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Games Slow? Easily Figure Out If Your PC Needs A CPU, GPU Or RAM Upgrade

If you’re keen to purchase some new gaming hardware for Christmas — be it for yourself or someone else — it might not be obvious what piece of tech to get. If your (or the giftee’s) machine isn’t playing the latest and greatest games at the best of frame rates, there are some rules of thumb that can help make the determination.

Mozilla's Pushes Multi-Process Firefox Back To Next Year

Switching an application from single to multi-process is no small undertaking, especially with a project the size of Firefox. Despite Mozilla’s best intentions to get “Electrolysis”, the codename for its project to make its browser multi-process, into 43, the implementation has been pushed back to 2016 for version 46 at the earliest.

Lifehacker Is Hiring! Digital Designer Wanted

Are you a tech savvy creative? We’re looking for an ideas driven and commercially focused digital designer to join our rapidly growing team at Allure Media.

Deus Sex Machina: The Ethics Of Robot Love

There was to have been a conference in Malaysia last week called Love and Sex with Robots but it was cancelled after Malaysian police branded it “illegal” and “ridiculous”. “There is nothing scientific about sex with robots,” said a police chief. However, others believe there are many interesting and important aspects of intimate robot partners that are worth researching and discussing.

Free Games Friday: Dragon Friend, Kayos, Fishing Town

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.

Video Briefly: Cheap Arse Star Wars, NASA Arcade Cabinet, Civil War

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers: Cardboard Star Wars, a futuristic retro arcade cabinet and the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War.

The Ten Grossest Lifehacker Taste Tests

Lifehacker has indulged in some highly unorthodox taste tests over the years. From bacon milkshakes to placenta pizza, we’ve stuck a lot of weird and horrifying things into our mouths. To round off Friday, here are ten of the grossest gastronomical nightmares to squelch into our office. (You might want to read this one on an empty stomach.)

HP Announces Two ProLiant Servers For SMBs

In December, HP Enterprise will be launching two new servers for SMBs that have to deal with multiple workloads: the ProLiant DL20 Gen9 and the ProLiant ML30 Gen9. Here’s the information HP has released about the new offerings so far.

How I Succeeded: Audinate's Aidan Williams

How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business leaders for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Aidan Williams from Audinate

Schoolies Week: Ten Ways To Keep It Classy (ish)

Schoolies is an Australian rite of passage right up there with passing your Ps and having your first stiff drink. However, it’s also rife with potential dangers and embarrassments. We asked the guys and girls at DrinkWise Australia to share their top ten tips for schoolies revelers. If you want to keep things safe and (relatively) classy, this is the advice you need to know.

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