Briefly: Laptop Buying Guide, Jupiter Ascending Trailer, SBS Movie Streaming

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch the latest trailer to Jupiter Ascending, Gizmodo laptop buying guide 2014, get 400 movies from SBS for free.

  • From October 1, SBS will offer viewers 400 on-demand movies for free. Some of the films on offer include Bicycle Thieves, Black Dynamite, American Splendor, Oldboy, The Last Emperor and The Thin Blue Line. The 400 movies will remain free to view for 12 months.
  • Last month, Sri Lankan human resources consultant Dananjaya Hettiarachchi was crowned the World Champion of Public Speaking by Toastmasters International. Here's a look at what made his speech so special.
  • EleVR is a web show about virtual reality for people who are actually wearing virtual reality headsets. In short, it lets you watch the show as though you are literally sitting on a couch in the studio. Head to Kotaku to see the concept in action.
  • The Wachowskis have made highly divisive movies ever since the Matrix sequels. Their latest sci-fi epic, Jupiter Ascending, appears to be no different. Check out the latest trailer and judge for yourself.
  • Our friends at Gizmodo have put together a buying guide of the best laptops of 2014. Click here for their verdicts.

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