Category Archives: Technology

Tech Review: Parrot Zik 3.0 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Long gone are the days of simple headphones that keep the everyday consumer largely ignorant of the listening experience they often miss out on. That’s changed drastically in recent times, with more consumer headphones designed to bring the same power and quality as professional devices, and Parrot are among the biggest and trendiest of this higher-end bunch. We take a look at their recently released Zik 3.0 headphones, an evolution of the popular Zik 2’s with a AU$600 pricetag and a whole heap of impressive features.... Continue Reading

Popular tech vlogger and “Queen of Shitty Robots” Simone Giertz signs with Australian label

Robotics is still a complicated and often overwhelming concept to some people, but turning it into a playful, accessible, and downright bizarre field is increasingly sweeping the globe in part thanks to world-renowned Youtube Simone Giertz, dubbed “The Queen of Shitty Robots”. The Swedish inventor has created robots to feed her cereal, robots to help her argue on the internet, even a damn robotic popcorn helment…for some reason. This next level geekery has steady been attracting thousands of followers to Giertz’s Youtube channel, has landed her on The Ellen Show, and even led to a collaboration with Adam Savage (Mythbusters) on his new project, “Tested”.... Continue Reading

Here’s everything you need to know about the HTC 10

HTC have finally lifted the veil on their latest smartphone, the simply titled HTC 10, with the hopes that the company can make a strong comeback among solid competition from the likes of Samsung and Apple. Announced today at an event simulcast around the world, the HTC 10 looks to be a necessary step in the right direction, strengthening HTC’s best features and adding some new ones to improve user experience and distinguish this latest model in an increasingly competitive market.... Continue Reading

Tech Review: Parrot Bebop 2 Quadcopter Drone

About a fortnight ago, I read a review over at Gizmodo on the Phantom 4 drone titled “The DJI Phantom 4 is the nicest drone I’ve ever crashed.” I looked at the damage to the expensive piece of flying hardware and thought “God, that would be heartbreaking as a reviewer. I wonder how he dealt with that?”

And then on Easter Sunday, I watched the Parrot Bebop 2 quadcopter drone fly itself into a tree and plummet to the ground with a sickening thud. Continue reading Tech Review: Parrot Bebop 2 Quadcopter Drone

Tech Review: Wacom Bamboo Spark

With more and more tablet devices trying to pin down a level of versatility between an artist’s tablet and a professional ultra book, the Wacom Bamboo Spark is something of a curve ball. Understanding that plenty of artists still prefer the feel of a pencil on paper when drawing or sketching, Wacom’s latest gadget may inhabit a niche all its own. Continue reading Tech Review: Wacom Bamboo Spark

Tech Review: Razer Kraken Mobile Headphones

If I’m being completely honest, Razer aren’t the first brand that leaps to mind when I think about headphones I’d like to use with my mobile device. Known for producing similar peripherals for use with consoles and gaming PCs, the leap to mobile — particularly with a pair of over-ear cans — represents a bit of an odd one for the company. Continue reading Tech Review: Razer Kraken Mobile Headphones