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Microsoft: Windows 10 To Be The Only Supported OS On Modern CPUs

It’s been a long time since we’ve had to worry about CPU / OS incompatibilities. In fact, the last time it was an issue was the shift from x86 to x64, but that was largely transparent to consumers thanks to AMD and its x86-64 specification, which was later adopted by Intel. Now, with Windows 7 having just entered its extended support phase, Microsoft has taken the opportunity to drop the news that only Windows 10 will be supported on upcoming CPUs.


Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry's Lost Disks Recovered After 25 Years

These days we do a better job of storing data so it’ll be readable 10, 20 and even 50 years down the line. Back in the 90’s however, we weren’t so diligent. As such, the task of recovering the 25-year old “lost” disks of Gene Roddenberry proved difficult, requiring months of painstaking work to not only retrieve the data, but translate it.


ASUS' Quad-Core, 14" EeeBook E402 Now Available In Australia

Another day, another portable computer for you to consider. Does ASUS’ latest release, the EeeBook E402, have what it takes to tempt your wallet? I guess we’ll need to take a look at the specifications to find out. And pictures, because you’ll be looking at the thing constantly.


What's The Creepiest Thing Your Computer Has Ever Done?

Whether or not you believe in the supernatural, there’s almost certainly been a moment in your life when you were sure your computer was possessed.


Aorus X5 G-Sync Laptop: Australian Review

We’re seeing some pretty crazy and groundbreaking tech come out of Taiwan recently. Gaming laptops are chief amongst those, always making advancements in processing power and graphics grunt, all while getting thinner and sleeker. This is exactly the case with the new Aorus X5, which also has a display certified for flicker-free gaming by Nvidia; apparently it’s the world’s most powerful 15-inch laptop.


When Is The Best Time To Buy A New Laptop? (And What's Next From Intel)

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but when should you pull the trigger and buy?


Microsoft, Don't Bail On Windows 8

The sheer audacity of Windows 8 was enough to set it apart. It was startling, the kind of uncompromising upheaval you almost never see from a frontrunner. Despite obvious missteps — big, idiotic, self-inflicted ones, more often than not — it always gave the sense that it was just wrong-footed, correctable stuff, never cause for a total retreat. Except, if recent reports are to be believed, that’s just what Microsoft seems to be doing. Retreating. And we really hope it doesn’t.


Quantum Computer Kicks PC Arse In First Ever Head-To-Head Test

Scientists often claim that quantum computers will blow the competition away in the coming years. Now, the world’s first head-to-head test has shown they leave regular PCs reeling in their wake.


How Adobe Built A Stylus Fit For The Cloud

Earlier this week we learned that Adobe is abandoning Creative Suite for the cloud. But at the tail end of its announcement, the company also revealed a surprising little hardware project that shows how it plans to augment Creative Cloud: a pressure-sensitive iPad stylus called Project Mighty and its ruler cousin, Napoleon.


Sony's New Cheap Laptops Are Actually Kind Of Beautiful

We’ve sort of gotten used to having to spend a disproportionate amount of money on nice-looking computers. Cheap laptops are not the same as premium laptops. We understand that. For once, though, inexpensive doesn’t mean “junky plastic mess”.


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