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MSI GT70 Dominator Pro Notebook: Australian Review

In recent years, notebook PCs have become much smaller, slimmer and more energy-efficient. Intel’s strong Ultrabook push means that big, chunky, powerful laptops are mostly a relic of the past; they’re dinosaurs from a forgotten era. MSI’s GT70 is one of those dinosaurs — it’s big, it’s heavy, and it’s just about the most powerful notebook I’ve ever used.


Opinion: Who Cares About Spoilers?

Yesterday was a tough day for my inner-geek. I love comic book movies and Game Of Thrones, and had plans to spend my long-awaited holiday leave to catch up on the adventures in Westeros and the new Captain America movie. Yesterday I had both of these “spoiled” for me, either by my co-workers, commenters or the internet at large. And you know what? I don’t care, and neither should you. Nobody should care about spoilers any more.


NBN Co Is Going To War With TPG And Its Fibre Network [Updated]

Not content with the National Broadband Network’s deployment strategy, TPG made the surprising decision a while ago to go it alone against the government-owned monopoly and build its own 100Mbps fibre-to-the-basement network and offer an unlimited plan to boot. The new head of NBN Co isn’t exactly thrilled by TPG’s plan, and that’s why he’s about to announce a plan to go to war with the ISP.


IT Pricing Inquiry Not Dead: New Review To Examine Australian Tech Pricing

A long time ago in a government far, far away, there was a man who wanted Aussies to pay less for their gadgets. His name was Ed Husic, and together with some of his Parliamentary buddies, they got together to take the fight to big tech companies to stop them gouging Aussies. That’s the story in a nutshell of the IT Pricing Inquiry, the recommendations of which have been swept under the political rug…until now.


Cortana Vs Siri Vs Google Now: The Ultimate Voice Control Showdown

Windows Phone 8.1 is here, and with it comes not only a notification centre(!) but a brand new Halo-flavoured voice assistant. But how does Cortana shape up against her competitors, who have a year or two of experience on her? Surprisingly well.


I Was Assaulted For Wearing Google Glass In The Wrong Part Of San Francisco

A co-worker took this photo hours before the incident, while we were still in downtown San Francisco.

On Friday night, I was assaulted while walking down the sidewalk in the Mission District of San Francisco. In an instant the person was sprinting away, my Google Glass in hand.


Samsung Galaxy S5: Australian Review

It’s here! It’s finally here. We’ve put the Samsung Galaxy S5 through its paces, and it’s the first Galaxy device built for human beings.


The Perfect Male And Female Body According To Males And Females

If you ask men and women what they think the perfect body is, you’re going to get two very different answers. It’s fascinating, really. UK lingerie company Bluebella surveyed men and women on the “perfect” man and woman using celebrity features and came up with these bodies above.


Our Favourite Android, iOS And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

Rejoice, the weekend is here. Whether you sprinted or hobbled across the finish line, we made it. Now let’s download some apps!


How CSIRO Is Helping Authorities In The Search For Flight MH370

This week, it was reported that the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield had detected multiple signals consistent with those emitted by the underwater beacons from a flight data recorder and/or cockpit voice recorder. While work continues to definitively identify, isolate and eventually retrieve the recorders — which hopefully are from Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 — Australia continues to play a major role in the search and rescue effort: this includes the nation’s own science and research organisation, CSIRO.