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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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Calling all detectives, gamers and puzzle buffs. Starting June 3, the Powerhouse Museum will be the exclusive venue for the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, Sydney’s largest interactive mystery. The Powerhouse has partnered with Gizmodo/Kotaku to find the best and brightest minds to put their detective skills to the test and compete to crack the code to win.

Are you up to the challenge?

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I was having a chat the other week with Lifehacker's Spandas, who was looking forward to building a new PC that weekend. The topic of computer cases came up, and she remarked that the build wouldn't feel right without a full-sized tower.

Having grown up with a 286 PC and remembering the time I poured out a glass teddy bear of savings to purchase my first rig, I get it. But PC hardware has come an long way in recent years, and the days of needing a giant tower for giant framerates are over. Here are a few reasons why you should look at a mini PC like ASUS's ROG GR8 II, instead of an oldschool beast.

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The biggest sales days of the year in the US are just around the corner -- Black Friday is this week (November 26), and next Monday is Cyber Monday -- with many retailers offering discounts of up to 80 percent off of retail prices. If you want to take advantage of this from right here, even with retailers that don't ship to Australia, Shipito is the answer you've been looking for.