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Video Briefly: Community Channel, Danthology 2014, Top Gear Christmas Special

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 2014′s best pop music mashup, Tesla Model S versus Ferrari 575, Top Gear’s 2014 Christmas special.


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 apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. Deals this week include Gangstar Vegas, Aces of Steam and Hodor Keyboard. Download them all without spending a cent!


Pick Up A Last Minute Christmas Gift At Dick Smith

There are some great savings on offer this weekend: On Saturday you’ll score 10% off Kindle and fitness tech, and all weekend you can take advantage of 10% off Samsung tablets. Perfect for those last minute pressies – you won’t want to miss out on these deals!


Plan A 'Fancation' Based Around Movies Or TV Shows With This Infographic

I apologise for writing “fancation”, let’s pretend that didn’t happen. But visiting the locations associated with your favourite movie or TV show can make for a great holiday. This infographic highlights four options worth considering.


Dr Pico Versus The Dragon Tattoo [Part 2]

Over the past three months, “Dr. Pico” has been engaging in a furious battle with an ugly blue dragon called Spyro. His weapon of choice is a picosecond aesthetic laser — the perfect tool to combat dragons made out of ink. Can he emancipate the innocent lady held in its clutches? Click on the video to watch their latest clash unfold!


Ask LH: What Do The Numbers On The Toaster Dial Represent?

Hey Lifehacker, What do the numbers on the toaster dial represent?


NBN Co Will Start Offering Cable Broadband In 2016

A key element of the multi-technology mix (MTM) approach to the National Broadband Network is making use of the existing pay TV cable (HFC) network. With the agreements to acquire those networks from Telstra and Optus finalised earlier this week, NBN Co has now set a somewhat firmer timetable for when it will start offering services on that network.


The Shape Up Xbox One Challenge: Week Four

Today marks the end of Chris and Mark’s four-week Shape Up playthrough. What have they learned over the past month? Did either of them gain any muscle or lose any weight? And who the hell are you to determine what constitutes a push-up, anyway? All will be revealed in this final chapter!


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

Today’s best deals include Loco Music Player for Windows Phone, Art Cloud for iPad and VidTrim Pro for Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Kogan Attracts Phishing Spam Now

This is a very perverse kind of compliment: Australian online retailer Kogan is evidently now well-known enough for cyber-criminals to use it as bait in phishing emails.