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Ask LH: Can I Use Replica Firearms In My Movie?

Dear Lifehacker, are blank-firing airsoft guns legal in NSW? I was wondering this because I want to make a mini action movie on my YouTube channel. All the rules I read online conflict with each other!

Briefly: Kickstarter Rip-off, Powerful Cities, Harry Potter Deets

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: the most economically powerful cities on Earth, fresh Harry Potter details released, how the video game Unsung Story became a $660,000 Kickstarter disaster.

What It's Like To Watch A 3D VMax Movie From The Very Front Row

This week, I was invited to an early-preview screening of Ridley Scott’s new science-fiction movie The Martian. Unfortunately, a train delay meant I arrived just as the film was about to start. The massive VMax cinema only had a handful of seats left — all of which were in the front row. Would stupidly-close 3D enhance the experience or make me want to vomit? There was only one way to find out…

Ask LH: What Evidence Do My Illegal Downloads Leave Behind?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m what the guys at Village Roadshow would refer to as a filthy pirate. I sail the digital seas seizing movies and TV shows with total impunity (well, so far anyway). I do this not because of unfair pricing or unavailable content — I just like free stuff. So my question is, what kind of evidence do BitTorrents sites leave behind? Has the fact I’ve never received a letter mean I’m safe, I should I prepare to walk the plank?

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: Top 10 Video Games That Movie Buffs Can Enjoy

Plenty of video games are “cinematic”. But only a handful actually make you feel like you’re in a movie. The following games tick all the same boxes as a great blockbuster — from compelling characters and unforeseen plot twists to relentless action and heart-stopping set pieces. (Some even contain romance and nooky!) If you’ve exhausted your Netflix binge-list or just feel like something a little more interactive, these ten video games contain everything a cinephile needs.

Video Briefly: Drift Car In NYC, Science Behind Just Cause, Popcorn Bullets

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch a drift car navigate around New York City, the science behind Just Cause’s destructible environments and bullets popping like popcorn.

Ask LH: Are All My Favourite Netflix Movies About To Disappear?

Dear Lifehacker, I just read a news report on an Australian tech site that said Netflix will be losing a bunch of content this month. Apparently, around 80 movies and TV shows are set to disappear. The same story is appearing on multiple Aussie sites. Are these reports accurate? If I lose access to Around The Twist, I’m going to flip out!

Ask LH: How Can I Mute My Facebook Video Uploads?

Dear Lifehacker, I made a peaceful video of clouds on my phone and put it on Facebook. However, when I viewed it there was a bunch of talking and car noises in the background. I want it to play in serene silence. Is there any way I can delete the sounds so I can put it back on Facebook?

Video Briefly: New Star Wars Trailer, Metal Gear Solid Explained, Colossal Machines

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: the new Star Wars movie trailer released on Instagram, Metal Gear Solid’s plot explained in 12 minutes, big machines and the creation of a cello.

Video Briefly: The Martian Trailer, TV Buying Tips, Arnie 'Splosions

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: How to choose the perfect TV size for your lounge room, watch the latest trailer to The Martian, the best Schwarzenegger movie explosions.

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