Free Games Friday: Puzzle Pets, Ghost Blitz, Warhammer 40k Space Wolf

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


Mainichi Teaches You Japanese With Every New Chrome Tab

Chrome/Web: Learning another language can be difficult if you don’t immerse yourself in it every day. Mainichi is a Chrome new tab replacement and web app that teaches you (and reminds you of) everyday Japanese words.


Ask LH: Can I Be Fined For Driving On A Just-Expired Driver's Licence?

Hey Lifehacker, I just got booked while driving with an expired licence — it expired on the 13th and I was fined on the 18th. If I’m only five days over, couldn’t they just give out a warning instead? And shouldn’t they send a reminder notice?


How To Work From Home Effectively When You're Short On Space

Working from home — every day or just now and then — can be great. However, not all of us have huge home offices that are perfect, productive retreats. If you don’t have a lot of room to work, here are some tips to help you get things done.


Back To School Must-Haves: 15% Off Asus Laptops, Canon Printer Half Price And More!

This week’s deals are all about saving big bucks on the basics — snap up a Canon printer for only $65, an Acer tablet for $198 and save 15% on Asus laptops over $500. These are the affordable back to school bargains you won’t want to miss.


Cobook Rebrands As FullContact, Cleans Up Your Messy IOS Contacts

iOS: When it first launched, Cobook was one our favourite address book apps for iOS. Development eventually stopped when it was purchased by FullContact. Now, it’s back, and it works very similarly to the original app.


Taste Test: The DIY KFC Double Down Dog

Over the past few days, you may have seen the above monstrosity pop up on your social media feed. It’s known as the KFC Double Down Dog: a cheese-smothered hot dog stuffed inside a deep-fried chicken patty. Like moths to a flame, we were irresistibly drawn to this greasy portent of mankind’s destruction: it was something we just had to try ourselves. Unfortunately, it’s currently only available in the Philippines. Time for a little DIY innovation, methinks…


Imgur Can Now Convert Videos To GIFV (The Higher Quality GIF Format)

All the cool kids are making and sharing animated GIFs these days. Imgur just made it easier to get in on the action, by turning video links into GIFs (or, more technically, in Imgur’s optimised GIFV format).


How To Make The Most Of Your Momentum When Getting Things Done

Momentum is a key force in your productivity. It’s the reason that sometimes you can work effortlessly, and at other times it feels like pulling teeth. You can structure your day so that you build momentum and ride it out strategically.


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

Today’s best deals include Baldur’s Gate II on Android, Tomb Raider II on iOS and Puzzle Pets on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!