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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.

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Yesterday, Acer launched the C720P Chromebook in Australia -- the first model with an inbuilt touchscreen. Like the recent spate of Windows 8 notebooks, its LED boasts 10-point touch functionality for added "fun and immersion". But is there actually any point to this when using Chrome OS? Apparently, that will largely depend on what developers choose to do with it.

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Tablet? Laptop? Convertible? Ultrabook? When you're researching online or looking on the store shelves, you could be forgiven for feeling intensely overwhelmed by the amount of choice available to you. Thankfully, we're here with the Ultimate Windows 8 Buyers Guide to help you make the right choice when it comes to your next laptop, tablet or portable.

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Acer has launched a "Recycle & Reward" scheme under which you can send in any brand of notebook, netbook, desktop or tablet to it for recycling, and you'll score a $120 voucher in return. Admirable in theory -- but it's worth reading the fine print.