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Browser Speed Tests: Chrome 19, Firefox 13, IE9, Opera 11.64

Browser Speed Tests: Chrome 19, Firefox 13, IE9, Opera 11.64

Firefox 13 is out now and it’s all about speed. Chrome and Opera also introduced new versions of their browsers recently, so we thought it was time for another browser speed test. We’ve once again pitted the four most popular Windows web browsers against each other in a battle of…

Australia’s Average Broadband Speed: 384Kbps

Australia’s Average Broadband Speed: 384Kbps

For early adopters like Lifehacker readers, average numbers make surprising and depressing reading. So just as people were astonished to learn that the average Aussie only downloads 6GB a month, I suspect a study suggesting that the average download speed in Australia is just 384Kbps will be greeted with hoots…

Google M-Lab Shows Broadband Speeds Across The World

Google M-Lab Shows Broadband Speeds Across The World

Nearly 2000 people have taken part in the Lifehacker Speed Wave, which currently claims an average download speed for our readers of 29.6Mb/s. The median speed of around 9Mb/s is probably closer to the mark but still high, based on newly-updated visualisation tools from Google which let you examine broadband…