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Your foolproof last minute Valentine’s Day gift guide for 2024

February 14th is steaming towards you and you only have a few days to buy a gift for your loved one. And while we’re not pressuring anyone into celebrating one of the most commercialised days of the year, it’s still a nice gesture to acknowledge your partner on a day someone somewhere once decided was…

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The AU Review’s Ultimate Christmas Guide For 2023: Gifts For All Budgets

The AU Review is back with its annual Christmas gift guide to help guide you to the gadgets, gifts and products that anyone would love to find under the Christmas tree. There’s no denying that everyone needs Christmas this year, or at least the family and friend aspect that comes out of the day. Of…

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Tech Review: The DJI Osmo Action 4 sets a new standard for action cameras

The action camera market has been dominated by a few key players over the years, and DJI, known for its high-quality drones and imaging technology, has made a significant impact with their Osmo Action series. Their newest addition, the DJI Osmo Action 4, continues to raise the bar for action cameras and solidifies itself as…

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Why you should add Robotic Vacuums to your shopping list this Spring

Spring cleaning feels inevitable, as we shed the colder months for a warmer breeze and begin anew. With that being said, the growing popularity of the ‘smart home’ has led many to seek out new and inventive ways to stay on top of everyday household activities. While vacuuming isn’t necessarily the most exciting activity when…

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Here’s everything announced at Apple’s iPhone 15 reveal event

It’s that time of year again when Apple reveals its latest model phones and watches after successfully keeping their details under wraps. As many might have guessed, four new iPhones and two new Apple Watches are heading our way in the next few weeks, as revealed in their latest Wonderlust presentation. Surprisingly, the iPhone 15…

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The AU Review’s official last-minute Father’s Day gift guide for 2023

We’re counting the days to Father’s Day and you’ve no doubt been thinking about what the old man could use this year. The AU Review presents its annual last minute dad day gift guide to help you cut through the noise and introduce a few ideas that we think would go down well on Sunday,…

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5 perfect technology gifts for your last minute Mother’s Day scramble

So you’ve left Mother’s Day gifting to the last minute again. As always, we’ve got you. Below we’ve curated five tech products we’ve been loving lately in case you want to pick mum up something that’ll make her life much easier. You know how much mums love new tech! Google Pixel 7 Pro Show her…

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The ultimate guide to last minute Father’s Day gift ideas in 2022

Father’s Day is coming up on Friday 5th September and you know you haven’t given much thought to what to get the old man yet. We’re here to help. The AU Review has collated some of our favourite gift ideas over the past year and beyond, some that we’ve featured before and others we’ve been…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2022: From Google gadgets to kitchen pros

With Mother’s Day coming up, the inevitable choice anxiety is starting to settle in. “Mother’s Day Gift Guide” is frantically being searched on Google in the hopes that dependable publishers will sort through the product bog and serve up some curated suggestions. We aren’t sitting this one out at the AU review. Here’s our annual…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2022: 5 gifts that anyone would love

Just because Christmas is in the rear-view, doesn’t mean you get a break when it comes to the year’s most notable gift-giving occasions. Valentine’s Day may have lost some of its allure over the years, with an ever-evolving culture where the majority is moving away from the cheaply marketed idea of having a day dedicated…

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The AU Review’s Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2021: From tech and grooming, to kitchen and design

2021 has been tough for Aussies, and it seems that quite possibly things are going to be… complicated… for months to come. There’s still a lot of gloom about despite many cities now enjoying life out of lockdown, which is why the upcoming Christmas holidays just may be the most important ones yet. There’s no…

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Lastpass

Why password managers like Lastpass have become essential when gaming online

For people who spend a lot of time gaming online, a password manager is likely the last thing on their minds. In fact, a strong password manager like Lastpass (who are currently offering 25% with their Black Friday sale) is a non-negotiable internet security measure for anyone who loves online gaming. Let us explain. Digital…

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021: From home cinema essentials to grooming greats and kitchen gadgets

For many Aussies this year, Father’s Day will be spent in lockdown. And while that’s unfortunate, there’s still plenty you can do to make your dad, or dad figure, feel like a billion bucks on Sunday 5th September. If you’re in Sydney CBD, you should definitely be ordering up one of those Man Tea boxes…

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6 unbelievable mobile app success stories

Before long, the whole world is going to be taken over by mobile. In a world where convenience is everything, it’s important that businesses keep up and make all of their content easily accessible for all. After all, only 30% of web traffic came from devices other than mobile last year, according to Digital Authority…

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Mothers Day Gift Guide 2021: From kitchen essentials and furniture, to new gadgets, wines, and spirits

With Mother’s Day coming up, the inevitable choice anxiety is starting to settle in. “Mother’s Day Gift Guide” is frantically being searched on Google in the hopes that dependable publishers will sort through the product bog and serve up some curated suggestions. We aren’t sitting this one out at the AU review. Here’s our annual…

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The best affordable 5G phones out right now in 2021

The 5G race is heating up in the world of smartphones, with both Android and Apple devices now bringing out mid-tier 5G-ready sets to prepare for faster speeds. The past few years has been defined by a somewhat transition period between the two Wi-Fi standards, but now that we’ve tipped towards the future-ready side of…

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The best Christmas gifts in Australia for 2020

Christmas is almost here, and given the year we’ve just had, it’s go hard or go home. This holiday season is – pending none of 2020’s indulgent curve-balls – going to have a lot riding on it. It’ll be like cannoning-balling into that perfectly temperature controller pool after trudging through the Sahara, and hearing those…

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Xbox One

Two Days to Retirement: The life and times of the Xbox One

For the last seven years, the Xbox One has been one of the internet’s favourite punching bags. The machine that Xbox debuted at Microsoft’s Redmond campus ahead of E3 2013 was suffering an identity crisis. It was a video game console that focused on everything BUT video games. Against a resurgent and clear-minded PlayStation, the…

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Xbox Series X accesories

All the Xbox Series X accessories you can preorder in Australia right now

After the insanity that was Preorder Day, we thought it might be a good idea to put together a list of all the Xbox Series X accessories you can preorder in Australia. Bare in mind, stock appears to fairly limited for launch so don’t be too disappointed if you miss out, and know that you…

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PS5 accessories

All the PS5 accessories you can preorder in Australia right now

The very first wave of PS5 accessories is on the way, and as we’re sure you can imagine, pre-order shipments are selling out fast. You’re going to need to move quickly if you want to snap any up. To make things a bit easier, we’ve rounded up all the official PS5 accessories dropping on launch…

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The AU’s Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020: From Audio to Work From Home

What does dad need this year? He’s (likely) been stuck at home like most of the world this year, so it’s on you to figure out how to make Father’s Day his refuge from what’s been an immensely shitty year. We’ve packed our Father’s Day gift guide for this reason, tracking several categories we think…

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The last minute buyers guide to Mother’s Day 2020

Online shopping is the way to go this year as Mother’s Day 2020 fast approaches. Given the current pandemic sweeping the globe, home tech, beauty and kitchen essentials are flying off those digital shelves, which is why we’ve pulled together some of our latest favourites from each category. Whether your mum needs to lose herself…

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7 tech and lifestyle gifts that will score major points this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is once again right around the corner, which means you’ll probably want to go out and get your S.O. a gift, right? Far from the typical chocolate and roses (although if you do want some of those, new Aussie service Mr Roses is a good place to start), the things that really get…

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A last minute holiday gift guide for the lazy gamer

Time to admit it: you need a gift guide. It’s a few days to Chrimbo and you’ve only just realised because you’ve been playing Death Stranding. You’ll be at the shopping centre this weekend to see Star Wars which presents an opportunity to do some last minute Christmas shopping. But what do you get the…

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20 gift ideas if you really want to sleigh Christmas this year

What makes the perfect Christmas gift? Something that tugs the receiver’s heart strings? something the receiver has already asked for? or something the receiver didn’t know they even needed in the first place? It of course depends on the individual (and the gift-giver), and that should be your first consideration when trying to find the…

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Rockstar Games

We played Red Dead Redemption 2 on a $5000 laptop

The Asus Zenbook Pro Duo UX181GV is a legitimate monster. Two 4K touchscreens. A 9th Gen Intel i9 processor running at 2.4GHz, speed boosted up to a crazy 5.0GHz. A huge 32GB DDR4 RAM. A 1TB SSD. A 6GG GDDR6 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. One of the most powerful laptops I’ve ever encountered,…

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What to expect from Google Pixel 4

Google is going big with Soli radar technology on the long-awaited Pixel 4, the company’s new flagship smartphone which will no doubt be the centre of many techy discussions for the rest of 2019. Not only this, but they’ve taken more than a few of their product lines a step forward, announcing a new laptop,…

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What we know so far about Google’s new Pixel Buds

While we’re sure more is still to be revealed about Google’s recently announced truly wireless Pixel Buds 2 due for release early 2020, the company’s annual event in New York City gave us some pretty exciting details. Although only time will tell if these new rivals to Apple’s AirPods, and the superior offerings from Bose,…

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 3: details, pricing, and release

Microsoft’s successful Surface Laptop product line is finally ready to release the third iteration of their straight-forward laptop family, which will come in two different sizes when it launches later this month. Announced at a press event in New York, alongside a whole heap of other new gadgets (which we’ll get to in the coming…

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The GoPro Hero 8 don’t need no gimble: details and Australian pricing

Action-ready GoPro has let loose details about two new cameras coming to Australia this month, with the long-awaited GoPro Hero 8 Black and the 360-degree GoPro MAX. For this generation, it seems like cutting out the need for a gimble has taken precedence. Tweaks to GoPro’s HyperSmooth technology, now in its 2.0 iteration, are able…

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