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Briefly: Weird '70s Horror, Dying Pokemon GO, Sony Xperia XZ Review

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: the weirdest horror movies from the 1970s, how Niantic Labs is slowly killing off Pokemon Go, Sony Xperia XZ Australian review.

Hump Day Deals: Aldi Christmas Sale, 20% Off At Bing Lee, Free Westworld

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: half-price DJ controllers from Jb Hi-Fi, 20% off at Bing Lee, Aldi’s big Christmas food sale.

How To Watch Microsoft's Special Surface Event Tonight

Microsoft will be lifting the curtains on new Surface devices at a launch event tonight. It’s being held in the US, but for Aussies who are keen to see the new products as soon as they’re announced, here’s how you can watch the event in the comfort of your own home.

Strict Speed Limits Actually Make You Worse At Driving: Study

Enforcing strict speed limits on our roads is bad for road safety because it is a distraction to drivers and makes them less aware of hazards. This is the chief finding from a new study by the University of Western Australia (UWA). Can we just go full Autobahn already?

Five Common Travel Scams And How To Avoid Them [Infographic]

Travelling overseas is prohibitively expensive — which means deals and special offers are in hot demand. Unfortunately, this has given rise to a range of online scams designed to rob travellers of their hard-earned money. This infographic lists five common travel scams you need to watch out for.

Ask LH: What Camera Should I Buy My Son To Learn On?

Hiya Gizmodo! My 15 year old son has really started getting into photography — it has quickly become one of his favourite subjects at school. I’d love to get him a decent camera (under $1000) that can grow with him and his skills, for a few years at least. What’s the best direction to go in? Cheers, Mum

Counterpoint: Buying A 'Healthy' Happy Meal Is Bad Parenting

Are Australian restaurants training children to eat bad food? That’s the question posed in a recent ABC News report which took Aussie food eateries to task for failing to provide healthy options for kids. While most restaurants sell diet-friendly options for adults, the children’ menu is usually filled with nothing but fried food such as chips and chicken nuggets. Many nutritionists think this could be contributing to Australia’s growing problem with youth obesity.

Now, for the most part I agree wholeheartedly with this argument. Children should absolutely be given healthy food choices when dining out. But there’s one place where the introduction of ‘healthy eating’ is a bridge too far. We’re talking, of course, about McDonald’s. In short: if you make your kids eat sliced apples instead of fries you are pure evil.

Australia Is Vulnerable To Cyber Threats: What Can We Do About It?

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) 2016 Threat Report has some concerning details about the state of Australia’s cyber security. The report highlights the ubiquitous nature of cyber crime in Australia, the potential of cyber terrorism, and the vulnerability of data stored on government and commercial networks. Several factors are driving these vulnerabilities and there is considerable work to do to address them.

Deals: This Screen Grabber Makes Recording And Sharing Easy

When it comes to sharing what you’re seeing on-screen, HYFY Pro makes the process easy. This handy extension for Google Chrome lets you seamlessly record and share what’s happening on your computer.

Here's How To Stop Being Late To Everything

We all have that one friend who arrives half an hour late to a group dinner or a colleague who can never manage to turn up to meetings on time. Maybe you are the one who is chronically late to everything. Here are a few ways you can battle chronic lateness. Use them for yourself or forward them onto your tardy friends.

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