Technology

Microsoft Pro Intellimouse Review: All work, no play

August 16, 2019

Microsoft’s Intellimouse brand has been around a really long time. For much of its life, the Intellimouse has been found at the cheaper end of the hardware scale, the kind of mouse your dad would buy when purchasing a $450 laptop on Boxing Day. Knowing that this was likely the target audience for their device, […]

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Panasonic Lumix G9 Review: I Loved It So Much That I Bought One

August 7, 2019

The Lumix G9 and I were first introduced at its Australian launch in Sydney in November 2017, where it was presented as a wildlife or sports photographer’s dream – super-fast shooting speeds, wild autofocus speed and a rugged weatherproof design. I’m a humble wedding and portrait photographer living in a semi-tropical Australian city, but I […]

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Tech Review: Huawei Watch GT Active is super comfortable, has epic battery life but still acts up in water

August 7, 2019

Huawei has released two new models to its Watch GT smartwatch line – the Active and Elegant. The Active has a 46mm face and the classic watch design of the GT Classic and Sport. It has a 1.39-inch AMOLED HD colour touchscreen (454×454 pixels) where as the Elegant has a 42mm face with a ceramic […]

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Epson launches a portable laser projector with nearly 4 metre display size

August 4, 2019

Epson Australia has released its first portable laser projector in a sleek and attractive body. Consumers have the choice between the EF-100W and EF-100B, in white and black respectively, which come in a compact and lightweight chassis – weighing only 2.7kg and it’s longest side is only 22.7cm. Both EF-100 models feature minimal buttons, a […]

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The WF-1000XM3 is music to our ears

July 24, 2019

Tokyo is an insane city. It’s beautiful, busy, bustling. It’s an insane, gleaming spiders web of interlocking streets, humming with life. But like any other city, it’s noisy. It’s really noisy. Which might be why Sony flew me there to road-test their new WF-1000XM3 earbuds. What better was to test their noise-cancelling capabilities? I’d never […]

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Wishing the Sony Walkman a Happy 40th

July 24, 2019

Do you remember your first Walkman? I know I do. I recall feeling like I had a universe in my pocket. Well, not in my pocket. Clipped to the belt near my packet. Either way, I had a tiny, sleek box that would accept a cassette and click shut with a satisfying “schlick” noise. I’d […]

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MIFF Set to Showcase 16 Virtual Reality Films This Year

July 17, 2019

Arts House and the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) have announced a new partnership which will aid the production of various films based around untold stories and new technologies, supporting artists, filmmakers and VR experts alike at this year’s festival. While MIFF VR has featured at each festival since 2016, the virtual-reality landscape has never […]

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If only the NBN was as reliable as this $850 Netgear gaming router

July 4, 2019

“Him chonk,” I muttered, placing the Netgear Nighthawk Pro Graming XR700 on my desk. The promise of its data throughput loomed as large as the device itself, a hulking rectangular obelisk that devoured the remaining space on my desk. But it would have to wait. It was mid-June and the NBN was, at long last, […]

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Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Review: a remarkable three-in-one device

June 24, 2019

A smart home in 2019 wouldn’t seem so clever if it didn’t take advantage of Dyson’s incredible run with cooling, air purifying devices over the past few years. The powerful Pure Cool should have been evidence enough of the company’s vital place in the modern home, doing away with intensive wall units and making a […]

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The Razer Blade 15 Advanced is one of the best gaming laptops money can buy

June 14, 2019

I consider this review a bit of a challenge. It’s not because I don’t know about PC’s — in fact, I use them daily. It’s simply because I don’t game on them. I’m a console man, the ease and simplicity they offer working better for me and my situation overall. So: being trusted with one […]

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Ubtech Iron Man MK50 Review: A Fun Companion for any Marvel Fan

June 11, 2019

With the hype Avengers: Endgame; the culmination of Marvel’s 10 year cinematic universe sweeping the globe, it’s only natural that movie tie-in merchandise would follow in its path. Enter Ubtech’s Iron Man MK50. Based on the Iron Man costume seen in both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the MK50 presents itself as an elaborate action figure, […]

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E3 2019: Google Stadia is the games platform no-one was asking for

June 8, 2019

I’ve watched Google’s E3 Stadia Connect presentation three times and I still don’t know who the cloud gaming platform is for. Stadia’s thesis is that you don’t need a console to enjoy high fidelity AAA video games. Instead, it makes games an on-demand service — you tell Stadia what you want to play and a […]

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The Razer BlackWidow is the mother of all keyboards

May 22, 2019

The Razer BlackWidow is hot. From its perfect, clicky-clacky keys to its shiny rainbow lighting and sleek design, everything about it is hot. In fact, you going to have to pry this keyboard out of my cold, dead hands because I’m in love. You’ve probably seen the BlackWidow before. It’s got fantastic pedigree as one […]

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DJI announces the rugged Osmo Action camera, dual screens, 4K/60fps @ 100Mbps

May 17, 2019

In a surprise (and welcome) announcement DJI, the company typically behind civilian drones, have released a bold and refreshing take on the portable, handheld action camera. The Osmo Action camera immediately looks like it can take many hard hits, drops and falls. DJI boasts the camera is made for adventurers as the body is constructed […]

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Huawei MateBook 13 Review: Smooth, sharp, smart and close to perfect if it wasn’t for the battery

May 16, 2019

Huawei’s follow up to last November’s MateBook X Pro (which sold out during pre-order in Australia) is here: the MateBook 13. Consumers have the choice between two MateBook 13 variants – a base model with Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU, 256GB hard drive and 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U processor available in Mystic Silver. The top-tier […]

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Got an idea for the next big thing in music and tech? BIGSOUND wants to hear from you

May 15, 2019

BIGSOUND Tech, the popular music conference’s tech showcase is returning in 2019, bringing with it the opportunity for entrepeneurs to strut their stuff and learn from the best and brightest minds in both the tech and music industries. Part conference, part networking event, part festival BIGSOUND Tech puts entrepeneurs with big ideas in front of […]

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Escape into the soundscape: JBL’s new LIVE 400BT and 650BTNC headphones impress on all fronts

May 14, 2019

JBL has been flowing from strength to strength recently. Between their Endurance and Reflect series of workout earphones to their durable, machine of a portable speaker – the Xtreme 2; JBL’s recent releases have been impressive, to say the least. Now, the wholly-owned subsidiary of HARMAN International and Samsung Electronics Co. has released the new […]

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Here’s what to expect from the new Google Pixel 3a series

May 10, 2019

Now that Google have seen their high-end Pixel 3 (and its XL iteration) become one of the front-running smartphones of the past 12 months, the company have released their mid-range expression: the Google Pixel 3a. The “a” series, which also has an XL version, aims for a similar experience to one of the best smartphones […]

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Huawei announce “Dual-Video Camera Mode” update for P30 series

May 9, 2019

While everyone has been busy putting the P30 Series’ remarkable zoom to the rest, Huawei have snuck in a software update to further enhance the camera experience on both the P30 and P30 Pro. Focused on “Dual-View Camera Mode”, the update makes it so users on either device can create split-screen videos by simultaneously using […]

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The Moto G7 and G7 Plus are the best budget phones on the market

April 27, 2019

Sometime in the last five years, the Big Dogs of the phone industry decided that it should be normal, good and acceptable to pay upwards of $1000 for a phone. We’ve somehow gone back to the ridiculous phone prices of the late 90s when mobiles were an emerging technology. Once a king of the mobile […]

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