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Is it awesome or awkward when your router has more grunt than your notebook? Well, depending on how old your laptop is and your fondness for $700 networking hardware, this unusual dream can be yours via ASUS' upcoming Rapture GT-AC5300.

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You can build a perfectly good loungeroom / home theatre PC and completely skip a discrete video card. That said, if you want your machine to have enough grunt to run most games at reasonable settings, it can be wise to shell out for a decent GPU. MSY is currently selling ASUS-branded RX460s for $119, a nice discount on hardware that usually retails for $150 or more.

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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As someone who lives and works in a city, I witness just how scarce space is becoming on daily basis -- from fitting more people into an office to apartments.

People like me need smart solutions for this problem, including when it comes to tech. Anyone who is passionate about their rigs don't want to compromise on specs to save space. And we don't have to.

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My family is big on Christmas movies. We always made a big deal out of it when I was a kid.

Even as an adult I enjoy being able to go home for the holidays to watch some of the heart-warming classics -- Die Hard, Home Alone and Batman Returns.

My love of a good, bloody holiday flick may not have changed, but my tolerance for excruciating summer heat definitely has.

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Computex 2016 in Taipei is wrapping up over the weekend. It's one of the biggest technology trade shows in world and vendors have spent the past week flogging their latest wares, eager to impress the crowds with new gizmos and computer offerings. Here are some of the highlights from the show.

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I've been a fan of ASUS' ZenBook series since the UX32VD, which packed not only a good CPU and discrete GPU (in the form of the 620M), but had upgradeable RAM and hard drive. The UX31A and its ilk was more questionable with its proprietary and failure-prone SSDs, but ASUS seems to have learnt its lesson there. But let's focus on what we have today -- the UX303UB, which comes with a 2.5GHz i7, 940M GPU, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD -- all for less than $1300.

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Imagine a PC in your pocket, free to carry anywhere there's a screen you can use to get your work done. Sure, a laptop works, but a PC-on-a-stick gives you serious freedom and flexibility. The Google Chromebit and Intel Compute Stick both sell that dream pretty hard. We took both for a test drive.

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The end of financial year is great time to buy new tech gear. If you use your computer at home for work -- you may be able to claim your PC as a tax deduction. That applies to some students, too. Further, small businesses with total incomes less than $2 million can write off purchases valued under $6500 immediately in the year the cost occurred. So what new laptops/tablets are best for work or play? Here are some ideas.

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When the 2013 edition Nexus 7 went on sale in Australia late last month, it was only available in retail stores. If you prefer going direct, you're now in luck: from today, the Nexus 7 is also on sale through the Google Play store. Also revealed: Australian pricing for when the LTE/4G version eventually becomes available.

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The 10.1-inch VivoTab Smart packs some impressive features for a slim $599 convertible: dual-core Intel CPU, 64GB storage, NFC, SD card reader, micro HDMI and more. It also has an extra-long 9.5 hours battery life and Asus’ special 'TranSleeve' cover/stand/wireless keyboard (normally $119 separately) to keep you productive on the move. Want one? Lifehacker has two to give away. Entering is easy.

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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.