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Optus gets into smartwatches, shows off a watch you can pay with

The idea of a cashless society is getting closer, what with card payments leading the way, and even smartphones beginning to transfer money, too, but what if you could pay for that cup of coffee simply by tapping your watch?

12:11 pm 06/03/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Virgin Mobile rolls data over, your gigs will go on

There are those of us that don’t actually chew through all the data we have every month, and yet when those 28 to 30 days are up, the gigs are lost, falling through the cracks of a modern mobile multitude. But Virgin has a fix for this: roll over the data.

4:48 pm 05/03/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Asus shows that Windows hybrids can be thin with the Chi

Earlier in the year, Asus showed us how thin a Windows tablet could be, and shortly, Australians will be able to see for themselves, as the company releases its Air-like machine.

4:10 pm 05/03/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Audio excellence: Sony’s MDR-Z7 headphones reviewed

Sony has been doing audio longer than most of the big brands, and as such, it has a pretty solid reputation for things that sound great. Generally, though, if you need things that sound great, you need to be prepared to spend up big, so can Sony’s $799 headphones scare up the bigger and more expensive models from competing companies?

12:51 pm 05/03/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Australians build a preventative invention for your wallet

There are moments when you need to look at technology as a preventative thing. Internet security is like that, a purchase that all devices should have, if only for the “what if” case scenario. Now, there’s a gadget appearing designed to stop the “what if” moment from happening to your credit card.

12:36 pm 05/03/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Scam alert: fake Google Docs could steal your details, what to look for

A scam has picked up in Australia, and that’s bad news for anyone who thinks someone they know might be sending them an important document.

11:33 am 05/03/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Review: STM Drifter laptop backpack

So many laptop bags follow the same design, with a zipper along the front following the arch of a bag and opening up the main bag, but STM’s Drifter takes on a different approach, and if you’ve ever admired how backpackers can bring everything, you can too with an STM take on the category.

2:46 pm 04/03/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Sony out-airs the iPad, water-proofs the microUSB port

Sony spoke up about new products before Mobile World Congress began, but it wasn’t done, and now has let journalists go hands-on with two new gadgets that are on the way, including one development that’ll mean you won’t have to shy from water again.

3:08 pm 03/03/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Microsoft’s next two phones are big, mid-range, and ready for Windows 10

Nokia’s name may be gone from the Lumia mobiles, but its style is sticking around, and so is the focus on mid-range mobiles, with two more on the way from the big M — Microsoft, that is.

12:25 pm 03/03/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Netflix dated, arriving in Australia March 24

Australians keen to get on the Netflix bandwagon don’t have long to wait now, as it now has a release date, with the end of March to be seen as the beginning of Netflix’s take over of Australian living rooms.

11:42 am 03/03/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

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