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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.

Lightning Review: Tinge Razor Massager, Shaver Combo Gadget

A couple months ago, a company asked if I was interested in reviewing their razor/personal massager combo. I said sure, never expecting them to send one all the way over to China. Well, they did.

GoPro Attached to Surfboard For Recording Awesome Wipeouts

The GoPro Hero Sports Camera seriously is cool, and watching Brian toppling over himself on a snowboard made me want to search for even more GoPro videos. Enter sexy Spanish surfer wiping out. Swooon.

Honda Asimo Creators Turning Your Brain into the Ultimate Robot Controller

You know what I think the worst thing about having a robot army is? You have to press buttons. It’s much more satisfying to get every automaton to do your bidding by just thinking it.

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Mugen Pop Pop Infinite Bubble Wrap Now on iPhones

Bandai first brought the pleasure of regular bubble wrap to your keychain with its Mugen Pop Pop Toy. And now, in case you don’t bring your keys everywhere, they’ve put it on the iPhone too!

Portable Cross Fadin' Cassette Will Make All Your Spontaneous DJ Dreams Come True

Once, while walking down the street, a man suddenly approached me screaming “QUICK! We need someone to DJ!” If only I had had this portable cross fader—who knows how differently my life would’ve turned out.

12 Eye-Popping Flight Helmets

Oobject’s list of flying helmets proves that pilots never need to look far for absolutely terrifying Halloween costumes. Like that f-35 joint strike fighter helmet – those terrible green eyes will haunt me forever. [Oobject]

Robots Will Be Taking Care of Your Grandma in Five Years

The Japanese government is planning to put robots to practical use in Japanese households in as soon as five years, and has already begun formulating the political agencies needed to oversee robot safety standards.

Clairvoyant Watch Warns You When It's a Bad Time

Swiss watchmaker Borgeaud has teamed up with Indian fortune tellers to create a watch that allegedly predicts the future. When things are about to go sour, a bedpan-shaped section on the watch will turn brown.

Chinese Villager Takes Wooden Bike Out For a Spin

A carpenter in a Chinese village, perhaps unwilling to spend what would amount to a month’s pay on a bicycle, has created a 100% wooden one to ride around town instead.

Ruin Diamonds By Nano-etching Your Ugly Mug Into Them

Have the urge to really ruin the resale value of a diamond? Here’s one way—permanently embed a hi-res grayscale photograph of yourself in it.