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The Science Behind Choosing A Partner

We know a lot about why people choose different brands of dishwashing detergent, because companies spend billions of dollars investigating who buys what. But when it comes to the processes behind perhaps our most significant life choice – choosing a romantic partner – science knows surprisingly little.


Dealhacker: The Cheapest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Prices In Australia

The wait for the first Nvidia GPU built on the advanced 16nm process is finally over. Here it is: a list of the cheapest places in Australia you can buy a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080.


Dropbox's Project Infinite Kernel Mode Extension Is A Terrible Idea

April saw Dropbox announce “Project Infinite”, a “new technology” from the company designed to more closely integrate its cloud storage platform with customer systems. This week Dropbox revealed that Project Infinite is implemented as a kernel extension on OS X, dooming it immediately with IT admins everywhere.


Microsoft Continues Visual Basic 6.0 Support In Windows 10

The Visual Basic we all know and love may have been replaced by its .NET counterpart a long time ago, but Microsoft continues to support VB 6.0 applications to this day, even on its most recent platform, Windows 10.


A Primer For Unity Developers: What The Heck Is Mono?

So you’ve started playing around with Unity and discovered this “Mono” thing. Well, Mono things. MonoDevelop, the Mono Runtime, the Mono compiler. Mono, Mono, Mono. If you’re completely in the dark as to the differences between these elements, well, it’s time to learn.


Photoshop's Magical New Crop Tool Automatically Fills In Missing Parts Of A Photo

Regular users of Photoshop have probably come across this problem before: After you’ve straightened a photo by slightly rotating it to one side or the other, your ability to then crop the image is severely limited without having to clone in missing corners. The next version of Photoshop, however, will do that all for you.


Here's Telstra's Explanation For That Three-Day Data Outage

Telstra’s latest data outage was one of the worst yet, with approximately 350,000 NBN and ADSL customers affected. Thousands were still struggling to get their internet working three days later. Telstra’s chief operations officer Kate McKenzie has since issued a statement explaining what actually went wrong.


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.


Video Briefly: Game Of Thrones IRL, Ant-Man Cosplay With A Twist, Goats In Space

Brief video items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Real-life events that inspired Game Of Thrones, an Ant-Man cosplay that will make you gush, Goat Simulator blasts off into space.


Free Games Friday: Lume, Jack Lumber, Glory Of Generals 2

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.


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