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Gorilla Glass is now drop-resistant, but that doesn’t mean you should be reckless

The term “scratch-resistant” often gets confused for “drop-proof” by people with mobiles, scratching their heads and looking dumbfounded when their scratch-resistant glass smartphone screen breaks after a minor drop, but a new development by Corning could at least put some of these feelings at ease.

9:03 am 21/11/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: Pendo Pad 8

You’ve seen cheap Android tablets, now brace yourself for the onslaught of cheap Windows tablets, starting with the Pendo Pad 8, a Windows 8.1 computer in an 8 inch form factor that can be had for $199.

1:01 pm 07/11/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Telstra’s 4G and APT700 network rebranded as 4GX

What difference does an “x” mean for a name? If you’re Telstra, it means “extreme speeds” and “extra coverage,” two of the things the telco wants to communicate with its network, now branded 4GX.

3:02 pm 05/11/2014 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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Thinking thin: Apple’s iPad Air 2 reviewed

A new year means a new iPad, and here we are with another model ready for consumers to take home. Is the latest iteration Apple’s best, and does it have what it takes to survive the onslaught of tablet competitors heading its way?

3:35 pm 29/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Be alert: more scams on the way for the holidays

The scams are coming thick and fast as the GadgetGuy inbox starts to get clogged, and that can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming.

1:13 pm 27/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: HP ElitePad 1000 G2

When you talk about business grade tablets, there aren’t a lot of choices, but HP’s ElitePad 1000 G2 looks to provide a dose of shiny silver aluminium professionalism to those who aren’t at all into Lenovo’s black ThinkPad style.

5:50 pm 23/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Toshiba joins Pendo with a $199 Windows 8 tablet

Brace yourself parents: tablets are about to be cheap as chips, as Toshiba join Pendo with its own $199 tablet.

4:20 pm 23/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: LG G Pad 10.1

LG’s G3 really grabbed our attention earlier in the year, so we’re expecting good things from a tablet launched around the same time, but is the G Pad 10.1 worth your time, or would you be better suited looking for something else?

4:16 pm 21/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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iPad now the thinnest tablet with Air 2

There’s a new definition of thin in town, at least in how it applies to tablets, as Apple builds the world’s thinnest tablet, hitting 6.1mm.

11:14 am 17/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

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