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Can You Train Your Brain To Crave Healthy Foods?

The mere sight of a slice of gooey chocolate cake, a cheesy pizza, or a sizzling burger can drive us to eat these foods. In terms of evolution we show preference for high calorie foods as they are an important source of energy. We tend to crave these rich, tasty foods not only when we are hungry, but when we are emotional, bored, or stressed out.


Samsung Is Working On A Fix For Slow 840 EVO SSDs

Compared to tried-and-true magnetic storage, SSDs are still finding their feet. And like all technologies, it can be hard to predict the issues that might pop up after long-term use without, you know, using them long-term. Take for instance Samsung, which is discovering just now that its 840 EVO series of SSDs have a bug that cripples read performance, but requires at least one-month old data on the drive before the problem appears.


Run Android Apps On Your Chromebook (And Windows, Linux Or Mac)

No one likes to be told what to do, so why should your Chromebook follow the rules? Well, it’ll have to abide but whatever physics dictates, but when it comes to running Android apps, there is a way to convince it (and other operating systems) to play ball, if you’re willing to do a little legwork. Well, fingerwork.


Video Briefly: Destiny Farming Tips, New Hunger Games Trailer, Ferrari F40 Stunts

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch the latest Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer, Destiny farming guide, Ferrari F40 in action.


Freebie Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Stress Baal on Android, Bomberman Chains on iOS and Fuzzy Boom on Windows Phone. Download them all without spending a cent!


How Many New IT Jobs In Australia In The Last Year?

It’s hard to get a handle on just how many people work in technology. However, dissection of figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) by CommSec suggests that tech is still a promising growth area.


Make Conversions With Google Even Easier With An Equals Sign

I’ve long known that Google will convert between units if you type a query into the search engine (or your browser search bar), such as “50 miles kilometres”. I hadn’t realised that if you simply use an equals sign, Google will make an educated guess at the unit you’re aiming for.


Ask LH: If I've Dropped My Phone, Does That Void Subsequent Warranty Repairs?

Hey Lifehacker, I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active with a cracked screen and its earphone jack recently broke. I’ve been told that because the screen is broken the warranty is void and they refuse to repair the earphone jack. Is the warranty really void?


Dick Smith Deals Of The Week

Got a new iPhone 6? Check out these great cases and wallets — plus 20% off Apple iTunes cards! Dick Smith’s super sale this weekend also slashes 15% off selected Canon cameras and a massive 30% off a huge selection of big brand headphones. There’s also a new $498 Xbox One 500GB + Destiny + Forza value bundle. Here are the details.


Appliances Online's Workspace: An Open Plan Office With Lots Of Toilets

Appliances Online is one of Australia’s largest kitchen and laundry specialists with more than 500 employees spread across Winnings Group. Its sprawling NSW headquarters covers every aspect of the business, from online orders and customer support to website development and video production. The building also has an inordinate amount of toilets. This photo tour takes a look at the company’s unusual facilities.