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Acer Switch Alpha 12: The Gizmodo Review

It’s a lot to ask a machine to be both a laptop and a tablet, but Acer comes damn close to nailing it with its new Switch Alpha 12. To make it work, Acer had to get weird with design.

Guy Spends Four Years, $70.5K Building Giant Computer To Play Tetris

We’ve all got hobbies that we probably spend too much time and money on. But only one of us has spent four years and $US53,000 ($70,539) building a giant computer that can play Tetris.

10 Scientific And Tech Visionaries Who Experimented With Drugs

Is intelligence related to an increased likelihood of recreational drug use? It’s an interesting hypothesis, and one that’s been gaining momentum in recent years.

9 Secret Google Search Tricks

Google is your portal to everything out there on the World Wide Web…but also your portal to more and more of your personal stuff, from the location of your phone to the location of your delivery. If you’re signed into the Google search page, and you use other Google services, here are five search tricks worth knowing.

This Keyboard-Mouse Combo Is Ideal For Lazy Couch Gamers Like Me

I love gaming, but I also hate sitting up straight in chairs when I don’t absolutely have to. You’d think a console would be the solution, but really, this dumb-looking keyboard-mouse combo from Razer is the missing link.

4 Tips To Make Your Mac Run Faster

Unfortunately, it’s an inevitable part of life. Your brand new shiny laptop is gradually going to accumulate all kinds of software bloat and other clutter that drags it down — but you don’t have to suffer needlessly. We’ve covered speeding up your Windows 10 machine, and similarly, here are four quick tips for those of you on the Apple side of the fence.

Lenovo LaVie Z 360 Review: The Ultimate Adventure Travel Computer?

The LaVie Z is the newest ultrabook from Lenovo. At just under a kilogram, it’s the lightest in its class. Does that make it the perfect adventure-travel companion? We’ve been carrying it everywhere to find out.

Shimano XTR Di2 Review: Can Electronic Shifters Make Bicycles Faster?

Shimano is bringing its electronically-actuated Di2 shifter technology to mountain bikes, claiming increased reliability, faster shift speeds and improved man-machine interface. Can it really make riding a bicycle easier? We spent a day on the trail to find out.

HP Stream Mini: A Cute, Cheap Windows Desktop

The HP Stream is the bargain laptop to beat. But what if you want a desktop instead? Take a peek at the new HP Stream Mini. At just over 5cm tall, 730g light and a mere $US180 out of your wallet, this tiny pastel blue nettop packs a surprising amount of value into the case.

Computers Think These Are Real Animals And Objects

Even computers can be fooled by optical illusions. While computer vision is rapidly advancing, this set of bizarre images can fool even the best algorithms into thinking that they’re real objects.

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