Briefly: Big W Book Clearance, Google's Self-Driving Car

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Get best-selling books from Big W for $1, watch Google's self-driving car in action, why most Hollywood comedies suck.

  • Big W has slashed the price on its books to as low as $1; including decent titles like The Hobbit. Click here to see the full range. You can check out more online deals over at Hump Day Bargains.
  • Oh dear. The bomb squad was called into NineMSN offices yesterday after a suspicious looking safe was delivered but not signed for. Inside the safe? Promotional material for the video game Watch Dogs. Oops.
  • Have you ever wondered why US comedies tend to be less funny than British comedies? According to this Edgar Wright video, it's all about being visually funny.
  • Google's self-driving car is swiftly becoming a commercial reality. Click here to see the latest video of it in action.


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