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Microsoft's new Surface Studio is designed to be a flexible workspace - Desktop Mode is for your general office tasks, then it switches to become a creative studio space, ideal for collaborative work. Here's when you can get your hands on one, all the specs, and how much it will set you back in Australia.

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Virtual-reality is set to explode in the coming months, with Sony, Razer, Oculus/Facebook and HTC all releasing high-end headsets that take VR to a new level. During Nvidia's GTC technology conference in Silicon Valley, we were given a hands-on demonstration of the HTC Vive in a variety of gaming and work situations. Over the course of an hour, we battled Imperial stormtroopers with a lightsaber, explored the International Space Station with NASA astronauts, scaled the summit of Mount Everest, and designed a bespoke BMW sports car. Early verdict? Virtual reality is legit.

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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Long, multi-outlet powerboards are usually found in tech-heavy places like IT department workbenches and server rooms, but there's no reason you can't buy and install them on the underside of your desk at home. I have one, they're relatively cheap, and they offer a slim, minimal profile that's easy to corral cables around.

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Dell has redesigned its range of mobile workstations, making them thinner, lighter and better looking than their predecessors with a significant improvement in performance. We have the details on the four new Dell Precision mobile workstation laptops that are aimed squarely at professional users.

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In a hot desking environment, you grab the first available desk and either plug in your own laptop or log in on a standardised desktop. Can that approach be used if you need to use a more powerful workstation computer?

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Many Lifehacker readers are no stranger to the computing-intensive needs of creative fields like design, architecture, manufacturing and the entertainment industry. Specialised software requires more than a traditional computer. You need a powerful machine like Dell’s Precision range of desktop towers, racks and mobile workstations -- independent software vendor (ISV)-certified and rigorously engineer-tested to maximise your workflow.

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Many Lifehacker readers are no stranger to the computing-intensive needs of creative fields like design, architecture, manufacturing and the entertainment industry. Specialised software requires more than a traditional computer. You need a powerful machine like Dell’s Precision range of desktop towers, racks and mobile workstations -- independent software vendor (ISV)-certified and rigorously engineer-tested to maximise your workflow.

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For everyday computer use, processing power is rarely a consideration anymore, but when you're looking at a workstation system for more advanced technical tasks, all those specifications become vital. These are the features you should look for.