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Google’s says “M” is next, outs new version of Android

May 29, 2015

The middle of the year heralds Google’s I/O conference, and that’s happening right now, with talk on how to make Google Cardboard, Android Wear, and other things better, but Android is pivotal, and Google is already talking about the next generation of its mobile platform.

Six months on: Jawbone Up Move

May 29, 2015

Fitness gadgets are designed to be used every day, so how is one doing six months after we reviewed it? It’s time to see if Jawbone’s Up Move can survive the rigours of every day fitness living.

WD redesigns external drives for large storage, security

May 28, 2015

Backups are one of the most pivotal things you can do as a computer user, and since we’re all using computers en masse, that means we all should be backing up often. WD gets this, and for its latest drives, is focusing on more space and an easier workflow.

Panasonic tackles an action camera, is it enough to take on GoPro?

May 28, 2015

There certainly are quite a few action cameras out there, and there might even be room for one more, as Panasonic embraces its inner Iron Man and brings its ruggedised knowhow to a Go Pro competitor.

Gumtree reveals who the real early adopters are

May 28, 2015

Whenever there’s a new iPhone, all the early adopters and easy upgraders come out of the woodwork, but one of the online classifieds companies has revealed that yup, it’s true, we love selling old models to buy the new ones.

More tech added to the dictionary: meme, clickbait, emoji are now words

May 28, 2015

Love the web and how it makes new words all the time? Awesome, because there are a few more ready to go that you can use, because now they're in the dictionary.

Golfers to look to their wrists for distance calculation

May 27, 2015

Fitness gadgets come in all shapes and sizes, but if you’re a golfer, you can now wear a helper gadget on your wrist.

Lenovo a little late to class with updated educational laptops

May 27, 2015

School’s been in session in Australia for a few months now, and we’ve already given our suggestions for student laptops, but in case you’ve held out to find something else, Lenovo has a few more ready to show off.

Logitech splashes paint on a collection mini mice

May 27, 2015

Those of us that still rely on a mouse that moves from left to right and up and down, guided by our hand movements, are probably used to the basic black drab look they have, but a new series from Logitech is all about the colour.

Moshi delivers a stand-up case for iPhone owners

May 26, 2015

Sick of holding your phone? Apparently some people are, and if you’re one of them and would prefer a desk, a rock, or another flat surface does your phone holding for you from here on in, there’s a stand for that.

Panasonic’s next mirror-less is all 4K, under $1000

May 26, 2015

How do you deal with a lack of Ultra HD content for 4K TVs? You get people to make their own, which is exactly what Panasonic is doing with its latest mirror-less shooter, providing not just 4K video, but 4K image shooting.

Android owners with Minecraft under attack from dodgy apps

May 26, 2015

If you’re a Minecraft gamer or know someone that is, and there’s an Android phone being used somewhere in that home, look out, because your mobile might be a world filled with malware and scareware, not just blocks and diamonds.

4K UHD video service “Vidity” appears in the US

May 22, 2015

Content has always been the problem when it came to the whole “4K TV” argument, but just like that, a 4K UHD service has showed up.

King creates a couch that can charge your phone

May 22, 2015

If you’ve ever said “I wish my couch had an iPhone charger in it”, you’re probably thinking along the same lines as some Australian designers.

Panasonic has a second go with multi-room, streams CD and radio

May 22, 2015

The first time we saw Panasonic give multi-room audio a thwack, we saw something a little “me too”, with speakers for your home. This year, though, Panasonic appears to have some ideas of its own.

Oppo beefs up its slim smartphones in the R7, R7 Plus

May 21, 2015

Smartphones keep getting bigger, but they’re also always in an effort to get slimmer, and a new pair on the way from Oppo offers both in spades.

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