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This Is Kogan's $359 Windows 8.1 Laptop

Kogan is king when it comes to ridiculously cheap technology. $55 camcorders, $139 televisions, and now one of the cheapest Windows 8.1 non-netbook notebooks in Australia — and it even has a not-terrible Full HD display. This is how much laptop you get from Kogan for a whopping $359.


Have You Ever Had A Computer-Based Dream?

The other day I woke up convinced that Gawker Media management sent out an email that never actually existed. The dream was so real I had to search my inbox just to be sure. Has this ever happened to you?


How A Hacker Could Hijack An Aeroplane From Their Seat

Reports that a cybersecurity expert successfully hacked into an aeroplane’s control system from a passenger seat raises many worrying questions for the airline industry.


Apple Rolls Out 15" MacBook Pro With Force Touch And Cheaper Retina 5K iMac

You don’t always have to wait for a keynote for new Apple products, as is the case today with a sneaky rollout of some new Macbook Pro and iMac with Retina 5K configs.


AMD Is Betting Big On Its Next-Generation, High-Power Zen Processor Core

AMD is coming back with a vengeance, and it has number one chip-maker Intel squarely in its sights. It wants to make processors that PC-building enthusiasts choose, not just because they’re good value, but because they’re massively powerful as well. A brand new, high performance CPU called Zen built on a new-for-AMD, efficient production process will be the backbone of this bold attempt.


A Few Choice Excerpts From Tim Cook's Commencement Speech

Apple’s CEOs are fascinating: Where Steve Jobs cultivated a shrewd genius persona, Tim Cook’s journey to Apple’s upper echelon is equally inspiring. In his George Washington commencement speech on the weekend, Cook shared some details about that journey — and threw in an iPhone joke or two.


Why Data Mining Is So Important

Data mining, to the uninitiated, sounds like the kind of monotonous computational activity that requires a big computer, a mass of information and little human oversight. But in fact it’s a discipline that blurs the lines between artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics and other cutting-edge disciplines to unearth the golden nuggets that lurk within data.


The Original Raspberry Pi Board Just Got A Price Cut

Briefly: The Model B+, which spent a while as the flagship board before the Pi 2 came into being, is now just $US25. The Raspberry Pi foundation claims this is due to manufacturing efficiencies found in the manufacture of the Pi 2 board; I’m sure it has nothing to do with the new $US9 CHIP microcomputer on Kickstarter.


What's The Craziest Computer Bug You've Ever Encountered?

System errors and software glitches appear without warning to mess with our workflows. If you work in tech, it’s often on you to fix ‘em. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen?


Russia's Building A (Slow) Computer Chip Of Its Very Own

While Russia might have fleets of tanks and fighter jets to call its own, there’s one important product it still relies on the western world for: computer chips. But thanks to the launch of the Elbrus-4C, the 2006 Intel Pentium chip finally has a competitor.