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Hands On WIth The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i is not a new product. It's been around for a while and I've been using one on my desk for the last couple of years. It is an essential part of my office workflow and has reduced the amount of paper I need to retain to almost (but not quite) zero. Here's what I've learned along the way and why I recommend the ScanSnap S1300i. More »      

Here's What The Same-Sex Marriage Survey Looks Like

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released a sample of the same-sex marriage postal survey that voters will start receiving from today. Want to know exactly what's coming in the post? Here's what the form looks like. More »      

PSA: The iPhone X Is Actually Pronounced 'iPhone Ten'

Tomorrow morning, Apple will finally unveil a new suite of iPhones, which will reportedly include an ultra-premium model dubbed the 'iPhone X'. Most people have been pronouncing it as a letter (i.e. - "Ex"). Apparently, this could be incorrect. Show More Summary

Come Again? Your AI-Powered Sex-Bot Could Kill You

When Arnold brought the Terminator to life, we were all worried that steroid-driven Austrian bodybuilders were going to take over the world and kill us all. But it turns out we should be more worried about what we invite between the sheets. Show More Summary

Microsoft Teams Finally Gets Guest Access

After a three month delay, Microsoft has delivered on its promise to enable guest access in Microsoft Teams. Although Teams was released earlier this year, it boasts over 125,000 users across 181 countries. Now, anyone with an Active...Show More Summary

A Beginners Guide To Male Sex Toys

If all you know about male sex toys is the plastic blow-up dolls tailing around after riotous bachelor parties, it’s no surprise you wouldn't be that interested in them. But male sex toys have come a long way since the days of plastic...Show More Summary

This Facial-Recognition AI Knows Your Girlfriend's Face Better Than You Do

If someone showed you a group photo containing your boyfriend or girlfriend, you could probably spot them without much trouble. But what if the photo was from ten years ago? Or what if their face was partially obscured? What if it contained...Show More Summary

Science Explained: Why Is The Sea Salty?

Why is the sea salty? The short answer is that water dissolves the salts contained in rocks, and these salts are carried in the water to the sea. We take a look at the science. More »      

Sci Fi Author, Technology Writer And Inspiration Jerry Pournelle Dies

Just last week, I mentioned sci-fi author Jerry Pournelle in an article about writing I posted. Today, I'm sad to report that Pournelle has passed away at the age of 84 after a short illness. As well as writing great science fiction,...Show More Summary

HP Elitebook x360 - A Laptop For The Privacy Conscious

Privacy and security should be at the top of mind for anyone using a computer. Generally, this means having a strong password or passphrase when you log on, possibly biometric security and 2FA as well, and encrypting data. But the hardware we use everyday can go a little further. Show More Summary

Google Drive Is Changing: Here Are The Details

Last week, Google made a confusing announcement that could easily scare the crap out of 800 million people. Google Drive's going away -- but actually, no, it's not. However, there are a few things you should know about the changes that are coming. More »      

IDC Says Aussie PC Shipments Are Up

Australians bought over 980,000 PCs over the second quarter of 2017 representing year-on-year growth of 3.3% according to research released by IDC. While the education and SMB sectors contracted slightly compared to the same period last year, consumer, government and enterprise buyers opened the check books and let the credit cards loose. More »      

The Equifax Breach: A Reminder To Be Ready For Breach Notification

By now, you'll have heard about the breach at Equifax, leading to the leaking for PII relating to about 143 million people in the US, Canada and the UK. While it's unlikely many Australians were directly affected, the nature of the breach...Show More Summary

Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted. the best alternatives to the iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8, TPG's controversial NBN ad and a guide to breast play. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week. More »      

Who Are The 'Sleepless Elite' (And How Do You Become One)?

Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money and co-founder of, claims to only need four hours of sleep each night to feel well-rested and alert. Cramer said he sleeps between 11.30 p.m. and 3.45 a.m. most weeknights, and rarely needs an alarm to rise. Show More Summary

OnePlus 5 Smartphone Australian Review

Sleek and powerful without breaking the budget, the Android-powered OnePlus 5 throws down the gauntlet to flagship smartphone makers. More »      

After Centuries Of Mystery, The Tale Of The Voynich Manuscript Has Been Solved

The solving of a long-standing mystery always sparks ambivalence; a sense of excitement and satisfaction at what it is, coupled with sadness about everything it isn't. As of last week, the cryptic Voynich manuscript, filled with strange glyphs and diagrams, has left the halls of head-scratchers. Show More Summary

Why Is It Difficulty To Get Camera Lenses Faster Than f/1.2?

The small the f-number, the larger the aperture and the more light a digital camera sensor receives. It also has a significant effect on the depth of field and sharpness of images. You may have noticed most commercial lens stop at around f/1.2. So why don't they go lower? More »      

Odd Jobs: The Cam Girls Who Also Stream On Twitch

In many ways, Geisha Monroe and Mandy Morbid are typical Twitch streamers -- they're gamers who share their play experiences with an online following. They cosplay, they collect game-related memorabilia, they tweet Overwatch memes. And like most streamers, Twitch isn't their job. Show More Summary

Dealhacker: 20% Off Selected eBay Stores

While not as good as the site-wide deals, you can dig out some decent stuff from eBay's selected store discounts. Starting from 4pm today, you'll be able to save 20 per cent off purchases from a large number of eBay sellers -- all you need is the right coupon code. More »      

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