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This Machine Makes Better Chai Than Starbucks

Good chai is transcendent. Strong black tea is sweetened by rich boiled milk and given a pleasant bite from a handful of spices. In South Asia it’s a way of life. Every person has their method of preparation — a ritual after years of boiling and reboiling the ingredients until they coalesce into the drink.


Hands On: Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player

High Dynamic Range continues to prove its importance as Samsung’s UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player lands on Australian shelves.

Panasonic jumped the gun recently in order to announce Australia’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray disc first player — I’ve already put the Panasonic player through its paces, but it won’t actually be on sale until September and judging by overseas pricing it’s likely to sell for at least $1000. Now Samsung has thrown its hat in the ring with a $599 player that hits the shelves this month.


Australian Exclusive: Dyson Supersonic Hands-On

They say it’s powerful, light, safe and quiet. Supersonic is Dyson’s brand new foray into the world of hair care, and while it is at its core a hairdryer, what it represents is so much more.

It is taking a product that has been around forever, looking at its flaws with a critical eye, and setting out to fix them — with science. But does it live up to the promises? I took a closer look to find out.


What You Need To Know About Amazon's New Kindle Oasis

I didn’t think I could be surprised by a new Kindle, but, well, Amazon got me with the Kindle Oasis. In more than one way. It’s weird-looking, and the $449 price tag is shocking.


Samsung Galaxy S7 Hands On: The Six Things You Need To Know

Samsung revealed its new flagship smartphone — the Galaxy S7 — this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC), and we were lucky enough to get our hands on the device for a short demo. After spending a few minutes testing the device, it became clear that Samsung can still makes a great Android phone.


Hands On: The New Crazy Thin EliteBook Folio: HP's Answer To The MacBook

The EliteBook Folio is thin. Super thin. Apple MacBook thin. And light. When you’re working all day in places other than your office, that can be really convenient, as long as it doesn’t get in the way of actually getting that work done. Despite sharing the same Core M processor line with the MacBook, the new HP EliteBook Folio packs a lot more power, including a double complement of USB Type-C.


Apple's Latest Magic Keyboard And Mouse Make Typing Fun Again

I’ve been using Apple’s Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on a daily basis for around seven years. The design is delightful, and the gadgets are pretty dependable. Then I spent a day with Apple’s new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse. Typing is suddenly fun again.


The Canadian Wilderness And The Baddest Water Filter Ever Built

300 miles north of Vancouver lies the Great Bear Rainforest. It’s a huge, rugged, chunk of land with ample diversity of scenery, and the best part is that it is very, very sparsely populated. Think Yellowstone minus the tourists. In a nutshell, you want to go to there.


We Dropped This Smartphone Over And Over Again To Test Its Shatterproof Screen

We are in the midst of reviewing the recently announced Motorola Droid Turbo 2, and one of the most interesting features of the phone is its supposedly shatterproof display. Any phone can survive one or two errant drops. But what about seventy?


Tesla Model S Autopilot: Australian Hands-On (Or: The Time I Damaged The Beautiful Car I Was Reviewing)

This is probably the most expensive story I’ve ever written. Not because we bought a Tesla Model S P90D, but because we kind of broke one. That’s right: I injured a unicorn to bring you a review of a new car feature. Are you not ENTERTAINED?!


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