Video Briefly: The Martian Trailer, TV Buying Tips, Arnie ‘Splosions

Video Briefly: The Martian Trailer, TV Buying Tips, Arnie ‘Splosions
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Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: How to choose the perfect TV size for your lounge room, watch the latest trailer to The Martian, the best Schwarzenegger movie explosions.

  • Picking the right size TV might seem difficult, but it’s easy once you know the rules that determine the best screen for your living space. This video can help.
  • USB Type-C is shaping up to be the holy grail of ports. It can charge your laptop, deliver 4K video, and transfer loads of USB data all over a single cable — all at the same time. What could be better? Gizmodo has the answer.
  • Unified Weapons Master (UWM) is a new full-contact sport in which competitors hack away at each other with every weapon under the sun dressed in super-high-tech armour. See it in action here.
  • There’s a new trailer out for The Martian, the Andy Weir sci-fi novel turned Matt Damon summer blockbuster. Watch it here.
  • On September 22 the Muppets will return to TV screens with a distinctly “adult” vibe. This has caused dismay in some circles, but hang on — wasn’t the Muppets always a bit adult? Kotaku investigates.
  • NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured an awe-inspiring view of Saturn as it approached the planet in early 2011, along with amazingly close shots of the moon Titan. You can now enjoy them in GIF form.
  • Here are six times that Pixar went too far with the Toy Story trilogy. And let’s pray that the upcoming Toy Story 4 won’t constitute number seven.
  • Dashcam compilations are great at showing dumb ways to almost die. Here are the latest jaw-dropping clips from Dashcam Owners Australia.
  • Our colleagues at POPSUGAR Australia have put together a gallery of famous swimsuit scenes from the movies. Even though it’s winter.
  • Few actors love their explosions as much as Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here’s a 30-minute (yes, 30-minute) supercut of explosions from all his movies. It’s a promo for his goal to blow stuff up to entertain the Internet and help out charities and it includes clips from movies such as Conan, The Terminator, Total Recall, True Lies, Jingle All The Way and so much more.