Technology

Tech Review: Cygnett FreePlay Wireless Earphones: Puzzle bobble

June 26, 2018

One thing a pair of earphones should do the first time you put them in your ears is make a good impression. Before you even turn them on, they should sit comfortably in the ears with minimal wobble and, ideally, not make you feel like Lobot from Star Wars (though I’ve reviewed my share that […]

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Tech Review: Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast integrate with Alexa to become the perfect home and outdoor speaker

June 25, 2018

From Ultimate Ears previous releases of the Boom 2 and Megaboom, the company has just released the satisfying modern upgrades of the Blast and it’s seriously larger friend, the Megablast. The well-known strong and robust build of UE speakers have been improved with the incorporation of Amazon’s Alexa to not only accompany you in the […]

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Tech Review: Can a Compact Camera Handle Like a D-SLR? We Test Canon’s Powershot G1 X Mark III

June 22, 2018

Boasting “DSLR Performance in a compact body”, Canon’s Powershot G1X Mark III claims to be a “compact without compromise” – and it does a pretty good job of living up to those claims.

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Nvidia Shield TV is finally coming to Australia

June 22, 2018

Nvidia’s popular Shield TV set top box is finally on its way to Australia. Built for both gaming and on-demand 4K streaming, the Shield has been a successful venture overseas, and now looks to dominate the market locally.... Continue Reading

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Tech Review: JBL Link 300: Big, loud and likeable

June 21, 2018

The JBL Link 300 is the high end and rather portly older sibling in JBL’s range of Google Assistant enabled speakers. But unlike most elder siblings, it carries itself with all the brashness of the youngest child. It noisy, full of personality and is, on the whole, a very likeable sort.

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Tech Review: Edifier G4 Gaming Headphones: Boom, boom, boom

June 6, 2018

Gaming headsets have reached an interesting tipping point. For years many of them weren’t worth the price of the box they came in. They sported ugly, heavy designs, poor quality materials and sound quality to match. But over the last five years manufacturers have — to my shock — begun to shift their focus towards […]

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Tech Review: Edifier e25HD Luna HD TV Speakers: Ugly betty

June 6, 2018

I’ve said before that, when reviewing home audio equipment, the exterior design of any given product is not terribly important to me as long as they device in question sounds great. Friends, the Edifier Luna HD e25HD TV speakers have really put that personal philosophy to the test. As great as they sound, and they do […]

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Games Review: AK Racing Overture Gaming Chair: Fun on the bun

June 4, 2018

I have a long history of dissatisfaction with desk chairs. I break them very easily, and its never because I mistreated them. I use them as a day-to-day work prop this is apparently too much to ask because within six-to-nine months, they’re sagging and bent in ways that suggest my 95kg frame is much heavier […]

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Tech Feature: Seeing the Light with Rocco Ancora and Nikon School

May 28, 2018

“Lighting can be the difference between a good shot and a great one.” It’s a simple statement, uttered by Australian wedding and portraiture great and Nikon Ambassador Rocco Ancora mid-lecture, but so true – and he would know. The 4-time AIPP Australian Wedding photographer of the year is such a master of light that he […]

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The Razer Core X will let you turn your laptop into a desktop gaming rig (with a couple of caveats)

May 22, 2018

It doesn’t take long for a laptop, even one in the gaming tier, to start feeling long in the tooth. On the PC, there’s no upper limit on the hardware required for optimal gaming performance, and this is often to the laptop’s detriment. Razer’s Core series has been trying to find a workaround for that […]

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