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Dick Smith Weekend Shock-Take Sale!

Tech deals so good they’re scary: 15% off Canon cameras, up to 20% off Samsung TVs and 15% off Asus Notebooks over $500! That brings the Asus Transformer Book T100 hybrid laptop/tablet down to just $479! Dicksmith.com.au also exclusively has the new Pebble Steel smartwatch up for grabs at just $229. Here’s what you need to know.


Video Briefly: Hilarious News Bloopers, Age Of Ultron Clip, Harry Potter Rap

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Best TED talks, funny news bloopers, Daniel Radcliffe raps his spectacles off.


Freebie Friday! 100% Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone

At the end of each week, we bring you a list of the latest free mobile games for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Perfect Produce and Better Translator. Download them all without spending a cent!


Ask LH: Which Laptops Are Good Choices For School?

Hi Lifehacker, Next year the school my sons attend is introducing a BYOD policy, so I have to buy laptops or tablets for each of them. They both have desktops at home.


Veghacker: Why I'm Not Eating Any Meat In November

It has been far too long since I undertook a food challenge for Lifehacker. So I’ve decided that during November I will adopt a vegetarian diet and give up meat altogether.


Bad News, Game Of Thrones Fans: Foxtel Has Extended Its Deal With HBO

If you’re one of the people who complains about the fact that the only legal way to watch Game Of Thrones at the time of original broadcast in Australia is to pay for a Foxtel subscription, time to get your whine on again. Foxtel has extended its partnership with HBO, which produces Game Of Thrones, so it doesn’t look like there will be any change to that arrangement in the foreseeable future.


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

Today’s best deals include Magnet Balls on Windows Phone, Slender Man Origins on iOS and Perfect Produce on Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


How To Get Fit Without Exercising

To remain healthy, you need to exercise regularly — but does that mean you have to schedule time at the gym? One study suggests that it’s possible to get enough physical activity for good health through housework, gardening and washing the car.


Ask LH: Why Can't I Claim HECS-HELP Fees As A Tax Deduction?

Hi Lifehacker, I’ve just discovered that I cannot claim HECS-HELP repayments as a tax deduction. This makes no sense to me. If I pay my course fees up front I can claim them as a self-education expense, but if I repay them to the government I can’t? What gives?