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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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Google taps Motorola and HTC for next Nexus products with the 6 and 9

If you like big phones or thin tablets and love the Android thing, two new products are on the way to provide some competition to Apple, and start showing the world how the next iteration of Android should look.

11:23 am 16/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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LG gets a taste for multi room, puts years of research into it

According to a study, 15 percent of the audio equipment being bought in Australia is made for multi-room audio. It’s then no surprise that we’re seeing LG join the fray, bringing years of research and not just doing it because everyone else is.

3:43 pm 14/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: Moto G (2014, G2)

Big phones are in, and to go with that trend, Motorola is upgrading one of its entry-level handsets, increasing the screen size of its G series phone to make it a sub-$300 5 inch handset, but is the G2 better or just a bigger version of the same?

2:31 pm 14/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Sony’s Z3 Compact now rated for rural Australia

Not everywhere in Australia has the same support for mobile coverage as the big cities do, and rural Aussies are often left out from the choice of new handsets due to operational differences, but at least there’s a new phone to choose from, and it’s a pretty good one.

11:15 am 14/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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HTC all about the selfie with the Eye, gets into action with the “Re”

Self-portrait photos are all the rage, but are two megapixels really enough? That’s the question HTC is trying to find an answer to with the Desire Eye, a smartphone packing dual 13 megapixel cameras, announced this week alongside an interesting little camera.

1:47 pm 10/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Lenovo goes in swinging with Yoga hit fest

Sick of the same old slate? Lenovo is too, and it’s joined up with Ashton Kutcher, working with him to create better tablets for people tired of the basic mobile computer we’re all being told to buy.

11:14 am 10/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Apple announcing something October 17, what will it be?

The invite has gone out, and now we just have to wait, as Apple’s regular end of year showcase is set to happen, but what will it be: a new iPad, a new Mac, or something else that has been long overdue for an update?

9:11 am 09/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Samsung’s luxurious Chef fridge priced for Australia (and we can’t afford one)

One of Samsung’s products announced earlier in the year at CES in Vegas is finally getting released in Australia, and unless you have a cool $12K laying around, you can’t afford it either.

5:10 pm 08/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Skip the spiel: how to buy a smartphone

Forget the hype, forget the marketing pitches. Forget the guy in the telco store telling you this phone will change your life. Forget it all, because this is how you buy a phone, and you can make the decision mostly by your lonesome.

12:42 pm 03/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

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    If there's one company that tends to do well in the field of noise cancellation, it's Bose. We've seen its headphones used by so many on overseas trips, and…
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    Do you like selfies but are sick of the one or two megapixel cameras smartphones are coming with? Oppo's answer to this is an interesting one, putting the 13…
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    Lenovo can be quite playful with its computers, and has come up with some good designs before, but in the Yoga 2 Pro, it's showing us that laptops can…
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