Computers

Computers

Brain-like computers are learning from experience

John Markoff Computers have entered the age when they are able to learn from their own mistakes, a development that is about to turn the digital world on its head.

Digital life

Wearable computers a smart fashion trend

UP by Jawbone.  (PRNewsFoto/Jawbone)

Glenn Chapman The notion of being fashionably smart is getting a makeover as internet-linked computers get woven into formerly brainless attire such as glasses, bracelets and shoes.

Tablets forcing computers to evolve

Surface

Glenn Chapman The shift to smartphones and tablets became a landslide this year, crushing desire for laptop computers and pressuring manufacturers to adapt to the mobile internet era.

Intel researching computers that mimic human brain

brain

Tova Cohen Intel is launching research in Israel into technology that mimics the human brain.

Blog

iPad photo back-ups - which service is best?

Up in the air .... Is the private cloud is a mythical beast?

Adam Turner iCloud's 5GB of free storage doesn't stretch far, so what's your next step?

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Sonos embraces Google Play Music

headphones, music

Adam Turner Google Play Music is the first third-party app to tie directly into the Sonos streaming music ecosystem.

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PCs

How to upgrade from Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP.

Anick Jesdanun Windows XP still runs on millions of computers out there. Here's what to do if you own one of them.

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Family holiday tech - what do you take on the road?

holiday

Adam Turner When it's time to get away from it all, do you take it all with you?

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Is it time to back up your life into the cloud?

Cloud Computing

Adam Turner As cloud storage becomes all but free, is it time to rethink your online back-up regime?

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Blog

Game of Thrones - can you abstain?

game of thrones, dinklage

Adam Turner If you're opposed to both Foxtel and the BitTorrent channel, are you prepared to wait months for your next taste of Game of Thrones?

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Computers

Pop-ups irritate Windows XP's remaining users

Windows XP

Tom Pullar-Strecker Microsoft has been accused of crossing a line and inconveniencing computer users who have yet to ditch Windows XP before it stops supporting the operating system on Tuesday.

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Don't abandon offsite backups

.Burning House Fire with Fire Truck.

Adam Turner With the backlash against the cloud, don't keep all your backups in the one basket.

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Foxtel Play comes to PlayStation 3

Game of Thrones was the most downloaded program.

Adam Turner If you own a PS3 you can now watch Foxtel on it - but will it stop you pirating Game of Thrones?

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Blog

Friends don't let friends use Windows XP

Out with the old: Windows XP is a 13-year-old operating system way past its use-by date.

Adam Turner Are you recommending Windows 7 or 8 when friends abandon XP?

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Hands on: LG G Flex curved smartphone

LG Flex 6-inch Android smartphone.

Adam Turner The G Flex is a feature-packed Android powerhouse, but the jury's still out on curved displays.

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Hands on: Foxtel Presto streaming movies

Foxtel's Presto movie service running on an Apple iPad.

Adam Turner It's a slick first effort, but Presto must come to lounge room devices if it's to be a serious contender.

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FreeviewPlus works with non-Freeview gear

The latest Freeview ad campaign.

Adam Turner Watching Australia's new catch up TV service won't require Freeview's blessing.

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Review

Hands on: Panasonic streaming Blu-ray recorder

Panasonic DMR-BWT835

Adam Turner Streaming live television and recordings around your home puts Panasonic's Blu-ray recorder one step ahead of most off-the-shelf digital TV gear.

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Blog

FreeviewPlus is dead if it's locked-down

The latest Freeview ad campaign.

Adam Turner If Australia's new catch up TV service only works with Freeview-certified players then it's going to sink like the Titanic.

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Hands on: LG curved OLED TV

LG's $7,999 55EA9800 - 55-inch curved OLED television.

Adam Turner Curved might be the new black, but it's OLED that catches my eye.

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