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Briefly: New Interstellar Trailer, Earworm Hacks, Oculus Rift Gets Pollinated

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch the latest trailer to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, why catchy songs get stuck in your head (and how to stop it), could Pollen on the Oculus Rift be the future of gaming?


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

Today’s best deals include MeteoEarth on Android, Hit ‘n’ Run on iOS, and Dog Tricks HD on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Ask LH: Are Glass Screen Protectors Better Than Plastic Ones?

Dear Lifehacker, I scratched the screen of my last phone and I want to avoid that on my new one. I’m not a fan of plastic screen guards, but I have been hearing a lot about glass screen protectors. Are they better than plastic?


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

Today’s best deals include Beautiful Widgets Pro on Android, Bloodstroke on iOS and VisualMATH 4D for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Ask LH: Am I Allowed To Use An Ex-Employer's Website In My Design Portfolio?

Hey Lifehacker, I’m a recently-minted freelance web developer learning how to make my way in the world of solo business. In preparing an online portfolio to present to potential clients/employers, I have included several examples of websites that I built at the advertising agency for which I used to work. In each case I’ve been careful to credit the designer and the agency for the design while honestly describing what my part in the project was and how I accomplished the work.


Briefly: LG G3 Review, Cannibalism 101, Family Guy Meets The Simpsons

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Team GearBox takes out BattleHack Sydney, get $1 cheeseburgers from Hungry Jack’s, watch the first footage from Simpsons/Family Guy crossover.


Killer Interview Question: List 10 Non-Traditional Uses For Pencils

Another addition to the killer interview questions collection: List 10 non-traditional uses for pencils.


Elevator Pitch: iBackpacker

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Shane Martz, founder of iBackpacker.


Ask LH: Do Any Telcos Offer Shaping On Their Mobile Plans?

Hey Lifehacker, I have friends with two young teenagers (11 and 13) who are screaming for their own mobile phones. The parents are concerned about cost overruns, particularly with data limits. What they are looking for is a plan (preferably pre-paid) that has a “real” data limit. If the use gets to that limit then the connection is either shaped or cut off. No risk of excess data charges and parents don’t have to worry about a surprise bill. Any suggestions?


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

Today’s best deals include Broken Sword 5 on Android, Trail Tracker GPS on iOS and Castle Of Illusion on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!