Try The Super-Secure USB Drive OS That Edward Snowden Insists On Using

We all know that Edward Snowden insists on secure email, but he’s also very picky about his operating systems too. In fact, he uses a free, super-secure version of Linux — called Tails — that fits on a USB stick and can be used on any computer without leaving a trace.


AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card: Australian Review

Gamers want power. Whether it’s a faster CPU, better timings on RAM or the instantaneous flash memory of a SSD, the quicker the better — and damn the price tag. That win-by-any-means ethos applies squarely to graphics technology, too — and there’s a new GPU on the block that wants your hard-earned dollars. According to AMD, the $1899 Radeon R9 295X2 is the fastest single-slot graphics card on the market today.


IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Custom Support

The IRS isn’t exactly known for playing fast and loose with deadlines — your deadlines, that is. But its apparently a lot more willing to take their chances when it comes to its own. In this case, that means paying millions of dollars to keep running Windows XP long after the deadline has come and gone.


The New Teeny, Tiny Raspberry Pi Is The Same Size As A Stick Of RAM

The ever customisable Raspberry Pi was a rather small piece of hardware to begin with, but the organisation behind the device have unveiled the latest member of the Raspberry Pi family, the Compute Module. It has the same processor and 4GB of storage that you’d find in a Raspberry Pi, but it’s the same size as stick of DDR2 laptop memory.


Intel Is Experimenting With Fully Immersed Cooling For Computers

Forget your water-cooled gaming rig: Intel is experimenting with a cooling system which fully immerses the entirety of a computer’s electronics in liquid to increase efficiency.


HGST G-Drive Mobile Thunderbolt Hard Drive: Australian Review

Storage is always a problem. 4K movies, high-res photos, and new games all take up a lot of hard drive space. Almost any new laptop or desktop computer you buy will have a USB 3.0 port, giving you super-fast data transfers from external storage to your PC. All new MacBooks, iMacs and the Mac Pro have a Thunderbolt port, with even faster data transfer speeds. While you can easily buy a portable drive with a Thunderbolt port or a USB 3.0 port, what if you want both? HGST’s new G-Drive Mobile Thunderbolt is just the ticket.


Logitech's New Auto-Dimming Keyboard Is Perfect For Movie Night

In the good ol’ days, finding the buttons on your remote in the dark was hard enough — but now, finding the keys of you keyboard is a living hell. Enter Logitech’s neat little auto-dimming keyboard, which seems just perfect for movie night.


AMD's New Radeon Is A Preposterous Powerhouse You'll Wish You Needed

If you buy video cards, chances are you have a lust for power. No respectable PC builder doesn’t at least covet insane high-end cards, even without ever really considering them. Well, here’s a new sucker to salivate at, the 11.5 teraflop, water-cooled AMD Radeon R9 295X2. The new coolest card you have no reason to own.


Are You Or Is Someone You Love Still Using Windows XP?

In just a few short hours, Microsoft will be halting any and all support for its fervently-clung-to Windows XP operating system. As far as we can tell, it’s going to leave quite a few people vulnerable to the internet’s many ills.


Asus Transformer Pad TF701T Australian Review: Android For Your Work Day

Using Android for productivity — typing documents, videoconferencing, building spreadsheets — has traditionally not been a simple task. Good apps can go a long way toward solving that problem, but there’s a fundamental input problem with typing on a touchscreen. The Asus Transformer Book TF701T, with its clip-on, battery-toting keyboard and touchpad, and Asus’s custom-built Android skin, wants to make the platform a true competitor to Mac OS X, Windows 8, and ChromeOS.