Need A Fat SSD? $240 Gets You A 500GB Samsung 850 EVO

The Australian dollar might be weaker than it was a year ago, but bargains can still be found on the likes of Amazon. If you’re in the market for an SSD, Samsung’s 500GB 850 EVO is currently on-sale for $US180. Even when you factor in the exchange rate and shipping, it’s a great deal compared to local offerings.


Cisco's Going To Ship Its Equipment To Empty Houses To Dodge The NSA

The NSA is willing to go frighteningly far for your secrets, but at least one hardware manufacturer is willing to go further. A Cisco executive just said his company will ship its networking equipment to vacant addresses to avoid NSA interception. Clever idea.


Nvidia Unveils Its Latest Monster: The Quadro M6000 Pro Graphics Card

Nvidia has lifted the curtains on a new family of cutting-edge Quadro graphics cards at GTC 2015; including the super high-end Quadro M6000. This 12GB $5000 monster almost makes the Titan X look like an integrated graphics card. The specs are legit bananas.


The Coolest Robotic Platforms At GTC 2015

The GPU Technology Conference isn’t just about graphics cards — it’s also where Nvidia and its partners demonstrate new and disruptive technologies that have the potential to change how humans live. This year, a big part of this centered around robotics, with scores of fully autonomous gizmos pottering about the showroom floor. Here are our favourite robo-innovations — from navigational 3D mapping platforms that help robots see to mechanized office assistants that want to steal our jobs.


Windows 10 Upgrades Will Be Free -- Even For Pirated Copies

Microsoft has announced that it will give be giving free upgrades of Windows 10 to anyone who uses Windows right now — even if they’re currently running pirated copies of the operating system.


Windows 10 Will Arrive By August 2015

Thought Windows 10 wouldn’t arrive until October? Think again. You won’t have long to wait to get rid of Windows 8 — because the operating system you deserve is coming to 190 countries by August 2015 instead.


Automated Image Captioning Turns Your Computer Into An Idiot Savant [Video]

During GTC 2015, we were given a demonstration of automated image captioning with ConvNets and Recurrent Nets. Using nothing but a database of images, the platform was able to describe what it saw onscreen. Sometimes the results were astonishingly accurate. Other times, not so much. In other words, it will turn your computer into something brilliant yet handicapped — a bit like Rain Man.


The NSA Is Going To Love These USB-C Charging Cables

Thanks to Apple’s new MacBook and Google’s new Chromebook Pixel, USB-C has arrived. A single flavour of cable for all your charging and connectivity needs? Hell yes. But that convenience doesn’t come without a cost; our computers will be more vulnerable than ever to malware attacks, from hackers and surveillance agencies alike.


Windows 10 Could Mean Never Typing A Password Again

Biometric security is a feature already found on lots of mobile phones and tablets and it’s getting better and better, but Microsoft wants to bring the tech front and centre on Windows 10, using fingerprint, faces, and even your irises to completely kill the password once and for all.


Nvidia GTC Keynote Live Blog: Follow All The News As It Happened

Greetings, crazy night owls/early birds! In a little under an hour, Nvidia will officially kick off the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California with its opening keynote address. Confirmed speakers include Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang (natch) and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Keep updating this page for all the biggest announcments!