Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Star Wars explained in one handy chart, Tesla Model S becomes fastest car in the world, inside the "horrifying" three-day heatwave coming to Australia's east coast.
- A "horrifying" three-day heatwave is coming for Australia's east coast. Read the news here and then protect yourself with these tips.
- Tesla Model S is now the fastest car in the world. Gizmodo has the science.
- If you've ever wanted a visual representation of the timeline of battles in the current Star Wars canon, you're in luck.
- Still sticking to your New Year's resolution to get fit? Good for you! Here are 20 tried-and-trusted fitness hacks to keep you on the right track.