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IKEA plans your future home, the kitchen is the new TV room

June 30, 2015

The TV room is changing, as is the kitchen and where we sleep, and these are things furniture maker IKEA has picked up on as it works to visualise how the future of our home spaces looks in the next ten years.

Tax scams return for the year, don’t get caught out

June 30, 2015

The new tax year is about to begin in Australia, and you know what that means: the return of tax scams. Here’s what’s going on and how not to get caught out.

Huawei returns to fitness with a more fashion-friendly smart-band

June 30, 2015

Fitness trackers come in all shapes and sizes, and Huawei’s take on the category last year was to give it a detachable Bluetooth earpiece. This year, the TalkBand is back, and Huawei has even taken a new look at how the thing should look.

Telstra takes to the Air to deliver broadband in more than just home

June 26, 2015

Customers of Telstra’s Bigpond home broadband are about to get something very interesting when they travel, with free WiFi where the bandwidth is taken out of their existing bandwidth allowance at home.

Auto batteries to get a boost with an Oxford piece of tech

June 26, 2015

If you have concerns about the battery in a motorbike, lawnmower, small car, or something else that generally requires you to sit in or on it and drive it around, a gadget could come to the rescue.

Hands-on with Amazon’s improvement to paper, the 2015 Kindle Paperwhite

June 26, 2015

The printed page may still be a winner for reading books, but electronic readers and tablets are certainly making an impact on how people read the titles they’re into, and if you like knowing your device is as sharp as possible, a new Kindle might be worth looking into.

Microsoft rolls out Office access to Android

June 25, 2015

If your laptop is out of charge and you need to show a presentation or edit a Word document, your phone might just save your life, as Office gets rolled out to one more operating system.

Google takes to El Capitan before the same-name update to Mac OS X arrives

June 25, 2015

Yosemite’s “El Capitan” vertical cliff-face may well about to be immortalised in a Mac OS X update, but that’s not the same as climbing it for yourself. We’re probably not going to ever do that, but we can still try virtually thanks to Google.

Lexus goes “Back to the Future”, builds a hoverboard

June 24, 2015

Most of us know that TV and movies can inspire science and technology, but if you ever needed assurance, you should see what has just emerged from the research and development team over at Lexus.

Sony revives Muteki-like sound for a “mini” HiFi speaker

June 24, 2015

If you’re having a party, you know that you generally need a lot of sound, so much that you can’t simply rely on the same bookshelf or standing speakers you generally have. For those times, you may need something monstrous and packing in the watts.

Garmin brings a camera to a GPS to protect drivers

June 24, 2015

We’ve seen cameras built into navigation units before, but Garmin’s first inclusion of one will do more than just record the road, with some neato tracking to warn you of problems and help you find your destination.

Sony preps a 1TB PS4 with more space for more stuff

June 23, 2015

While external hard drives can make it possible to bring more games to next-gen consoles, a bigger hard drive inside the system is always better, and that’s what Sony thinks, too.

Dyson calls out for projects from young inventors

June 23, 2015

Students can have some crazy, curiously interesting ideas, and while these might seem like flights of fancy, some of them might even pay off, especially if they get in the James Dyson Award.

WD offers Xbox owners more space for games

June 22, 2015

The term “hybrid” gets passed around often these days, usually in relation to cars and computers, but hard drives are about to get a hybrid of their own. Sort of.

How to be safe with your smartphone

June 19, 2015

Security issues, vulnerabilities, and scams, sheesh, owning a smartphone seems harder than it should be, so if you're at all concerned about how you can be safe with a smartphone, here are some tips.

Mac OS, iOS picked up for security flaws by researchers

June 19, 2015

Earlier in the week, we saw a serious security issue hit Samsung’s phones, but Apple’s products aren’t totally safe either, with a new flaw picked up for Mac OS and its mobile counterpart.

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