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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


Almost three years ago now, Senator Stephen Conroy stepped up to the plate to deliver a bold new vision. A vision of a filtered, "safer" internet. The plan was met by hostility from internet rights activists, poiticians, internet users, internet service providers and interest groups alike. Tonight, however, the Labor government's proposed mandatory internet filter is dead.


Every PC user and IT admin needs a backup strategy, and CrashPlan is one of the best tools around. It backs up to other computers and attached hard drives at no cost, whether you’re on a Windows, Mac or Linux machine. In addition, CrashPlan excels at online backup, and a new data centre in Sydney means even faster cloud backup performance across the entire Asia-Pacific region.


Yesterday was International Beer Day, and to celebrate, we'd like to introduce you to Andy Mitchell, a Master Brewer who works with the Australian-owned company Casella. Andy has been in the brewing business for 32 years, has started five microbreweries in three different countries, and everything he touches turns to delicious amber-gold. If you're brewing in your shed and want to know how to get your name out there, or have ever thought about drinking beer for a living, you'll want to hear what Andy has to say.


Good luck painting without back splash. Even if you're careful, stray droplets will land somewhere. And there's a good chance that somewhere is your hair. But how to wash it out without destroying those lovely locks? The DIY experts at Stack Exchange chime in...


It's not unreasonable to suggest that if you spend hundreds on a tablet, you can spend more than a few dollars on a case. However, if you're the crafty type, this felt iPad case is effective, cheap, and looks sharp.


Drop your bags, grab a drink, and grab the XP CD—it's nearly time for the holiday ritual of fixing up your relatives' computer. Here are some tips and downloads to keep handy while you're cursing all the auto-starting crapware.


Flies, mosquitoes, and even ants are easy to get rid of in comparison to the dreaded, disgusting household annoyance that is the roach. Fortunately this DIY method aims not only kill this pest, but prevent its relatives from coming to the funeral.


Pancakes are a great Saturday breakfast, but it takes skill to pour the batter neatly into the pan without splashes. Here's a neat way to avoid that problem: use a squeeze sauce bottle for neat, fuss-free dispensing.