Computing

Which Consumer SSDs Survived Two Petabytes Of Writes Over A Year?

The last time we read anything about SSD longevity, it was courtesy of the Tech Report’s ambitious project to punish a variety of SSDs over the course of many months. That was at 500TB of constant writes, where all the drives were still in the race. At two petabytes however… some losers have appeared.


Anyone Can Now Use IBM's Watson To Crunch Data For Free

You probably know IBM’s Watson platform best from its winning performance on Jeopardy. But the supercomputer is more than just a mechanism for IBM to publicly shame smart people. It’s arguably the most powerful natural-language supercomputer in the world, and thanks to a new public beta, its number-crunching abilities are open to all.


Get A Cheaper Nexus 9 From Kogan, If You Don't Mind Waiting

Buying devices directly from Google has always been a decent option if you’re price-conscious, but there are times when other suppliers — even local ones — can beat the source. Such is the case with the Nexus 9, which you can grab now from Google or, if you’re willing to wait a couple of weeks, a bit cheaper from Kogan.


Download This Free Tool To See If The US Government's Spying On You

It’s been over a year-and-a-half since documents leaked by Edward Snowden shook our sense of privacy to the core. Those documents proved that government is spying on us pretty much all the time. And now that we know Congress isn’t going to do anything about it right away, it’s time to find the tools to protect yourself. Detekt is a good one.


Dick Smith Super Weekend Sale!

Fancy a giant 50-inch Sony LED Smart TV for Christmas — on sale for this weekend only: just $799 (you save $400!). Other Super Weekend deals include 15% off HP Laptops over $500, and a massive up to 45% off Swann DIY home security camera kits. Take a look.


Some Disgruntled Pentium 4 Owners Can Get A $US15 Settlement From Intel

Thanks to a settlement in a long-running class-action lawsuit, Intel is now offering cash to anyone who bought a Pentium 4-powered PC almost fifteen years ago. One dollar per year of lying and misery that you’ve had to suffer.


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.