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Where To Hide In Case Of Nuclear Attack

This image — found by Erika Engelhaupt — shows the best places to hide in case of a nuclear blast, part of a recent US government guide about what to do in case of a nuclear detonation. It’s scary to see that the US is still actively considering this risk.


Five Security Holes You Should Fix Right Now

We are all vulnerable to security problems from time to time — from hacked routers to data-leaking apps and everything in between. Fortunately, protecting yourself is as easy as taking a look at the default settings on your computer. Here’s how you can protect yourself.


Find Out If You Can See Wednesday's Upcoming Solar Eclipse

From 5:30am (AEST, add 1-hour forward for daylight time) on Wednesday, the Moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, causing a solar eclipse. Not everyone will be able to see the phenomenon, so it’s best we tell you where you can find it.


How To Legally Use Your Phone While Driving

As of 12:01am last night, if you were caught even stroking your phone from the comfort of your driver’s seat in New South Wales, you’d pick up a fine of $298 from the boys and girls in blue. Here’s a quick guide on your rights and responsibilities while driving so you can stay safe, connected and $300 better off.


Australian International Motor Show: A Complete Geek's Guide To The Best Tech On Offer

Off to the Australian International Motor Show? Good idea. There’s a bunch of tech there you simply have to see. make sure you don’t miss anything with this comprehensive guide to the best tech on the show floor. From simulators to smart-keys, booth babes to battery-powered vehicles, this is what you have to see when you visit the show.


Under The Hood: The Beginner's Guide To Water Cooling Computers

I used to think a truly high-performance computer meant lots of fans, lots of noise and limited speed. Then I discovered water cooling. If you really want to overclock your PC and push it to the brink of its power, water cooling is the best way to make that happen while keeping it whisper quiet.


Under The Hood: The Complete Guide To Hackintosh Upgrading

You didn’t want to settle for Apple’s underpowered hardware, so you built yourself a hackintosh. A few years later it’s feeling slow and you want to upgrade. Because you created the machine yourself, you don’t need to shell out tons of cash for a new one. You can upgrade for a fraction of the price of your original build. But upgrading your hackintosh involves a bit of work and some new challenges — unless you take the right approach.


The Easter Eggs Are Back In OS X, And This One Is Insanely Great

Right after Steve Jobs came back to lead Apple, he declared a total ban on software Easter Eggs and credits in the About box of every product made in Cupertino. They are back now. And this one is insanely great:


Should You Upgrade To OS X Mountain Lion?

Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion is out, and it’s just north of 20 bucks. That’s cheap enough that the price alone probably isn’t a barrier to upgrade — it’s more about your individual needs. Here’s a quick guide to see, at a glance, if you should go with Mountain Lion, or maybe sit this one out.


Gizmodo's Guide To IM Etiquette

Everyone has an obnoxious instant messenger friend. If you don’t, it’s probably you. Our parents didn’t come of age in the days of AOL, so it’s unlikely that they were able to pass on the finer points of internet manners.