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Go Ask Your Employer For A New Laptop Or Tablet, Tell Them Joe Hockey Sent You

Sick of that crappy laptop or tablet that work gave you? Start drafting an email to your IT guy: it just became cheaper than ever for a small business to buy new gadgets thanks to a fringe benefits tax change in the Federal Budget.


HP Spectre x360 Review: My New Favourite Backflipping Windows Laptop

“Oooh, what’s that?” It’s the reaction I get every time I pull out the new HP Spectre x360 in a coffee shop. It hasn’t failed yet. Java fiends always want to know where I got such a good-looking laptop — and they’re always surprised when I tell them the answer. But the truly surprising thing about HP’s new Spectre is how much you get for your money.


Acer Has A Crazy New Gaming Tablet

Acer just released a kraken. Forty different gadgets — laptops, desktops, tablets, wearables, fitness trackers, mini PCs, monitors — for the upcoming back to school season. But the most intriguing was Acer’s mysterious new gaming tablet. The Predator.


Dell's Venue 11 7000 Android Tab For Work Looks Great, If That's What You Want

Last September, Dell quietly announced one of the most exciting and horribly named Android tablets ever made — the Venue 8 7000. Now, that awesome slate is getting a big brother.


Microsoft Surface 3 Review: The Tablet I Want At The Price I Don't

I’m dancing on the grave of Microsoft’s original Surface tablet, and I feel no remorse. It’s hard to feel sad — it was a beautifully crafted ten-inch tablet that ran a crippled version of Windows. It was awful. Now it’s dead, and I’ve got a way better tablet. I’m so happy.


Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Review: Won't Win Hearts, Will Turn Heads

So you want a laptop that turns into a tablet. No kidding! Plenty of people are jazzed by the idea of having a slate for sharing, plus a solid keyboard for typing. And the new Asus T300 Chi sure looks like a great pick: from just $1299 Australian you get a great looking PC that — both halves combined — is thinner than a MacBook Air. But that’s not quite the whole story.


How We Underestimated The iPad

The iPad just turned five. That’s five years of reading emails at breakfast on slabs of glass and aluminium. Five years of wondering what the hell we were thinking when we first heard about this subtly transformative device. Five years!


Do Tablets In The Classroom Really Help Children Learn?

Mobile devices as teaching tools are becoming a more and more common part of the American education experience in classrooms, from preschool through graduate school. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 58 per cent of US teachers own smartphones — 10 percentage points higher than the national average for adults. Those teachers are building that tech-savviness into their lesson plans too, by embracing bring-your-own-device policies and leading the push for an iPad for every student. In 2013, an estimated 25 per cent of US schools had BYOD policies in place and it’s reasonable to assume those numbers have risen in the past two years.


Buying A New Tablet? Here’s What You Need To Know

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned tech-head, choosing between any of the dozens of tablets on the market can be a daunting task. Here are the important things to consider when you’re considering picking up a new tablet.


Liquid-Cooling For Seriously Overkill Smartphones

Are you worried about the classic hot smartphone problem? Into overclocking your pocket PC? If you are, you’ll be thrilled about Fujitsu’s new technology for a liquid-cooled smartphone. It’s a bit like putting your car’s radiator into your phone — a cool idea even if you probably wouldn’t need it.


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