charged, the AfterShokz will give you up to 8 hours of playing time.

    Adidas Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Sports Headphones, $234.27

    If you’re someone who prefers to have the added comfort of a full-headphone, the Adidas model is great for you. With waterproof, splash-resistant and washable ear cushions, they really do provide everything you need during a workout.

    Beats Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones, $323.55

    These are at the higher end of the price point but it’s entirely justifiable given the sound quality. These wireless running headphones come with a charging case similar to AirPods, which provide more than 24 hours of play time when utilised. Adjustable ear hooks allow the device to fit snugly over your ears while delivering a sophisticated sound quality.

    Jaybird Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for Sport, $186.98

    These sweat and waterproof headphones are perfect for runners. The ultra foam tips are entirely adaptable to individual ears, allowing them to mould to your exact shape for maximum comfort. If you’re always known to run come rain, hail or shine, these can adapt to any weather condition.

    Bose SoundSport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, $189.95

    The Bose Soundsports have been a continued fan-favourite for quite some time now. Delivering a high-quality audio experience with wireless convenience, this model can deliver up to 6 hours of battery life along with being sweat and weather resistant.

    There you have it, the best running headphones of 2021. There’s nothing left to do but hit the pavement and press play on your favourite song. If you have any other favourites, be sure to leave them in the comments.

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      5 Ring Lights to Help You Nail the Perfect Selfie

      pubsub.dcentralisedmedia.com / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 04:25 · 3 minutes

    Nowadays, almost every smartphone comes with some kind of “beauty mode” for the front-facing selfie lens. Sometimes it’s filter to try to improve your features, while others have a sliding scale of Photoshop smoothing. There’s a fair amount you can do on-camera to improve your selfies, but you can’t easily modify the level of light around your face. That’s where a halo ring light comes in.

    Human beings don’t actually have flat pancakes for faces, and that’s a big problem if you’re trying to get a perfect snap. Our faces are contoured with bumps and lumps, noses and eyeball sockets and plenty of other places where light can fall unevenly, making us look significantly less attractive. It’s an issue that only gets worse with age, because every wrinkle is also a potential source of shadows. Unless you’re going for that perpetually hungover/sleepy look – and very few of us are – that’s less than desirable.

    A circular ring light – often also called a Halo light – can solve all of these problems by providing a balanced lighting array around your entire face. With LED ring lights, you can also often opt to use colour washes on the light itself, which can be great for accentuating particular features, making the most of your makeup, or just to present you in – quite literally – a new light.

    Everybody wants to look their best in selfies, and this range of halo light options will make your Insta posts pop.

    Neewer Camera Photo Video Light Kit: 18 Inches/48 Centimeters Outer 55W 5500K Dimmable LED Ring Light $85.46

    Neewer’s Photo Light Kit contains everything you’d need to get started taking better selfie shots or making YouTube or TikTok videos. It features a 48cm ring light with 5500K lighting – very bright in lay person’s terms – along with standard orange and white colour filters to let you get your best-looking video the first time out. The included tripod can hold your phone in the middle of the ring for easy shooting or a DSLR, and it comes with a simple Bluetooth shutter so you can quickly take shots or shoot video.

    UBeesize 10″ Selfie Ring Light with 50″ Extendable Tripod Stand $69.99
    UBeesize pitches its 10″ halo ring light as being perfect for live makeup tutorials – or any other kind of live-streaming you’d care to engage in – with a simple tripod and Bluetooth remote also part of the package. The 10″ ring light offers three white colours – warm, cool light and daylight – with 11 different intensity settings for each colour temperature.

    Neewer Table Top 10-inch USB LED Ring Light $27.61

    If you shoot your video from your desk or while sitting down you probably don’t need a tripod, and this is where the smaller Ubeesize Dimmable Desk Makeup Ring Light might be a good match. It’s functionally much the same as the Selfie Ring Light, so you get three colour temperatures and 11 intensities to choose from, but with a smaller and simpler desktop-style tripod that can take up to two kilos, so it’s not just limited to simple smartphone use.

    Neewer Table Top 10-inch LED Ring Light $42.99
    The price is attractive, and while you might think that means Neewer’s Table Top 10-inch Ring Light is super basic, you’re actually getting a fair quantity of features for your money, including three light modes – white, yellow/white and yellow – 10 levels of brightness and a simple desktop stand. It’s pretty clearly built mostly for smartphone use, although it does feature a universal ¼” screw thread for other camera types.

    Neewer Camera Photo/Video 14 inches LED SMD Ring Light $57.99
    If you’ve already got a tripod you’re happy with, Neewer’s larger 14″ halo ring light might be the right buy for you. This kit includes a 14″ 5500K ring light with variable dimming, orange and white plastic filters and its own power supply – a rarity among halo ring light setups that usually presume you’ll use your phone’s charger or a portable battery to give them their glow.

    Editor’s note: Descriptions and features are as taken from manufacturer/seller claims on Amazon.

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      Tech Sales: The Best Deals from Samsung, Apple, Amazon and More

      pubsub.dcentralisedmedia.com / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 01:42 · 1 minute

    It’s Friday friends, and man are we glad the end of the week is here. Not only because it means a glass of vino is patiently waiting for us, no. We’re glad because we’re bringing you the best available tech sales today and who doesn’t love a bargain ?

    From mobile phones to headphones and internet deals, we’ve collected the best available deals in the tech space; ready for you to enjoy.

    Check out some of our favourites below.

    Mobile phone deals

    Samsung sale

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    Telstra is offering a $480 discount on the newly released Galaxy S21 Ultra, which works out to be a $20 per month saving on a 24-month plan. Plans start at $112 per month with 40GB.

    iPhone 12 deal

    Telstra is also slinging a solid deal for those keen on getting themselves an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro. If you register to get the new phone, they’ll throw in free Beats Flex. This deal is valid until March 1, 2021.

    Best internet deals

    There’s a solid selection of deals available on internet plans at the moment. SpinTel comes in at the cheapest at $74 per month for your first six months on a NBN 100 plan.

    More on internet deals here .

    Apple sales

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    Apple AirPod deal

    Apple AirPods Pro – $315 (down from $399)

    Massager sales

    RENPHO Massage Gun – Save $20 with Amazon coupon

    Breo iSee Electric Eye Massager – $199.99 (save $30)

    Dashcam deals

    Uniden’s iGO CAM 65R $154.95, down from $279.95

    Garmin 010-02231-11 Dash Cam 56 – $213.95, save 23%

    Smart home device sales

    Google home sale

    Google Nest Mini Smart Speaker (2nd Gen) – $44, save $35

    Google Home Max – $338, save $111

    Amazon deals

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    Echo Dot and Fire Stick Bundle – $89 (save $29)

    Gaming deals

    PS5 Controller Dual Charging Station – $29.99 (down from $39.99)

    SteelSeries Arctis 7 headset – $182.77 (down from $339)

    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4) – $69 (down for $99.95)

    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS5) – $69 (down for $99.95)

    Ghost of Tsushima – $65 (down from $99.95)

    Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (PS5) – $59 (down from $89.95)

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      The Best Pet Cameras So You Can Keep an Eye on Your Fur Baby

      pubsub.dcentralisedmedia.com / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 00:15 · 3 minutes

    If the idea of leaving your fur baby at home alone gives you separation anxiety , it might be time to invest in a pet camera. Not only do they allow you to see their cute little faces all day every day, but they’re also a great way to ensure they’re not tearing your furniture to shreds every time you leave the house.

    Pet cameras are specifically designed to keep watch over your furry friends. They can dispense treats, allow you to interact with your dog or cat via two-way audio and even video chat, meaning you minimise those usual pet-teething problems like separation anxiety and boredom.

    Whether you have a new puppy, an older cat, or even a different fury pet (this is Australia after all), there’s a pet camera out there to suit your needs and budget. Ahead, we take you through some of the best pet cameras and their price tags.

    Before we get started it’s also worth noting that like any other smart home device that connects to Wi-Fi, you should always be mindful that there’s a chance it could be hacked and compromise your privacy. So made sure you have the correct privacy measures in place.

    Pet Cameras for under $50

    Reolink Pet Camera

    As far as basic pet cameras go, this Reolink Pet Camera is affordable and does what it says on the lid. You can easily control the camera to rotate 355° horizontally and 50° vertically to scan every corner in the room for your furry friend. It also has night vision capabilities, motion sensor alerts, multi-channel and account sharing and works with google assist.

    Reolink Pet Camera, $42.99

    Faleemi HD Camera

    Faleemi HD 720P Pan & Tilt IP Camera is a simple to use and can be remotely controlled from your computer, tablet or Smartphone. It features crystal clear picture quality, capturing video in full HD 720P and includes a built-in microphone and speaker to allow for two-way audio capabilities.

    Faleemi HD Camera, $49.90

    Pet Cameras for under $150

    Victure 1080P FHD Pet Camera

    The Victure 1080P FHD Pet Camera connects to both iOS and Android and can detect motion and sound, has two-way audio, send alerts and offers panoramic viewing at the touch of a button so you can keep track of your fury babies with ease.

    Victure 1080P FHD Pet Camera, $98.40

    EZVIZ C6TC WiFi Indoor Security Camera

    While the EZVIZ C6TC WiFi Indoor Security Camera isn’t exactly a ‘pet camera’ per se, it’s more than capable of acting like one. It offers 1080P HD resolution, 355°horizontal rotation and 100°vertical rotation with full control via your phone. It also has motion detection, night vision and two-way audio so you can communicate with your little furry babies.

    EZVIZ C6TC WiFi Indoor Security Camera, $146.89

    Pet Cameras Under $300

    CANARY Indoor Security Camera

    Designed for Total peace of mind, you’ll never feel far from home or your pet with the CANARY Indoor Security Camera. See and hear what’s happening day or night in HD with a 147 Degree wide-angle lens. It’s also got automatic night vision, and motion detection so you can monitor everything your pet is up to… including destroying the furniture.

    CANARY Indoor Security Camera, $228.36

    Furbo Dog Camera

    The Alexa-enabled Furbo Dog Camera is one of the most popular pet cameras on the market. It’s specifically designed for dogs (sorry kitties) and includes real-time barking alerts, treat tossing capabilities, two-way audio and night vision. It’s also a pretty sleek looking device so you can happily display it in your lounge room or main area.

    The Furbo Dog Camera, $269

    Pet Cameras under $500

    Petcube Play 2

    Petcube’s Play 2 is a Wi-Fi enabled camera that features 1080p HD video, 160º wide-angle view, and night vision. You can talk to your pet from anywhere with convenient two-way audio and get real-time notifications for sound and motion alerts (read: know when they’re up to mischief). The PetCube Play 2 also features a laser pointer and built-in Alexa assistant so you can play music, hear the news, control your smart-home devices, or entertain your pet while you’re out of the house. PetCube also has their Bites 2 version that’s super similar offers a treat dispenser instead of a laser.

    PetCube Play 2, $457.39

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      Beginner Tennis Equipment if You’re Feeling Ballsy Thanks To the Aus Open

      pubsub.dcentralisedmedia.com / LifehackerAustralia · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 00:15 · 2 minutes

    I don’t know about you, but every year when the Australian Open rolls around I get the sudden urge to take up tennis. However, since I’ve never stepped onto a tennis court in my life, it’s hard to know where to start and what beginner tennis equipment to buy.

    The equipment required for tennis seems pretty basic — a racquet and a ball. However, it’s important that you get the right style and fit for both. When it comes to racquets, the better you get at tennis the more technical and advanced your racquet needs to be. But generally speaking, for a beginner, a lightweight racquet with a bigger head size is best. This will make returning serve easier and be a little more forgiving if you’re not a future Federer.

    As for balls, there are actually different balls for different skill levels — professional, championship and practice balls. Each ball kind of does what it says on the lid, the pro balls are used in professional tennis games, they’re high quality, don’t fray easily and usually the most expensive. Championship balls are the next step down in pressure, quality and price. And practice balls are just that, practise balls — or in this case, beginner balls.

    Other things you should consider investing in if you’re going to take up tennis is a good pair of sunglasses or a visor/hat, grips, dampeners, a tennis bag/racquet cover, and a lightweight, cotton tennis outfit.

    Below, we rounded up some beginning tennis equipment so you can ace your future grand slam career… or you know, a spot of recreational tennis this weekend.

    The best beginner tennis equipment

    Best beginner tennis racquets:

    Wilson Adult Recreational Tennis Racket, $33.40 – $161.42

    HEAD Ti. Reward Tennis Racket, $55.63

    Wilson Roger Federer 26 Tennis Racket, $39.95

    oppum Adult Carbon Fiber Tennis Racket, $59.55

    Best tennis balls for beginners:

    HEAD Radical Tennis Balls, Triple Pack (12 Balls), $23.79

    Slazenger Advantage Grasscourt 4 Ball Can, $11.99

    Wilson Prime All Court Tennis Balls 4 pack (12 balls), $35.90

    Dunlop Tour Brillance Tennis Balls, $23.32

    The best tennis bags/ racquet covers:

    Wilson Universal Tennis Racquet Cover, $14.99

    Athletico 3 Racquet Tennis Bag, $53.85

    Wilson Match III Tennis Bag, $49.95

    HEAD Tennis Racquet Cover Bag, $25.12

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      5 Monitor Stands for Every Working Setup

      pubsub.dcentralisedmedia.com / LifehackerAustralia · Thursday, 18 February, 2021 - 22:55 · 5 minutes

    Positioning your monitor higher up can make for a more comfortable working environment, along with saving space on your desk. Plus, being able to properly and fully adjust your monitor’s position can make a world of difference to your ongoing health. Here are the main things to consider when choosing a monitor stand.

    If you buy a a monitor it always comes with a stand of some kind, but you’re frequently stuck with a single position and single height point. If you’re very lucky, you might be able to mildly tilt your monitor to reduce neck strain or onscreen glare, but that’s often it when it comes to adjustments.

    Now, if you do have a monitor with a fully adjustable arm for height and tilt considerations, then all you need to do is read up your product manual and adjust it on your desk when you’re working from home.

    If your monitor doesn’t allow for that, you’ll need to get yourself a stand or a monitor arm to elevate and properly place your screen at an optimal viewing angle. Here’s what you should consider when buying:

    • Monitor stand or monitor arm? The choice largely rests on how and where you’re actually placing your monitor, with most stands acting as simple risers – meaning that they’re easy to install or move around but lack flexibility – while monitor arms typically work off desk or wall clamps, which means more installation work but a wider range of position possibilities once they’re in place.
    • Clamp or VESA? If you opt for a monitor arm, you’re generally better off with a VESA-compliant arm, but that presumes that your monitor also has VESA mounting ports. If it doesn’t you may need to look into a clamp style arrangement, or simply use a riser-style stand instead.
    • Height adjustment, angle adjustment or both? Most people think of a monitor stand as being just a matter of raising your monitor upwards, but it’s also possible to adjust tilt with many monitor arms. This can make for even more comfortable viewing, especially if your working from home arrangement involves areas that get sun glare throughout the day.
    • How many monitors do you need? If you’re used to working in a multi-monitor environment, you may need to look for multiple mounts, or a monitor stand that can clamp onto more than one screen. You’re going to lose a lot of the benefit of a monitor stand arrangement if you have to look down on your second or third monitors.

    What about setup? While there’s a degree of personalisation depending on your monitor size, desk arrangement and needs, there’s some simple rules to follow to minimise the ergonomic impact of staring at a monitor all day:

    • Chair first: Make sure you’re adjusting your viewing position relative to the normal position of your work chair. If it’s a fixed chair that’s set, but if you have a gas lift capable model you may want to adjust it to your normal working position. There’s no point adjusting your monitor view if it’s not relative to the way you typically sit to work.
    • Work to your eye line: This isn’t a makeup tip, but a good rule of thumb for raising and placing your primary monitor. If your eyeline is sitting towards the top third of the screen, then you’re typically in the zone for best ergonomics. If you look over the top of your monitor it’s probably too low, but if you’re looking at the middle from your normal eyeline position, it’s too high.
    • Primary monitor first: Adjust your secondary monitors to the same viewpoint as your primary monitors. While you may have to turn slightly to view them – preferably by turning your chair rather than twisting your neck – there’s no point in having one high monitor and then a much lower one if you use them all the time.

    Monitor Stand and Arm options

    North Bayou F160 Dual Monitor Full Motion Desk Mount $109.99
    If your home working environment involves a multi-monitor setups, it makes sense to have the maximum adjustment possibilities to raise both monitors at once. The North Bayou F160 uses a gas spring mount for its two arms which can take up to 6.5kgs per arm, and it’s workable for displays between 17″ and 27″ in size.

    FITUEYES Clear Computer Monitor Riser $33.99
    If you’re just after a little raise in your monitor profile but don’t want a stand that makes a large visual impression because your work from home space is also your living space, the FITUEYES riser could be a good match. It’s a tempered glass riser-style mount with adjustable legs, so you’re not fixed to a single position. The claim is that it can take up to 25kg on the glass, which is more than enough for any monitor, or even most all-in-one computer styles.

    Kensington 52785 Monitor Stand $27.30
    Kensington’s simple monitor stand uses snap-in risers to enable optimal viewing angles for monitors up to 21 inches in size, although you might be able to enable a larger display if it’s got a smaller base in play.

    FITUEYES DT204201WB 2 Tiers Monitor Stand $36.99
    You don’t get adjustability with the FITUEYES DT204201WB, so it’s essentially just adding 14cm of height to your monitor experience. However, where other risers tend to leave blank space underneath, this one includes a distinct shelf, which means you can make the most of your desk space while using it, especially if you need somewhere to store paperwork or other gadgets and cables.

    WELL WENG Bamboo Dual Monitor Riser MR1-TP $49.99
    Making the most of your desk space is also a trick that the Well Weng MR1-TP should handle well, with a central shelf that places dual monitors on either side and enough space underneath the primary riser for a small laptop or desktop unit. For those of an environmental bent, the bamboo build could be an attractive point too.

    Editor’s note: Descriptions and features are as taken from manufacturer/seller claims on Amazon.

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      Stop Turning Your Cables Into a Rat’s Nest and Get a Wireless Charger

      pubsub.dcentralisedmedia.com / LifehackerAustralia · Thursday, 18 February, 2021 - 06:00 · 5 minutes

    A wireless charger is a simple gadget that once you own, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Sure, they aren’t some groundbreaking piece of technology, but the amount of convience that can bring to your life can’t be understated.

    If you’re working from home, a wireless charger is a helpful way to streamline the amount of cables on your desk with the added ease of being able to pick up your phone straight away, without having to unplug it from anything.

    We’ve put together a list of wireless chargers that are worth considering if you want to stop your cables from looking like a ratking.

    Wireless charging speeds

    Just note that the speed at which you’ll be able to recharge your phone will be determined by what type you own. Most compatible Android phones get around 1oW when charging, while iPhones are capped at 7.5W. Other Qi-compatible phones will only achieve a 5W charge.

    Also, as a general rule of thumb, make sure you’ve taken off your phone case before charging. While most of these charging stations will work with cases up to 3mm thick, anything in-between your phone and your pad raises the chance of a slower recharge. You also won’t get any charge from metal cases, credit card holders and pop-sockets/grips.

    Anker PowerWave Pad ($29.99)


    Anker have pretty much staked their claim as the go to brand when it comes to wireless charging, and with good reason. Their wireless pads are consistently good, and come at an affordable price.

    The PowerWave pad is a solid wireless phone charger that will get you a 10W charge for a Samsung Galaxy (S10, S9+, S9, S8, S8+, S7 edge, S7, S6 edge+), and a 7.5W charge for an iPhone (XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8, 8+).

    The PowerWave is slimline and understated, so it won’t add to your desk or countertop clutter. The top surface also has a TPU coating, which will stop your phone from sliding off.

    Anker PowerWave Stand ($33.99)


    This charger isn’t too different from the Anker pad, bar the obvious difference of how your phone is displayed. The PowerWave Stand will let you sit your phone in either portrait or landscape mode, so you can continue to browse the internet or watch videos.

    Compared to the PowerWave pad, however, the PowerWave stand doesn’t perform as well with iPhones or other Qi-enabled devices. It only achieves a 5W charge, so prepare for a slow recharge time. That’s something to be mindful of if you aren’t a Samsung user — which will charge at 10W.

    Belkin Boost Up Charging Pad 10W ($49)

    belkin-boost-charger-e1596524307697.jpg?auto=format&fit=fill&q=80&w=1280&nr=20 Image: Belkin

    Belkin’s Boost Up charging pad sits on the more expensive end of the wireless phone charger spectrum, but the price is worth it. This is one of the sturdiest charging pads on the market and is built to give you the fastest recharge speeds possible.

    This Belkin wireless charging pad will give you a 9W recharge for a Samsung Galaxy (S10, S10+, S9+, S9) and a 7.5W recharge for an iPhone (XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8, 8+). It also comes with a Quick Charge 3.0-compatible wall charger, so you can get the best recharge possible right out of the box.

    Nanami Charging Stand ($26.99)

    nanami-charger.jpg?auto=format&fit=fill&q=65&w=1280 Image: Nanami

    If you want a wireless charger that stands out, Nanami’s charging stand has a sleek, futuristic-looking design. You also have choice when it comes to colour, either black or silver. The stand will let your phone sit at an angle that will allow you to comfortably browse, and, if you’re using an iPhone, will still let you use face ID.

    If you’re after a fast charge, you’ll get a 10W recharge on Samsung Galaxy (S20, S20+, S10, S10+, S9, S9+, S8, S8+) and Galaxy Note (10+, 10, 9, 8). You’ll get a 7.5W charge for iPhones (11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8+, 8). However, if you want to achieve a fast charge, you’ll need to pick up a QC adapter separately.

    CHOETECH Fast Wireless Charging Pad ($22.99)

    choetech-charger-red.jpg?auto=format&fit=fill&q=80&w=1280&nr=20 Image: CHOETECH

    If, for whatever reason, you just hate the idea of owning a circular charging pad, this CHOETECH charger will give you the squareness you desire. It’s also very affordable, especially when you consider its range of features.

    This biggest appeal of this pad is the range of products its fast charging mode is compatible with. With this wireless phone charger, you’ll hit a 10W recharge for Samsung Galaxy (S10, S10e, S10+, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, S6 Edge+) and Galaxy Note (9, 8). For iPhones (11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8+, 8), and even AirPods 2, you’ll get a 7.5W charge.

    This charger also has a slight leg up on the others listed here, as it will let you charge through cases that are up to 5mm thick. And if you really want a wireless phone charger that really stands out, this CHOETECH pad comes in multiple colours: white, black and red.

    DOSHIN 3-in-1 Wireless Charger ($47.98)

    doshine-wireless-charger.jpg?auto=format&fit=fill&q=80&w=1280&nrs=40 Image: Amazon

    Maybe you own more than one smart device and want to eliminate the annoying procedure of having to swap out one device to charge another. DOSHIN’s 3-in-1 charger is a good option if you want to get some simultaneous charging going. It also looks simple and sleek, with plenty of space to charge a smartphone, smart watch and wireless earbuds at the same time. This pad comes with an adjustable stand for your phone, so you can still have a good view of the screen.

    This wireless charger is compatible with Apple products, like the iPhone (11, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, X, XR, 8, 8+), Airpods Pro, Apple Watch (SE, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2). If you’re a Samsung person, it is compatible with the Galaxy (S20, S20+, S10, S10+, S10E, S9, S9+, S8, S8+), the Galaxy Note (10, 10+, 9, 8) and the Galaxy buds. To achieve fast charging, you will need a QC 2.0 or 3.0 adapter.

    mophie Charge Stream Desk Stand ($65.98)

    mophie-charger.jpg?auto=format&fit=fill&q=65&w=1280 Image: mophie

    A more unique design, compared to the other chargers listed here, mophie’s Charge Stream desk stand has been optimised for a fast charge. You’ll get 10W for compatible Samsung device, 7.5W for iPhones and 5W for any other Qi-compatible smartphones when using this wireless charger.

    This charging pad is modular, so you can either use it as a stand or you can remove the pad to let it sit flat on your desk. The stand itself is adjustable, so you can change its height to suit whatever phone you’re placing onto it. That’s pretty handy if you live in a household where everyone uses a different type of phone.

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