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Three foolproof steps to buying the Best. Computer. Ever

Would you buy a car without researching it first? Nopes, us neither. How about a house? Ditto.

Small is the new 'black'… again

Throughout the '90s and Noughties the trend in technology was to get devices as small and lightweight as possible. Well it would appear that, in conjunction with the advent of the iPad, LG believe that small is once again beautiful with the release of its ultra lightweight X300 notebook: so lightweight in fact that you can tape it to a wall.

Small is the new ‘black’… again

Throughout the '90s and Noughties the trend in technology was to get devices as small and lightweight as possible. Well it would appear that, in conjunction with the advent of the iPad, LG believe that small is once again beautiful with the release of its ultra lightweight X300 notebook: so lightweight in fact that you can tape it to a wall.

20 dark secrets your computer technician doesn’t want you to know (or is simply...

In the first part of a six part series, David Moore takes a behind-the-scenes look at the 'dark art' of computer maintenance and reveals some obvious (and some not so apparent) tricks to keeping your system up and running.

Alice In Wonderland on the iPad looks… enchanting

The iPad's lack of eye-friendly e-ink (found in specialised e-readers such as the Kindle or Sony Reader) has prompted many adult observers to conclude that it is not a serious reading device. But try telling your kids that it's unsuitable for reading once they've seen this clip of Alice In Wonderland on the iPad.

Of course Apple’s iPad isn’t what it was hyped up to be

The brand that normally can do no wrong is now feeling the unfamiliar sting of consumers and tech mavens worldwide who believe their expectations have been thoroughly unmet.

Australia's latest supercomputer project launched at ANU

Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, today officially launched a new research supercomputer facility, located at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

Australia’s latest supercomputer project launched at ANU

Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, today officially launched a new research supercomputer facility, located at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

Rolltop – the laptop computer of the future

With all the chatter about the wave of soon-to-be-released tablet computers, and with the newspaper industry foraging around for a viable digital replacement for paper, it's good to remind ourselves that this is just the beginning. Pretty soon we could be rolling up our laptop and tucking it under our arm like a yoga mat. Check out this conceptual "Rolltop" from www.orkin-design.de.

Windows 7 – who gives a $#%&!?

This has to be one of the most anticipated yet underwhelming launches in Microsoft's history. Apparently, we were supposed to be so excited about the launch that we would host a party in honour of it! Come on, MS. Really. Generally speaking, I like your stuff. But am I going to throw a party in honour of it? Not unless you're paying for the booze.

Windows 7 – who gives a $#%&!?

This has to be one of the most anticipated yet underwhelming launches in Microsoft's history. Apparently, we were supposed to be so excited about the launch that we would host a party in honour of it! Come on, MS. Really. Generally speaking, I like your stuff. But am I going to throw a party in honour of it? Not unless you're paying for the booze.

Futurist Ross Dawson predicts the social technologies that will dominate in 2016

This week Ross Dawson released a list of extraordinary technologies he thinks will be commonplace seven years from now, in 2016.

Should we admire or slap Apple zealots?

It usually manifests as a long monologue that starts with: "Get a Mac - they are perfect" then trails off, without punctuation or breathing, into an extensive list of Mac failures and bugbears. When they catch themselves, they add, "But they are still brilliant. You should get one!"

The Distraction Machine

Computers are so powerful and useful. So how come we never get anything done on them?

10 things you DON’T need to know about computers

1. A computer is a computer. Wrong. You get what you pay for. A cobbled together car from various parts is not a Commodore -...

10 things you DON'T need to know about computers

1. A computer is a computer. Wrong. You get what you pay for. A cobbled together car from various parts is not a Commodore -...

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