chatroom

Tell Us Your Worst Reply-All Horror Story

There is no good outcome if you hit “Reply All” when you meant to reply to just one person. There are just varying degrees of humiliating consequences, from suffering the indignity of your coworkers simply thinking you suck at email all the way to getting fired for accidentally telling the entire company your boss had chode fingers.


Has An App Ever Made You Feel Special?

Last night, I experienced a moment of pure wonder. It felt like it was meant for me. Sick in bed, still coughing and sneezing at 3am, I absentmindedly checked my smartphone. To my astonishment, a tiny blue spark appeared on my screen.


What's This Generation's Segway?

A recent Reuters report makes a fairly sound case for the demise of Google Glass, which is obviously giving headline writers across the internet the opportunity to label it as This Generation’s Segway. But that’s far too important a title to give away without a long discussion and the posting of many, many GIFs of people falling off Segways. In the name of science, of course.


Tell Us Your Most Embarrassing Wrong Window Story

You know the feeling. The realisation that in the midst of a rapid-fire flurry of chats, you’ve made a terrible mistake. A mistake that, best case scenario, means you told colleague a joke meant for a friend. Or, worst case scenario, means that you just called your coworker “sweet boy”.


Yosemite Maimed My Older MacBook. How's It Working For You?

My 15-inch MacBook Pro is the most expensive thing I own. I’ve used it every day, often for well over eight hours, since January 2011, except the two weeks I went to Ecuador last summer when I left it at home (and felt moderate to severe separation anxiety). I love this thing as much as a human can love a laptop. And it does not love OS X Yosemite.


Do You Actually Use Voice Control?

Yesterday, Amazon announced Echo, a Bluetooth speaker slash voice-controlled personal assistant, an omnipresent Siri that sits in your living room and answers whatever questions you might throw at it. So, clearly, Amazon thinks that voice control is cool enough to warrant a standalone product. I’m just wondering who actually uses the damn thing.


What Gender Is Your Robot?

Before long we’ll have personal robots available to help with tasks, safety, companionship, and more. To that I say Hell yeah! I can’t wait to outsource all the boring parts of my life to androids. But here’s the question: Will those droids be created male, female, or something less gender-stereotyped?


Wearables Have A Style Problem

I love gadgets. Love them. I would get around all day wearing Google Glass on my face, a fitness gadget on each wrist and a phablet in my pocket to tie it all together, provided it didn’t get me punched in the face. This morning while suiting up for Melbourne Cup festivities, I ran into a problem: I found that none of my wearables were up to the job of blending in with a suit. And that got me thinking.


Who Should Play Steve Jobs Now That Christian Bale Quit?

After a solid week of coming to terms with the fact that Steve Jobs is Batman, we’ve found ourselves in a Job-less world once more. Now that Christian Bale’s thrown in the tiny circular glasses, we ask you, dear readers, who’s your Jobsian ideal?


What Do You Miss Most About The Early Days Of The Internet?

Nostalgia is making a come back, specifically warm and fuzzy feelings about the internet’s early years. Influences of Web 1.0 can be seen in new apps from Facebook and Ello’s stripped-down design and call for an ad-free social network. But what do you miss from those early years of web surfing?


Product Finder

Find more great products at