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Aussies on the defensive as malware mimics police with PCs for ransom

Security problems aren’t going anywhere, and more proof that your computers need a solution comes this week with the news that Aussies are getting hit hard with an Android form of ransomware.

3:16 pm 29/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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G-Tech’s mobile drive caters to the best of both worlds with USB and Thunderbolt

Mac and Windows people don’t often meet on common ground, at least in regards to hard drives, file systems, and transfer technology, but G-Tech’s mobile drive might just offer a common denominator, catering to both the USB 3.0 of the PC world, and the Thunderbolt found on Macs.

1:15 pm 29/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Hands-on with Sharp’s $4K 4K screen

Because it’s the new “big” thing in displays, Ultra HD isn’t cheap, carrying a bigger than normal price tag for TVs and monitors, but Sharp’s 32 inch 4K screen takes this to a whole new level.

2:59 pm 28/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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NASA lets astro-addicts print their own piece of space

It’s highly unlikely you’ll ever get to own that piece of moon rock — and from what we recall, also highly illegal, depending on where you live. But hey, at least you can print parts of the moon, with NASA releasing 3D models for people to print from.

11:52 am 28/07/2014 By Staff writers
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Kogan joins forces with BenQ for a sub-$250 4G phone

We ended last week with a phone review, so it only makes sense that we start this week with some phone news, and here it is, as Kogan announces a 5 inch 4G handset for around $230.

10:56 am 28/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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LG’s best yet, and a real contender for phone of the year: LG’s G3 reviewed

LG has long been trying to be the leader of the smartphone race, and in its 2014 flagship, it just might have the edge to beat the others, with one of the sharpest screens in the world and a smattering of other cool features. Is this the best phone yet?

4:14 pm 25/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Convergence comes to vacuum cleaners as Bissell throws in a steam mop

Cleaning is one of those activities that is rarely fun, but if you can get two things done at one time, why not? And if you can cut down on the appliances you need with one to do both activities, isn’t that better long term?

3:11 pm 24/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2 Tablet

HP’s recent tablet hybrids have been made with a focus on consumers, but the business market isn’t being left out, evident in the Elitebook Revolve, a notebook with an older type of convertible hinge and some new innards to bring this style of machine into 2014.

12:00 pm 24/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Aussie eButton arrives to improve safety, but is it worth your pocket space?

A new gadget designed in Australia could make personal safety much easier than shouting for help, delivering an alert beacon for your phone when you desperately need the help, but will it really help, or is it just a $30 gadget you’ll never use?

12:41 pm 23/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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SelfieBot more than just a joke as New Zealand’s Dronies take off

They say that life imitates art, and proving that is a new technological trend happening in New Zealand reminiscent of an April Fools joke from earlier in the year, with a flying drone now able to take pictures of you as you go about your ski trip.

10:57 am 23/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

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