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Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate

Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside 100% Design  One of the enduring passions of the design world is where we put our arses. Every year at 100 Per Cent Design there’s always a new take on where the butt stops. Some are elaborate, others inventive and, if there are a lot of seats to be considered, then things can get quite cosy too.…

iPhone 6: Last straw for Android makers being eaten alive by the data parasite?

Arr, makin' spy kit fer Google, it be a mug's game Analysis  Today's long overdue updates to Apple's iPhone line, which had been moribund for years, are going to squeeze some rival manufacturers to death. New iPhones at last means that Android, Google's smartphone middleware, will soon look attractive only for budget vendors selling into fast-growing emerging markets.…

Nvidia Maxwell GTX 980 and GTX 970 reviewed: Crushing all challengers

The GTX 980 and 970 are the Big Billy Goats Gruff to their smaller budget cousin, the GTX 750 Ti. When the first Maxwell GPU arrived this spring, it was clear that Nvidia had something potent on its hands. Maxwell showed enormous promise, leaping over Kepler's compute performance in multiple benchmarks. Show More Summary

Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share

Not four. Point four. Are you listening, Microsoft? Market monitor IDC's latest word on monitors goes some way to explaining limp enthusiasm for Windows 8: people just aren't buying touch-screen monitors.…

Man walks into Apple store, buys iPhone 6 and DROPS IT RIGHT AWAY

A shattering experience for one buyer First fracture  In the queue to buy the iPhone 6 today, Vulture South met a chap named Alex McCredie, the founder of Sydney iThing repair company FixPod.…

Microsoft Details Direct3D 11.3 & 12 New Rendering Features

Back at GDC 2014 in March, Microsoft and its hardware partners first announced the next full iteration of the Direct3D API. Now on to version 12, this latest version of Direct3D would be focused on low level graphics programming, unlocking...Show More Summary

Samsung unlocks Knox at zero bucks

The race to zero in the mobile device management market has begun Samsung has dropped the cost of its mobile device management (MDM) suite Knox to $0.…

Nvidia launches Maxwell, a next-gen GPU that will make everyone an Nvidia fanboy

Today, at an event in California, Nvidia has officially unveiled the first full-fat Maxwell chip: The GM204. This chip will power both the Nvidia GTX 970 and GTX 980, both of which should be available to buy from your favorite component store today. Show More Summary

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 & 970 Maxwell GPU Reviews

A few months back, we took a look at the GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti, which features a GPU based on NVIDIA’s bleeding-edge Maxwell microarchitecture. Although there have been a few exceptions, when one of the big GPU makers releases a next-gen GPU, they typically start at the high-end and then scale the GPU back to flesh out a top-to-bottom...

NVIDIA GameWorks: More Effects with Less Effort

While NVIDIA's hardware is the big start of the day, the software that we run on the hardware is becoming increasingly important. It's one thing to create the world's fastest GPU, but what good is the GPU if you don't have anything that...Show More Summary

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Review: Maxwell Mark 2

At the start of this year we saw the first half of the Maxwell architecture in the form of the GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti. Based on the first generation Maxwell based GM107 GPU, NVIDIA did something we still can hardly believe and managed to pull off a trifecta of improvements over Kepler. Show More Summary

Give a big hand to the 5.5in iPhone 6 Plus – seriously, you'll need it

Apple in peak form on hardware – and narky rules... but we still got a fiddle First Fondle  If the long queues for the iPhone 6 at the Broadway Apple Store in inner Sydney are any guide, Apple is back on top.…

Hands On With ODG's R-7: Augmented Reality Glasses

While it's still unclear to me what the future of wearables will be, I must admit that all things considered I feel that glasses are a better idea than watches as a form factor. If the goal is glanceable information, a heads-up display is probably as good as it gets. Show More Summary

Dremel’s $1000 Idea Builder hopes to bring 3D printing to the masses

Dremel's Idea Builder 3D printer comes in at under $1000 and is aimed at the novice user who wants to try 3D printing for the first time.

ET deals: 45% off Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20 mobile touch PC

In a world that's increasingly mobile, manufacturers have come up with concepts like this mobile PC to make sure that even desktops aren't left out of the revolution. With today's deal, you can now snag the versatile IdeaCentre Flex 20 for just $499, a huge discount off the normal cost and the best price we've ever seen.

Towards infinite-capacity wireless networks, with twisted vortex radio waves

Researchers at the University of Southern California, building on its previous work on infinity-capacity twisted vortex wireless networks, has now adapted its technology to work with radio waves. The previous laser-based technique was only workable over short distances, with minimal atmospheric interference. Show More Summary

The best feature in iOS 8 is third-party keyboards

With the release of iOS 8, third-party extensions will now -- finally -- be allowed on Apple's mobile devices. This brings one feature that Apple users have been begging for: third-party keyboards, and thus swipe-to-text. No longer will you be unable to reach certain letters while holding a drink in the other hand.

This supermassive black hole is at the center of one of the smallest galaxies in the universe

Astronomers, using new imagery from the Hubble space telescope, have found a supermassive black hole at the center of one of the universe's smallest known dwarf galaxies, redefining, calling into question some of our theories about how the universe was formed. Show More Summary

Damien Hirst, eat your heart out - these guys chop up TAXIS

Half a car stuck to your wall is this season's must-have accessory, darling 100% Design  Yes, it’s that time of year again when the design world presents its latest creations. The ideas shown off here will no doubt make it into very well-heeled home in the coming weeks – and gives the rest of us a glimpse of what’s coming in a year or two.…

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