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Apple Mac Pro: Australian Review

There hasn’t been a properly new Mac Pro for a very long time. The original Mac OS X workstation for creative professionals — video editors, commercial photographers, 3D animators — was released in 2006, and the giant cheese grater suffered a ploddingly slow upgrade cycle that meant that plenty of its former fanboys jumped ship to iMacs, MacBooks Pro or Windows boxes. But the Mac Pro is back, it’s better, and now there’s actually no reason not to buy one.

Windows Phone 8.1 Review: Gloriously Good Enough

Windows 8.1′s recent update was a subtle but effective boost. Windows Phone‘s 8.1 power up follows the same cues. It’s not mind-blowing, it’s not world-changing, it’s nothing to jump around and scream about, but it turns Windows Phone into something it’s never quite been before: an OS that’s totally good enough.

Audi Shows Off The Brains Of Its Future Self-Driving Cars

Here in Las Vegas at CES, Audi has showcased continued work on its self-driving ‘piloted drive’ efforts — currently housed in a stylish A7 concept car. While brains of the ‘zFAS’ system need the power to continually monitor surroundings and plan or control trajectory, Audi’s engineers have shrunk the components down to the size of an iPad. The future is coming. Take a look…

Audi CES Press Conference Live Stream

Next big conference out of the gate is German car maker Audi — who we know is working with Google and Nvidia to advance Android integration within cars. Apparently, however, that’s just the start. The event kicks off at 3:30pm AEDT and you can watch all the news unfold live right here…

Intel CES Press Conference Live Stream

CES is powering along and the next major keynote is Intel. Tune in at 1:30pm AEDT today and watch all the news live right here.

Naked Aussie Wedged In Washing Machine Rescued By Emergency Services

Climbing into a top loader and waiting for your girlfriend to come home is probably never going to end well. Especially if you’re naked and calling it a game of ‘hide and seek’. Even more so if it takes the combined efforts of police, firefighters, paramedics, SES plus Search and Rescue 20 minutes to grease you up and out (see video).

Asus CES Press Conference Live Stream

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is go! Luke and I are both here in Vegas — along with the Gizmodo US and UK crew — to bring you all the news. Tune in from 7am AEST this morning as Asus officially unveils its new gear for 2014. Will we see the Transformer Book Duet tablet running both Windows 8 and Android? Watch right here…

Australia's Most Popular Google Searches Of 2013: Tony Abbott, Pancakes And Sonny Bill Williams

There’s maybe no more raw glimpse at humanity’s exposed underbelly than Google’s annual Zeitgeist, a report that shows what we searched for in a given 12 months. This year, our thoughts ran towards death, destruction and politics as much as it did pancakes, Disneyland and Miranda Kerr. What?

2014's Laptops, Ultrabooks And Hybrids: What Should We Expect?

Let’s pull out the roadmaps and gauge how developments in processors, display and operating systems are shaping the slimmer, faster, more power-efficient laptops of 2014.

Nvidia Demos Expanded Developer Toolset: FlameWorks, Flex, GI Works

Yesterday, I got a sneak peek at some of the graphics tech we’ll see in next year’s games. That came in the form of new Nvidia GameWorks dev tools — its visual and simulation SDKs, algorithms and libraries designed to push the limits of Windows and Android gaming. What’s new: advances for in-game fire, smoke, physics and lighting effects. Take a look…

Microsoft's Full 'Sculpt' Keyboard And Mice Range Now In Australia

This year’s refresh of Microsoft’s popular ergonomic gear has arrived in Australia over the last few weeks. Here are the various options you’ll be able to get your dirty little fingers on…

Warships Invade Sydney: But What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Hell yes, it’s Labour Day long weekend! If you’re in NSW, QLD, SA and the ACT that is. Everyone else got their slacker day earlier in the year. So what to do with the time off? Check out Sydney’s 2013 International Fleet Review? Watch the NRL sportsball Grand Final? Maybe — just maybe — you’ll finally get connected to GTA V Online. What’s on your radar?