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Briefly: Batman Vs Darth, Steam Sale, 17 Pics That 'Broke' The Internet

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 17 pictures that blew up the internet in 2014, 78% off Amiga/C64 emulators, who would win in a fight between Batman and Darth Vader?


Hands On: Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower

Why mow your own lawn when you could get a robot slave to do it for you? That’s the intriguing premise behind the Worx Landroid; an unmanned mowing vehicle that is smart enough to trim your lawn and return to its charging base unattended. We recently put the device through its paces and were pretty impressed with the results.


When Job Referral Fees Go Wrong

Many employers offer a bonus to staff members who help find suitable candidates to fill vacancies, paying out large sums if a suitable candidate is found and hired. It’s a great idea when it works — but it can mess up your personal life if it doesn’t.


Ask LH: Should I Lie About Having A Job?

Hey Lifehacker, If I’m looking for work, is it better to lie and say that I am currently employed, or should I fess up and say that I’m not? I wonder whether it looks better to a prospective employer to say that I am already employed.



Traps To Watch For When Licensing Office 365

With Office 365, Microsoft is pushing all its customers to ongoing subscriptions rather than one-off software fees (with a side course of maintenance). There are benefits in that approach, but what traps should you watch for when shifting from conventional Office licensing?


Top 5 Time And Cost-Saving Features Your Next Small Office Printer Needs

Great news for busy Australian small offices — or if find yourself working from home regularly. It now only takes a small investment of just a couple of hundred dollars to ensure you benefit from the latest print, copy, scan and fast fax technology. Here’s what you need to look for.


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

Today’s best deals include Pro Midi on iPad, Worms 3 on Android and Take It Modify It Publish It on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Forget Big Data, Think Fat Data

One of the constant debates around big data is around how to connect together disparate data sources, some of which will be unstructured. But before you start worrying about that, make sure you’re fully utilising the structured data sources you already have.


Lifehacker Awards 2014: Nominate Your Favourite Media Player Software

The Lifehacker Awards 2014 nominations continue. This morning, we’re curious: with an always-contentious question: which media player software do you rely on?