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What is a selfie stick? (and why many are using it wrong)

One of the questions that has populated our social feeds the past few weeks appears to be something many are seeing around the world: poles that hold people’s smartphones that allow them to take a self-portraits from afar. But the selfie stick is more than just a pole, and there’s a better way to use it than what we’re seeing.

5:41 pm 18/12/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Instagram updates with new filters, more controls

If you’re a keen Instagrammer and you live by the camera of your smartphone, you’ll be happy to hear you have new filters inbound, as well as a way of switching off the ones you don’t like.

12:00 pm 18/12/2014 By Staff writers
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HTC’s Re camera Re-ady for Australia

HTC is known for smartphones, and we’ve even associated the brand with tablets, but cameras? That’s a new one, and the company has something new for a world obsessed with taking pictures everywhere.

1:23 pm 12/12/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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GadgetGuy 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Photo and video

Photography is one of those things people love but rarely say it out loud. You’ll know the person because they love black & white or love colour images, and print them out, and talk about cameras forever, and maybe they’ve been giving you a hint for the past few months that a new camera is just what they wanted.

5:44 pm 02/12/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Parrot unleashes another drone with picture snaps in mind

Taking photos can be fun, but you don’t always have the height. And then there’s the whole “drone” thing, and if you’re keen to get some air time, you’ll now be able to take some high res shots while you’re at it.

5:54 pm 24/11/2014 By Staff writers
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Samsung shines: hands-on with the NX1 mirror-less camera

Samsung’s cameras have come a long way since the company started dabbling with the Pentax mount, but just how far is “far”? We’re going hands on with the latest model to find out.

12:41 pm 21/11/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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My tech savvy wedding

The online editor of GadgetGuy is getting married, and while you can say congratulations, he wanted to take the time to show just how technologically involved he has made the wedding, from the e-invites to a 3D plan to keeping the kids busy, and you can, too.

10:01 am 14/11/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Mr. Big Stuff: gadget ideas if you win at the races

For many, Melbourne Cup means gambling, and if you happen to be on the winning side of a bet, you’ll probably have a few quid to spare, so if you need some help to spend on yourself, here’s a tiny guide, going from little wins to, well, some of the big ones.

12:20 pm 04/11/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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WD cuts cords to hard drives with wireless external storage

We all have external drives for our data, and we all have cables, but an entry in WD’s “My Passport” seeks to cut the cord and make external data wireless once and for all.

11:23 am 22/10/2014 By Staff writers
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Kogan compares itself to GoPro, but is what’s on offer really comparable?

We’re always up for a good comparison, and being techies, take pride in knowing what we know, so is Kogan’s announcement of an action camera really proof that the Aussie e-tailer is taking on GoPro, or is it a poorer cousin?

2:31 pm 21/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

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