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Computer specs can be a baffling mix of acronyms and numbers at the best of times, but it's worth learning something about them: It will help you choose a new computer, troubleshoot your old computer, and generally understand more about the relationship between the specs on the page and the experience you're getting.

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The effects of the most esoteric physics abound throughout your life. Take quantum mechanics, the theory that describes how tiny things behave. It's everywhere! How else would you get so much data on a palm-sized terabyte hard drive?

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We spend a lot of time playing with gadgets at Gizmodo. A lot! Very few actually impress us, but 2016 did deliver some great gear we actually liked. Here are some of our favourite gadgets this year.

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We've all seen it — someone hands you their phone and you notice that it's called "Bob". Or you see a list of possible devices you can connect to and every single one has a weird name. Or you're the one scrambling to explain why you've renamed your work computer "Big Bad Caesar".

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There are three constants in the universe: death, taxes, and computer hard drive failure. When your computer inevitably bites the dust, it will take your valuable data with it, which includes your priceless photos and much more. You can prevent the loss of your data though, with a lifetime subscription to SkyHub Cloud 2TB Backup, priced at more than 90% off MSRP for Gizmodo Australia readers.

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Tabbed browsing has changed the way we surf the web, making it ridiculously easy to load sites in the background and switch between a bunch of pages in seconds. Now, you can get the same interface for browsing through your files on Windows. Here's the tool you're going to need and how to use it.

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Few tech disasters can send your stomach into free fall quite like realising you've deleted something important from your laptop or phone, with no obvious way to bring it back. Luckily, if you find yourself scrambling to restore your deleted files, there's still hope. Free tools and apps are widely available to help you recover your deleted data no matter what platform you're using. Here's what you need to know.

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The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. But some algorithms shape and control our world more than others — and these ten are the most significant.