Video Briefly: Monster Lobster, DSLR Guide, Star Wars Spoof

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Biologist catches giant 70-year-old lobster, touch screen laptop hacks, high-end DSLRs explained.

  • Australia's shock gaming news of the week was first Target and then Kmart deciding to stop selling Grand Theft Auto V down under in response to online petitions. But the biggest surprise isn't really that this happened: it's that those big chain stores are still selling games at all.
  • Movember is over, guys. That means it's time to lose the face fuzz. Instead of having a boring shave, why not employ one of these bizarre 'tache removal hacks?
  • When does it make sense to step up from an intermediate DSLR to a more advanced model to take your shots to the next level? Gizmodo investigates.
  • The Saint's Row video game series is about to release a new installment and it's looking even more bonkers than usual. Here's an extended sing-off from the game between Satan and his daughter.
  • Nothing says summer like a time-lapse video of slowly melting ice creams. Mmmm, runny.
  • Last month, a man in the UK took part in the 10 Cokes A Day Challenge. As its name implies, this involved drinking ten cans of Coke every day to see what kind of effect it would have on his body. The entire experiment was chronicled on YouTube: click here for the flabby results.
  • There have been countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity. But few — if any — are as inspiring, beautiful, and realistic as this extraordinary short film by Erik Wernquist, narrated by Carl Sagan. Watch it and get ready for goosebumps.
  • By now you've doubtlessly seen the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Some clever wag has tweaked it to include a bunch of distracting and entirely superfluous CGI. The result is truly glorious.
  • And here's the original trailer recreated with Lego.
  • From Taylor Swift to Pharrell Williams. Kesha to Maroon 5. Iggy Azalea to Iggy Azalea. This is the United State Of Pop 2014 mashup, and it’s a masterpiece.
  • Biologist Forrest Galante was diving for lobsters off the coast of Anacapa Island, California, when he found this 70-year-old 5kg monster. Then he introduced it to his family: like Homer Simpson did with Pinchy.
  • Just bought your Windows 8.1 tablet or laptop? Gizmodo has some great ideas to get the most out of the device's touch screen.


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