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The Best Notebooks Of The Year So Far

To find out the best laptops of 2011 so far, we checked in with Mark Spoonauer who, as editor-in-chief of Laptop Magazine and Laptopmag.com, oversees 140+ notebook and netbook reviews every year. If you’re buying soon, buy one of these.


10 Android Apps That Make Rooting Your Phone Worth The Hassle

Android phones are spectacular little devices because they’re able to do so much that others simply can’t, but one big snag in that greatness is that many of the best features require that the phones be rooted. With all the apps available in the Android Market, the most essential tend to be those that add these extra features. Whether you plan on installing custom ROMs or not, you may want to root your phone just to install those apps. Here are the 10 most essential apps available for Android that require root.


What Is BitCoin?

Maybe you’ve heard of BitCoin—it wants to shake the entire global economy. And some people think it might! It’s online money—an alternative to dollars and euros. Well what’s that mean? It’s complicated, but we break it down.


SpaceShipTwo Returning To Earth Looks Just Awesome

Virgin Atlantic has tested the return capabilities of their SpaceShipTwo spacecraft for the first time. The video of its first feathered flight is just too beautiful and elegant too describe. Just watch it:


How To Make Your Entire Home AirPlay-Compatible

Apple’s media-streaming technology, AirPlay, is a great way to stream devices across your home, but it only works on Apple-approved destinations out of the box. Here’s how to make your entire home AirPlay-compatible, so that whether you’re using Windows or Mac, Android or iOS, XBMC or another media centre, you can stream media seamlessly between each.


How To Hack Your Kinect

When the Kinect first launched last November, gamers were (to put it charitably) a bit sceptical. Here was a device with incredible technological potential, and the most impressive game that came out with it was a dance simulator.


Jog.fm Suggests The Best Music For Your Workout

We’ve previously looked at creating the ultimate workout playlist, which involves calculating the beats per minute (BPM) of your music and choosing the songs that work best. Jog.fm takes the work out of that process for you by not only providing the BPM but suggesting the best music based on your average mile time.


Someday You'll Keep A Rainbow In A Cage

Scientists have been able to use metal to do tricks with light. Now they can differentiate that light into a spectrum, and store each colour in separate little grooves on the metal. With the power of plasmonics, you may one day have a rainbow on your keychain.


Internet Explorer 9 Screenshot Tour: The Best New Features In IE9

At 9pm PST (3pm AEST), Internet Explorer 9 will officially launch as the latest and greatest browser from Microsoft, and like IE8 before it, it takes another big step closer to competing with other modern browsers. IE9 introduces a new streamlined interface, improved performance, Windows 7 integration, and more.


Robot Spy Cameras Have Captured Truly Awe-Inspiring Images In The Arctic Circle

Did anyone catch 60 Minutes just now? Bob Simon—who always seems to get the really interesting international assignments—was invited to go along on a polar bear expedition at the top of the world. What he saw there was amazing and… robotic?