Briefly: No Half-Life 3, Finance Hacker, Killer Hurricanes

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 10 things you can do to improve your finances today, why there will never be a Half-Life 3, how hurricanes kill.

  • To celebrate the release of The Martian Extended Edition on Blu-ray and DVD, Gizmodo is giving away a limited edition, life-size replica of Mark Watney’s helmet. Details here.
  • Perpetually in debt? Here are 10 things you can do to improve your finances today, courtesy of Business Insider.
  • A Russian blogger has been charged with “inciting hatred” after playing Pokemon GO in a church. Gizmodo has the story.
  • If you’re a fan of the Half-Life video game series, you’re probably wondering what’s taking the company so long to announce Part 3. The sad truth is that we will never see another Half-Life game from Valve, and for one very good reason. Head to Kotaku to find out why.
  • Ever wondered how hurricanes actually kill people? Gizmodo drops its science on those assembled.

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