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Amazon Drive Is Offering Unlimited Storage For $8 A Month

For $100 a year Amazon Drive now has an unlimited online storage plan — you can upload “an infinite amount” amounts of photos, videos, movies, music and other files to be securely stored and available for download at its original size and resolution.

There’s a free three-month trial on offer for Aussies, too.


How Floppy Disks Work

Video: No matter what the size — eight-inch, 5 1/4-inch, 3 1/2-inch — floppy disks are the most iconic symbols of old-school computing. But how do they actually work? The 8-Bit Guy spends 15 minutes breaking down what makes floppy disks so cool, despite being obsolete.


Some Crafty Nerds Got Windows Running On A Chromebook

You can stop regretting owning that ridiculously cheap Chromebook you picked up last EOFY. The guys over at CodeWeavers have worked out a way to run Windows on Chrome OS. That means Steam, Photoshop and a non-web version of Office could all be on your Chromebook very soon.


10 Mindblowingly Futuristic Technologies That Will Appear By The 2030s

Two decades is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but owing to accelerating change we can expect to see the emergence of some fairly disruptive technological innovations in the coming years. Here are 10 mindblowingly futuristic technologies that should appear by the 2030s.


Lifehacker's Samsung TabPro S Roadtrip Challenge: Keyboard Road Test

One of the Galaxy TabPro S’s main claims to fame is its “full size” detachable keyboard which connects to the tablet’s base via a range of magnetic clips. However, with the keyboard measuring a scant 12-inches across, I initially had reservation about the size of each key. Would the reduced surface area cause my fingers to continually slip up? I’m Chris Jager from Lifehacker, and this is the Roadtrip Challenge.


The Future Of Data Storage: A Library On A Grain Of Sand

A copper surface covered with chlorine atoms is used to build a rewritable data-storage device with information density as high as 500 terabits per square inch — yielding the potential to store the contents of the entire US Library of Congress in a 0.1-mm-wide cube.


Linksys Has Three New Ultra-Fast Wi-Fi Gadgets

If you’re looking to build a new high-speed wired or wireless network for your McMansion or inner-city penthouse apartment, then you’re flush with choices — and any modern Wi-Fi routers or modem-router will do a very good job. Routers are getting faster all the time, though, and Linksys has a new range that should be more than enough for even the largest and most technologically-advanced home — including a new router capable of wirelessly broadcasting 20 streams of high quality 4K video simultaneously, at a price $150 cheaper than the competition.


An Aussie Science Breakthrough Could Reinvent Wi-Fi

The internet of things is built on tiny, low-power, often wireless sensors that have small and very specific tasks. These devices are usually battery powered, which is convenient at low energy usage levels but which can be an impediment to long-term use when those batteries regularly require replacement. A team of researchers at the Australian National University has accurately modeled how much energy the wireless transfer of information takes from low-power sensors, which is the first step in designing devices that can harvest power from the ambient radio frequency communications in the air around them.


Lifehacker's Samsung TabPro S Roadtrip Challenge: Can A 2-In-1 Do All I Need?

2-in-1 laptops are supposed to provide the best of both worlds. The ability to change into a tablet offers a level of flexibility that standalone laptops can’t match — especially if you’re frequently on the road. Last week, I put this concept to the test by travelling to Melbourne, Brisbane and then back to Sydney armed with nothing but Samsung’s Galaxy TabPro S. Along the way, I visited interesting Aussie tech hubs and startups to see how they work. I’m Chris Jager from Lifehacker, and this is the Roadtrip Challenge.


Corsair K70 LUX RGB Mechanical Keyboard: Not Too Much

There’s been plenty of mechanical keyboards on the market. I’ve even reviewed a few. But no matter how good the build quality, no matter how good the typing experience is, most mechanical keyboards tend to suffer the same problem: the asking price is simply too much.

Corsair’s K70 LUX RGB mechanical keyboard is the first I’ve tried in a year that I’d feel comfortable recommending, striking a nice balance between features and design without being too expensive or ostentatious.


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