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Apple Upgrades Its 21.5-inch iMac With A More Colourful 4K Display

Now’s the time to finally upgrade that ageing iMac sitting on your desk — because this morning Apple quietly announced an upgraded version of the popular 21.5-inch version featuring faster RAM, a beefier processor, improved graphics hardware, and a vastly-improved 4K display.


Dremel's New Rotary Tool Is Cheap Because It's Powered By A Vacuum Cleaner

They normally sell for $100 and up, but Dremel has found a way to make its rotary multi-tools a lot cheaper for anyone who already has a workshop full of equipment. Instead of having its own motor inside, the company’s new VRT1 is powered by the suction from a vacuum.


Express Exactly How You Feel With A Thousand-Key Emoji Keyboard

Sometimes a simple smile or frown is enough to convey the emotion of a sentence. But for those times when you need a more specific emoji, Tom Scott has transformed the 1,000+ keys on 14 combined keyboards into one monstrous contraption to help you quickly access those expressive little pictographs.


This Is The First Official Touchscreen For The Raspberry Pi

People have been plugging Raspberry Pi boards into all kinds of displays for years, but now there’s an official — and portable — option: a 7-inch (17.78-centimetre) touch screen that will set you back just $US60.


Wow, Samsung's New 16 Terabyte SSD Is The World's Largest Hard Drive

Gone are the days when you have to sacrifice size for speed with an SSD drive in your laptop. At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung just revealed a new 2.5-inch SSD drive with an incredible 16 terabytes of storage. It’s not only the world’s largest SSD — it’s actually now the world’s largest hard drive, period.


This Great-Looking HDMI Switcher Comes With On-Screen Input Previews 

No matter how many HDMI inputs your fancy new TV comes with, within about a week, you’ll end up needing at least one more. And since you spent so much time picking out a TV with a gorgeous picture, why wouldn’t you want an HDMI switcher that looks just as great?


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!


Cisco's Going To Ship Its Equipment To Empty Houses To Dodge The NSA

The NSA is willing to go frighteningly far for your secrets, but at least one hardware manufacturer is willing to go further. A Cisco executive just said his company will ship its networking equipment to vacant addresses to avoid NSA interception. Clever idea.


Can A Mini-PC Replace A Console In The Living Room?

We have all been eagerly awaiting Steam OS and the inevitable flood of affordable console like mini-PCs that will let us play our existing library of games in the living room. The problem is Valve’s innovative new wireless controller is not ready, holding up the whole launch. Tired of waiting, some manufacturers have launched their own Windows based setups. But can they compete with your existing console?


Fix Your iMac By Adding Four USB Ports To The Front Where They Should Be

For every 10 steps forward that Apple’s designers make in terms of improved usability for the company’s products, they still always manage to take a couple of steps back. The world may never fully know why the USB ports are hidden away out-of-reach on the back of an iMac, but companies like Satechi are working hard to remedy that problem with products like this front-facing clamp-on hub.


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