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There's small screwups and big screwups. Here is tremendously huge screwup: Virtually all Intel processors produced in the last decade have a major security hole that could allow "normal user programs - from database applications to JavaScript in web browsers - to discern to some extent the layout or contents of protected kernel memory areas," the Register reports.

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.


Apple has wrapped up its big event to announce a swathe of new products including the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s, iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4. Our sister publication, Gizmodo Australia, was on the ground in the US to cover the event and has provided information on the Australian availability and pricing for the four new devices. We've consolidated the information into a nice little package for you here.


If you've ever owned an HTC Android smartphone, you'll know that HTC is pretty tight-fisted when it comes to internal storage, especially when compared with similarly-specced phones from manufacturers such as Motorola and Samsung. What gives?


Fancy a sweet new dual-core Samsung Galaxy S II? Gizmodo has an awesome competition giving away three of these super Android devices -- you just have to prove how badly you need one. Get in quick before the competition closes on Sunday!


The Gizmod Rukus giveaway that Gizmodo is running to give away a free car lets you enter once a day, and we wouldn't want you to miss out on the chance. So in expected Lifehacker style, we've set up a public Google calendar with a reminder so you'll remember to enter every day between now and Thursday when it closes.


It's Sunday, and chances are you're not doing much. But take a couple of minutes out of your day to enter the competition to win the ┼▒ber-pimped Gizmodo Rukus, a Toyota Rukus fitted out with more tech than you could ever imagine. You can enter daily, so hit the link now.


And that car is the Gizmod Rukus -- the finest example of how to take a great car and turn it into a hi-tech powerhouse you will ever encounter, let alone have the chance to win. You can enter daily for a chance to make this awesome vehicle yours, so make some notes in your diary. Now.


Got a talent for design? As part of Gizmodo's awesome GizMod project to ultra-customise a Toyota Rukus, the vehicle is being re-skinned with a design from a Gizmodo reader. When else are you going to get a chance to have your own design applied to a car for free? Hit Gizmodo for full details on how to enter.


Last November, I wrote about how Nick Broughall, editor of Lifehacker's sibling site Gizmodo, had gotten the organising bug and was using Things, his iPhone and email to keep track of tasks. Of course, half the challenge with any organisational system is maintaining that initial fervour, so I promised we'd get back to Nick and see whether the approach was still working. His verdict? It's going pretty well but the software needs work. As he explains:

My inbox rarely has more than 10 emails in it at a time - I'm continually filing my emails and feeling organised in that department. But I've found Things just doesn't work for me as well as I'd hoped -- I think the fact that I need to have a 3rd party program just doesn't sit too well. One of the things I did like about Things was the ability to drag things to the icon in the dock and have it create a new to-do automatically. The problem was that when I did that from emails, I'd need to do it a couple of times before it worked, which was too much effort. So now, I still use Things for stuff I need to do a bit in the future, but I tend to leave the most important and pressing tasks in my inbox.

Ease of use is a critical factor in getting organised, so Nick's lucky he's been able to balance his needs between two programs without too much hassle. But if you're a Mac fiend (like Nick) and think that approach could be refined, let's hear your thoughts in the comments.