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Briefly: 40 AA Batteries For $10, Top 20 TED Talks, Police Eye Pirates' Metadata

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Get 40 AA Fujitsu Alkaline batteries from Dick Smith for $9.98, the 20 most popular TED talks of all time, Australian Federal Police Commissioner admits metadata could be used to prosecute movie pirates.


Schedule Quiet Times On Your Mac With These Automator Apps

Mac: Do Not Disturb is great on a Mac, but it doesn’t really quiet down everything. If you want to set Do Not Disturb to run on a schedule alongside disabling your volume, WonderHowTo shows you how with an Automator app.


Google Releases The New Chrome Bookmark Manager Extension

Chrome: It was formally known as Google Stars — before it was pulled from the Chrome Web Store. The Bookmark Manager extension relaunches today and brings a selection of new features to make your bookmarks more powerful.


Briefly: Wolfram Alpha Tricks, Top 10 'Scary' Songs, Inside KFC

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 32 tricks you can do with Wolfram Alpha, how KFC makes its fried chicken, Spotify’s Halloween party list.


Qoffee Creates An Agenda To Keep Your Meetings Moving

You’ve just spent an hour in yet another fruitless meeting. Worse yet, it went halfway into lunch. Yaaay. Qoffee solves this problem by setting an agenda that you’ll actually stick to.


Declutter By Asking One Question: 'Does This Spark Joy?'

Most of us declutter by throwing away things we simply don’t use, or rehoming items that get in the way of productivity. Try throwing away anything that doesn’t bring you happiness instead.


Briefly: Fitbit Charge Details, Google Inbox Hacks, Cheap Nexus 5

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Introducing the new Fitbit Charge range, seven tips to unlock the potential of Google Inbox, get the Nexus 5 smartphone for $409.


Play 'The Noticing Game' To Get Through A Boring Wait

Sitting on a plane, in a car, or in a waiting room with nothing to occupy your mind is frustrating. Play the noticing game: actively notice everything in your environment to avoid pure boredom in a waiting situation.


Keep A 'Top 3' To-Do List To Keep Your Momentum Up

Your to-do list probably fills up pretty quickly. When the things on your list get overwhelming, motivation starts to drop. Combat this by picking the three most important items and giving them their own top priority list.


Briefly: Melbourne Lightning, Modball Driver Busted, Half-Price Nokia Lumia 530

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Melbourne’s lightning storm in pictures, Modball Rally driver busted going 216km/h, get a Nokia Lumia 530 for $39.50.