Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Sinister clowns appear in Australia, new details emerge about Star Wars: Episode VIII, how to get a date when you're ugly.
- For those with coulrophobia — the fear of clowns — it’s a scary time to be alive. A craze where people dress up as creepy clowns and roam the streets has swept the US and has now made its way to Australia. Business Insider has the story.
- Star Wars Celebration Europe, which took place in London in July, revealed some interesting information about the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII. Here's everything we know. (Warning: Spoilers!)
- Gizmodo editor Campbell Simpson has never bought DLC for a video game he owns., nor paid for any microtransactions. This is why.
- Welcome to the latest installment of Ask Dr. NerdLove. In today's episode: am I too ugly to date?