Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Target slashes prices of all major video game consoles, Amiga 1200 stages a Kickstarter comeback, how blue whales maintain their monstrous size.
- Target is having a sale on all major video game consoles, plus some decent deals on individual games. Click here to see what's on offer.
- In other gaming news, there's currently a Kickstarter campaign in the works to make Amiga 1200 cases in a range of colours using all-new molds. Check it out here.
- With a little consumer trickery, it's possible to snap up a 64GB Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (white) for $688 from JB Hi-Fi. (RRP: $1098.) To get the deal, you'll need to track down some vouchers and/or trade in a working phone. OzBargain explains how it's done.
- The strategies that blue whales employ while grazing for krill aren't very well understood. So to learn more, a group of scientists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Marine Mammal Institute, and several other groups, used tags to track the movements of more than 50 blue whales and their prey. Gizmodo has the fascinating results.
- Filmmakers have invented fanciful spaceship technology for more than a hundred years. But for The Martian, director Ridley Scott went the opposite direction: He asked actual space explorers to help them imagine the technology of the near future. Here are some of the results.