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Briefly: Cheap LG 4K TV, Mystery Ocean Blob, Bachelor Recap

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Get $1200 off an LG 4K TV, scientists discover a mysterious purple blob at the bottom of the ocean,the case against Netflix binge watching.


Reminder: Microsoft's Free Windows 10 Upgrade Offer Ends Tomorrow

Still haven’t upgraded your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 device to Microsoft’s latest OS? You might want to pull your finger out asap. On July 29, the free upgrade will no longer be offered. We take a look at what you should consider before upgrading.


How True To Life Is Mr Robot?

Mr Robot is a fictional TV drama following the life and times of security engineer, hacker and cyber-vigilante Elliot Alderson. The show has won plaudits for turning hacktivism and cybersecurity into exciting television — but is any of it accurate? During a recent Reddit AMA, Kasperksy Lab’s Costin Raiu weighed in on the authenticity of the show. Read on for his opinion.


13 Obscure Punctuation Marks You Should Be Using [Infographic]

Are you getting a little bored of periods, exclamation marks and commas? Need to spice up your writing but not quite ready to use emojis and emoticons? Luckily there’s a whole wealth of obscure punctuation marks for you to make use of, from the interrobang to the snark mark.


Ask LH: Will An External Upscaler Make SD Channels Look Better?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a 60″ Samsung 1080 HDTV and the pictures I’m getting on SD channels are very poor. I have an F5s Skybox hooked up. I’ve seen a box called a HDMI to HDMI Voxlink upscaler, will this device help to improve the picture on my TV or would I just be wasting my money?


Meet Hadrian 105: The Aussie Robot Making Human Bricklayers Obsolete

According to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), robots could replace up to 40 per cent of Australian jobs by 2025. This week, Fastbrick Robotics unveiled a prototype bricklaying machine in Western Australia that can build a house four times faster than a human brickie; and the next model will be even quicker. If you work in construction, you should be worried.


I'm Erz Imam, Director Of Nesk, And This Is How I Work

Erz Imam is the director of Nesk, an innovative co-working space application from depo8 that allows startups to hire desks by the hour for better flexibility and increased revenue. Here are his productivity regime, favourite tools and work habits.


App Deals: Log All Your Car-Related Expenses Automatically Via GPS

Today’s best deals include GPS Time Tracker for Android and RadioApp for iOS. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


How To Watch This Week's Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower In Australia

At approximately 12am tonight, the Delta Aquarid meteor shower will begin to light up the Australian skies. The celestial event will be visible with the naked eye thanks to mostly clear skies across the continent. Here’s what you need to know.


Briefly: Robot Brick-Layer, Powerwall Savings, Nintendo Console Rumours

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The one-armed Australian robot that builds houses four times quicker than a brickie, new details about Nintendo’s new console, how much will Tesla’s Powerwall save you on your energy bill?


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