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Government Might Defund Australia's Crash Safety Testing Body

The government is looking for as much spare change behind the couch cushions as it can coming up to this year’s Federal Budget, and one of the savings being considered is the potential defunding of ANCAP, Australia’s crash safety testing body.


Moto G Review: The Best Cheap Phone, But Still A Cheap Phone

Cheap smartphones — we mean really cheap, off-contract smartphones — are terrible. They’re tormented by horrid, pixilated screens, they’re slower than your grandma, and they feel like they’re held together by Scotch tape. The $249 Moto G is none of those things. It definitely has significant shortcomings, but put simply, you can’t get a better cheap phone.


Best Tablets Under $400

There are some great tablets out there these days, but who says you need to spend big bucks to get a great device? Is it possible to buy a great tablet on a budget and still get everything you need? Let us show you the best tablets on a budget.


Best Laptops Under $500

There are some great laptops out there these days, but who says you need to spend big bucks to get a great device? Is it possible to buy a great laptop on a budget and still get everything you need? Let us show you the best laptops on a budget.


The Seven Best Smartphones On A Budget

There are some great smartphones out there these days, but who says you need to spend big bucks to get an awesome device? Is it possible to buy a smartphone on a budget and still get everything you need? Let us show you the best smartphones on a budget.


What Costs Taxpayers More: The NBN Or The Australian Olympic Team?

One of the perpetual arguments against the National Broadband Network (NBN) is that it’s too expensive, and that the money could be better spent on roads. Following a less than stellar performance at the 2012 London Olympic Games, similar claims of waste are now being thrown at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). We thought we’d compare the two projects and see what costs more: Australia’s elite athlete training programs or the National Broadband Network?


How Budgeting Your Gadget Purchases Could Blow Your Budget

We all know what it’s like: you decide you finally need to get a new computer, TV or camera. The first thing you do is work out how much you can spend, then start looking for the best products in your price range. Big mistake, because budgeting like that will likely cause you to spend more. Here’s how to wise up.


The Best Part Of The 2012 Budget Is The NBN-Powered Museum Robots

Forget more money in your pocket. A little-noticed but impressive feature of this year’s Federal Budget is funding for robots that will run around museums doing your bidding. We love this, obviously.


What Happened With The NBN This Week?

Considering it was budget week, there was always going to be some NBN news this week. But it wasn’t the only story – not by a long shot.


The Government Has Axed Voluntary Internet Filter Scheme Funding

In last year’s budget, the federal government introduced a $9.8 million program to assist ISPs in offering voluntary filtering measures. In last night’s budget announcement, that program was scrapped. Turns out, nobody actually wants internet filtering…