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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.


How To Adapt Your Computer To Your Environment

Your laptop follows you wherever you go, and so do all your settings. When you move locations you don’t always want the same network configuration, default printer, security settings, file sharing options, and so on. Adapting to a new environment doesn’t have to be a constant annoyance. Here’s how to do it painlessly on both Windows and Mac. Just click on your operating system to get started.


Mark Cuban's College Days Of Debauchery

Yesterday, while innocently patrolling the internet, we came across a link to Mark Cuban’s Google+ gallery of old computer ads. We found this gallery to be very boring, and out of curiosity, we clicked back to Cuban’s Google+ profile, where we found multiple public galleries of his rugby years at Indiana University. They were not as boring. [Deadspin]


Building Made From Shipping Containers Would Probably Scare Dexter Witless

Apparently Long Beach, California, is the world’s second busiest port, with shipping containers a fairly normal view for residents. It therefore figures architecture firm APHIDoIDEA has proposed a building built using 65 recycled shipping containers.


Mosquito-Proof Hammock Makes Swamps So Much More Relaxing

Doesn’t swinging in a hammock really appeal today? Maybe you’d have a brand new book to dive into; a cocktail or two, and a kind slave to feed you grapes. Just make sure you have a mosquito-proof hammock. This one’s $US100, and folds into a tiny pouch when you’re done. [Hammacher via Werd]


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Electro-Maestros Radio Soulwax Dish Up 24 Hours Of Mixes And Record Sleeve-Influenced Visuals

Otherwise known as 2 Many DJs, the Belgian electronica brothers have released their first app, which has a full day’s worth of mixes with battery-sapping mind-warping visuals. Treating them like “musical films based on the record sleeves”, it’s a free download.


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HTC’s Gingerbread Update For Desire Inches Closer

In what’s become a common occurrence for HTC, the company has updated their Facebook page, explaining they “are testing our build of Gingerbread for HTC Desire and will start doing quality assurance for it this week”. [Facebook]


How Fujifilm’s X100 Camera Got Back Up Post-Japanese Disaster

While the subject of Fujifilm’s propaganda video is sad (Japanese earthquake delays production of one of the finest cameras ever!), the production qualities of the video are simply hilarious. Anyone would think they were shooting Michael Jackson’s last days.


Jellyfish Shut Down A Nuclear Power Plant

Jellyfish invaded the cooling water at a Scottish nuclear power plant this week. There were so many of these aquatic creatures floating around, the plant had to shut down.


Watch Tweets As They Flow Out Of Japan After The Earthquake

After the earthquake hit Japan earlier this year, tweets poured out of the country and retweets spread across the world. The level of tweeting spiked to 5000 tweets per second after the quake and tsunami hit.


The Matrix Lobby Scene A Capella Style

Everyone remembers the classic shoot-em-up lobby scene from The Matrix. Bullets flying, people flying, it was awesome.