AMD Has New, Low-Power APUs For You To Tinker With

AMD has a couple of new accelerated processing units (APUs, natch) for your consumption. They’re interesting mainly because they have some of the most powerful integrated graphics chipsets you’ll find in a CPU, and they can be tweaked for lower power consumption and heat output.


USB Has A Fundamental Security Flaw That You Can't Detect

We all rely on USB to interconnect our digital lives, but new research, first reported by Wired, reveals that there’s a fundamental security flaw in the very way that the humble Universal Serial Bus functions, and it could be exploited to wreak havoc on any computer.


A Nest Of Copper Foam Lets This Tiny PC Run Silently Without Fans

You eventually tune it out, but the constant whir of a desktop computer’s cooling fans can take a toll on your psyche. It’s like a buzzing mosquito that never strikes, and never stops. So the folks at a German company called Silent Power have created a compact desktop PC that trades noisy fans for a block of exposed copper foam that dissipates heat so effectively no fans are required.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Has One Of The Best Displays Yet

The key element for a great tablet has always been a truly innovative and top performing display, and the best leading edge tablets have always flaunted their beautiful high tech displays.


This Is Microsoft's New Raspberry Pi-Style Tiny Windows PC

The Raspberry Pi has proved a massive success with developers and students alike — and now Microsoft has decided to get in on the act with an Atom-powered Windows board. But it fails to compete on one of the most important features: price.


New Retina MacBook Pros: Faster Chips, Cheaper, More Memory

Apple has just updated its MacBook Pro with Retina display range. The revamp sees the high-end laptops gain faster chips, more memory and, in the case of the 15-inch model, a price cut, too.


Watson's First Consumer Role: Helping Military Vets Become Civilians

The USAA has announced that it’s recruiting IBM’s Watson for its first-ever consumer-facing application — and it will help military members transition back into civilian life.


Report: Apple Has A 12-inch MacBook, 4K Desktop In Works

In the midst of updating its operating system to Yosemite, Apple seems to also have some hardware refreshes in mind. According to Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, sources say that Apple is planning a smaller Macbook (12-inch diagonally) with a high resolution display as well as a pixel-drunk 4K iMac or standalone monitor.


Samsung UD590 4K Monitor: Australian Review

The current crop of 4K monitors have a lot going on — they have to compromise on price, size, design and image quality all at the same time. You can either pay peanuts and get a monkey, or pay through the nose and get something unquestionably brilliant. Samsung’s new 28-inch UD590 4K monitor balances a number of spinning plates to get the compromise just right.


Nvidia Shield Tablet: An Android Tablet With A Game Console Inside

Last year, chip-maker Nvidia entered the hardware dojo with Shield, a weird but interesting Android gaming machine. Its successor has arrived, taking a form that’s a little more familiar. This is the Shield tablet, the first Android tablet straight-up made for games. We spent some time with it, and so far it delivers.