Chrome may be the best browser around, but it eats up your PC’s RAM like turkey on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever looked at your task manager, you’ve probably flipped out at the sheer number of Chrome processes and the memory they hog. Here’s why Chrome uses so much RAM, and how to curb its gluttony.
I am a huge fan of The Longest Journey franchise, so you can bet the moment the Kickstarter for Dreamfall Chapters went online I threw my money at it. And now that the first chapter is out, let me say that it's not the most exciting opening, but it does do some serious world building.
Chrome: Flix Plus, a new extension from us at Lifehacker, adds new features and tweaks to Netflix.com, letting you filter its recommendations, remove spoilers, use keyboard shortcuts, and a whole lot more.
OS X: Some games have gamepad and joystick controls functional out of the box. Some don't. For the latter, a little app called Joystick Mapper can allow you to use any compatible controller with any game—whether it supports your gamepad/joystick or not.
You may not immediately think "gaming" when you think "Mac," but there are tons of games for the Mac these days, and some of the most popular PC games are also available for OS X. Let's take a look at a few ways to make those games run as smoothly as possible.
The folks behind the astounding The Walking Dead games kick-off a new serialized adventure tomorrow with The Wolf Among Us, based on an award-winning comic book about fairy tale characters. If that sounds childish and prosaic to you, you've been reading the wrong fairy tales.
Welcome friends! In less than an hour, Apple's going to take the wrapping off of the all-new, Jony Ive-powered iOS 7, and we'll be covering it all live, right here. What else are we expecting out of WWDC 2013? New MacBooks, OS X improvements, better iCloud, and maybe even a surprise or two.
When PC role-playing classic Baldur's Gate was released in 1998, I was writing for a small gaming news site called Videogamers.com. BioWare's masterpiece was my first official PC game review. While Videogamers.com is long gone, the magical Internet Wayback Machine houses an archived version of the review, at least…
On November 30, 1998, a little-known company called BioWare released a strangely-titled game named Baldur's Gate for personal computers. It was critically and commercially acclaimed, an excellent RPG with a gigantic world, interesting characters, and a ton of little details to discover and enjoy.
Apple's game-centric social network will be extending to the manufacturer's desktops and laptop when the latest update to its operating system rolls out later this year. See more about Mountain Lion at Gizmodo.
Last Class Heroes is a 2D action role-playing game that at first might look a bit generic, but the more you dig into it's art and combat system the more you're going to want to play it.
There's only been one Facebook game I've ever set an alarm for in real life: Starfleet Commander made me get up in the middle of the night to check my fleets and send out new attacks. What made the space fleet combat game—sort of a combination of EVE Online and Trade Wars 2002—so compelling? For me, it was the chance…
Forget "PC vs Console" wars. Now it's going to be "iPad vs Mac". (Keyboard and mouse forever!)
This man is unarguably the greatest math teacher in the history of math teachers. Or at least the greatest at pulling off large-scale video projector pranks that leave you laughing, stunned, and a little bit awed.
Today Valve releases the first in a series of videos covering the E3 demo for Portal 2. In the first portion we meet Wheatley, the personality sphere that's cuddlier than a companion cube, if that's even possible.