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BOM adds new colours to the weather map for record heat

January 2013 could become a landmark in Australian weather history, as we look likely to break the heat record set more than 60 years ago.

By January 7, 2013


Burrell Smith: Macintosh hardware wizard

Few in the public may be familiar with Smith's work, but colleagues say this brilliant engineer's importance to the Mac is akin to what Woz meant to the first Apple computers.

By January 22, 2014


Best free sites for learning how to write code

These four sites offer step-by-step tutorials that take very different approaches to programming instruction. One of them is perfect for your level of coding experience.

By December 12, 2013


Why the US is poised for off-contract shift (Smartphones Unlocked)

Better smartphone choices and greater consumer awareness are two reasons to abandon the two-year tether.

By November 16, 2013


Apple's new iPad pricing: A head scratcher or brilliant?

You can spend anywhere from $299 to $929 to buy an iPad this year, but things get very muddled with a mix of old and new.

By October 23, 2013


Here is the dream iPhone 5S CNET readers want

There's the next iPhone you want, and the one you're actually going to get. We mocked up your dream iPhone, and had industry experts weigh in on whether or not your wishes will actually become reality.

By August 27, 2013


Repair disk permissions to speed up your Mac

It won't cure all of your Mac's ills, but a quick and easy first step toward bringing a sluggish Mac back to health is using OS X's Disk Utility to repair disk permissions.

By July 24, 2013


Samsung Galaxy S4 costs £156 to make, screen drives up cost

The Galaxy S4 costs £156 to build, according to teardown experts IHS, with the new processor and screen bumping the cost over the S3.

By March 20, 2013


Apple may spend $200 to make each iPad Mini, says analyst

The entry-level iPad Mini could cost Apple close to $200 to manufacture, according to a KGI Securities analyst, which likely means lower profit margins compared with other iDevices.

By October 22, 2012


Hey, Obama, Romney, there's a lot of U.S. stuff in the iPhone 5

U.S. brands populate the inside of the iPhone. That tends to get overlooked in debates short on nuance.

By October 21, 2012