Technology

Interview: Abbey Road Studio’s Mirek Stiles and Karim Fanous explain Spacial Audio and the power of AI

April 26, 2019

Last month, I sat down with Mirek Stiles, the head of Audio Products at Abbey Road, and Karim Fanous, Innovation Manager at Abbey Road Red, to learn more about the way the iconic British studio is embracing and helping develop the next generation of technologies, from spacial audio – which aims or the audio experience better […]

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Huawei P30 Pro Review: An absolute powerhouse

April 24, 2019

Already the newly released Huawei P30 Pro has begun racking up awards, a pile which will no doubt stack high come end of year, starting with “Best Photo Smartphone” from the Technical Image Press Association. The Chinese company’s highly anticipated new flagship builds upon a steady legacy of “rewriting the rules” – as so their […]

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Huawei unveils ultra slim MateBook 13 with 2K screen and NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 Discrete GPU, available now

April 23, 2019

Huawei’s follow up to last November’s MateBook X Pro (which sold out during pre-order) is here: the MateBook 13. Unlike the MateBook X Pro, where Australians had to wait 6 months after international release before it arrived on Australian shores, today’s surprise release of the MateBook 13 comes just two months after the MateBook 13 […]

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Fujifilm X-H1 Review: High Performance but Hard to Handle

April 20, 2019

Now a year old in the camera market, Fujifilm’s X-H1 still holds its own as a solid choice for anyone looking for a mirrorless interchangable lens camera. With 24.3 megapixels from its cropped sensor, X-Processor Pro Engine, 4K video and F-LOG recording, plus being the first Fujifilm X series camera to offer 5-Axis in-body image […]

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Time-lapses, AI camera features and tips: using Huawei’s P30 Pro in Paris and around Sydney’s foreshore

April 15, 2019

Having already focused on the P30 Pro’s Leica Quad Camera System whilst we were in Paris for the P30 Series launch recently, the phone packs too many modes for one piece (and even one city) so here’s a look at some of the hidden AI photo and video modes that the camera system offers. NB: […]

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Capturing Paris with Huawei’s shocking and stunning P30 Pro

April 10, 2019

It’s arguably the most picturesque city in the world. Renowned for its unique architecture, beauty, art, history and culture, Paris was the host city for the unveiling of Huawei’s newest flagship release the P30 and P30 Pro. Whilst on-site for the announcements, we left our DSLR at home for the duration of the trip and […]

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Razer Basilisk Essential Review: Haus of Mouse

April 8, 2019

Razer’s cornered the market on sleek gaming peripherals, and the latest Basilisk Essential mouse is no exception. It’s smooth, gorgeous and comfortable, with some great design that includes a soft little nook to rest your thumb in as you game. As is common with most Razer products, it’s also powered by Razer Chroma and features […]

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Samsung launch Australia’s very first 8K televisions

April 8, 2019

The Australian market has officially welcomed its first ever range of 8K televisions, representing a substantial leap in tech trends, with the expected price bump that comes with it. And while LG, Sony and Hisense have yet to unveil their models for this year, Samsung has gotten the jump with their new Q900 range which, […]

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Microsoft Surface Headphones Review: Earning a spot in the premium tier

April 4, 2019

I wasn’t expecting to like Microsoft’s Surface Headphones as much as I did. Not a brand known for producing premium tier headphones, the Surface Headphones are the apparent result of watching makers operating in the same space and careful note taking. The first thing you’ll notice about the Surface Headphones is how clean the design […]

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Sony Bravia A9F OLED TV Review: All the small things

April 4, 2019

Sony are just really good at making TV’s. That’s the takeaway from every Sony TV review I’ve ever conducted. The A9F, one of the company’s more recent OLED offerings, is a great example of this. It takes its technical cues from last year’s A8F and cherry-picks the best aesthetic choices from the premium A1 line. […]

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Edifier S3000 Pro Review: Big money for big sound

April 3, 2019

Edifier’s S3000 Pro home speakers are a bit of a wonder. They’re wireless, meaning, provided there’s an available power point, they can be placed just about anywhere you like in any given room and provide resonant, warm sound. The units themselves have been created in the now typical Edifier style. Edifier often leans toward more […]

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Etihad Airways begin trialling in-air wellness solutions by Panasonic

April 3, 2019

Etihad Airways have announced a new partnership with tech giant Panasonic to jointly develop and trial several new wellness solutions aimed at enhancing the in-air experience for passengers. And the first of those solutions will be a newly developed program worked up by Panasonic and Detalytics aimed at addressing the issue of jet lag. Dubbed […]

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The newly improved Razer Kraken builds on perfection

April 2, 2019

I loved my first Razer Kraken headset. With its chunky earpads and lurid green colour scheme, it was the perfect thing to draw heads on buses — as if I’d only walked in to say ‘look at me, look at me!’ With its newest iteration, Razer improves on perfection, but you’ll have to look hard […]

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Epson announces 4K PRO-UHD projector range that is cheaper than its 4K native counterparts

April 2, 2019

Epson has launched perhaps its most noteworthy release for the home theatre experience with its new 4K PRO-UHD projector series. “4K PRO-UHD” is the umbrella term Epson has coined to group the newly-launched EH-TW8400, EH-TW9400 and EH-TW9400W projectors which all feature three key technologies. Whilst not native 4K, the three new projectors utilise hardware processors […]

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Competition with Samsung, affordable folding smartphones and streaming services: An interview with Kevin Ho, President, Handset Business, Huawei CBG

April 1, 2019

Whilst we were in Paris recently for the Huawei P30 Series launch, we had some time with Kevin Ho, President, Handset Business, Huawei CBG to discuss the key differences between the “P” and “Mate” Series, the foldable technology of the Mate X and whether we can see it become more affordable as well as being the […]

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Tech Review: Bang & Olufsen refresh the E8 with “Late Night Blue”

March 27, 2019

Every now and again Bang & Olufsen reach back into their ever-growing catalogue of high-end audio devices and iterate on what they’re most renowned for: design. Aesthetics in tech has always been hovering over the industry, but it’s only within the past few years that a sharp focus on exquisite looks has really shifted into […]

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Hands-On with Huawei P30 Pro: This camera is all kinds of magic

March 27, 2019

Uluru, one of the most famous rock formations in the world, and one of Australia’s most essential sites/sights, stands solidly in the scrubby dessert of the Northern Territory. Its presence is really like no other natural landmark in the country: powerful, spiritual, beautiful, inspiring. Located about 335km south west of Alice Springs, it is one […]

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Hands-On with Huawei P30: Everything You Need to Know

March 27, 2019

Leaks aside, the official word is now out and spreading like wildfire. Announced just moments ago from Paris, Chinese tech giant Huawei will be releasing their follow-up flagship smartphones to last year’s remarkably successful P20 and P20 Pro with, you guessed it, the P30 and P30 Pro. The company’s incredible growth in recent years (up […]

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Interview: Marc Fennell and Jan Fran, The Few Who Do and how podcasts are the future of media

March 13, 2019

The Australian media landscape is constantly shifting as technology disrupts how people access and absorb news. We’re seeing downsizing in the publishing and publication sector such as newspapers and magazines. Social media means fast but not always reliable or qualitative information. Interestingly enough the rise of podcasts has seen them become not just for entertainment […]

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D-Link launches Wi-Fi router with extensive parental control features, McAfee protection, voice control

March 7, 2019

D-Link ANZ has released its new D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router that boasts unparalleled parental controls alongside increased security for devices on the network thanks to partnerships with McAfee and Intel. With the D-Fend app, the user is able to set up detailed parental controls that include creating user profiles, setting age-appropriate content, blocking certain categories […]

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