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Deals: Computer Crashes Are Inevitable, Losing Your Files Isn’t

There are three constants in the universe: death, taxes, and computer hard drive failure. When your computer inevitably bites the dust, it will take your valuable data with it, which includes your priceless photos and much more. You can prevent the loss of your data though, with a lifetime subscription to SkyHub Cloud 2TB Backup, priced at more than 90% off MSRP for Gizmodo Australia readers.


How To Browse Windows Folders Using Tabs

Tabbed browsing has changed the way we surf the web, making it ridiculously easy to load sites in the background and switch between a bunch of pages in seconds. Now, you can get the same interface for browsing through your files on Windows. Here’s the tool you’re going to need and how to use it.


How To Restore Deleted Files On Any Device

Few tech disasters can send your stomach into free fall quite like realising you’ve deleted something important from your laptop or phone, with no obvious way to bring it back. Luckily, if you find yourself scrambling to restore your deleted files, there’s still hope. Free tools and apps are widely available to help you recover your deleted data no matter what platform you’re using. Here’s what you need to know.


Deals: Earn A Living By Beating Hackers At Their Own Game

Want a career that’ll always be in demand? Corporations pay network security professionals extremely well to protect their systems, clients, and profits from the threat of cybercriminals. Now anyone can learn these skills with the Pay What You Want: White Hat Hacker Bundle, available to Gizmodo Australia readers at a fraction of the retail price.


The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. But some algorithms shape and control our world more than others — and these ten are the most significant.


Acer's New Transforming Laptops Are A Cheap And Cheerful 2-in-1

If you’re hard up and in the market for a tablet-come-laptop, you might be interested in the latest additions to Acer’s Switch range: 10-inch tablets with plug-in keyboards that are pretty damn cheap.


Computer Science Students Fooled By Artificially Intelligent TA

Students taking an online course at Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing were duped into thinking one of their teaching assistants, named Jill Watson, was an actual human. And how can you blame them — the virtual TA managed to answer many of their questions with 97 per cent certainty.


Think Of The Things You Could Do With This AA-Sized Arduino Board

Cheap, easy-to-control Arduino boards are the bread and butter of garage inventors the world over. Regular Arduinos are already pretty small, but the AAduino design shrinks things down to the size of — you guessed it — an AA battery.


Australian Scientists Discover Lack Of Sunlight, Not Computer Screens, Causes Eyesight Problems

Increasing exposure to outdoor light is the key to reducing the myopia (short-sightedness) epidemic in children, according to ground-breaking new research by Australian optometrists.

Optometrist and lead researcher on the project, Associate Professor Scott Read, who is the director of research at QUT’s School of Optometry and Vision Science, said that children need to spend more than an hour and preferably at least two hours a day outside to help prevent myopia from developing and progressing.


This Software Can Read Harry Potter And Answer Questions About It

A Canadian company has come up with an algorithm that can read texts, and then accurately answer questions about them. The software is meant to help people by scanning and responding to their questions about boring technical texts — but there could be so many other great ways to use it.


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