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Review: Plantronics Backbeat Fit Bluetooth earphones

Plantronics has been building fitness friendly earphones for a while now, but its latest Backbeat model may just perfect the formula, building a durable headset that is not only visible in the dark, but also sounds great, too.

6:14 pm 29/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

NASA lets astro-addicts print their own piece of space

It’s highly unlikely you’ll ever get to own that piece of moon rock — and from what we recall, also highly illegal, depending on where you live. But hey, at least you can print parts of the moon, with NASA releasing 3D models for people to print from.

11:52 am 28/07/2014 By Staff writers

Aussie eButton arrives to improve safety, but is it worth your pocket space?

A new gadget designed in Australia could make personal safety much easier than shouting for help, delivering an alert beacon for your phone when you desperately need the help, but will it really help, or is it just a $30 gadget you’ll never use?

12:41 pm 23/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

SelfieBot more than just a joke as New Zealand’s Dronies take off

They say that life imitates art, and proving that is a new technological trend happening in New Zealand reminiscent of an April Fools joke from earlier in the year, with a flying drone now able to take pictures of you as you go about your ski trip.

10:57 am 23/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

New gadget aims to make you aware of spiked drinks

Crowd-sourcing can get some neat projects off the ground. We’ve seen smartwatches, 3D printers, and ways to turn your phone into all sorts of things, but a gadget for checking if your drink is spiked? That’s new.

10:32 am 22/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

Review: Harman/Kardon Esquire

Every man, his dog, and their subsequent company has a Bluetooth speaker, and this is an area that has big growth at the moment. There are budget options out there, and then there are better options with better sound and design, and without a doubt, Harman Kardon’s Esquire fits that bill.

5:22 pm 16/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

Winter’s here, and so are Moshi’s conductive gloves

Fingertip-less gloves might not be needed for a phone or tablet now that a new type of glove has arrived, making it possible to use your gadgets when it’s cold outside.

12:46 pm 16/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

Hobbyists get a smaller piece of the Raspberry Pi with the Model B+

Aren’t computers getting small? It’s strange enough that we’re all carrying what technically amounts to a supercomputer in our pants at the moment, but now you can build a small computer for lots of other purposes, and it’s about to get even smaller, as Raspberry Pi shrinks its portion sizes.

6:16 pm 15/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

New telescope lets you see the stars from anywhere, even the back of a truck

There’s an amateur astronomer inside so many, and for those lucky enough to work at NASA, ASRI (our Australian equivalent), or the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex, maybe even a professional one. But if that’s not you, and you’re merely an amateur, it might be time to step up to a big telescope to better see the heavens.

2:42 pm 15/07/2014 By Staff writers

Adonit gets its Creative Cloud pen to Australia before Adobe’s own arrives

Adobe’s 2014 Creative Cloud software might be available locally, but the special Ink pen and Slide ruler hardware is yet to turn up in the same place.

2:36 pm 14/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

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