Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Tigerair Australia offers ‘2-for-1’ network-wide sale on all domestic flights, the glottal mind-numbing horror of the Alien 3 joystick.
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- In the summer of 1992, UK joystick manufacturer Cheetah released the Alien 3 joystick. It was the peripheral equivalent of Newt and Hicks brutally drowning. Click here for a harrowing first-hand report.
- A moebius strip is a topological artifact that has only one edge, and one surface. Apparently, it's possible to knit one using a new variation of two cast-on methods. Spook!
- Tigerair Australia is putting all of its domestic routes on a '2-for-1' sale from now until midnight Wednesday 21 May 2014. The deal includes 21 domestic flights to 14 destinations across Australia for travel periods extending from 11 June to 26 June, 22 July to 18 September and from 15 October through to 11 December 2014. Head to Tigerair's website for more information.
- If you'd prefer to travel for free and don't mind staying at a luxurious tropical island, be sure to enter our latest IT Pro competition in conjunction with VMware!
- The cold snap is almost upon us, which means it may be time to stock up on winter clothing. If you want an affordable yet stylish tench coat, this turndown collar, double-breasted woolen number could be worth a look -- it's currently on special for $42.51 from EveryBuying, with free shipping.
- Sony has announced that the redesigned PlayStation Vita (PCH-2000) will launch in Australia from 4 June. The new model, which will retail for $269.95, features a more streamlined form factor and a 1GB internal memory card. You can read a hands-on preview over at Gizmodo.