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There’s little doubt the information technology revolution has improved our lives. But unless we find a new form of electronic technology that uses less energy, computing will become limited by an “energy crunch” within decades.

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If you're old enough to remember when computers didn't come with a mouse as standard, prepare to feel a bit ancient - this week, the humble point-and-click mouse cursor turns 50 years old.

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Microsoft's new Surface Pro 6 is a capable machine for a pretty good price. For existing Surface Pro aficionados, there isn't much here to tell you about. The most exciting update is the enticing performance bump that comes from Intel's eighth-generation Core i5 and Core i7 chips, which boasts more cores than previous models.

But the Surface Pro 6 is missing something that could affect you now or later, and it's a major deal breaker in my books: There's no USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port.

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Despite the nation’s small size, Australians are the 8th biggest viewers of Pornhub. The online porn site, which is one of the world’s largest, recently provided us with a department store-sized window into the online viewing habits of our nation. Here are the key findings.

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Microsoft has announced a number of new products, including the Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 6, Surface Studio 2 and the all new Surface Headphones. This means that, barring the Surface Book, Microsoft’s entire line of Surface devices has been refreshed. In the case of the Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2, a slick new colour option has also been added to the mix in the form of matte black.

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The Dell XPS, Apple MacBook and several other systems on the market have decided to put all their eggs in the USB-C basket. And that's proving to be an epic pain with suitable devices, cables and other peripherals still relatively hard to get. So is it worth the fuss?

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In a hot tub in 2012, physicist Seth Lloyd pitched a quantum internet application to Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page. He called it Quoogle: a search engine that, using mathematics based on the physics of subatomic particles, returns results without ever actually knowing the query. Such an advance would require an entirely new kind of memory, called qRAM, or quantum random access memory.

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USB-C is a hot mess of confusion that can leave even the savviest tech geek scratching their head. Some cables are good for charging laptops while others will only work with phones. What's going on? Here are all the facts in one place.

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You’ve had all the slowdowns and crashes and bugs you can take—it’s time to upgrade your computer. While the thought of shopping around for new components or a whole new machine might fill you with dread and foreboding, it doesn’t have to be a stressful process, and this guide will serve as your one-stop shop for all the information you need to have on hand.

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Whether you're after a new gaming rig or something a little simpler, when it's time to get a new PC the toughest decision is not which bells to include and which whistles to exclude but whether you should build it yourself or just buy a pre-built computer.

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As with most things tactile, one's choice of computing peripherals is a deeply personal decision, opinion and feel eclipsing evidence and logic. If there's any gadget this applies to more than others, it's the keyboard — specifically the type of switch. Mechanical dominates, while membrane gets a bad rap. I'm here to remind everyone about the long-forgotten, One True Switch — the scissor.

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Whether you're into coding, word processing or gaming, a mechanical keyboard can make a huge improvement to your output. Boasting individual mechanical switches underneath each key, they provide a higher level of reliability, are more durable and can even help with RSI. Plus, they just look and sound so cool.

This video breaks down all the reasons mechanical keyboard are worth your time.

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Dell is about to launch a new series of Alienware gaming machines - which means the old guard are now going for cheap. Well, "cheap" might be stretching it a bit, but you can score up to $600 off the RRP. Here are the best deals.

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I bet you own a few cords. You might have so many cords that they burst out behind your TV stand or below your desk. Play video games for any length of time and you'll acquire all sorts of cords you don't know what to do with. For just a few bucks you can rein that mess in though and make some sense of the cyberpunk sprawl lurking behind your TV or monitor.