You wanted more Xbox One v PlayStation 4 action, more on Mythbusters and the details on the new Google Nexus phones. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week.
- Ask LH: Is The PlayStation 4 Really Better Than The Xbox One?
Dear Lifehacker, after six years of faithful service, my Xbox 360 finally contracted the Red Ring Of Death. I’ve decided to upgrade to the next generation, but I’m unsure which console to buy. Most of my friends claim the PS4 is superior, but I’ve been an Xbox (and Halo) gamer my whole life. If I get the Xbox One will I be disappointed? Thanks, Achievement Junkie
- What Experiment Did Mythbusters Not Do Because It Was Too Dangerous?
Adam Savage is one of the co-hosts of the award winning, and soon to end, show Mythbusters. Obviously safety is a big deal with the entire crew on the show so we asked him what experiment did they contemplate but back out of because it was too dangerous.
- These Are The Home Improvements That Can Make Your House Worth Less
Making improvements to your home can sometimes raise the value of your house. However, some renovations aren’t worth the cost it takes to make them. These are some of the worst offenders
- Xbox One Vs PlayStation 4: Two Years Later
It’s been nearly two years since the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. With dozens of software updates and a price drop, choosing between the two is much harder than it was in 2013. So, we decided it was high time to compare them now that they have hit their stride.
- 5 Easy Router Tweaks For Faster, More Secure Wi-Fi
Your router might look like an impenetrable black box of internet mystery, but tweaking a few settings under the hood is easier than you might think. Here are some of the options you can reconfigure to get a faster wireless connection and keep unwelcome visitors off your network.
- Google Nexus 5X And Nexus 6P: Australian Specs, Pricing And Availability
Google has opened up pre-orders for its Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Android Marshmallow smartphones in Australia. Here are the specifications, pricing and availability for both devices.
- Eight Weird Food Combinations That Actually Work
Some of the world’s most celebrated food combinations must have seemed pretty weird to begin with. Hot chips and vinegar? Nope. Cheese and Vegemite? Eww. Peanut butter and chocolate? Yuck. Cream and fish (AKA chowder)? Bleugh! Nowadays, these pairings are completely mainstream and don’t even raise an eyebrow. Here are eight more “stomach churning” food mashups that are actually delicious — those who dare to try them won’t be disappointed.
- Sony Xperia Z5 Review: Speedy, Snap Happy And Minimalistic
With Apple and Samsung jousting to be the top dog in the smartphone market, it’s easy to forget that there are other handsets out there that are worth considering. This week, we take a closer look at the Sony Xperia Z5.
- Food Tracking And The Basic Maths Of Losing Weight
A few weeks ago I set myself the challenge to shape up a little for summer. Nothing crazy, just positive changes in a healthy direction. The below tips are some of the basic principles I’ve used as direction.
- Is It Worth Upgrading An Expensive, Ancient CPU For A Modern, Low-End One?
Now here’s a good question. Ever since the demise of the gigahertz race, chip designs began to focus on working harder, rather than faster, so the answer isn’t immediately obvious. Toss number of cores and technologies such as Hyper-threading into the mix and we have to turn to benchmarks to get a resolution.