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Post The Walking Dead, power fantasies focusing on sweatily hunting down the undead with a crossbow in hand have increased by 438%.

This is a statistic I invented for the purposes of this introduction, but the point still stands: thanks to Norman Reedus and his penchant for lodging bolts in the brains of the undead, crossbows are pretty cool right now.

NERF's timing on this couldn't be better, with the recent release of the ZombieStrike Dreadbolt, which is basically Norman Reed: The Nerf Blaster.


The fifth and final floating wind turbine has been secured off the coast of Scotland in a trial that will power 20,000 homes. The Hywind project is the result of more than 15 years of work from Norwegian energy firm Statoil. It's yet another clean energy technology being shown off at a time when Australia signals a move away from previous clean energy goals.


Volvo is generally a bit of a sedate, safe company, but its Polestar cars like the S60 are performance-oriented, refined road-going machines. Polestar is being spun off into a standalone brand, and its first car is a 450kW hybrid-electric monster with a boatload of torque.


The ThinkPad is 25 years old. The first ThinkPad may not have been the first laptop, but it was the first with a colour display. Along the way, there's been a swathe of pioneering innovations -- the first CD and DVD, the first Wi-Fi, the first laptop into space. To celebrate


Before I saw It this September, I only had a vague idea of the plot. "I know there's a clown in a drain, and it's after kids," I said. "Just stay away from the drains, then!" I have now seen the film, and am ready to concede that it was a little more complicated than that.


Last night on The Project, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that his state will be the second last in the country to ban lightweight, single-use plastic bags.


There's a new Surface Book -- the Surface Book 2. It has the newest Intel processors under the hood, the newest Nvidia graphics, and a new 15-inch screen size along the original 13.5-inch version. All that comes with up to 17 hours of battery life, which Microsoft says is 70 per cent more than the latest MacBook Pro the Surface Book goes up against.


The ramp-up of the nationwide NBN rollout means that more Australians are finally getting connected to the National Broadband Network. And that's a good thing. But the telecommunications industry ombudsman's bleak 2016-17 annual report shows that complaints about Australia's internet have overtaken mobile phones in volume, and over 27,000 complaints about the performance of the NBN represent a 160 per cent rise versus the year past.


In the wake of the Coalition deciding to scrap Dr Alan Finkel's proposed Clean Energy Target, Turnbull announced its replacement will be something called the National Energy Guarantee. How is this different to the CET, and will it still be able to have the needed impact on Australia's carbon emissions to reach our Paris climate target? We got in touch with some of Australia's leading experts to decipher Turnbull's NEG.


The Google Pixel 2 has the best camera of any smartphone. This much we already know to be true. It also has an excellent portrait mode for blurring the background in photos, but it doesn't use two camera lenses to do that like the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Note8. Instead, it uses some very smart software and machine learning, and the minute difference between the pixels in its camera sensor, to simulate blur that looks very nearly as good as a much larger and more expensive digital SLR.