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Ruckus shrinks enterprise networking tech for homes and small business

October 31, 2014

Most of the networking gear we check out is primarily focused on the home, and often small homes at that, but if you have a larger premise or a ton of gadgets connecting, it might be time to step it up a notch.

Download dilemma: dealing with high-res audio when you’re living in Australia

October 31, 2014

If the idea of high resolution sound at home or on the go makes your eyes light up and your ears sing praises, great news: more devices are coming that support this technology. Bad news, though, because if you live in Australia, the pickings are slim.

Oppo introduces the world’s thinnest smartphone (but with no headphone jack)

October 30, 2014

How thin a phone do you need? If you pass off everything today as being too thick, something else is coming, but you’ll have to be prepared to make a sacrifice or two.

4K films head to new Sony UHD TV owners, but only for a limited time

October 30, 2014

The biggest problem owners of Ultra HD TVs have right now is the lack of content. There is pretty much an absence of 4K media in Australia at the moment, but if you’re thinking of buying a Sony UHD TV, you’ll have one on the rest of us.

Fitbit to head to more wrists with different options in 2014

October 30, 2014

Getting fit is a big deal, and technology can help. It won’t do all the work for you, but it can assist, turning everything into a game, and even integrating in your life so that it’s as useful as your home.

To Wemo or not to Wemo: the making of a verb with Belkin

October 29, 2014

Can a product become more than just a gadget, and can it become a word? That’s what Belkin’s CEO Chet Pipkin is hoping for if more people take up its home automation solution Wemo.

Dolby Atmos coming to stores this year through Onkyo, content less so

October 29, 2014

Australia gets most of the big blockbusters, but if you look at how many cinemas we have that support Dolby’s totally immersive audio format, the number is very small. But you mightn’t have to worry about that, as Dolby’s Atmos format comes home.

Sony hits “start” on PS4 Remote Play

October 29, 2014

One of the most intriguing features to hit a smartphone and tablet is working from today, as Remote Play for the PS4 goes live from, well, now.

D-Link’s next modem router goes for reach with Viper edition

October 28, 2014

Wireless routers often compete on performance, and D-Link's Viper aims to do just that, boasting antennas and speed to boot.

Be alert: more scams on the way for the holidays

October 27, 2014

The scams are coming thick and fast as the GadgetGuy inbox starts to get clogged, and that can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming.

Google takes you to Tanzania with the Dr. Jane Goodall

October 24, 2014

Google’s Street View has taken us to some interesting places, and it’s now taking us to meet some distant cousins, as the search giant’s virtual tourism application lets us get up close and personal with chimps in Tanzania.

Motorcyclists gain wireless audio cred from Interphone

October 24, 2014

If you take to the streets on two wheels, you don’t get to listen to the radio. That’s one of the disadvantages of taking a motorbike, but a little gadget could help fix that.

Acer takes aim at Razer and Alienware with Nitro

October 24, 2014

Gamers need specific styles of computers. They generally need good screens, great specs, and top system performance to make games fly, and Acer thinks it has what it takes to compete in this sector.

Motorola’s circular 360 smartwatch comes to Aussie wrists October 31

October 23, 2014

There’s a smartwatch on the wrist of at least one GadgetGuy staffer daily, and that’s proof that we like them, but so far, we’ve only been able to play with rectangular or square watches, and we’d like that to change. Fortunately, Moto’s 360 is ready.

Online gamers could see servers down thanks to internet attacks

October 23, 2014

Internet security is one of those responsibilities we’re all aware of, but it’s beginning to go beyond protection of a computer or smartphone, as gamers deal with people keen on making a dent on their fun.

Toshiba joins Pendo with a $199 Windows 8 tablet

October 23, 2014

Brace yourself parents: tablets are about to be cheap as chips, as Toshiba join Pendo with its own $199 tablet.

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