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Briefly: Mad Max Game Gets Smashed, Cheap Ice Cream, John Oliver Vs Tony Abbott

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Kotaku’s brutal review of the Mad Max game, half-priced ice cream and John Oliver losing it over Tony Abbott.


Hump Day Deals: Free iOS Apps, $53 Canon Printer, Cheap Hungry Jack's

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: get a Canon Maxify MB2360 multi-function printer for $53. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


Cortana On Windows 10 Officially Comes To Australia

Good news folks. Microsoft has made Cortana for Windows 10 available to Australian users. Previously, the digital personal assistant was only accessible in seven countries. The list has now grown to 10 with the addition of Japan, Australia and Canada.


Warehouse Clearance Tech Deals: TVs, Fitbit, Acer Laptops and More

This is not a drill! Dick Smith is having a mammoth warehouse clearance at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park from this Friday until Sunday with a massive range of electronics on sale. Here’s just a taste of what you’ll be able to pick up.


Artificial Intelligence And Human Emotion: Why The 'Frampton Test' Matters

Forget the Turing and Lovelace tests on artificial intelligence: I want to see a robot pass the Frampton Test. Let me explain why rock legend Peter Frampton enters the debate on AI.


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

Today’s best deals include YouTube Gaming on Android, Dragon Quest V on iOS and Longbow Assault 3D on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


LinkedIn Revamps Messenger Feature To Make It Suck Less

LinkedIn’s old message service on its professional social networking site had always been terribly clunky. It looked ugly, had very little functionality and it was difficult to follow conversations. The company has heard the collective cries of users and has introduced a new and improved messaging service.


PayPal.me Makes Chasing Down Owed Money Less Awkward

PayPal has launched a peer-to-peer payments service called PayPal.me that allows you to request money online from people you know through a personalised link. This makes it a lot easier to ask friends and family to pay you back for small amounts of money they owe to you, minus the awkwardness of having to ask them in person.


Microsoft Releases Tools to Make Third-Party Office Add-Ins Look Native

It used to be a pain in the bum to create Office add-ins that fit into the theme of Microsoft’s productivity software suite. The company has remedied this problem by releasing its Office User-Interface Fabric on GitHub for developers.


Briefly: Nexus 5 Rumours, Cauliflower Pizza, Halo 5 Intro

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Delicious low-carb pizza recipe, Nexus 5 rumour roundup, Halo 5’s stunning video game intro.


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