Nick Ross

Nick Ross

Nick Ross is a veteran technology journalist who has contributed to many of Australia's top technology titles and edited several of them. He was the launch editor of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation online Technology section.

Friday, 07 June 2019 16:04

I designed the Death Star

… or at least part of it – the trench, as used in Rogue One. This is the opening gambit from Colie Wertz who is both a 3D modelmaker and a concept artist who has worked on some massive movies over the past decades. Other highlights include contributing the internals of IronMan’s suit for Avengers: Civil War plus part of the main space ship from Galaxy Quest.

Computex gave us the opportunity to get hands on with two of MSI’s new gaming laptops: the all-rounder GE65 Raider which offers plenty of portable power and the beastly GT76 Titan which eschews portability in favour of even more power. Their predecessors have been particular favourites of ours in recent years so we were looking forward to seeing what the latest iterations brought with them.

A recent, sophisticated attack on the popular Binance cryptocurrency trading platform saw users’ accounts compromised and simultaneous withdrawals made to the tune of 7000 Bitcoins (worth $40m at the time).

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