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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.

What Comes Out Goes Back In With The Microbial Home

The Microbial Home by Philips Design is all about input and output. Waste (output), powers your herb garden (input). Like life, it’s a cyclical thing. Ya dig?

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Jailbroken iPhone 4 And iPod Touch Run Limited Siri

A hacker group has successfully ported Siri over to jailbroken iPhone 4′s and 4th-gen iPod touches, marking the beginning of what could be a “whack a mole” response from Apple as it attempts to block the 4S’s “killer feature”.

Yes, High Speed Photography Is Still Amazing

This is not my first attempt at making a blown glass sculpture, although I’m pretty sure the results of that hypothetical endeavour would look pretty much the same. It’s actually a bubble within a bubble, captured by high speed photography.

Robo-Flytrap Turns Insect Lifeblood Into Power

This is it. Batteries were the last shackle. Now that the robots can potentially produce their own power by devouring insects, all those cliches and overused internet memes about robot overlords are finally going to come true.

Fertility Chip Could Herald New Era Of Hands-On Home Testing

Gentlemen, are you shooting blanks or are you ready to continue your family line another generation? Before, answering that question required a trip to the doctors. Today, a Dutch researcher says the test could eventually be, ahem, in your hands.

Images From The Catastrophic Fall Of Imperial Japan In 1945

With the war for Europe over and the US’ Pacific “island hopping” strategy seeing long-range bombers within striking distance of Japan, all that stood between the Allies and and end to World War II was taking that tenacious island nation.

4WD Imperial Crawler Hack Makes AT-AT 'Off-Roadier'

Called the Imperial Crawler by designer Christopher Aleria, this interesting take on the AT-AT would have surely been immune to Luke’s harpoon technique.

Rotundus GroundBot Wheels Out 3D Video Surveillance On The Go

The Rotundus GroundBot is a dual-camera security bot that returns 3D video feeds to a security team located nearby. I think I’ll call him Wheelie from now on. Wheels? You tell me.

Wacom Inkling Release Finally Dated For October 24?

The Wacom Inkling was a magical, near-unbelievable device that we drooled all over in late August (Jesus especially). It was supposed to be out by late September. Now it’s late October. Luckily, we may finally have a release date.

Black Keys Fans Wondering Why Microsoft Is At Their Concert

So there was a wildly successful Black Keys concert in Seattle the other day featuring some Microsoft products. Or was it a Microsoft Windows store launch featuring the Black Keys? Did people even know Microsoft was involved?