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The Backyard Barbecue Playlist

It’s the weekend! The temperature’s getting colder, but there are always going to be those Aussies who won’t let a little bit of suboptimal weather separate them from their barbecue. Today’s playlist can help take you back to warmer days.

How Video Games Changed The Way I Saw My Father

He towered over me, an imposing figure that I was all too familiar with. He wielded no weapons and he did not utter a single word but his stare was enough to turn me into stone. I was terrified. No, he was not Slender Man and I wasn’t trapped in some eerie survival horror game. He was my father.

This is a tale of how video games changed the way I saw my old man.

Ask LH: What Do Those Different Game Audio Options Actually Do?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve seen some games offer the audio options “Stereo”, “TV”, “Headphones” and “Home Theater” (damn US spelling). I know what stereo is, but what are the others? Do they map to other well-known settings like 5.1 or is something else going on?

10 Ways HBO's Game Of Thrones Differs From The Books [Infographic]

HBO’s adaptation of Game Of Thrones (AKA A Song Of Ice And Fire) is now in its sixth year. In that time, the show has employed considerable artistic licence to speed up, streamline or exercise certain plots. As a result, the fates of various characters — both major and minor — have deviated significantly from the books. Here are ten times the TV show went down a completely different path.

DuckieTV Tracks Your Favourite Shows, Automatically Downloads New Episodes

Windows/Mac/Linux/Chrome: DuckieTV is a no-hassle, fool-proof calendar to track TV shows you’re watching, and it also automatically searches for torrents of new episodes and downloads them to your hard drive.

Spotify's Family Plan Just Got Cheaper And Better

Spotify just upgraded it’s family plan so that’s it’s a much better deal. You can now have up to six members on a plan for just $17.99 a month, which just so happens to match Apple Music’s own family plan.

The Whole Crazy Process Of Creating A TV Show, From Pitch To Pilot

During pilot season, tons of TV shows are ordered and then enthusiastically spruiked in trade magazines. And then, nine months later… most of them will not be on television. What is this mysterious crucible? Here’s our step-by-step guide to the process of pitching a brand new television show.

The Legendary Guitar Solos Playlist

In the old days, nothing rocked harder than a guitarist who could absolutely shred during a solo. This playlist features some of the most legendary solos ever recorded.

How To Use Spotify On Your Android TV

Google’s I/O developers conference has come and gone for another year. Among the more intriguing announcements is the news that you can now use Spotify on your Android TV. Here’s how it’s done.

Why 3D TV Failed (And Why We Don't Care)

In 2015, 3D was still present in most HD TVs. Not that you’d have known — advertisements had conspicuously stopped mentioning it. This year, the feature has been quietly killed off by most major manufacturers. After years of trying to convince consumers that 3D was the next big thing, it’s finally been consigned to the dustbin of history. Here’s why we won’t miss it.

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