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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.

News Of The World Probably Tried To Hack 9/11 Victims' Phones Too

And now for some news that probably won’t shock you: According to a report in the Daily Mirror today, reporters from Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World asked a former NYPD officer who was working as a private investigator to access the phone records of British 9/11 victims.

Now You Can Own The Taliban Chess Set

Surely you can find a reason to give someone the Taliban chess set, from Canadian toy company Hedwig & Sergeant Major. Fight the “Good War” from the comfort of your own home!

New York Lawmakers Want Teen Sexting Re-Education Program

Some lawmakers in New York have finally decided that prosecuting teens under child pornography laws for sexting is ridiculous, and on Friday proposed the “Cyber Crime Youth Rescue Act” – which, if passed, would create a “educational reform program” to teach teens about the dangers of sexting.

Unabomber Collectibles Sell For $US190,000

The Unabomber auction has ended, and over $US190,000 was raised for his victims.

Feds Raid 'Suicide Kit' Lady's Suicide Lair

Selling plastic bags on the internet just might earn you a visit from the FBI. That’s what happened on Wednesday to 91-year-old Sharlotte Hydorn from California, who sells “suicide kits” through the mail for $US60. From The San Diego Union-Tribune:

The Best Deals Still Available From The Unabomber Auction

If you’re anything like we are, you sit around in your free time and ask yourself, “Hmm, what’s going on with the Unabomber auction?” Well, we can tell you this: bidding is brisk on the marquee items, but there are still some great finds of historical significance that are seeing little action.

Family Says Missing Photographer Killed In Libya

Three journalists who were captured and detained by Qaddafi loyalists in early April – James Foley, Clare Morgana Gillis and Manu Brabo – were released yesterday. The fate of a fourth journalist who was with them, 41-year-old South African photojournalist Anton Hammerl, had been unclear for the past six weeks.

Unabomber Manifesto, Sunglasses On Auction Block

Last year, a Montana real estate agent was offering “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski’s “very secluded” 1.4-acre Montana spread for a pretty decent asking price of $US69,500. It even came with chopped firewood. And now, the US Marshals Service is putting a trove of Unabomber collectibles up for auction online.

This Is What A $US5m Model Airport Looks Like

Yesterday, the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, opened its model Knuffingen Airport – officially the world’s largest model airport – after six years of construction time and over $US5 million in costs. Impressive.

NYC Libraries Still Cool With Internet Porn

Did you know that New York’s public libraries have basically turned into jack shacks for old men and teens? It’s true. We know this because the city’s moral barometer, the New York Post, approached one “elderly porn watcher” who was streaming a threesome on a computer in a Brooklyn library.