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Attorneys-general back R18+ games classification

The two day meeting of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General has endorsed the idea of an R18+ classification for video games. The in principle decision was backed by all states and territories, with the exception of NSW Attorney-General, Greg Smith, who abstained.

Lenovo targets business with ThinkPad Tablet

Lenovo has unveiled a new Android-based tablet targeted at business customers. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch, 1280x800-pixel touchscreen and runs version 3.1 of Google's Android OS ('Honeycomb'). The company has also released a consumer-focused 10.1-ihnch tablet dubbed the IdeaPad Tablet K1.

Mac OS X Lion hits App Store

Apple has released the latest version of its desktop operating system: Mac OS X Lion. Installing Lion, which is available from the Mac App Store for $31.99, requires Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

HP EliteBook 8460p review

The 14in HP EliteBook 8460p (LW959PA) is almost a perfect business laptop. However, at $4099 it's a very expensive tool.

Google launches +1 for Australia

Google has begun rolling out its "+1 button" for Australians. According to the Official Google Australia Blog, the +1 button will show for most users logged into their Google accounts by the end of the week.

Huawei launches new budget Android phone

Huawei today launched a new cut-price Android-based handset on Optus' network. The Huawei IDEOS X1, which will retail for $99, runs version 2.2 of Google's Android platform.

Optus scores LG's 3D Android phone

LG's high-end Optimus 3D smartphone will launch early next month on the Optus network. The LG Optimus 3D's key selling point is its 4.3-inch 3D screen.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review (1291-23M)

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 (1291-23M) is an exceptional 13.3in ultraportable laptop. It offers a full-voltage Intel Core i5 CPU, integrated 3G connectivity and great user comfort.

What does Intel mean by 'ultrabook'?

At the Computex tradeshow in Taipei, Taiwan, chip giant Intel revealed plans for a new type of ultraportable notebook that the company has dubbed 'ultrabook' laptops.

LG releases super-slim Optimus Black smartphone

LG has launched its Optimus Black Android smartphone through Optus and Vodafone, with the handset coming to Telstra next month. LG describes the Optimus Black as one of the world's thinnest phones — it's 9.2mm thick and weighs 109g.