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Dick Smith Weekend Shock-Take Sale!

Tech deals so good they’re scary: 15% off Canon cameras, up to 20% off Samsung TVs and 15% off Asus Notebooks over $500! That brings the Asus Transformer Book T100 hybrid laptop/tablet down to just $479! Dicksmith.com.au also exclusively has the new Pebble Steel smartwatch up for grabs at just $229. Here’s what you need to know.


Deals: Dick Smith eBay Store Sale This Weekend!

Need a new power laptop? The official Dick Smith eBay store has slashed $300 off the impressive HP Envy 17 with 17-inch display, 2.4GHz Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 2GB Nvidia graphics – now just $1699! Until midnight Monday you can also save $30 on Samsung’s premium 8.4-inch Galaxy Tab S and score hundreds off Samsung’s huge 65-inch Ultra HD LED TV. Here are the details.


Get The Most From Your Chromebook Even When It's Offline

Some folks would have you believe that, without an Internet connection, your spiffy new Chromebook only slightly less useful than the box it came in, but that’s simply not true. They may not be able to match a MacBook’s performance, but these lightweight laptops are far from helpless when the connectivity runs dry. Here’s most everything you can do on a Chromebook without a Wi-Fi signal.


Retina iMac Teardown: New Face, Same Guts

The folks over at iFixit have done their usual job of tearing exciting new bits of technology to pieces, this time with the new Retina iMac as their unlucky victim. Conclusion: apart from that pretty new screen, everything’s more or less the same.


Dick Smith Deals: Super Saturday Sale!

Some great specials this week! Available online at DickSmith.com.au today and in-store on Saturday. Deals include $100 off every $500 spent on Samsung TVs, up to 20% off Panasonic and Sony TVs, 25% off select soundbars and 12% off Apple Computers. Here are the details.


Dick Smith Deals: 10% Off Apple Computers, Up To $100 Off iPads

If you’re in the market for a new iMac, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Retina Display this weekend, Dick Smith Online has 10 per cent off* of Apple computers. Also save up to $100 on iPads! Here’s the special code you’ll need to use.


Get The Edge: Gaming Mice, Keyboards And Headsets

Gizmodo Video Guide: The great thing about gaming peripherals is that a few hundred dollars or less can really help change the game in your favour. Here are some ideas for beginners.


Protect Against Sneaky Webcam Spies With This Little Pair Of Magnets

I have had a teensy, torn bit of paper taped over the camera of my MacBook Air for years now because even before I knew the FBI could activate that thing without the indicator light, it always bugged me out that someone might be secretly snooping. The teensy, torn bit of paper looks janky as hell, but it works. Nope is a pair of sticky discs that do not look janky as hell.


Own A Samsung 840 EVO? It's Almost Certainly Running Slower Than It Should

Compared to tried-and-true magnetic storage, SSDs are still finding their feet. And like all technologies, it can be hard to predict the issues that might pop up after long-term use without, you know, using them long-term. Take for instance Samsung, which is discovering just now that its 840 EVO series of SSDs have a bug that cripples read performance, but requires at least one-month old data on the drive before the problem appears.


Laptop Buying Guide 2014: Processors And Battery Life Explained

You want to buy a new laptop. But how do you work out which one you need? A great place to start is working out exactly how much processing power you require — what tasks you’re going to be doing — and what kind of battery life your work and play will involve.


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