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Video Briefly: Daily Show Finale, SpaceX Explosion, Fight Club 4 Kids

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: SpaceX rocket explodes in mid-air, watch every episode of The Daily Show live in Australia, scariest horror movies.


Future-Proof Your Home With These Smart/Green Products From IKEA

As we march further into the 21st century, Australian homes are set to become integrated tech hubs packed with oodles of automation. Sensors, high-end CPUs and transmitting devices will all become fixtures in everyday furniture, essentially turning your house into one giant smart device. If you’re keen to join the revolution early, there are a swag of relevant products already available from IKEA. Here are some highlights you can get in Australia; from wireless-charging tables to self-watering plant pots.


Hating The Rich Can Stop You Becoming Wealthy

The truly wealthy are a bunch of fat cats who are to be despised, right? Thinking like that may be holding you back from accumulating your own wealth.


How I Succeeded: HotelQuickly's Christian Mischler

How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business owners for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Christian Mischler from HotelQuickly.


Free Apps Friday: MS Word, Star Walk 2, Troller Pro

Are you looking to make your smartphone or tablet more useful? Each week, we collect the latest productivity apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone; all of which are 100 per cent free! Here are this week’s highlights.


Scanner Pro Update Can Detect Documents In Your Photo Library

Scanner Pro’s latest update allows for editing documents, automatic scan creation from your existing photos and a host of other new features.


Ask Lifehacker: Do I Have To Report Income On My App Sales?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m developing a paid app to be published on Google Play (my first paid app). I am wondering what do I have to know about? For example, tax and the likes, I cannot seem to find a lot of guidance on this aspects online, would you be able to help me? (And yes, I am in Australia.)


How To Work From Home In The School Holidays (Without Going Insane)

Running a business from the family home can be extremely challenging — especially during the school holidays. How on Earth are you expected to feed, entertain and supervise your kids while tackling a busy work day? We asked a few home business owners with rugrats to share their survival tips.


Tech Deals: Save $40 On Apple iPads, $20 Off Kaiser Baas Action Cameras And More!

Any way you get your kicks — whether it’s filming your life with an action camera, rocking out to some floor-shaking tunes at full volume, or relaxing with a new iPad — Dick Smith has you covered with this week’s tech deals.


Top 10 Kid's Flicks To Watch On Netflix This School Holidays

With the school holidays in full swing, Netflix can save your sanity — or at least keep the rugrats happy for a while. Here’s our pick of the top kids films on Netflix Australia.