PC World

  • Low cost, high resolution: Prices for 4K displays sink below $500 - November 22, 2014
    Prices for 4K monitors have dropped below US$500, bringing them within the reach of cost conscious buyers looking to replace 1080p displays. The prices have been falling steadily from $700 or more earlier this year. 4K monitors are available from Samsung, Sharp, Dell, Asus, Acer, Monoprice, and sma [...]
  • Microsoft turns to robotic security guards to watch for trouble - November 22, 2014
    OK, so the robot apocalypse probably won’t happen any time soon, but the new robot sentries guarding Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus seem like something straight out of a futuristic sci-fi movie. According to ExtremeTech, each of the K5 security guard robots from robotics company Knig [...]
  • Apple's $450 million e-books settlement gets final approval - November 22, 2014
    A federal judge in New York has given final approval to a settlement in which Apple will pay $450 million for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices for ebooks. Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan called the settlement “fair and reasonable.” It requires Apple to pa [...]
  • Far Cry 4 review: The most thrilling deja vu experience you'll ever play - November 22, 2014
    "An eagle!" my soldier yells. "Look out! Help me!" My men, who I've seen stand fast in the face of overwhelming machine gun fire, are scattering because of a dive-bombing bird. The eagle circles overhead, taunting me before swooping down and raking its claws across my arm. [...]
  • Why is Microsoft updating Windows PCs for a security bug on the server? - November 22, 2014
    When Microsoft released a critical update for multiple versions of Windows Server this month, it also pushed out a fix for several releases of the Windows client OS, including even the technical preview for Windows 10. It was critical to get the patch out for Windows Server: An exploit affecting Wi [...]


  • WhatsApp co-founder donates US$1m to FreeBSD Foundation - November 21, 2014
    The FreeBSD Foundation has received the largest donation in its history, a sum of US$1 million from Jan Koum, the chief executive and co-founder of WhatsApp. The foundation supports the FreeBSD open source operating system and its community worldwide. WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile m [...]
  • Google’s ‘Contribution’ to new ways to fund web publishing - November 21, 2014
    With Google being the world’s biggest ad engine fuelled by the world’s biggest search engine, you wouldn’t think Google would be the company to come up with a way for end-users to deliver themselves a reading experience free of Google’s ads - but its new experiment does just [...]
  • VIDEO: AdvanceRetail’s CEO Mark McGeachen talks retail innovation - November 21, 2014
    One of AdvanceRetail’s customers is Pandora - the top-end jewellery company, not the music streaming service - and I spoke the company’s CEO, Mark McGeachen not just about the point-of-sale retail transformation within Pandora but in the industry generally. One of AdvanceRetail’s& [...]
  • VIDEO: Brand ‘New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL’ launch with new Pokémons - November 21, 2014
    It’s not just Apple that can get thousands of people to queue for new products, with Nintendo’s launch of two new Pokémon titles and brand new versions of the Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL attracting huge crowds! Midnight launches - we’ve seen them for games in the past, we&rsquo [...]
  • Does Barbie know Linux? - November 21, 2014
    According to Mattel no; because she is a girl she still needs the boys to help with those things called computers. In January 2010 Mattel Inc decided Barbie – formally known as Barbara Millicent Roberts - needed another career. She’s had no shortage of job changes, but given her sporty [...]

APC Magazine

  • Arduino Basics #1 – Using an ultrasonic sensor - November 19, 2014
    In this new series, Darren Yates takes you through basic Arduino concepts, starting with communicating with an ultrasonic sensor. The post Arduino Basics #1 – Using an ultrasonic sensor appeared first on APC.
  • Create the world’s smallest wireless music jukebox - November 18, 2014
    Have an old small-screen Android phone you no longer use? Darren Yates shows you how to turn it into a super-tiny wireless controlled music jukebox. The post Create the world’s smallest wireless music jukebox appeared first on APC.
  • Four things to know about Yosemite - November 18, 2014
    OS X 10.10 brings some big changes- some good, some bad. Matthew JC. Powell shows you how to avoid some of the future shock. The post Four things to know about Yosemite appeared first on APC.
  • Macros with memories - November 17, 2014
    Helen Bradley explains how to create a macro that remembers that it has been run previously. The post Macros with memories appeared first on APC.
  • Mini-PC School - November 14, 2014
    The most exciting things in PC-land are happening at the small end. Craig Simms shrinks himself down and goes mini-ITX. The post Mini-PC School appeared first on APC.

Cnet Gadgets

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    • Spying forgotten: Li welcomes IT giants - November 21, 2014
      PREMIER Li Keqiang has endorsed the commercial activities of a handful of Chinese internet titans and foreign technology executives.
    • Alibaba’s fee spree delights Wall St - November 21, 2014
      THE Chinese e-commerce company has emerged as this year’s biggest source of fees for banks working on capital-markets deals.
    • Google faces switch-off over data tracking - November 21, 2014
      JANET Vertesi says the breaking point came when she realised that Google knew she was engaged before any of her friends did.
    • Password warning for webcams - November 21, 2014
      HUMANITY has been given a stern warning: password protect anything you connect online.
    • Webcam spy site details emerge - November 21, 2014
      THE owners of a webcam hacking website that streams feeds from bedrooms are going to great lengths to keep their own identities hidden.

    Herald Sun

    • Live: Cummins picks up key wicket - November 23, 2014
      SOUTH AFRICA is on track for a big total at the SCG but the Proteas have been pegged back slightly by good bowling from Pat Cummins. Follow it live!
    • Mother of dumped newborn found - November 23, 2014
      THE mother of a newborn boy found down a 2.4-meter drain by cyclists in Sydney this morning has now been identified by police.
    • Man drives 5km wrong way down freeway - November 23, 2014
      A MAN has been charged after causing traffic chaos by allegedly motoring down the wrong of the Calder Freeway for 5km while drunk this morning.
    • Girl ‘assaulted’ at schoolies - November 23, 2014
      A TEENAGER was repeatedly punched and had her face slammed into a metal fence by a group of female revellers at the week-long Gold Coast party.
    • Melbourne to get first heart hospital - November 23, 2014
      THE first dedicated heart hospital in Australia will be built in Melbourne’s southeast suburbs regardless of who wins the state election.

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