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Free Games Friday: Puzzle Pets, Ghost Blitz, Warhammer 40k Space Wolf

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


Gizmodo Australia Reader Review: Synology DiskStation DS215j Home NAS

You could say that Heath James’ technology life is complex. He’s the manager of an IT-centric team within a large organisation and has 14 years project experience. At home, he and his wife have a teenage daughter and two younger children shared on a part-time basis. Heath is also one of two winners in our recent Synology NAS competition and, with the help of his family, took the device through its paces over the Christmas break. This is his in-depth review.


AnimeLab Now Has A (Great) App For iPad And iPhone

Australia’s own Madman Entertainment has a great little homegrown anime streaming service in AnimeLab, and after half a year on PC and Android it’s finally making its way to the iPad and iPhone.


Back To School Must-Haves: 15% Off Asus Laptops, Canon Printer Half Price And More!

This week’s deals are all about saving big bucks on the basics — snap up a Canon printer for only $65, an Acer tablet for $198 and save 15% on Asus laptops over $500. These are the affordable back to school bargains you won’t want to miss.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Baldur’s Gate II on Android, Tomb Raider II on iOS and Puzzle Pets on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Why Aren't There Any Human Doctors In Star Wars?

Though set “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” it isn’t hard to see in the Star Wars films a vision of our own not so distant future. But Anthony Jones, a physician with a long background in health care technology development, sees the Star Wars vision of medicine’s future as sheer fantasy. Specifically, he is struck by the dearth of doctors – at least human ones. “In Star Wars,” he says, “there are no people practicing medicine. Caring for patients seems to have been taken over by machines.”


The Tesla Model S Is A Supercar For The Snow

Elon Musk is having a chatty day on Twitter again. In between talking SpaceX and drone rockets, he shared a video of a Tesla Motors Model S showing off a pretty impressive feat — but it’s not a feat of speed or of electric range.


Kogan Wants To Sell You Groceries Online

Kogan may have started out in the world of cut-rate Chinese-made TVs, but in the last few years it has branched out into smartphones, home appliances, and household goods. Now the Australian-founded online supermarket wants you to buy your batteries, shampoo, razors and Pringles over the ‘net.


Streaming Movies And TV On Stan, Easier Than Netflix

A streaming video on demand service can have a massive library of movies and TV online, but just as important is actually guiding you to easily find and watch that video. For my $10 per month, the experience of actually using the just-launched Stan is every bit as good as, and in some cases even better than, Netflix.