We love a good video almost as much as we love seeing how similar everyone is in their tastes — so this collection of the 10 most-watched YouTube videos of the year is ticking all our boxes. The list focuses on Australian viewers only, so it's a clear-cut view into what we all like to get our hungry eyes across — and we've gotta say, it's a killer lineup!
Finding the perfect laptop can be tricky, especially if looking at a spec sheet makes your eyes glaze over. It can be tempting to ignore these sometimes-confusing tables. Instead, many of us rely on a quick Google search for reviews of popular brands. That is a mistake.
Learning to read a spec sheet can be incredibly valuable. Not only will you be making an informed decision, you're less likely to spend money needlessly. You should be looking for what you need, not just what sounds powerful and fancy. We explain some of the most important and head-scratch inducing parts of spec sheets mean.
Last week, Netflix introduced the long-awaited offline viewing feature for some of its TV shows and movies. Now it has brought in video previews to help you select what content you want to watch faster. Here's how it work.
Dear Lifehacker, I've been hearing a lot about HDR TVs and how "revolutionary" they are. One so-called expert called it the biggest technological leap since the first colour TV. The thing is, similar things were said about 3D TV and look how that turned out! So my question is, does HDR really matter or is it just another marketing gimmick?
Web: Fantasy author Terry Prachett's Discworld series has spanned over 30 years of books and short stories, and there's no way for a newbie to know where to jump in and start. Luckily, All Timelines is a web service that will tell you, along with guides for virtually every other pop culture franchise.
Yesterday, the internet went crazy over a YouTube video depicting a man punching a kangaroo which appeared to have imprisoned his dog in a headlock. The clip was incomplete and suspiciously well framed, which lead many to suspect it had been staged. Now, the full video has surfaced in Full HD - and it looks pretty legit.
PlayStation Experience 2016 is a video game event hosted by Sony that showcases all the new games and products coming to the PS4 console. This year's show contained plenty of get excited about, including The Last Of Us Part II, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Horizon Zero Dawn. Here are all the trailers from the event.
If you have a new (and probably quite expensive) 4K HDR TV, then 4K video is amazing — it looks incredible. But to watch a 4K Blu-ray, you need a 4K Blu-ray player, which can set you back quite a few hundred dollars more than regular Blu-ray. If you do want to make that investment, though, the cheapest 4K Blu-ray player actually does a lot more than just play movies. You can buy a 4K-toting Xbox One S for as little as $349, a full $200 cheaper than the least expensive Blu-ray player on sale in Australia today.
The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony honoring achievements in the video game industry. It's also a launching pad for all new game announcements and trailers. Here are the highlights from today's show: including new Zelda: Breath of the Wild and our first look at Mass Effect: Andromeda's in-game footage.
Work is becoming a lifestyle with a lot of young professionals.
With more people taking work home, telecommuting, contracting and travelling, they want laptops that can be used for both business and pleasure. Why switch machines when you can have something that is easily portable for work but still powerful enough to game and watch streamed videos in HD?
Fortunately, the industry is listening. Whether you like to play games or simply hitting the 'play' button on your screen — there will be something here for you.
While neither Stan nor the Australian Netflix library has anything near the range of US streaming services, every month we get just a little more. Foxtel is also adding a number of hugely popular titles to their Anytime on-demand streaming. Read on to see all the content that will be added to their libraries during the month of December.
After teasing us with some hidden games, Facebook has now launched its full-blown gaming feature for its Messenger platform. You can now play a bunch of games through Facebook Messenger in a browser on desktop or in the mobile app. Here's the list of games, what devices they're compatible with and how you can start playing them now.
On the face of it, offline playback on Netflix doesn't seem revolutionary. Unlike music, which we regularly consume on the go, we mostly watch TV at home, on a couch. Usually with a cable connection or — at worst — decent Wi-Fi.
But think of the possibilities.
Offline viewing. It's something millions of Netflix fans have been clamoring for ever since the DVD mailing company ventured into online streaming back in 2007. Almost ten years later, the big wigs in Los Gatos, California have finally heard us.
Today, Netflix customers will be able to download select movies and TV shows in addition to streaming over the internet. The feature is available worldwide and comes at no extra cost. This is a huge selling point that previously didn't exist in the market. Once again, the VOD landscape has changed and Netflix's rivals will be forced to follow suit - or else.