Posts From Leigh D. Stark

The necessary appliance: a guide to the modern toaster

June 17, 2016

Sometimes the toaster needs a replacement, or even just a refresh, so if you find yourself craving toast, here's a guide to the modern toaster.

Symantec aims for a secure web, will offer free(ish) certificates

June 16, 2016

The makers of Norton 360 do a little more than just make security software, and it even has a vision for a totally secure world wide web, with the company taking one step towards it… though there is a catch.

Cards come to more phones as Samsung Pay launches locally

June 15, 2016

Apple Pay isn't the only game in town anymore, because owners of a recent Samsung Galaxy phone can now tap to pay with a technology that should work everywhere.

Bryston builds a turntable (and it’s a big deal)

June 14, 2016

When companies enter new areas, it’s a big deal, and with amp maker Bryston making a record player, you can bet it’s a big deal.

Canon to teach a love of colour, light at Vivid Sydney

June 10, 2016

If you happen to be in Sydney in the next week or so, Sydney’s Vivid light and colour festival is one of those sights worth checking out, and if you’re keen to learn about cameras, Canon is there, too.

Kaiser Baas gets into VR with plastic Cardboard

June 10, 2016

Google’s Cardboard has inspired a whole wave of manufacturers to make VR headsets that rely on your phone, and someone local is getting in on that.

Samsung’s Gear Fit2 arrives, hits sub-$300

June 10, 2016

When opting for a wearable gadget, there are numerous questions one needs to ask: what will it do, can it survive my life, and how much will it cost? Fortunately, Samsung has answered these with the Gear Fit2.

Hands-on with Moleskine’s Smart Writing Pen+

June 9, 2016

It’s official: pen and paper is passé, but you can make both of them work for the future, and Moleskine is leading the charge, revitalising the world of the smartpen for its classical journals.

Samsung’s latest washing machine has Aussies in mind

June 8, 2016

It’s not every day you get a gadget made for the local market, but with Samsung’s latest washing machine, Australians have definitely been considered.

D-Link’s webcam ups the angles with 180 degrees

June 8, 2016

Security cameras are getting more connected meaning you can check them on your smartphone, but they don’t always cover the widest angles, and that’s why one company is changing things.

Bose finally cuts the cord on noise cancellation

June 8, 2016

One of the first companies with a pair of noise cancelling headphones is one of the last to ditch the cable, as Bose finally (finally) makes its QuietComfort cordless.

HP gets in with the world’s thinnest laptop

June 7, 2016

Move over Apple, because thin is in with a new thin king, as HP shows off the world’s slimmest notebook in gold.

Philips brightens Hue WiFi lights with second generation

June 7, 2016

The smarter home is closer to becoming a reality as Philips’ wireless lighting gets an update allowing iPhone owners to talk to their lights.

Magnetic phone cables could be a thing thanks to ASAP

June 6, 2016

Universal design is great in technology, because the idea that something should work one way and not break is always going to be a benefit to the consumer. While not all cables are made with this in mind, at least one more is being developed.

Samsung curves its screens for work, play

June 6, 2016

In the TV world, gimmicks reign supreme, and while the curved screen has kind of felt like one of those, it may actually have some real reasons to exist over in the world of computing.

HTC’s desires a world where big phones are mid-range

June 3, 2016

You might want a big phone, but you also probably want one that won’t cost an arm and a leg. HTC wants to be there too, and in the latest Desire, is aiming right for that.

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