It can feel jarring to restart your computer and see an error message instead of your computer’s lovely login screen. Worse, when that error message is one of these scary ones...
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So you're humming along on your Windows desktop, chatting with your friends on your social media service of choice or filling Chaos demons full of holes in Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor — Martyr (one of the most epic names for a game I've seen in a while). And then, your system zoots off. Yes, zoots.
The Mac mini's latest release was over 1000 days ago. That's over two years since the incredibly small and lovable machine got some love, and aeons in the PC industry when it comes to updates. If you have your own Mac mini you adore and want to keep alive, a little know-how, some extra components and a few dongles are all you need to keep it up and running until the next Mac mini debuts... whenever it damn well pleases, really.
After much anticipation, a package rocked up at the office this week. We get a lot of packages coming through the doors, especially when you share space with fashion journalists, video game experts and tech reviewers.
But this package was special. It was a mouse, not that I needed another. But it was new and that was enough to be exciting.
Smartphone battery life sucks and carrying power banks around with you is one way to keep your handset juiced up. But it's easy to forget to bring a power bank or to charge them up to take with you in the first place. This contraption that you can build yourself could be a good alternative to keep your phone charged up, albeit at the expense of your friends' handsets' battery life.
If you want the ultimate in desktop screen space, you have two options: Get a bigger monitor, or get a 4K monitor. Both options offer you more space to spread out and work, and more pixels to cram your windows into, but two are the focus of many monitor-buyers today: Ultrawide and 4K. Let's see how they stack up, practically.
A good mechanical keyboard can be fun for work or play, but finding one that delivers everywhere you need it to can be a bit of a challenge. Das Keyboard's newly launched Prime 13 is a well-built stunner, and ticks off a lot of the personal boxes I look for in a mechanical that can pull double duty.
This week, Woolworths sold off its Masters home improvement division, and now 7700 jobs are on the line. The Masters business has been losing about $200 million a year, unlike main competitor Bunnings which is a major contributor to profits at its owner Wesfarmers. Here's what went wrong according to Winning Appliances CEO John Winning.
In an era where cloud computing is the new normal, (storm-driven outages aside), it's no surprise that sales of traditional server hardware are declining. But it's still slightly shocking to see how tough it is to turn a dollar in the server market these days.