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Technology evolves so rapidly that we often spend more time complaining about what we can't do rather than appreciating what we have. Comparing the specs for a 30-year-old notebook with a current model underscores that point.

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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The Toshiba Portégé Z10t ultrabook/laptop hybrid will be available on Telstra's 4G network from 11 June, the telco announced today. The convertible laptop device is being billed as the world's first Windows® 8 Pro ultrabook-tablet with 4G functionality.

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Today, we got our hands on the Toshiba KIRA, an "aspirational/luxury" Windows 8 touchscreen ultrabook that will retail for $2199 (Core i7 version). Boasting a "Pixel Pure" 13.3in touchscreen display with a native resolution of 2560x1440 pixels and a durable "honeycomb-structured" magnesium alloy chassis, the unit is clearly aimed at the fancy-pants demographic.

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Battery life is crucial, but there's an equally important test for any notebook that's going to get regularly used on a plane: is it small enough to fit on the tray, allow typing when there's someone sitting next to you and not end up half-closed when the person in front reclines their seat?

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I've been in Sydney this week for CEBIT and associated press events, which means I've been running into a lot of my fellow writers. And wherever I go, the first question is nearly always the same: "Where's the bag?" As far as the Hand Luggage Only project goes, it seems my trusty blue carry-on case is of more interest than anything else.