Briefly: Clueful Lands On Android, Australian Police Test 3D Printed Firearms, Crazy GoPro Cliff Dive Video

Briefly: Clueful Lands On Android, Australian Police Test 3D Printed Firearms, Crazy GoPro Cliff Dive Video

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Clueful security app comes to Android, get a Nexus 7 tablet for $206, extreme stuntman drives snow mobile off cliff and films it.

  • Clueful, the free BitDefender privacy protection app that was famously yanked from the Apple App Store is now available on Android. Clueful For Android analyses other apps installed on your phone, including what data they share, whether they use excessive battery life and how they store data. You can find out more about the security tool and what it protects against here.
  • In a move that some would call counterproductive, the Australian Government has just published a list of ingredients that can be used to make home-made bombs in a bid to thwart terrorists. The Chemical Security campaign is designed to help Australians identify chemicals that can be diverted from their usual purpose and used in bomb-making activities by terrorists — but it also resembles an educative shopping list for would be saboteurs. Read the full report here.
  • The Good Guys is currently selling the 7-inch Nexus 7 32GB tablet for $206. You can also get the 3G version for $254. Bargain! [Via OzBargain]
  • Have you ever wondered what it feels like to drive a snowmobile off a cliff? This pants-wettingly extreme GoPro video captures the mayhem from two separate angles. Watch it here.
  • The NSW Police Force has downloaded, built and tested the 3D printable weapon known as The Liberator — and found it to be potentially lethal to both the victim and the shooter. The first model penetrated a resin block up to 17 centimetres (which would be lethal to humans) while the second exploded. “Don’t try it, no matter what end of this gun you can be on, you could die. Do not download, do not manufacture The Liberator,” Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said. You can read the full report at Gizmodo.


  • Regarding the 3D printed gun – it’s not that hard to make a bullet go out of a tube. I can think of cheaper ways to do it than 3D printing.

    • Just curious. Can any of those ways go undetected through metal detectors and X-ray machines?

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