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Nvidia's new graphics chipsets have made gaming laptops thinner, lighter and more energy efficient. This is the start of a new era of notebooks that can actually handle games on battery power for more than a couple of minutes at a time. The Metabox P650SE is a relatively affordable way to get yourself a brand new laptop, with some brand new processing and graphics hardware.


This was my seventh year I've covered CES, and after the first day on the show floor I was ready to wash my hands of the whole spectacle for good. Then I went to the Sands, and all of a sudden I never wanted to leave.


Tucked away in the hills of Portola Vally, California, overlooking grass and trees and even some deer, you'll find the headquarters of Meta, which has been working on augmented-reality glasses that it hopes will change the future, and the world.


It's late evening in San Francisco right now, but that doesn't mean that Aussie-expat and Space Glasses-staffer Ben Sand is resting. "We sleep about two hours a night wherever we can find right now," Ben tells me via Skype. Ben's tired because he and Israeli colleague Matt Kitchales are working with Space Glasses to design, construct and ultimately ship "Meta": a pair of wearable smart glasses worthy of Tony Stark's Iron Man suit, while aiming to make Google Glass look like a tacky Bluetooth headset.


In last weekend's episode of The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies' character interrogates a girl about her voice recognition software and cites our favourite technology website (that would be us, Gizmodo) as saying that the software was fantastic.


As regular Gizmodo readers may already know, I occasionally act in comedy sketches and the like. I also go out very rarely on commercial auditions (for a brief while in 09 I was in a Hot Pockets ad that ran, it seemed, almost exclusively on MTV2. You've seen it if you're a Rob & Big fan).


Well, the past 40 odd hours or so have been exceptionally interesting for some reason. It's kind of interesting from my perspective - for the most part I feel like a reader, following the story and feeling its highs and lows just like you. But as editor of Giz AU, I also represent the greater Gizmodo brand, which is obviously in the spotlight at the moment.


I've seen a lot of strong reaction to Jesus's funny post on assclowns today. People screamed fanboy, and said calling them "assclowns" and the photoshopping clown noses on their faces was a bit much. But the main thing is, those quotes were in context. And I think it was astounding how wrong and overly confident these competitors were. You can't dismiss anyone, let alone Apple. It was idiotic lip service and if they truly felt that way, they weren't doing their jobs properly.