The New Raspberry Pi B+ Uses Less Power, Has More Ports

Hackers and tweakers and computer-fiddling enthusiasts of the world, rejoice. There’s a new Raspberry Pi out, and it makes a bunch of improvements that followers have been asking for. The new Raspberry Pi B+ has more RAM, uses less power both at idle and under load, and the redesign stacks on more USB inputs. Even better, you can buy it in Australia right now.


Watch Out, Chromebooks: Super-Cheap Windows 8 Machines Are Coming

Chromebooks are great if you want a super-cheap computer, but they’re not without their limitations; you (basically) have to run everything in a browser. And Microsoft is aiming to give them some competition with full Windows 8 machines around those same, dumb low price points.


These Underwater Photos Were Taken By A Desktop Scanner

The desktop scanner is a wonderful thing, but rugged it ain’t. Yet Nathaniel Stern didn’t let that stop him: The Wisconsin-based artist, who is known for his experimental camera designs, created a waterproof version of an off-the-shelf scanner that captured a series of incredible images of sea life.


Samsung's New NFC Laser Printers: Simplify, Future-Proof Printing At Home

You can now add printers to the list of convenient tap-and-go NFC devices. Samsung’s latest high performance colour and mono lasers deliver outstanding quality and the ease of NFC, Google Cloud and wireless mobile printing. Perfect for hard copy sketches from a tablet, boarding passes from phones, or clients using your printer without fiddly setup — all with or without turning on your PC.


HP Omni 10 Tablet: Australian Review

Windows on a tablet. Does it work? After years of the iPad and of some excellent Androids, it’s difficult to accept that Windows — software made for proper laptops and desktops — actually works (mostly) on a small, light, portable handheld touchscreen. It’s not perfect, but there’s not too much to complain about with HP’s new Omni 10 tablet.


Inspecting Mac OS X Yosemite's Icons

Last month Apple released a preview of their new operating system, OS X Yosemite. Following the visual refresh in iOS 7, Yosemite features a significant visual change. Apple has added the familiar blur and translucent materials, a cleaner looking user interface, a new system font and updated icons.


New Kinect For PC Arrives July 15 (And The Hacks Not Long After)

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor will be available for PCs from July 15 — and it will usher in a whole new wave of fascinating and useful hacks.


AMD's New APU Lets You Configure Its Heat Output

AMD announced a few new Accelerated Processing Units a few days ago, which isn’t in and of itself particularly interesting. What is, though, is the fact that AMD is letting users configure the overall thermal output of one of the chips, catering to both enthusiasts and those that want low-power computing.


So Who Won The 2x HP Pavilion x360 Convertibles?

The HP Pavilion x360 has hit Australia, complete with 360 degree hinge to easily rotate from productivity laptop to entertainment tablet. Clever young Aussies are already using it to do incredible things, including Simon Griffiths, founder of Shebeen, a Melbourne non-profit café bar. Gizmodo had two to give away… here’s who our team chose as winners…


Samsung 850 Pro SSD: Australian Review

Buying an SSD can massively increase the speed of your PC, improving boot times, program loading speed and slashing power consumption. But what makes one solid-state drive different to another? All the changes you can’t see. Samsung’s new 850 Pro makes some significant behind-the-scenes upgrades to become the SSD you should buy today.