computer

The Smack-A-Mac: How Early Adopters Busted Computer Stress

These days we all love computers, but when they first arrived on the scene they had a few… glitches. So, instead of people punching their computer, they could take their stresses out on the technological equivalent of a stress ball: a Smack-a-Mac.


If You Could Only Keep One Gadget, What Would It Be?

Imagine for some strange reason that you have to abandon the bulk of your possessions — maybe you’re on the run or just trying to live a simpler life. What single gadget would you keep?


What's The Biggest Repair Your Computer Has Ever Needed?

The other day I went to the Apple Store to pick up my computer and I felt like a celebrity. The person assigned to help me ran over and asked enthusiastically if I was Lily Newman. I nodded and immediately assumed that he recognised my name from Gizmodo and was about to tell me how quippy and brilliant I am. Because that totally happens to me all the time. Instead he produced my laptop, grinned at me, and said, “This laptop had so much wrong with it.”


Retromodo: Russian Computer That Ran On Water

In the days before Intel, Apple and Google, computing was a much more traditional affair. We’re talking levers, gears, and other mechanisms that could all automate counting in some way or other. Russian scientist Vladimir Lukyanov, however, built one that ran on water.


Splashproof Tablet Serves Up Hot Recipe Action

This clever little kitchen tablet is splashproof and wipes down easily for marinara spills and greasy fingers. The entire OS revolves around recipes and step-by-step cooking methods, and it stands on legs, so you can use it hands-free. Hot!


The Worst Computer Bugs Of 2011

Earlier this year a man lost a $US57 million jackpot when a casino alleged a “software glitch” on the slot machine. Well, that’s nothing compared to the backlog of $US9 billion in unprocessed payments that happened in Japan on March.


Opinion: It's Not Worth Getting Heated Up About The Kindle Fire

Look, I’ve got to come clean; I too got excited about the Kindle Fire — both the initial announcement, all the stuff about Silk and even the review we ran yesterday. Then I realised that the Kindle fire is nothing that Australians should get all hot under the collar about.


Samsung May Buy HP's PC Business Says Digitimes

Samsung has reportedly talked to manufacturers like Quanta Computers and Pegatron about outsourcing notebook orders. The Korean company is eyeing HP’s PC business and would need outside manufacturing help. It’s an interesting proposition. Too bad it’s a rumour. [Digitimes]


Computer Glitch Leads To Beer Stampede At Tesco

Shopping at Tesco stores in Scotland became a nightmare when a stampede of people flooded stores looking for cheap beer.


This Is The World's Thinnest All-In-One PC

At 18.5 inches deep, the Lenovo IdeaCentre A320 is the thinnest all-in-one PC in the world. Lenovo’s held that distinction three years running—but this year’s model packs in performance to match.