Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Get 50 per cent off the Sony X30 iPhone/iPod Speaker Dock, Google Now arrives on iPhone and iPad, Lifehacker gets showered with award nominations (yay us!).
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The personal assistant application Google Now has been rolled into the Google Search app for iPhone and iPad. Its main selling point is that it gives you the information you want before you even ask for it. It can tell you when you need to leave for your next appointment, and give you directions for getting there. It can automatically track everything from your online shopping packages to your favourite sports teams in real time. Find out more at Google's official blog.
Dick Smith is currently selling the Sony X30 iPod/iPhone speaker dock for $99; down from $199. It boasts stereo speakers with Mega Bass/Mega Xpand Sound System, a remote commander and it also charges your iThing while docked to it. [Via OzBargain]
Australian case manufacturer Cygnett has released a video in which they test the durability of their latest phone case for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Not mucking about, the vendor tosses the phone from a scissor lift onto concrete from three metres in the air. Watch the video here.
Lifehacker has just been nominated in the category of Best Website for the 2013 Microsoft IT Journalism Awards. We've also been nominated for Best Video Program and Best Personal Technology Coverage. Angus Kidman, meanwhile, has been nominated for a whopping eight individual journalism categories including Best News Journalist, Best Business Technology Journalist and Best Reviewer. The winners will be announced on May 10: wish us luck!
Like most female game journalists, Alanah Pearce has had to endure a fair amount of flak from male viewers due to her sex. Over 30 days, Pearce decided to make a tally of all the sexist comments she received via social media, YouTube and email for the crime of being a female gamer. It makes for some depressing reading. Check it out over at Kotaku.