Nintendo can claim that sticking with wired controllers makes its SNES Classic Edition a more authentic retro gaming experience, but in reality it's probably just a cost-saving measure. Wrangling controller cables isn't a part of your childhood worth reliving, however, so Nyko once again has mercifully bestowed gamers with an affordable wireless alternative.
Slim laptops and fast graphics barely ever mix. Nvidia's Max-Q tech promised to change that, though, and we're seeing results — including a new Gigabyte Aero 15 X, a laptop that is less than 20mm thick but hides away Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1070 graphics inside.
When companies continually try to shoehorn features like curved displays or modular add-ons into devices where they don't necessarily belong, I often find myself wondering why they're working so hard to include features of such dubious value. But perhaps the best example of this are all the manufacturers trying to install mechanical keyboards on gaming laptops. Every laptop with a mechanical keyboard seems to also feature a long list of compromises that include gargantuan chasis, excessive price tags, or awkward layouts that leave the system with a scrunched up touchpads. But then the MSI GT75VR Titan Pro came along and showed that it was really poor execution, and not a bad idea, that has made laptops with mechanical keyboards so frustrating. The set on the GT75VR is different; this thing is legit.
The prevailing question about Star Trek: Discovery is "Is it good enough?" Is it good enough to justify all the delays? Is it good enough to get over the fact that CBS embargoed all reviews until now? Is it good enough to justify paying $US5.99 ($8) ($US9.99 ($13) without commercials) a month? And, based on the first two episodes, the answer appears to be "Maybe?"
The NROL-42 spy satellite was launched atop an Atlas V rocket from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base early on Sunday morning, Eastern time. And while we don't know anything about the tech specs or what it will be spying on, it's a safe bet to say that it's part of the most advanced spying apparatus the world has ever known.
Here's some joyful Tuesday morning news for all the Stephen King horror fans and devoted Pennywise meme-makers. The It sequel finally has an official release date, and you won't have to wait 27 years to see what happens to the Losers Club. You will, however, have to wait a couple of years.
Canadian record producer, DJ and Ferrari-troller Deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse" and not "dead-mao-five") keeps up a pretty eclectic car collection. And by eclectic I don't mean the cars are weird and funky. I mean he customises them all weird and funky and that's what makes them wonderful. One of them, a 2015 Lamborghini Huracán, dubbed the 'Nyanborghini Purracan' is for sale.
Shit home internet. We've all been there: dying ancient copper cables running garbage ADSL, congested HFC cable, flaky fibre-to-the-node NBN. You know what's better in a lot of ways? 4G. I love 4G. I want 4G to power my home.
I actually use 4G to light up the 'net in my home already, but until now I've been stuck with a complicated combo of battery-powered hotspot and Wi-Fi router. Accelerated's new 6350-SR router, though, is an all-in-one 4G and Wi-Fi modem/router that gives your entire home or business a strong and reliable 4G connection, either as your primary 'net or as a failover.
Forget virtual reality, for now at least, because augmented reality, or AR as it is commonly known, is powering the next batch of magic tricks heading to your phone. Apple and Google are pushing the tech hard, but what's actually new about the next wave of AR? What's changed since Pontiac stuff it in the ugly Aztek or Niantic had you catching Pokemon with it in Pokemon Go? And what are you going to be able to do with it...besides game?
Neil deGrasse Tyson must have binge-watched Game of Thrones, because he cannot stop talking about the series on Twitter, including weighing in on the most pertinent scientific question of our time: Do Game of Thrones' dragons make sense? Turns out, they're not nearly as far-fetched as the wights' use of chains.
So you may have heard the Federal Government's announcement that Australia will finally be getting a space agency. It's a move that could see the space industry be worth $8 billion per year to the Australian economy.
But more than that: it means we can dream of being astronauts once again.
For months, the systems of Deloitte, a consulting and accounting firm that ranks among the world's "big four", were compromised and hardly anyone knew it. According to The Guardian, the breach has been kept under wraps since it was noticed by administrators in March. The attackers were able to access information from Deloitte's major corporate and government clients in the US — all because, it appears, someone didn't use two-factor authentication.
Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico absolutely devastated. We're talking flattened houses, lost lives, shattered power grids, flooded towns, forests destroyed — devastated. On top of all that, mobile phone service, one of the island's most important lines of communication, has been almost entirely cut. So many are now struggling just to tell their families they're OK.
When you were a kid, what did you think the future would look like? Hoverboards, Back to the Future style? Flying Cars a la The Jetsons?
It's 2017 people, and look what we have here - an augmented reality Ikea experience. So that everywhere is your life can be filled with Ikea, like a disillusioned insurance worker's apartment shortly before starting an underground Fight Club.