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I Built My First Computer In Four Hours, Watch It In Three Minutes

Last week, I helped Chris Davidson of Game Chops build a new PC. Neither of us had built a computer before, so we streamed the process on Twitch TV to elicit the collective wisdom of the internet. Because, who needs manuals? (In retrospect, instructions might have helped speed things along a bit.)


Intel's $US150 Compute Stick Is Now On Sale

The Intel Compute Stick, a snazzy $US150 dongle that can turn anything with an HDMI port into a full-fledged Windows computer, made a bit of a splash when it touched down at CES 2015. And now it’s landing for real, preorders have started at Amazon and Newegg.


Nintendo Games Officially Coming To PC, Mobile

The long-awaited move has finally been made — Nintendo will be bringing its games to mobile devices, and other “smart” devices, perhaps as early as September.


HP Stream Mini: A Cute, Cheap Windows Desktop

The HP Stream is the bargain laptop to beat. But what if you want a desktop instead? Take a peek at the new HP Stream Mini. At just over 5cm tall, 730g light and a mere $US180 out of your wallet, this tiny pastel blue nettop packs a surprising amount of value into the case.


The New Alienware Area-51 Is The Weirdest Gaming PC I've Ever Seen

Alienware is famous for two things: 1) selling ever more powerful gaming computers, and 2) making them look like they were designed by aliens. But its latest full-size desktop gaming PC isn’t just another box sculpted to look like it’s out of this world. In fact, the new Alienware Area-51 is trying to challenge the assumption that PC gamers need a “box” at all.


New Kinect For PC Arrives July 15 (And The Hacks Not Long After)

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor will be available for PCs from July 15 — and it will usher in a whole new wave of fascinating and useful hacks.


Watch The Best Game Trailers From E3 This Year

E3 2014 had some huge moments for any avid gamer. There was a pervasive ‘sequel’ theme in the biggest announcements — existing franchises getting a reboot, or a next-gen upgrade, or some new story — but some experimental titles also caught our attention. The next year in gaming looks to be pretty action-packed.


Oh, Sweet, You Can Use The Xbox One Controller On PC Now

For all its flaws, I’m a pretty big fan of the Xbox One. But while the voice control can occasionally miss the mark and sometimes the Kinect won’t recognise you, there’s one thing that’s flawless: that controller. And now Microsoft has released the drivers for download so you can use it on PC. I’ve been dreaming of this day for months.


Asus Transformer Book V: A 5-in-1, Android-Windows Phone, Tablet And PC

ASUS has announced one of its most unusual products yet: a 5-in-1 device that’s a phone, tablet and PC, which runs both Windows and Android. No, really.


Exactly How Do Macs And PCs Differ?

Mac or PC? Over the past decade, that’s become an increasingly divisive question, with camps on either side insisting they know best. But, fundamentally, what’s the difference between a Mac and PC?