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Briefly: Kotaku On Zoe Quinn, Nutella Shortage Warning, Speed Painting Wizardry

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: hazelnut shortage threatens Nutella supply, Kotaku responds to Zoe Quinn sex allegations, the best speed painting you will see today.


Game Developers Want To Work For Valve Or For Themselves

Games development is challenging and commercialisation is even harder, but that doesn’t put many aspiring game builders off. A survey of 2200 developers by the International Game Developers Association suggests that Valve, the house of Steam, is the most popular choice, followed by working for your own company.


How Your Car Is Making You Fatter

A new study has shown that travelling to work via public transport is healthier than using your car — at least when it comes to your waistline. On average, people who drive to work tend to be around 3kg heavier than those whose commute is more active. In other words, that five-minute walk to the bus stop really does make a difference.


Ask LH: How Can I Remove Mould From A Picture Frame?

Hey Lifehacker, I have a picture printed onto canvas and behind a glass frame on the wall of our outdoor area. The problem is that when it gets cold the glass gets condensation on it and over time the picture has started to become mouldy. How do I get rid of the mould without damaging my canvas print? And how do I stop it from happening again?


McDonald's Finally Comes Clean On False Advertising (Kind Of)

Takeaway Truth is an occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. This week, we were all set to put McDonald’s Quarter Pounder under the microscope to see if it was any worse than the risible Hungry Jack’s Whopper. However, while scouring the ‘net for marketing images, we noticed something weird — the company had already beat us to the punch.


The Cheapest Suburbs To Buy A House In Australia

Want to buy your first place but horrified by the prices? Here are the cheapest suburbs near the CBD in every Australian capital city.


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

Today’s best deals include Air Control on Android, Sunrise and Sunset on Windows Phone and R-TYPE II on iOS. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


The Kogan Principle: Pick Job Candidates Based On Their Email Domain

Trying to sort through a long list of job candidates? Entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan suggests using the email domain applicants use to help narrow down the field.


If Facebook is Making You Unhappy, You're Doing It Wrong

You may remember the “Facebook is making us unhappy” headlines that were popping up just about everywhere last year, and like most people, you probably wondered if the news wasn’t just a little overhyped.


Briefly: DARPA Death Machines, Star Fox The Movie, Cheap Video Games

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Hafthor “the Mountain” Bjornsson takes out 2014 European Strongest Man competition, DARPA launches GXV-T tank program, the case for Star Fox: The Movie.