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Gift Ideas: Cool New Windows And Android Slate Tablets For Christmas

Not everything in the tablet space has to be an iPad: there’s fierce competition between a number of new low-cost Windows 8.1 tablets and their Android equivalents. Whether you’re giving a tablet to someone as a pure fun play, or with more productive aims in mind, there’s a little something for everyone this festive season. Here’s some tablet gift ideas to get you started.


Our Favourite Big-Screen Media Centre Software For PCs

You don’t have to hunch over your PC monitor to watch YouTube, downloaded movies or TV shows. If you happen to have a PC connected to your big-screen TV, or even if you’re thinking of hooking one up, then there are a few choice pieces of media centre software for you to pick between and get a great cinematic experience.


The Best Australian 2 In 1 Laptops/Tablets: Mega Christmas Round-Up

If you want a computing device with the power of a laptop and the portability of a tablet, then you want a 2 in 1. There are dozens of great convertible and detachable 2 in 1 laptops out there, but we’ve picked a few of our favourites.


Nexus Player Review: Android TV Isn't Ready For Primetime

Android TV is exciting. It’s beautiful. The idea makes sense. And you should probably steer clear till Google gets its shit together. Until it does, the $US100 Nexus Player just isn’t a good buy.


Nexus Player Hands-On: This Is No Nexus Q (Thank Goodness)

Android TV made its big debut back at Google I/O, but its first official host body didn’t show up until a few weeks back. The Nexus Player, built by ASUS, is Google’s bajillionth attempt to take over the living room (hello Google TV, Nexus Q, Chromecast), and it looks as good as any set-top box you could look to throw on your TV stand.


This Nexus Player Is The First Official Android TV

Chromecast who? The real Android TV is here. This is the Nexus Player, a four-inch hockey puck of a set-top box designed to watch all your movies AND play your Android games.


Padfone X Mini: Asus Is Taking Another Crack At The Transforming Smartphone And Tablet

Isn’t it fine to have a smartphone that fits in your pocket? Isn’t it dandy to have a tablet for two-handed tasks? Soon you’ll be able to buy both for just $US200 with this Intel-powered smartphone that transforms into a tablet.


Asus' Transformer Book Flip Is Out Now In Australia

The Asus Transformer Book Flip, one of the more-interesting-but-still-conventionally-attractive laptops announced at Computex in Taiwan this year, is finally out in Australia. Thankfully, Asus has expanded the lineup from the original two 15.6-inch variants it confirmed for local stores, with a variety of 13- and 15-inch laptops at different specs and price points already on sale.


Researchers Use Oculus Rift And Augmented Reality To Put Facebook On Your Wall

Do you want to have a Facebook wall on your actual wall? With the work of a bunch of certified geniuses combining virtual reality and depth-sensing cameras like Microsoft’s Kinect, it’s now possible.


Hands On With The Asus ZenWatch

At IFA 2014 in Berlin, Asus joined Motorola, Samsung and LG in launching an Android Wear smartwatch. Asus’ first attempt is the ZenWatch, with a curved 1.6-inch OLED display, a beautiful leather strap and a few Asus bespoke apps for extra functionality over the bog-standard Android Wear on other devices.