laptops

Scientists Hack Cryptography Keys By Simply Touching A Laptop

It sounds like something out of an episode of Spooks: Researchers have discovered a way to use simple touch to decode the cryptography keys that are intended to secure your information. It’s as easy as gauging the electric potential coursing through your computer while it’s working.


HP's Stream 14 Is A $US200 Windows-Powered Chromebook Competitor

In order to combat the continued sales growth of ultra-cheap Chromebooks, Microsoft and PC manufacturers are offering Windows machines at comparable $US200 prices. We knew this was coming, but now a leak of the upcoming HP Stream 14 gives us our first look at what these laptops will actually be.


The Best (And Worst) Browser For Your Laptop's Battery Life

Ever wondered how much the weight of 10,000 open browser tabs is dragging down your laptop’s battery? Fear not: AnandTech just dug into the particulars with a delightfully detailed test to find out which browser is the biggest battery hog. This information could save mankind(‘s laptop batteries).


JB Hi-Fi Says People Aren't Buying Tablets

People aren’t buying tablets as much as they used to. That’s the news from JB Hi-Fi’s annual financial results, which say a recent slump in sales figures for the big-box electronic retailer are largely attributable to a drop in the number of iPads, Android tablets and Windows tabs sold to Aussies.


The New Alienware 13-inch Laptop Promises Pro Gaming Without Backache

Gaming laptops are going mobile. Of course, the word “laptop” means that’s always been the idea behind these machines. But until recently, gaming on the go meant being strapped with a pretty hefty piece of computing. Such massive hardware, usually with a scorching hot chassis and shit battery life, makes you wonder if it’s even worth it.


Google Is Finally Working On Fixing Chrome's Battery-Draining Bug

Have you noticed that if you’re working on the road, at uni or out of the office for the day, that Google Chrome uses a little more power than it should? A tiny bug that has been an ongoing issue for the last two years is finally being worked on by Google’s Chromium development team, which when solved — fingers crossed — could boost your laptop’s battery life by up to 25 per cent.


Razer Blade 14: Australian Review

Gaming laptops usually emphasise performance over style and portability, but the new Razer Blade has all three in spades.


Watch Out, Chromebooks: Super-Cheap Windows 8 Machines Are Coming

Chromebooks are great if you want a super-cheap computer, but they’re not without their limitations; you (basically) have to run everything in a browser. And Microsoft is aiming to give them some competition with full Windows 8 machines around those same, dumb low price points.


Razer Blade 2014 Review: Great For Games, Overkill Otherwise

Razer’s badass Blade gaming laptop is back with a screen that’s insane, and the power to push some serious pixels. But that doesn’t do you much good when getting by day-to-day is a little bit of a struggle.


ASUS G550JK Gaming Notebook: Australian Review

Gaming notebooks are a funny niche. They’re not especially thin nor light, and they generally don’t have excellent battery life. They’re also not as speedy as a similarly priced desktop. What they are is a great compromise between portability and power, though, and the brand new ASUS G550JK stays true to that trend.