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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 Make Mathematically Perfect Nachos

Nachos are the ultimate party food; bad nachos are the ultimate party foul. You know the old sob story: There’s a platter full of chips, and only six of them have enough cheese. Some jerk dumped a can of salsa in the middle of the plate, and now people are worming their filthy plague-ridden fingers through an undetonated sour cream bomb to get at the one piece of fried corn that, against all odds, houses every topping.


Seven Knives You Will Legally Be Able To Take On A Plane In The US

Awwww yeah, those suckers at the US Transportation Security Administration are going to let people take knives on planes again. Pocket knives are the best. Get one. Here are some suggestions — all plane-legal in the US as of April 25, 2013.


How I Got At Least $2000 Worth Of Grill For $540

I love to grill. A lot. So much so that a proper outdoor cooking spot became the singular focus of my last apartment search. I got the deck, and it came with a beat-up old propane grill, which I, a devout charcoaler, vowed never to use.


Instagram's New Terms Of Use Translated Into Plain English

As you probably know, Instagram’s new Terms of Use, which stirred up quite an internet tizzy, kick in today. Website terms of use are for the most part full of the same impenetrable legalese. Instagram’s terms are no exception. We asked our intrepid Associate Counsel, Jesse Ma, to translate it into English so you can actually understand it.


You Have To Go To Lennaykekua.com Right Now

Masterstroke by Gizmodo alumni Joel Johnson, and that guy Gary He who is always instagramming pictures of coffee. I love the internet. And these guys.


Roomba Shaming. This Is A Thing, Right?

Roomba has some problems with the apartment. Roomba does not like my dining room table. Roomba has trouble with the Swiffer, which he (?) mounts and then cannot free himself from — like a copulating wolf. (Wolves do that, right?)


If I Ever Get Rich, I'm Buying This Grill

My friend Russ designs grills for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, where the starting price is around $US14,000. He just sent me this video, a glimpse at their manufacturing process. Man, these are sweet pieces of kit — all hand-made in an adorable town in Michigan, able to burn wood, gas, or charcoal. *drool*


Did Amazon Sell A Stolen iPhone?

Gizmodo Twitter friend Ben Dreyfuss bought his mum an iPhone for Christmas. Ben is a good son! Christmas morning: Mama D. tears open the package, finds a shiny aluminium bundle of joy, and then decides to set it up. One problem: When she called her telco in the US (Verizon, for what it’s worth) to activate the thing, they told her that her new iPhone was stolen. Whaaat?


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Dear Instagram, Please Sell My Photos

Dear Instagram, I hear facebook wants to pimp you guys out in search of “profit”. Bravo! So, hey, wanna sell my photos to some faceless corporation? No problem! I know you’ve gotta pay the bills.


Gift Guide: Gifts For The BBQ Fanatic

BBQ devotees come in all forms: Those who meticulously craft the most delectable fire-cooked treats, and those who just wanna live the life. Fortunately, this means that grillmasters are hellafied easy to shop for.