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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.

We Are Legion: The Story Of The Hacktivists Trailer

Here’s the trailer for We Are Legion, a documentary featuring members and supporters of the Anonymous hacker collective and various commentators whose names and titles aren’t provided yet, so we don’t know who they are. But they seem knowledgeable enough!

Long-Jumper Leaps Over Three Mini Coopers

How many cars do you usually leap over at one time, when you do that? British long-jumper and Olympic hopeful J.J. Jegede can clear at least three, as he demonstrates in this video shot near the Tower Bridge in London. (A nifty time-lapse picture of Jegede’s 6m jump lives here.) Jegede’s personal best is 8.04 meters — still not enough to qualify for the Olympics, but there’s still time.

TSA Agents Now Making Elderly Women Remove Their Adult Diapers

Taking disabled people’s toys, exposing women’s breasts, making women remove their prosthetic breasts: seems TSA agents never stop figuring out new ways to be sadistic. Now comes word that some agents made a wheelchair-bound, 95-year-old woman with final-stage leukemia take off her adult diaper for pat-down purposes.

Incompetent Chainsaw Attacker Flees From Bat-Wielding Man

In a modern-day version of David vs Goliath, a Virginia homeowner armed with nothing but an aluminium baseball bat and moxie successfully defended himself against a chainsaw-carrying intruder late on Monday night. A factor that worked in his favour: The would-be attacker, one Douglas Edward Turner, is a strong contender for “least-talented crime-committing person ever”.

'Seriously McDonalds' Hoax Pic Angers Internet, McDonald's

Over the weekend, many people became acquainted with this photo for the first time. It’s a hoax: McDonald’s isn’t charging African-American McDonald’s customers an extra $US1.50 “as an insurance measure due in part to a recent string of robberies”. Nevertheless, the pic seems to have caused yet another PR problem for the dream McJob-generating giant of fast foods.

Why Do People Try To Open Aeroplane Doors During Flights?

A “tall, burly” and “unruly” passenger on a Houston-to-Chicago Continental flight scared the shit out of his fellow passengers after trying to open one of the aeroplane’s front doors. Maybe he just wanted to know what would happen if he did that.