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Briefly: Terror Toyota, Netflix Price-Hike, Dastardly Dictators

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Why the Toyota Hilux is strangely popular with terrorists, what’s inside the amended “Netflix tax”, the 23 most ruthless leaders of all time.

NASA Is Reportedly Making An Announcement Tomorrow That Will 'Change Everything'

NASA is at it again! The US space agency is teasing the world about a major scientific discovery that could be revealed as soon as tomorrow. This time, the “planet” in question is Pluto and the news is expected to be huge. According to NASA, it will change everything — everything — we know about the solar system. (Blimey!) Here’s what you need to know to catch the event live.

WhatsApp Chat Logs, Photos and Videos Can Now Be Backed Up To Google Drive

If you’re like me and use WhatsApp on a daily basis, chances are you use the messenger app to swap funny stories, photos and videos. It would be a shame to lose any of that content for whatever reason. The good news is, thanks to a partnership between WhatsApp and Google, you can now back all of that up onto Google Drive.

All The Useful Products Google Has Killed Off Since 2006 [Infographic]

When Google Reader was discontinued, it broke the hearts of journalists, bloggers and news hounds everywhere. Before that it was Google Talk. Before that; Google Labs. In fact, the search juggernaut has killed off a significant number of useful products in the name of profitability and progress. This infographic marks the passing of every significant product and service: from 2006 to present.

Ask LH: How Can I Find A Holiday Place With Decent Tech?

Hey Lifehacker, As a single dad with teenagers who are perpetually glued to their devices, choosing our annual Christmas holiday destination is always a challenge. The trouble is, our usual beachside options can’t match the superfast internet and widescreen TV we have at home!

'Robot' Bosses And Employee Fitness Trackers: Top 10 IT Predictions From Gartner

Increasing acceptance of artificial intelligence in both the business and consumer sectors coupled with the growing popularity of wearables has shaped analyst firm Gartner’s predictions for the IT space. We take a look into their magic eight ball.

Eight Delicious Takeaway Dishes That Aren't As Unhealthy As You Think

Choosing which takeaway to eat for lunch each day is a decision that plagues many Australian workers. Should you go for a meal that’s filling and delicious or something slimming and healthy? According to celebrity nutritionist Dr Joanna McMillan, it’s possible to tick both boxes in a single dish — you just have to be clever about what you order. Here are eight takeaway choices that are decadent and healthy.

App Deals: Keep Track Of Business Cards On Your Phone

Today’s best deals include Business Card Reader on Android, Tales From The Borderlands on iOS and Quoridor 3D on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

Google Patches Stagefright 2 Vulnerabilities For Nexus Devices

We’ve reported on the security flaws that exist on Android devices collectively known as Stagefright, which was first discovered a few months ago. Google has now issued a patch for the Stagefright 2 bugs for its own Nexus devices.

Force Your Friends To Watch All Your Favourite Cat Videos In Chrome With Shove

You’re surfing YouTube and you have found yet another hilarious cat video. You desperately want to show this to you friends. Rather than sending them a link on your instant messenger of choice, why not just forcibly open a tab in their Chrome browser? Now you can do so with a Chrome extension called Shove.

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