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Valentine's Day Gifts For The Geeky Guy In Your Life

Sure, chocolates and flowers are perfectly nice Valentine’s Day presents, and you can’t really go wrong with them. If you want to use the occasion to show the person in your life that you really know what makes them tick, though, take the opportunity and pick up a geeky gift.


Chrome Can Search Your Bookmarks With This Hidden Feature

If you find yourself drowning in an ocean of unorganized bookmarks, then Chrome’s recently revamped bookmark manager has one or two tricks that may help. One is the option to search through your bookmarked pages right from the browser’s address bar at the top of the interface.


Watch Daft Punk's 'Aerodynamic' Played Using Just Code

To anyone who ever tells you that programming isn’t creative, show them this. In this video, Sébastien Rannou recreates the whole of Daft Punk’s “Aerodynamic” using just a hundred or so lines of code. And it sounds pretty damn great.


This Robot Changes Colour Like A Chameleon

Imagine a world where robots creep up on you: Electric motors just a gentle whir, hard shells changing colour to blend in with their surroundings. Well, there’s no need to imagine — it’s happened.


Google AI Will Compete Against Go World Champion Lee Sedol On YouTube

It’s official: The world champion of Go, Lee Sedol, will face off against Google Deepmind’s powerful artificial intelligence, called AlphaGo.


Cheap USB-C Cables Could Kill Your Phone Or Laptop

Benson Leung, an engineer on Google’s Pixel team, was doing God’s work by risking his Chromebook Pixel, which charges via USB-C, to test every single USB-C to USB-A cord available to general consumers. One crappy cord, and his $US1500 computer would be fried.


NSA Plans To 'Act Now' To Ensure Quantum Computers Can't Break Encryption

The US NSA is worried about quantum computers. It warns that it “must act now” to ensure that encryption systems can’t be broken wide open by the new super-fast hardware.


Logitech's New G810 Gaming Keyboard Is A Full-Colour Masterpiece

If you thought Logitech’s previous gaming keyboards were a bit… space-age, then you’re in luck. The third keyboard in the company’s revamped G gaming line-up looks a lot more straightforward and, y’know, rectangular, but still keeps the same excellent mechanical keys and RGB backlighting.


New Hacker-Proof RFID Chips Make Great Gifts For Paranoid Friends

Credit cards and passports are filled with microchips brimming with your personal information — and give off radio waves to any nearby sleazebag that wants to steal your identity. A new generation of those chips stands to stop hackers in their tracks.


A New Light-Based Transistor Could Completely Change The Way Chips Work

Transistors are everywhere — in your computer, car, phone and refrigerator — but they’re not shrinking fast enough to satisfy our hunger for ever-faster devices. A new kind of light-based transistor might just fix that.


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