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Briefly: Tigerair Sale, Brazilian 101, Predestination Trailer

Brief news items for Lifehacker readers, including: Get cheap flights from Tigerair, watch the Predestination trailer, bikini waxing styles explained.


Grab A Chromecast For $39

Another weekend, another Dick Smith deal. This time around it’s for Google’s Chromecast, which normally retails for $49, but can be yours for $10 less if you pick one up online from the aforementioned retailer this weekend.


Menu Formatting Could Affect How Much You Spend At A Restaurant

We already know that eating out is expensive, but a recent study at Cornell University found a tactic restaurants use to get you to spend even more. The study examined how customers reacted to lunch menu formatting at a busy restaurant in New York. What they discovered was customers given a menu without dollar signs spent significantly more than customers who had menus with dollar signs. Customers without dollar signs on their menus also spent more than customers with the word “dollar” written out instead of a dollar sign.


How To Minimise Your Phone Usage When You Travel Internationally

Travelling internationally is difficult enough without worrying about your phone. To avoid paying a fortune for international roaming fees, here’s how to prep your phone for travel so you can stay connected without breaking the bank.


Avoid Being 'House Poor' By Learning To Be Patient

You may not have heard of the term “house poor”, but you probably know what it means. The family that owns a three-bedroom house but can’t afford to pay their credit card bill. There’s a difference between being poor and being “house poor”, and it’s possible to avoid with a little patience.


Briefly: Free Nespresso Pods, World Cup Broadcast Stats, Game Of Thrones + Adventure Time

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: get a free tasting selection of six Grands Crus Nespresso pods, Game Of Thrones meets Adventure Time, SBS’s 2014 FIFA World Cup broadcast in numbers.


Online Bargains For Hump Day (If You Act Fast)

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include cheap Hungry Jack’s burgers, six Codemasters video games for $1 and free Nespresso. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.


Briefly: Future Soldiers, Cheap Games, The Evolution Of Pikachu

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: How Australia will wage war in 2035, get five Codemasters games for $1, how Pikachu has changed over the years.


Dealhacker: Get Up To $250 Of Apple Store Credit For Your Old iPhone

Apple’s Reuse and Recycle trade-in program is finally available to Australian customers, starting from today. Depending on the condition it’s in, you can get paid up to $250 in store credit for your previous-generation iOS device. The downside is that you can only use the store credit towards a new iPhone or iPad.


Target Selling Huawei G526s For $79

Not everyone needs or wants a smartphone worth hundreds of dollars — for some it’s all about bang for buck. Huawei’s 1.2GHz, dual-core G526, complete with 540 x 960, 245ppi screen is more than good enough and a solid deal at around $150. So Target’s current sale price of $79 makes it an absolute steal, if you can find them in stock.