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Video Briefly: Next-Gen Lighting, Chess: The Sequel, Flexible Smartwatch

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Battle of Endor recut, meet the guy who’s making a sequel to chess, the concept smartwatch that will blow your mind. Kick off your Friday night with the best online videos of the week!


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 Pixel Road on Windows Phone, Easy Battery Doctor on Android and RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 on iOS. Download them all without spending a cent!


Ask LH: How Can I Stay Dry Without An Umbrella?

Hi Lifehacker, I recently started working in an office building quite close to where I live. It’s a half hour walk through some lovely suburban streets, across a freeway overpass and into an industrial area. This is the first time in my life I haven’t been driving or public transporting to work and I enjoy it. However, the recent inclement weather, while a boon to struggling farmers, is causing me problems.


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

Today’s best deals include Swype Keyboard on Android, Awesome Lists on iPad and Translator With Speech on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Ask LH: Can I Record Calls If The Company Is Recording Me?

Hi Lifehacker, There have been a lot of stories recently from the US about customers recording calls to demonstrate how bad customer service can be. I’m wondering if it’s legal to do that in Australia.


Briefly: Kotaku On Zoe Quinn, Nutella Shortage Warning, Speed Painting Wizardry

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: hazelnut shortage threatens Nutella supply, Kotaku responds to Zoe Quinn sex allegations, the best speed painting you will see today.


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

Today’s best deals include Air Control on Android, Sunrise and Sunset on Windows Phone and R-TYPE II on iOS. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Behind The App: The Story Of Alfred

Alfred, as its congenial, obedient name suggests, is like a butler for your Mac. It’s an app launcher, a search utility, and a general productivity tool that lets you automate aspects of your workflow without ever having to lift your fingers from your keyboard.


Briefly: DARPA Death Machines, Star Fox The Movie, Cheap Video Games

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Hafthor “the Mountain” Bjornsson takes out 2014 European Strongest Man competition, DARPA launches GXV-T tank program, the case for Star Fox: The Movie.


Ask LH: Does JB Hi-Fi Price Match Online Deals?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m shopping around for a tablet and have noticed that the one I am after is available much more cheaply online ($100 or more). How likely is it that the local retailers (JB Hi Fi, Good Guys, Harvey Norman and so on) will be willing to match this?