Technology

What to expect from Google Pixel 4

October 17, 2019

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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Google Pixel 3a XL Review: If you want incredible value, here it is

October 10, 2019

Now that the Google Pixel 3 and its XL version have shown what the company is capable of when it comes to premium features and computational photography, the streamlined Google Pixel 3a (and 3a XL) test the team’s ability to balance a much lower price bracket with similar power, taking them into uncharted non-premium territory. […]

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The PlayStation 5 will launch “Holiday 2020”

October 9, 2019

Months of rampant corporate hints, internal leaks, wild fan speculation and educated media guesses have paid off. Sony have announced that the fifth iteration of their dominant home console will arrive in time for “Holiday 2020.” It also officially has a name: PlayStation 5. PlayStation 5 launches holiday 2020: https://t.co/VuaxUVoBaR #PS5 pic.twitter.com/MPkKyRaHio — PlayStation (@PlayStation) […]

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ASUS’ powerful, stylish 2019-20 lineup is determined to impress

October 9, 2019

I went to an ASUS ANZ product briefing in Sydney last night. It was about three different shows crammed into one — industry mixer, product show-and-tell, influencer meet and cocktail party. There were popular YouTubers I had quite literally never heard of before. Except for Ozzy Man, I’ve heard of him. It was fun hearing […]

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Sony a6400 Review: Big hits among smaller misses

October 2, 2019

With the α6600 freshly-announced in late August for release in mid-October, now might seem like a strange time to review the Sony α6400. Sure, the α6600 has in-body stabilisation and a bigger, better battery – but it’s also much more expensive, and otherwise a very similar camera to the α6400 – which only hit the market […]

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

October 2, 2019

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

October 1, 2019

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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Amazon prepares a new lineup of Echo devices

September 30, 2019

Following the very welcome, exciting and just all-round amazing news that Samuel L Jackson will become the first celebrity voice rolled out for Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, the ginormous company has announced a trio of new Echo devices for later this year. The announcement comes with a range of new Alexa features which will be […]

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A weekend away at Perisher with DJI’s Osmo Action, the GoPro killer

September 23, 2019

It’s hard to figure out where to start on DJI’s Osmo Action. How about this – the Osmo Action is a GoPro killer. From battery life to colour, to dual screens, this is the dream gadget for any action/fun/weekend loving person. A weekend away at Australia’s premier snow resort, Perisher, was the perfect way to put […]

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It’s all fun and games and good sound on Huawei’s Matebook 13

September 22, 2019

We have previously detailed how Huawei’s Matebook 13 is a creatives best friend out in the field. But it’s powerful and impressive tech isn’t limited to the Adobe Suite and your video and photo editing desires. From sound to gaming to other inventive advancements, the Matebook 13 hews towards aiding other aspects of our lifestyle […]

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Huawei announces Mate 30 Pro, seven cameras, new chipset, Huawei AppGallery reliant

September 19, 2019

Fresh out of Munich is the news that Huawei will be releasing their newest handset in the Mate series, the Mate 30 Pro. There are currently no plans for the standard and Lite models to be released in Australia, so we can expect the top-tier specs in the range. Just like in recent years, Huawei […]

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Jaybird Tarah Pro Review: Utility and comfort

September 18, 2019

Jaybird’s Tarah Pro wireless sport headphones are exactly what I need for my commute. That’s not really their purpose, they’re actually built for people who run a lot. I’m not talking about people who run a short 10k before work here, I mean they’re for people who run actual marathons. The closest I ever get […]

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Lumix LX100 MII Review: The customisable compact

September 14, 2019

A Great All-Rounder of enthusiast compact photography, the Lumix LX100 II was released in October 2018, which means it’s now been on the market for nearly a year. It’s an effective compact option for anyone who enjoys having full control over their exposure or shooting in RAW, but doesn’t want to mess around with interchangeable […]

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Creative dreaming with a creator’s dream, the Huawei MateBook 13

September 10, 2019

When it comes to digital media, photography and videography, nothing spoils the flow of creativity more than the inability to review, edit and publish your work quickly after capturing and creating it when your still fresh with passion and ideas. A creator needs a reliable tool that’s portable and can be used on-the-road that’ll assist […]

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Interview: James Day on Sony Alpha and the art of taking great photos

August 30, 2019

The Sony Alpha Awards are back in 2019, bringing together the greatest images from across Australia and New Zealand captured on Sony Alpha cameras and lenses, with over $25,000 worth of Sony camera gear up for grabs for the winners. Entries close this Saturday!We spoke with Sony wedding photographer and Alpha Awards judge James Day, […]

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LG 32UL950 32″ UltraFine 4K Monitor Review: Beauty at a price

August 29, 2019

When I first started building my own gaming PC’s in 2002, the monitor was always an afterthought. It was the part of the build where you could reliably save a buck because as long as the refresh rate was high, you were in the clear. That’s not true any longer. Now, the monitor is as […]

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OPPO have launched the world’s first 5G-powered hotel in Australia

August 28, 2019

Following the launch of their OPPO Reno 5G smartphone, OPPO have dived into the pop-up hotel game with a world’s first. That’s the world’s first travelling 5G powered smart hotel, mind you, and it’s currently sitting in one of the coolest spots in the Gold Coast, making use of a shipping container to fully highlight […]

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13 Father’s Day gift ideas for the last minute shopper

August 27, 2019

You’ve got less than a week till Father’s Day comes around for 2019. 1st September marks the annual gift-giving occasion, which doubles as a good time to see exactly what’s floating around the market and turning heads this year. To help lessen any stress, we’ve zoned in on 13 of our favourite tech, gaming and […]

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Lumix Launch Cinematic Flagship S1H Camera & Two New Lenses

August 27, 2019

Imagine a VariCam and a GH5 fell in love and had a brilliant baby – a small, powerful full-frame camera baby capable of shooting 6K V-Log video and 96 megapixel raw images and with image stabilisation so impressive it all but eliminates the need for gimbals. That’s the new flagship S series cinema camera from […]

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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 6, 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 6, 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 23, 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 13, 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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