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Motorola moves beyond the box, builds phones with blocks

October 31, 2013

Remember when you were young and used Lego to make houses and cities with your imagination? Some people never moved on from playing with blocks, and Motorola might even have a phone coming made with the same principle.

Bang & Olufsen cuts a cord and makes wireless sound into art

October 31, 2013

For some people, speakers are a work of art, and not just in how the technology interprets information and translates it into delicate sound waves, but also in the design of said speakers. Band & Olufsen is one such company that thinks this way, and the Danish brand is back with some new BeoLab products that will make wireless sound more aesthetic than ever before.

Lenovo embraces form, unveils Yoga tablet with the help of Ashton Kutcher

October 30, 2013

Tablet designs don’t often stray far from the simple flat one-piece design that made the iPad famous, but Lenovo is going to try a slightly different form, and is enlisting the help of a man who played Steve Jobs to help get the word out there.

Samsung replaces the compact, releases a zoomable cameraphone

October 30, 2013

In the next few years, we’ll be lucky to see tiny cameras around, what with the higher quality of cameras inside smartphones, and adding another nail to that coffin is a new model from Samsung with optical zoom.

Braven braves water and snow with rugged speakers

October 29, 2013

While other speakers shy away from trouble, a new brand aims to survive where those ones can't, with a protection level that will make danger its middle name.

Hands-on with Samsung’s premium 27 inch monitor

October 29, 2013

Small monitors just aren't things anymore, and with LCD screens now the most normal display for computers, you can expect them bigger and better. Samsung's 27 inch aims to be among the best, delivering some industry class colour in a package that drips style.

LG’s curved Flex phone flexes its form for the world to see

October 29, 2013

If CES 2013 was any indication, curved smartphones could be the next big growth area before we’re all folding our handsets and pocketing them like paper aeroplanes.

Heineken taps its own Tap King, but will Australia see it?

October 28, 2013

Beer appliances modelled from the Nespresso replaceable capsule system could be the next big thing, with the lure of home-pulled tap beer now something more manufacturers are prepared to bring to store shelves.

Full-on tech in Ford’s Fiesta ST

October 28, 2013

After spending a day with the Fiesta ST on a test track, and putting to practice some of the technology that could just save your life one day, this is one impressive little machine. So what makes it tick?

Livescribe jots an iOS only note in new model

October 28, 2013

Digital pens may have taken a turn for the Apple in the latest iteration, as Livescribe announces a new variant of its digital pen technology that will only work for recent iOS devices.

Naked Geeks – October 26, 2013

October 26, 2013

This week on the Naked Geeks, we've gone Apple crazy, with the announcement of iPad this and Mac OS that, while Sony's Xperia Z1 gets torn down and reviewed.

Finally, a good use for QR codes: MasterCard shows a new way to e-pay

October 24, 2013

Square barcodes have never really found a useful place in society, stuck somewhere between posters and ways to set up your printer, but MasterCard has been working on something, and it's pretty freakin' cool.

Asus invites change with a triple hybrid computer

October 24, 2013

Hybrid computers have truly begun to challenge tablets and laptops, offering the best of both worlds in the body of one, but Asus plans to change the formula once again, pushing past the Transformer design that first started the hybrid movement and making a triple attack in the Transformer Trio.

Apple updates MacBook Pro, announces Mac Pro pricing

October 23, 2013

Today's Apple announcement isn't all iPads and Minis and whatnot, with news on the computer side of things, but it wasn't all positive depending on where you reside.

Speech recognition: the flop that’s about to be fab

October 23, 2013

One of the most obvious letdowns we've all had at one time or another is automatic voice translation technology. Seriously, how close are we to achieving speech recognition technology that actually works?

Nokia outs a tablet, two phablets, and the likelihood of Instagram

October 23, 2013

Big news coming out from the other side of the world where Nokia held an event to show that it has bigger things up its sleeve. Literally.

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