Briefly: Airport Tech, Cheap SD Cards, Transformers Movie Review

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: get a SanDisk 16GB MicroSDHC card for $6.95, the world-first technology behind Australia's new passports, is Transformers: Age Of Extinction Michael Bay's worst movie?

  • Following on from the popular Death Of Windows XP Death countdown clock, Microsoft is giving a similar sendoff to Extended XP Anti-Malware Support. The service officially ceases to exist on July 15, 2015. Pay your respects here.
  • Australia's new passports have a world-first security feature — a holographic image of kangaroos that make any legitimate passport virtually impossible to counterfeit. Head to Gizmodo to find out how the tech was made.
  • Should video games instill harsher penalties on players for dying? This is a debate I've been having with Kotaku in relation to the new Alien game. You can read our conflicting thoughts here.
  • Shopping Square is currently selling SanDisk 16GB MicroSDHC cards for just $6.95 (plus $1.95 delivery). This would normally set you back around $40. [Via OzBargain]
  • Transformers Age Of Extinction lands on cinema screens today. By most accounts, it's a bloated, nonsensical train wreck that runs for a butt-numbing three hours. Click here for Gizmodo's apoplectic review.


    When I click on the SanDisk offer at $6.95 + 1.95 that was to expire today, I discover that it is priced at $7.95 + 3.95. Not as advertised, not proper and very misleading. Get your advertisers inline!

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