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Briefly: Apple Watch Reviewed, iiNet In Play

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including the definitive Apple Watch review and who wants to buy iiNet this week.


Why We Spell 'Focusing' And 'Focused' With Just One S

Focusing and focused are words that cause frequent spelling confusion. Do they have one S or two? And why?


The Best Way To Pack A Suitcase

Sure, it’s tempting just to jam it all in there and jump on the top. But a little careful planning can make your packing much smoother. Here’s how.


Ask LH: How Can I Stop Getting So Embarrassed When I Do Something Stupid?

Dear Lifehacker, Every time I do something embarrassing, I find myself frozen in terror. Sometimes it’s warranted, but other times I feel like I’m just dwelling on something that doesn’t matter. How can I stop freaking out at every little misstep?


Minority Report’s Science Advisor Explains The 'Workplace UI' Of The Future

John Underkoffle is the CEO of Oblong Technologies; a telecollaboration company specialising in non-traditional user interfaces (UIs). He was also the brains behind the “spatial operating environment” in the science fiction film Minority Report. Since then, Underkoffle has turned his movie magic into a commercial reality for conference room collaboration. In the very near future, he believes everyone will be touching the air like Tom Cruise to get stuff done in the office. Here is his ethos.


How To Deal With Science Deniers

Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused millions of premature deaths. Thanks to vaccination denial, preventable diseases are making a comeback.


Meet Max, Your New Best Friend (Who Is Also A Printer)

This is a call out to small business owners: how often do you think about your office printer? How would you like to think about it even less?

You should meet Max – the speedy inkjet designed for small business.


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

Today’s best deals include Arena on Windows Phone, Swap Heroes on iOS and Leo’s Fortune on Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Change Your Google Ads Demographic To See Less Distracting Ads

If you find the ads that Google serves you just a tad too distracting, here’s an easy way to lessen their impact.


How Cisco Turned Stephen Hawking Into A Hologram

The Sydney Opera House hosted two sessions of An Evening With Stephen Hawking over the weekend, with the world famous physicist appearing live as a hologram on stage. But what technology was needed to make that happen? This video explains some of the details.