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ASUS goes all-in on AI with a new portfolio of PC’s

In Sydney at Computex this week ASUS announced their new and extensive lineup of AI-powered laptops. With a host of new-look models purpose-built to target individual functionality across art, gaming and portability, the incorporation of advanced AI capabilities promises a leap forward in PC functionality. For the artists: ProArt Series ASUS’s new ProArt series trio…

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ASUS lifts the lid on its first Windows Copilot+ PC with the AI-Powered Vivobook S 15 laptop

At an event in Sydney this week, ASUS provided a world-first opportunity to get up close and personal with their all-new Copilot+ PC offering – the Vivobook S 15. Coming hot off the heels of Microsoft’s recent Copilot+PC announcement, ASUS has made a promising first leap into the world of on-device AI. Optimised to support…

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Sonos announces their first over-ear headphones with the Sonos Ace

Sonos has become well known for its premium audio across a range of devices, from soundbars to portable speakers. That being said, it might sound strange that as popular as they are, they’ve never actually made a pair of premium headphones. That ends today. Sonos have officially announced their first over-ear headphones with the Sonos…

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Aspera Mobile announces the launch of the Nitro 2 smartphone

Australia’s Aspera Mobile has announced that its newest smartphone, the Nitro 2, is now available for purchase. In a bid to combat the rising cost of living, Aspera Mobile’s follow-up to the Nitro smartphone aims to pack in as many premium features as it can, for the low price of A$179. The Nitro 2 will…

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Chance the Rapper

Honouring 50 Years of Hip Hop with Chance The Rapper at SXSW Sydney 2023

Multi-Grammy award-winning Chance the Rapper will be speaking at this year’s inaugural Sydney SXSW this October. He joins a stacked program of over 1,000 ground-breaking events and sessions on Tech and Innovation, Games, Music, Screen and Culture. Chance has won the respect of both his industry peers and former President Barack Obama, who described him…

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Aspera Mobile launches new and feature-packed AS8 4G smart phone

Hot off the heels of the affordable AS5 4G smartphone, Australia’s Aspera Mobile has launched the AS8 4G, one of the most feature-packed budget smartphones you can find for just A$149. Also compatible with 4G networks, the AS8 4G will add to Aspera’s recent goal to combat the rising cost of living. Aspera Mobile has…

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SXSW Sydney 2023: A fusion of creativity, innovation, and local talent

For the first time in its history, the renowned futurist conference and festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), is expanding beyond its Texan roots to Sydney, Australia. Taking place from October 15 to October 22, 2023, SXSW Sydney promises to be an extraordinary event, bringing together the world’s most inspired thinkers, creators, and innovators right here…

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Paul Tollett, Tan France and Cal Henderson join over 700 unmissable speakers at SXSW Sydney this October

The inaugural SXSW Sydney has just revealed an unmissable line-up of headline speakers. Initially an annual event in Austin Texas famous for launching the careers of the likes of Billie Eilish and Uber, this year the “festival of festivals” has been expanded to Sydney, and will comprise of 1000+ events, speakers and music acts. Coachella…

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Aspera Mobile launches new and affordable AS5 4G smart phone

Australia’s Aspera Mobile has decided to celebrate its 10-year anniversary by launching a brand-new range of affordable, yet feature-packed smartphones. The first smartphone in the range will be the unlocked AS5 compatible with 4G networks, which will launch at just A$99. In response to the rising cost of living, Aspera Mobile intended to pack as…

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Samsung Unpacked 2023: New Galaxy Z Series Smartphones, Watches and Tablets

Samsung has announced a brand new lineup of Galaxy Z Foldable smartphones, Watches and Tablets, all from their live event taking place in Seoul, South Korea, for the very first time. The massive announcement includes two smartwatches, three tablets and the fifth generation of the Galaxy Z Foldable smartphones. Watch 6 The event opened with…

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Click Frenzy 2022 – Apple and Samsung discounts to expect from Phonebot this week

2022 has been an exciting year for smartphones. Flagships have become flashier and more powerful, and their pricing has been confusing. If you’re like everyone else waiting for the mega sales, you must not miss Phonebot’s Click Frenzy 2022. It’s no secret that Samsung and iPhone devices are the top choices for bargain hunters and…

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SXSW to head to Australia in 2023

SXSW have announced an annual Asia-Pacific installment, with Sydney set to host in October 2023. It’s the first time the iconic conference and festival of creativity has expanded beyond North America since its inception in 1987. A joint collaboration between the NSW Government, Destination NSW, TEG, and SXSW, SXSW Sydney will bring together the world’s…

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Get INZone with Two Monitors and Three Headsets from Sony

Sony has released a bunch of new products this morning squarely aimed at both PlayStation 5 and PC players who want to get the most out of their shiny new PlayStation 5 consoles or PC. The new brand is called INZONE and features a range of three headsets and two monitors and both look like…

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RØDE announces an all-in-one compact audio production studio, the Rodecaster Pro II

Whether you’re a musician, streamer or podcaster, RØDE is hoping to please all creators and tick everything off your audio-needs checklist with their newest product, the RØDECaster Pro II. This compact studio and mixer follows 2018’s original RØDECaster Pro console which aimed to bring a professional broadcast studio into a single easy-to-use product. “It was…

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D-Link announces the release of the G415 AX1500 4G Smart Router

In an ever evolving world, where most have been or are now working from home, or in multiple work spaces, it’s important to stay connected. D-Link has launched their newest mobile router, the G415, an AX1500 4G Smart Router that allows you to take advantage of your mobile carrier’s SIM card to share both your…

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DJI look to modular design with the fascinating new DJI Action 2

DJI has gone from strength to strength this year, from releasing their very first FPV drone to refining their popular Osmo series with the OM 5 gimble. As we head into 2022, it seems the company has now turned their attention to their action camera series, pushing the category forward with the new DJI Action…

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Jabra once again look to nail every part of your daily commute with the Evolve2 75 headphones

It may seem like an odd dichotomy for an audio brand, but Jabra has always been at the forefront of both sports-friendly truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds, and enterprise headphones. If you’ve ever been to an office and then gone for a jog on your lunch break, you should already be quite familiar with Jabra and…

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Whoop 4.0: Everything you need to know about the new digital fitness and health coach

Health-coaching fitness bands have been competing nicely with more specc’d out smartwatches for a few years now, and Whoop has been the main driver of that. It’s then no surprise that the next iteration in the company’s range, Whoop 4.0, is getting plenty of hype thanks to a heavy list of features helping boost value…

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Switch OLED

Nintendo announces new OLED Switch hardware

The long-rumoured “Switch Pro” turned out to be real — kind of. Nintendo calls it the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model), complete with parentheses right there in the name because who would Ninty be without a little idiosyncrasy. Handheld clarity The OLED screen itself measures 7 inches (or 17.78cm) across. For those hoping the system would…

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Park Hyatt Sydney rooms now come with a $10,000 Fujifilm GFX100s camera

Luxury staycations are hot enough right now, but what if you’re five-star room came fully-equipped with one of the world’s highest performing large format digital cameras. We’re talking a 102 Megapixel beast worth almost $10,000, ready and willing to help you capture everything from those direct Sydney Opera House and harbour views, to strolls along…

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Arlo

Arlo Pro 4 details announced: Australian availability and pricing

Taking a break from their flow of Essential series products, Arlo has announced the latest edition to their popular high-end Pro series. The Arlo Pro 4 is now being prepped for an Australia launch, designed specifically to focus more on an easier DIY setup, with features including 2K HDR video quality and a handy 160-degree…

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Dyson target formaldehyde with their most advanced air purifiers to date

Look, I’m a bit of a Dyson fanboy so please excuse me if any of the below sounds overly-fluffed. And this isn’t even a review; it’s a news piece. It’s news to let our readers know that this week the renowned brand has lifted the lid on its latest generation of purification machines, headlined by…

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Sonos Roam

Sonos Roam is the powerhouse audio brand’s most portable speaker yet

Audio experts Sonos have announced their latest speaker, and like the Sonos Move before it, they are once again tackling the portable audio market. The Sonos Roam, coming to Australia on 20th April, is the latest from the highly reputable brand, offering both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modes for better flexibility. Featuring that unmistakably minimal and…

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LG are launching their ultra-light laptop range in Australia

Announced just last week, LG Electronics Australia are bringing the company’s acclaimed LG Gram laptop range to Australia, hoping to compete in a crowded market with some ultra-light options. Coming to local retailers and Amazon Australia this month, the 14-inch, 16-inch, and 17-inch LG Gram models are hoping to bring some freshness to the market,…

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Oppo announces Find X3 Pro, Neo & Lite: Australian pricing and availability

Oppo, which has just overtaken Huawei as China’s number one smartphone brand, is looking to keep their recent score of wins rolling with their new flagship Find X3 series. Much like the X2 series before it, the forthcoming release will be split into Lite 5G, Neo 5G and Pro 5G models – Pro obviously sitting…

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Nanoleaf

Nanoleaf brings new Essentials Range of home lighting to Australia

Nanoleaf is bringing its Essentials Range of RGB smart lights to Australian retailers. The Essentials Range includes the 2m long Lightstrip and the A19 light bulb. Just the essentials The 2m Lightstrip sports four white LEDs per LED set, and a total of 21 LED sets per metre. That translates to 7 sets per 33cm…

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New Nintendo Switch

Report suggests turbo-charged new Nintendo Switch to launch this year

Nintendo is allegedly preparing to reveal a new model of its Nintendo Switch hardware. The new Nintendo Switch will feature a larger Samsung OLED display capable of outputting 4K ultra-high definition visuals when docked. The news comes from a new Bloomberg report which claims Nintendo is looking to reveal the new model, banking on the…

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Xbox Wireless Headset

The Xbox Wireless Headset is coming to Australia in March

Modelled on its popular line of Surface Headphones, Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox Wireless Headset. Given that Microsoft wants to compete with PlayStation’s own branded cans, it’s no surprise that these cans sit in the mid-Premium tier. Indeed, at $149.95 AUD, they may be a bit cheaper than their sleek design might have indicated. Let’s…

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Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera Review: A delicate balancing act

I’m loving that Arlo seem to be putting a lot into their new Essential series, which slims the price tag for these typically expensive smart security cameras, without sacrificing performance. As more smart home owners begin to look towards jumping into a security ecosystem, it’s a valuable place for Arlo to be. Their latest addition…

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Jabra Elite 85t: Inching closer to the top with five levels of active-noise cancellation and incredible sound

Following on from exceptional in-ear headphones like the Elite 65t and 75t, Jabra’s solid reputation flows through the Elite 85t noise-cancelling headphones. And it’s clear the brand aren’t wasting their resources, significantly lifting their game even further by offering what is perhaps one of the very best options as we close out 2020. I already…

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