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Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Australian Hands-On

The iPhone has gone big today, and we’re loving it.


Kindle Voyage: This Is What A $200 E-Reader Looks Like (It's Gorgeous)

It’s been a few years since e-ink Kindles took a big step forward. 2012′s Kindle Paperwhite was the last big splash. But now Amazon’s got a new, beautiful, premium e-reader for you to read words off of. This is the Kindle Voyage.


Moto X 2014 Hands-On: Better, Smarter, Bigger

Here at last! The Moto X was one of our favourite phones from last year, and now the sequel is here. It’s called… the Moto X. Guess the X+1 thing was just a codename. Labels aside, we’ve spent a good half day with the new Moto X, and so far it lives up to the lofty promise of its name.


Instagram Hyperlapse Hands-On: Video Simplified And Stabilised

Instagram has launched Hyperlapse, a super-quick and easy way to make timelapse videos with your phone. It’s an exemplar of simplicity, allowing even the shakiest of individuals access to smoothed out video in a flash.


Hands-On With Australia's First Pizza Vending Machine

The Pizza Gio is a new takeaway concept that delivers piping-hot pizzas straight from a vending machine to the customer’s mouth. It offers a choice of two “authentic” Italian artisan pizzas that are cooked inside the machine and dispensed in under three minutes. Yesterday, we checked out the debut model at Sydney’s Chatswood Westfield shopping centre. Here’s how it tasted.


The New Alienware 13-inch Laptop Promises Pro Gaming Without Backache

Gaming laptops are going mobile. Of course, the word “laptop” means that’s always been the idea behind these machines. But until recently, gaming on the go meant being strapped with a pretty hefty piece of computing. Such massive hardware, usually with a scorching hot chassis and shit battery life, makes you wonder if it’s even worth it.


Skully AR-1 Helmet Hands-On: The World's First HUD Motorcycle Helmet

With a 180-degree rearview camera, Bluetooth and futuristic styling, Skully Helmets is bringing a fighter pilot-style Heads Up Display (HUD) to your everyday motorcycle ride. We’re the first publication to experience Skully in the real world.


Samsung Gear Live Hands-On: Turns Out Smartwatches Could Be Great

We got a surprise announcement at Google I/O today, with Samsung unveiling its first Android Wear, the Gear Live. We slapped it onto our wrist and got to play with it for a few minutes, and while it was in its demo mode so we couldn’t dive in too deeply, we were impressed.


LG G3: Australian Hands-On

LG doesn’t just make flagship Android devices. It makes bona fide Nexus phones. Both the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5 have been based on some brilliant LG hardware, and the new LG G3 is brilliantly on form.


Amazon Fire Phone Hands-On: Great For Amazon, Less So For You

Amazon revealed its first ever phone today. Dubbed the Fire Phone, it has all kinds of wild features like the head-tracking Dynamic Perspective, Firefly (for buying all the things), and all kinds of other bells and whistles. Novel stuff, but is it actually, y’know, good? We just went hands-on, and we’re not too sure.


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