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Apple event in March, expect a watch and possibly a laptop

Keen to see what Apple has in store for the whole smartwatch game, and how much it will cost to have one on your wrist? We’ll know more on March 10 (AU time), as Apple tells the world that it’s about to have an event on.

10:25 am 27/02/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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3D printing gets a little easier with a built-in 3D scanner

One of the most exciting developments in computers at the moment is 3D printing, an area that lets anyone make objects simply by printing them. But to do this, you need 3D models, and unless your skills are decent, you might not get much done. Until now.

1:54 pm 25/02/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Powerboards change shape, size with PowerCube

Whether you call it a powerstrip, powerboard, or powerbar, there’s a good chance you’ve found the strip of power sockets too long for some locations. But a power cube? That might fix things altogether.

1:19 pm 25/02/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: Sony SmartBand Talk

Not everyone needs a smartwatch, and if you want the time, maybe some phone calls, but don’t like the look or feel of a watch, there’s always a smart band. Sony is updating its take on that category with the SmartBand Talk, a model that brings a touchscreen e-ink display and a battery life that’ll keep you going.

4:46 pm 24/02/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Samsung, Sydney Opera House come together for the children

Kids at Sydney schools have long been given the opportunity to learn about what of the city’s biggest cultural icons, the Sydney Opera House, and from today, they’ll even get a bit of technology to help out, making learning a little more playful and fun.

10:29 am 24/02/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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A future on your face: Samsung’s Gear VR reviewed

The virtual world is here, and you can actually take it with you, as Samsung’s Gear VR finally makes its way to Australia. Is this a future that you can take home today, or should you just let it mature a little longer?

5:08 pm 18/02/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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LG makes its circular smartwatch more stylish

With CES over, all eyes are on Mobile World Congress, the next global stage for companies to show their wares, with telecommunications big on the agenda, and LG is getting in early with a preview for the next generation of its smartwatch.

5:52 pm 16/02/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch-phone hybrid reviewed

Is it a phone? Is it a watch? These are the questions that you’ll likely think up when you see Samsung’s latest smartphone-watch hybrid, an evolution on its original Gear smartwatch that will let you make calls from your watch when your phone isn’t even nearby.

5:08 pm 16/02/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Energizer goes green with recycled batteries

We’re not quite sure what becomes of most of the batteries we send to the trash, but it’s probably not good for the environment. But big battery brand Energizer wants to fix this, and is doing so with some innovation of the green variety.

5:51 pm 13/02/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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LG joins the VR bandwagon with plastic fantastic

Samsung isn’t the only company eyeing off the mobile VR space, with LG chiming in this week to show that it too can play that game, and while it’s not quite the same, it could offer people a similar experience.

12:55 pm 13/02/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

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