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The Crazy New Computers At Computex 2015

Every June, the PC industry descends on Taipei to show off its latest wares. The Computex trade show is a great place to see some awesome new gadgets and spot computing trends. So, what kind of promising new computers did they build on the eve of Windows 10?


Corsair Bulldog: A Living Room PC With A Face Only A Gamer Could Love

If you build your own PCs, you’ve probably considered parts from Corsair. They sell well-liked memory, cases, power supplies, coolers, SSDs, even peripherals these days. Now they’re introducing their own do-it-yourself living room gaming PC. And gosh is it big and ugly!


One Woman's Trash Is Everyone Else's $200,000 Vintage Apple-1 Computer

Most of the time, recycled electronics are too crappy to sell on Craigslist. But one California e-recycling center recently received one of the most coveted gadgets ever: A genuine Apple-1 computer.


HP Stream Mini Review: A Deceptively Capable Tiny Desktop

Back in the ’90s, you could buy a bargain-brand Gateway or eMachines PC for about $US400. They were everywhere. Everybody’s grandma got in on the action. They were also, objectively, pretty crappy computers. That’s more true now than ever. Why? Because now we have the $US180 HP Stream Mini. That’s why.


Can A Cheap Windows Tablet Replace Your Desktop?

It started as an offhand brag, but turned into a dare. I was telling my Gizmodo colleagues why I loved my Windows 8 tablet: it’s fast, it’s cheap, it’s a fully fledged PC. Hell, I said, I could probably hook it up to a monitor and use it as my workhorse for a week.


A Fully Loaded Mac Pro Could Cost You More Than $14,000

The cheapest Mac Pro you can buy, Apple informed us last week, will cost you $3999 in Australia. That’s a pretty penny, sure, but not outrageous for a workstation these days. What if, though, you spec it out as far as you can go? That’s when we hit new car territory.


How Messy Is Your Computer's Desktop?

We all aspire to a certain amount of digital desktop cleanliness, but I think rather few of us actually keep up on it. As the days go by, the clutter builds bit by bit, and it’s just irritating enough to be unpleasant, but not a big enough deal to actually clean up.


The Gesture Control Of The Future Will Be In HP Computers This Year

Leap Motion isn’t just going to be a stand-alone product. The motion-control brand just announced a partnership with HP, meaning that you’ll be seeing several HP devices with Leap Motion technology bundled right in by the end of the year.


Back To School And Uni: Hottest All-In-Ones PCs

Ultrabooks are great, but it can also be super convenient to have a slimline All-In-One PC waiting on your bedroom or dorm desk to get stuff done. They’re a great family room shared PC option, too. We’ve already run you through our favourite ultrabooks, the hottest convertibles and the slickest gadgets, now it’s time to get your desk sorted with the perfect All-In-One.


How Many Icons On Your Desktop?

There are plenty of ways to keep a desktop. On the one hand, it’s kind of like your default folder, immediately displayed to you on login. It’s a convenient place for those things you need quick, like dozens of shortcuts. On the other hand, it’s a homescreen, a homescreen, and shouldn’t you keep your home clean and pristine? After all, that’s what the start menu/launcher is for.