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Briefly: GTA In Real Life, Horror Worm, $3.95 Domino's Pizzas

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: the terrifying “ribbon worm” in action, Mortal Kombat versus Jason Voorhees, get Domino’s Value Range pizzas for $3.95 apiece.


Elevator Pitch: Helpling

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with co-founder Phillip Huffman from Helpling.


Coles Is Testing A Smart Fridge Magnet You Can Dictate Your Shopping List To

So this is strange. Coles is running a trial of a device that lets you essentially dictate your shopping list to a device attached to a fridge magnet, and then automatically transmits that into information a Coles shopping list app or into a Coles Online order.


Ask LH: Can You Speed Up To Match Speed Limits Before You Pass The Sign?

Dear Lifehacker, Is it legal for me to begin acceleration when a speed increase sign is visible or does it have to be readable? I drive on the Mitchell in Perth five days a week taking the same route. I start in an 80 zone and know exactly where the increase to 100 sign is. When that spot is visible I begin acceleration.


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

Today’s best deals include Royal Escape on Android, Icewind Dale on iOS and Ape Of Steel on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


How To Set Workable Rules For Kids And Technology

How do you make sure your kids are tech-literate without turning them into tech junkies? It’s never easy, but following these guidelines will help.


ANZ's IT Spend Went Up By $95 Million

So much for the theory that everyone in IT is being asked to do even more with less money. In ANZ’s half-yearly results, technology expenses went up $95 million compared to the same time a year ago.


How McDonald's Australia Will Change Under Its 'Turnaround Plan'

Globally, McDonald’s is bleeding customers like a McOz bleeds beetroot juice. US McHeadquarters has just announced plans for a massive corporate restructuring, but how will that impact Macca’s down under? Here’s what you need to know as a fast food junkie or occasional McMuffin consumer.


How To Download The Microsoft Office 2016 Preview

Microsoft rolled out a preview version of Office 2016 in March, but that was restricted to IT pros and developers and required registration. Now the beta version of the office suite is available more broadly.


Briefly: Selfie How Tos, Half-Price Coffee, HMAS Sydney Mystery Solved

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: How to take the perfect selfie, get 50 per cent off Lavazza coffee, new underwater footage of the HMAS Sydney.