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Aussie Killed By Drone Strike In Yemen

Australia was yesterday violently and tragically dragged into the drone war being waged on terror by the United States in the Middle East, after an Australian with alleged terrorist ties was reportedly killed by a remote drone strike.


Apple Mac Pro: Australian Review

There hasn’t been a properly new Mac Pro for a very long time. The original Mac OS X workstation for creative professionals — video editors, commercial photographers, 3D animators — was released in 2006, and the giant cheese grater suffered a ploddingly slow upgrade cycle that meant that plenty of its former fanboys jumped ship to iMacs, MacBooks Pro or Windows boxes. But the Mac Pro is back, it’s better, and now there’s actually no reason not to buy one.


The Cult Of Samsung

Samsung isn’t building an ecosystem with its new range of wearables and its range of Galaxy and Note smartphones. It’s building a web which you’re flying straight into.


Breakfast Wrap: Wednesday Night's Top Stories

Full X-Men: Days Of Future Past Trailer Finally Lets Mutants Loose Needs more Jennifer Lawrence.

Google’s Modular Ara Phones Will Go On Sale January 2015 So when can we talk about pricing in more detail?

The High-Tech Soldiers Of The Future Are Here Joining the army never looked so appealing.

Are LG’s New Headquarters Really A ‘Public Shame’? I can think of a few right now that are a lot worse.

The Most Haunted Place In The World Is For Sale That 99-year lease sounds like a pretty serious commitment.


LG Just Slashed The Price Of Its Curved OLED TV By $2000

LG’s 55-inch Curved OLED TV, the 55EA800, was $11,999 when it was announced and launched in Australia back in September of last year. Then, a few months later, it was dropped to $7999. Now, it’s $2000 cheaper, clocking in at a comparatively affordable $5999. Either LG has a bunch of dusty OLED TVs they’re trying to shift ASAP, or its OLED production is getting more advanced by the day.


Is Holden's Parent Company Working On A Cheaper Volt?

The Holden Volt is a pretty great car. We went behind the wheel last year and loved the petrol-electric future sled. The only problem was the whopping $60,000 price tag. That problem might soon be solved, as reports emerge that Holden’s parent, General Motors, is working on a cut-price version.


X-Men: Days Of Future Past Looks Epic In This Final Trailer

The entertainment industry seems to lurch from one superhero movie to another these days. Not that we mind, given how awesome X-Men: Days of Future Past looks anyway. The final trailer for the film came out today before its theatrical release in May, and it’s nerd porn.


Samsung Galaxy S5's Fingerprint Scanner Can Be Duped By Lifted Prints

This isn’t a good look: Samsung’s Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner has been out in the wild for less than a week, and already someone has been able to bypass it using one of the simplest exploits ever to come through the biometric industry.


MSI GT70 Dominator Pro Notebook: Australian Review

In recent years, notebook PCs have become much smaller, slimmer and more energy-efficient. Intel’s strong Ultrabook push means that big, chunky, powerful laptops are mostly a relic of the past; they’re dinosaurs from a forgotten era. MSI’s GT70 is one of those dinosaurs — it’s big, it’s heavy, and it’s just about the most powerful notebook I’ve ever used.


Opinion: Who Cares About Spoilers?

Yesterday was a tough day for my inner-geek. I love comic book movies and Game Of Thrones, and had plans to spend my long-awaited holiday leave to catch up on the adventures in Westeros and the new Captain America movie. Yesterday I had both of these “spoiled” for me, either by my co-workers, commenters or the internet at large. And you know what? I don’t care, and neither should you. Nobody should care about spoilers any more.