Hands-On With The Slurpee Xpandinator

The ‘Xpandinator’ is a free Slurpee contraption from 7-Eleven that gives you a significantly larger serving inside your cup. It is compatible with all Slurpee sizes and can be re-used indefinitely — in other words, it’s basically a free upgrade that lasts forever. On the downside, it has a bizarre top-heavy design that can lead to catastrophic Slurpee spills. Here’s how it handled in practice.


How To Turn Off Facebook's Auto-Playing Video Ads

Facebook recently introduced auto-playing video ads on desktop and mobile. Thankfully, there’s now a way to opt out of them. Here’s what you have to do.


Lifehacker's 2014 Google Easter Egg Guide

Just in time for the super-long weekend, here’s an indulgence that won’t rot your teeth or expand your waistline: a complete list of Google easter eggs.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Frozen Synapse for $1.29, Knights Of Pen And Paper for free on iOS, and GuitarKit on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Behind The App: The Story Of Lookout

Even before the days of iPhones and Androids, the team at Lookout has been protecting smartphones from security flaws and developing tools to deal with stolen phones. We caught up with co-founder and CTO Kevin Mahaffey to learn what led to the founding of the company and the development of the present-day app.


No More Patches For Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2

Windows 8.1 Update has barely been available for a week, but installing it is soon going to be essential if you’re already running Windows 8.1. From 13 May, Microsoft will stop offering security updates for consumers running a non-Update version Windows 8.1, while enterprise customers using Windows Server Update Services will be cut off from 12 August.


Android's Camera Gets A UI Overhaul, New Features, Play Store Release

Android: Google’s built-in camera app for Android has been one of the few remaining outliers in the deluge of stock Android apps released on the Play Store. That ends today, and we get a bunch of new features to boot.


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You Can Binge Watch Chris Lilley's 'Jonah From Tonga' On iView

This I like. Chris Lilley’s Jonah From Tonga, which sees the return of Jonah Takalua from Summer Heights High, starts screening on the ABC on 7 May. However, the entire series will be viewable on iView from 6pm on Friday 2 May — a full five days before its official “broadcast”.


Ask LH: When Will My Phone Get A Software Update?

Dear Lifehacker, I have an [insert Android or iPhone of choice] and I’m still running [some older OS version]. When am I going to get an update to [X new operating system version]?


Why You Need Windows In Your Office

No, this isn’t what you think. Research suggests that a windowless office can be bad for you: working in a space with no natural light means you’ll get less sleep at night.