The cheaper price represents a major shift for Microsoft, as does a decision to drop the $60 annual fee to access streaming content such as Netflix and YouTube.
Why not reserve just under half of one Earth rotation to revisit the greatest 16-bit games of the 1990s (and even more terrible ones!)?
The Sony Xperia Z1 will cost AU$779 outright, and will be available for pre-order through the Sony website on 9 September.
The high-res laptop will be available for pre-order in the U.S. starting Sunday, August 18.
As far as Internet shopping goes, the Chinese holiday Singles' Day makes the US' Cyber Monday look like child's play.
All 5.5 inches of this new Android smartphone for CES scream out for attention, from cherry red to saturated turquoise.
British Pi fans have successfully crowdfunded a 9-inch monitor for the home-made computer, letting you watch HD video for naff-all cash.
The update has been seeded to developers, but has yet to be made available to the public.
The company's results got a pick-me-up from an after-tax gain stemming from adjustments to its pension and benefit plans.
Google is spending £1.9bn to snap up Nest, a company that connects your home to the Internet.