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Video Briefly: Space Lamb Chops, Mean Tweets, Top 5 Pranks Of 2014

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Beyonce’s 7/11 music video, watch a lamb chop float 25,000km above the Earth, amazing Chernobyl drone footage.

Audio Deals! Up To 40% Off Sennheiser, Sony, Pioneer + Panasonic This Weekend

OK entertainment fans, this one’s for you! This weekend Dick Smith has slashed 40% off Pioneer, Panasonic and TDK headphones, 30% off Sennheiser, Sony, Philips and Sportbeatz headphones — plus 30% off Philips Hi-Fi Soundbars and home theatre gear. Also FRIDAY ONLY: Pick up the PlayStation 4 bundled with GTA V and Far Cry 4 with $20 gift voucher for just $479! Here’s what you need to know…

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 Angry Birds Seasons, Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals and Things for iPad. Download them all without spending a cent!

Ask LH: Should I Contest My Unfair Traffic Fine In Court?

Hi Lifehacker, I have recently been issued a $113 fine for driving in a bus lane in a non-exempt vehicle, to access a driveway on the left hand side of the road. I have written to the issuing Police station to contest this fine but I have been denied. When asked what the officer had written in his brief, I was advised that he had taken leave and the traffic department as well as one of the officers at the station had reviewed my request. Queensland law states that a non-exempt vehicle is authorised to use the bus lane for up to 100m to access a side street or driveway.

Lifehacker Awards 2014: Nominate Your Favourite TV Show

Time for the final round of nominations in the Lifehacker Awards 2014 nominations. So let’s finish with a topic where everyone has an opinion: what’s your favourite TV show from this year?

These Are The Snack Foods Australians Are Hooked On

Roy Morgan Research has revealed the nation’s most popular snacks based on a poll of more than 16,800 people aged 14 and over. According to the results, Australians prefer savory snacks to sweet, with potato chips, nuts and crackers trumping lollies, chocolate and even ice cream.

The Shape Up Xbox One Challenge: Part One

Ubisoft‘s Shape Up is a new fitness game for Xbox One that promises to take the “work” out of workouts (it says here). It uses the Kinect motion-sensor to accurately track your movements as you jump, squat and flail your way through assorted exercise challenges. Over the next four weeks, Kotaku’s Mark Serrels and Lifehacker’s Chris Jager will be taking on the game and each other in a bid to get fighting fit for summer. This is going to get painful, isn’t it?

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

Today’s best deals include Never Future on Windows Phone, Nave on iPad and Dragon Quest IV on Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

Lifehacker Awards 2014: Nominate Your Favourite Note-Taking Software

The Lifehacker Awards 2014 nominations are heading into the final stretch. This morning, we’re wondering: what’s your preferred note-taking software?

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?