Category Archives: Technology

Tech Review: The 2017 Subaru Impreza’s tech options are more than just bells and whistles

There are two kinds of people I know — people who care about cars and people who do not. I fall into the latter category — I have owned three cars in my life, all second-hand and none of them particularly fancy. But when an automaker like Subaru emails you out of the blue one rainy morning in late February to see if you’d like to drive one of their teach-heavy new Imprezas around for a week, you say yes. Longtime readers will know we don’t cover cars very often here at The Iris, but the tech Subaru have implemented into their new vehicles is rather interesting and we felt it warranted a look. Continue reading Tech Review: The 2017 Subaru Impreza’s tech options are more than just bells and whistles

Go big or go home: Microsoft reveals Project Scorpio’s insane tech specs

Microsoft’s Xbox division have never been ones to shy away from a good boast. When they claimed last year that their forthcoming console, codenamed Project Scorpio, would be the most powerful ever made, it was all too easy for us in the gaming press to arch a skeptical eyebrow. We’re happy to admit when we were wrong however. In an exclusive with EuroGamer’s Digital Foundry, Microsoft have revealed the scope of Scorpio’s capabilities and, holy crap, they aren’t playing around. Continue reading Go big or go home: Microsoft reveals Project Scorpio’s insane tech specs

Review: With the PLAYBASE, Sonos prove that by staying a step behind, you can end up two steps in front

Sonos have never seen themselves as leaders in “doing things first”, rather, as the kings of “doing things right”. They seem to live by an adage of the past: the idea that a company can exist on key products – not a slate of “let’s see what sticks and what fails” merchandise – that are built to last, not fail within three years.... Continue Reading

Ford unveils its virtual reality future at the Future with Ford Innovation Forum

Last week Ford held their Future with Ford Innovation Forum where industry leaders and innovators sought to highlight emerging trends and future technologies of drive innovation and next-gen vehicle development. Following that, Ford has announced they are exploring the potential of implementing augmented and virtual reality in their marketing and shopping processes.... Continue Reading

Tech Review: Is the Sony RX10 III the Ultimate Travel Camera?

“Now, nothing is beyond reach.” That’s what the Sony website says on the RX10 III’s page — and it’s not a lie. With a 600mm zoom range, bright F2.4-4 glass and 4K video, Sony’s little bridge camera beast might just be the hobby photographer’s ideal travel camera.

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Microsoft Store, Sydney Announces Launch of Xbox Academy for Students

The team at Microsoft Store, Sydney have today announced an exciting new opportunity for Australian students with a passion for gaming and graphics. Xbox Academy will be a videogame-fueled educational establishment opening its doors in April to a multi-talented student cohort of designers and developers. In partnership with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Australia’s most prolific educator for game development, 3D animation and visual effects, the Xbox Academy will bring in a range of highly-trained tutors to mentor budding games developers. Many AIE graduates have gone on to work for top game studios around the world, and through their three-hour hands-on workshops, Xbox Academy aims to train and mentor the games developers of the future. Continue reading Microsoft Store, Sydney Announces Launch of Xbox Academy for Students

New Toshiba Portégé X20 Convertible PC Launches in Australia

Toshiba has today announced the release of the highly anticipated Portégé X20 premium convertible PC, which functions as both a notebook and tablet. The Portégé X20 comes equipped with the latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro processors, and runs on Windows 10 Pro. The Portégé X20 aims to deliver advancements in security, performance, manageability and connectivity to deliver efficient and powerful results. Continue reading New Toshiba Portégé X20 Convertible PC Launches in Australia