Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Star Wars Parkour, get a free photography ebook from Amazon, the weird and wonderful world of cricket broadcasting tech.
- Have you ever wondered what kind of technology goes into cricket broadcasting? This in-depth guide from Gizmodo gives the skinny on everything from infrared HotSpots to the Snickometer.
- A bunch of surprisingly fit Star Wars geeks have filmed themselves doing parkour tricks in the desert dressed in Jedi outfits. We probably would have preferred this to Episode One. Click here to see the video.
- In 1940, 5000 French officers were held as prisoners of war in a German camp called Oflag 17A. Unlike others POWs, these inmates had a secret camera, smuggled in from the outside world. The footage — and their story — is incredible. Click here to see the photos and read their story.
- Amazon is currently offering the free ebook 8 Ways To Accelerate Your Photography: How To Speed Up The Learning Curve. Written by the professional Canadian photographer Anne McKinnell, the book identifies 8 core knowledge areas that are essential for today’s photographer and shares the quickest and most effective techniques in each area. [Via OzBargain]