At Christmas Time, Check Your Power Boards And Double Adaptors

With Christmas lights and glowing decorations already up in houses across the country, this is the time of year that we bring out those rarely-used extra power boards and overload them with double adaptors on top of other adaptors. The ACCC wants you to check those boards for defects, though, with over 200,000 unsafe power boards and double adaptors sold across Australia within the last few months.


The Best Australian 2 In 1 Laptops/Tablets: Mega Christmas Round-Up

If you want a computing device with the power of a laptop and the portability of a tablet, then you want a 2 in 1. There are dozens of great convertible and detachable 2 in 1 laptops out there, but we’ve picked a few of our favourites.


How To Pack A Backpack

Don’t be this guy. Carrying a backpack so large that it extends over your head and outside the width of your back makes for a long, arduous day on the trail. Instead, choose what you need wisely, then pack the bag efficiently for a lighter, more comfortable load. Here’s how.


Meet Amazon's #1 Reviewer, A Quirky Woman Who Loves Battery Chargers

Ali Julia may or may not be her real name. But to the complex and influential world of Amazon reviews, Ali Julia is a name to be reckoned with. The mysterious Boston woman with an affection for computers and battery chargers is the number one ranked reviewer on Amazon. She sounds a little quirky, too.


Gift Guide: Perfect Presents For The Geeky Girlfriend

Here’s a quick tip: the following gifts are easy: What game she wants, what comic series she’s reading, what she needs for a PC upgrade, what TV Series she’s longing to marathon. If you’re looking for something a little different, look no further than the following personal wishlist….er…I mean gift guide. It’s full of fun ways she can celebrate her fandoms!


Breakfast Wrap: Best Of The Weekend

Neat Chart Will Help You Understand The Vast Universe Of Women’s Footwear Thinking of buying your significant other shoes for Christmas?

BlackBerry Is Now Helping Boeing Build A Self-Destructing Phone The Boeing Black is now getting a bit of security development help from BlackBerry.

The Secret Engine Technology That Made The SR-71 The Fastest Plane Ever Turbines? Pah. Jet engines? Pfffh. What we really need is a turboramjet.

Australia Finally Has A Science Minister (Again) Ian MacFarlane MP is now Minister for Industry and Science — even if it is just a small tweak of his job description.

Take A Tour Of The Most Radioactive Places On Earth I’ll let someone else take the tour, thanks, but I’m happy to watch this video instead.


5-Year-Old Girl Discussing Leia's Slave Outfit With Her Dad Is Pure Gold

Adam Buxton recorded a conversation with his 5-year-old daughter discussing her thoughts on Princess Leia’s famous slave outfit. She is hilarious by herself but when he got The Brothers McLeod to animate her words, it all turned into pure comedic gold. One of the cutest things I’ve watched this year.


Mike Myers Returns To SNL As Dr Evil To Make Fun Of North Korea

The Sony hack is now more confusing that ever. The FBI says that North Korea is involved, yet the denies involvement, suggesting a joint investigation into the matter. The whole situation has devolved into a game of “he said/she said,” and there’s only one person who can help set it all straight — Dr Evil, of course.


BitTorrent Wants To Distribute The Interview

Every day, the Sony Pictures hack gets weirder and weirder.


Display Owner Info On Your Android Device In Case It Gets Lost

The latest versions of Android include a handy feature that you might not know about: the option to display your contact information on the lockscreen, which can be used if you misplace your phone or tablet. You can access the feature from the Settings app by tapping Security and then Owner info. Tick the box and compose your on-screen message accordingly.