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Ask LH: Are Private Sellers Obliged To Replace Faulty Second-Hand Items?

Dear Lifehacker, I purchased an imported Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 from a coworker who decided to upgrade. I was very happy with it, but it died suddenly within six months of the initial purchase. Lenovo don’t seem to offer warranty service on this model in Australia, and the chance of repair seems slim. Is my coworker obliged to provide some kind of refund?

Dealhacker: Get A 55-Inch Panasonic 4K Smart TV For $1328

JB Hi-Fi is currently selling the Panasonic TH-55CX700A 55″ 4K UHD 3D Smart TV for just $1398. You can also knock a further $70 off the price by signing up to an instant deals membership. Bargain!

Do Companies Still Care About Software Defined Networking?

Software defined networking (SDN) has been an IT industry buzzword for some time. While analyst firms like IDC see a bright future for this technology segment, others such as Gartner are less optimistic. Recently, server networking company Kemp Technologies released survey results that suggests enterprises in Australia are still keen on SDN.

The Complete Guide To Writing Your First Novel

Assaph Mehr is a software product manager who moonlights as an urban fantasy novelist. Here is everything Mehr learned on the path to becoming an author — from the actual writing to publishing and marketing the finished work. If you think you have a novel buried inside you, this guide will help you get it out.

App Deals: Record Yourself Sleeptalking Tonight

Today’s best deals include Naked Browser on Android, Sleep Talk Recorder on iOS and Sketchagram on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

Shutterstock Tab Is A Chrome Extension To Beautify Your New Tabs

Stock image company Shutterstock has released a Chrome browser extension that brings up a randomised photo from its collection of 65 million images every time you open a new tab. Here’s how the Shutterstock Tab works.

Microsoft Wants To Build Your HoloLens App

Microsoft has launched a competition where you can share your ideas of what apps you want to see created for the HoloLens. The vendor is picking three ideas from the public and will turn them into apps for its augmented reality headset. As a bonus, Microsoft will be open sourcing the codes for the final products. Here’s how you can enter.

How To Find The Right Air Conditioner This Summer

Summer is finally upon us. Judging from the searing temperatures we experienced in spring, it’s safe to say this summer is going to be a hot one. Really hot. If you’re currently relying on standing fans and standing arms akimbo in front of your fridge to keep cool, you might want to consider investing in an air conditioner. Here are some tips to get you started.

Briefly: Canine Cloning, New Batman Vs Superman Trailer, LEGO Porn

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Inside the Korean lab that has cloned more than 600 dogs, watch the latest trailer for Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the best LEGO sets of 2015.

Cheat Sheet: Every Major Icon In Photoshop's Toolbar Explained

If you’re a casual Photoshop user, you probably know how to find the cropping tool and have a vague idea of what the lasso function does. But what about all those other mysterious looking icons? As it turns out, they all have something meaningful to contribute to the editing process and can vastly improve the appearance of your photos. This handy pictorial explains what every major tool on the taskbar does — from the clone stamp to the colour selection tool.

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