Elon Musk And Stephen Hawking Call For Ban On Autonomous Military Robots

There’s no question that the age of autonomous killing machines is upon us. But some very smart and very influential people would like to turn back the clock.


I've Ignored 1383 Emails In The Last Three Weeks And Haven't Missed A Thing

I had a sort of epiphany a few weeks ago when I was sitting in the sun looking at my phone one afternoon; How much nicer would my life be if I didn’t spend half of it deleting the emails of no consequence that appear on my phone every 15 minutes?


A Monitor With Built-In Wireless Charging Actually Makes A Lot Of Sense

In the ‘interesting new technology’ stakes, new PC monitors normally rank just above updated versions of power strips. But when a monitor includes a built-in Qi wireless charging pad? Now we’re talking.


Windows 10, Day One

Last night, as promised, I installed Windows 10 on my own personal laptop. I left everything to chance. I didn’t back up my data. Hell, I set my Lenovo ThinkPad X240 on the floor of a pizza parlour in San Francisco — dongle and all — and let it install totally unattended.


Expect Big Performance Boosts From Intel's Skylake Chips

Intel’s integrated GPUs have never been fast performers, but in the last few years they’ve gone from being utterly terrible to kind-of competitive with NVIDIA and AMD’s low-end mobile stuff. The trend looks to continue with Intel’s Skylake architecture which, according to leaked slides, could have up to 40 per cent better 3D performance than Broadwell.


This Tiny Computer Stacks Together Into A Colourful LEGO BrickĀ 

Any LEGO lover in the market for a new computer would want a system that stacks together into a compact brick. Even better, one whose case is made entirely of Lego. Rejoice, nerds, Total Geekdom’s Mike Schropp has heard your silent plea.


Watch A Computer Attempt To Sing '90s Power Ballads -- With Feeling

Computers do many things well, but expressing emotion is not one of them. So what happens if you ask one to try and sing a heartfelt version of a ’90s power ballad?


Why I'm Upgrading To Windows 10

One week from today, Windows 10 will arrive. I’m not going to wait. I’m putting it all on the line, starting today.


I Installed Windows 10, And Now I'm Talking To My Computer

Unless you’re one of the handful of people rocking a Windows Phone, you won’t have much experience with Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant. With the roll-out of Windows 10, Cortana is about to make a lot of new friends very quickly — and like me, they might soon find themselves shouting instructions at their computer on a regular basis.


Top 5: The Best Wi-Fi Routers

Chart: Having a house or office full of the latest, most bleeding-edge computing, mobile and tablet hardware is awesome, but it’s all for nought if you don’t have an easy way to hook them all up to the ‘net. A new 802.11ac router gives you the best possible wireless transfer speeds, the longest range and the best new features. Here are the five best 802.11ac wireless routers available in Australia as of July 23, 2015.


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