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This Is A Tripod Desk. And Yes, You Need One Too.

This is my tripod desk. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Actually, that’s a lie: I’ve never seen anyone else with a tripod desk, and that’s crazy to me.


Vivo Air Hands On: A Crazy Thin, Crazy Light, Crazy Cheap Smartphone

Apple likes to “Air” things. Macbook Air, iPad Air, and so on. But if Cupertino were going to Air the iPhone, it might look something like this. One key difference? This phone is only $US200. Off contract.


Hands-On With A $6000 Android Phone: An Overpriced Assload Of Meh

Tonino Lamborghini is really good at making expensive things. For decades, that’s mostly meant cars — beautiful, beautiful cars that 99 per cent of people will never even get the chance to sit in, let alone drive. But where these overly luxurious autos can inspire car envy, the Lambo smartphone, called the 88 Tauri, really doesn’t.


Dell's New XPS 13 Hands On: A Sleek, Slick, Rock Solid Laptop Dreamboat

On paper, Dell’s new XPS 13 seems impossibly good for the $US800 starter price. It leaves you thinking “what’s the catch?” I just saw it in person, and to be honest I couldn’t find it. This thing seems fantastic.


Alcatel Watch Hands-On: A Wristable For Beginners

A smartphone company launching a smartwatch is in no way original. In fact, we saw five of them last year — and that’s only counting the Android Wear crowd. So Alcatel OneTouch, a company best known for budget-friendly smartphones, is just another marching band in the continuous wearable parade.


The Bad Dumb World Of 'Lady-Tech'

The women in the photo above are modelling a smart bracelet. It looks good! It’s also a glorified beeper that costs $US500. This is the state of lady-tech (ew) today.


Our Very Favourite Stuff From CES 2015

As this year’s Consumer Electronics Show winds down, we’re taking the chance to highlight our favourites. There were bigger announcements and flashier gadgets, but these are what that stuck with us on a personal level.


I Love CES Again

This was my seventh year I’ve covered CES, and after the first day on the show floor I was ready to wash my hands of the whole spectacle for good. Then I went to the Sands, and all of a sudden I never wanted to leave.


Samsung: Our Smart Home Won't Be A Walled Garden

At Samsung’s CES keynote this week, CEO Boo-Keun Yoon is talking a big game about Samsung’s ambitions for the internet of things. Within five years, he says ever single thing that Samsung makes will be a smart device that connects to the fabled Internet of Things. Among the promises? Samsung’s Internet of Things will be O P E N.


Asus Makes Transforming Windows Tablets Way Less Chunky

Asus popularised the cheap detachable laptop, but they have always been chunky little things. Not the Transformer Book Chi. Asus claims the new 10.1-inch T100 Chi is the thinnest Windows tablet ever made. And the 12.5-inch T300 Chi — combined with its keyboard — is now thinner than a MacBook Air.