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Here's The Cardboard Gun To Go With Your Cardboard VR Headset

Why buy an expensive virtual reality headset when you could stick your smartphone into a cheap cardboard box? That’s the idea behind Google Cardboard. And soon, you might be able to interact with VR worlds using a piece of cardboard, too.


ASUS Zenfone 2 Hands-On: Less Than Meets The Eye

ASUS’ Zenfone 2 is a smartphone Trojan horse. On the outside, it looks amazing. A huge 5.5-inch Full HD display, 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, and a 2.3 GHz Intel quad-core processor — all for just $US300. That’s stupid cheap. But once you power up the phone, you might feel differently.


Samsung Gear VR For Galaxy S6: So Close I Can Almost Taste It

The final Oculus Rift is coming next year. But why wait? If you’ve got a shiny new Galaxy S6, you can get a glimpse of the virtual reality future today. I’m talking about the new Gear VR headset, which turns your phone into a far clearer VR viewer than any you could buy to date.


Dell's Venue 11 7000 Android Tab For Work Looks Great, If That's What You Want

Last September, Dell quietly announced one of the most exciting and horribly named Android tablets ever made — the Venue 8 7000. Now, that awesome slate is getting a big brother.


Apple Watch: Australian Hands On

Hands on? Wrist on? Something on. I didn’t really know how to headline this one, but we’ve been playing with the Apple Watch today, and it’s an interesting experience.


Microsoft Surface 3: Australian Hands On

The Surface Pro 3 was great, so what could be wrong with shrinking it down for a cute tablet version? Pretty much nothing, if my initial experience is anything to go by.


Foxtel iQ3: Australian Hands-On

The Foxtel iQ3 box is the company’s latest set-top box to enter the market, and it’s an eyebrow-raiser. Mainly because it’s surprisingly good.


The ZRRO Hoverpad Is Almost The Game Controller I Want For My TV

A few weeks ago I found a crazy idea on Kickstarter: A gamepad that basically lets you touch your television without leaving your couch. It promises to track your fingers and display their location on the TV before they touch down. Now I’ve tried it. It’s promising, but needs work.


Apple's New MacBook Hands-On: Gorgeous, Featherlight, But A Bit Awkward

I just lifted Apple’s gorgeous new MacBook with a single hand. It felt like I was holding nothing at all. It’s so light. With a laptop in my left paw, a DSLR camera in my right, only one of them felt substantial. It’s the first of many things to love about Apple’s new machine. But it’s not completely loveable.


Audi TT Coupe 2015: Australian Hands On

The TT has been a staple of Audi’s sports car line-up for years now. Thankfully, it got a much-needed redesign for 2015, and it’s an amazing car to drive. Here’s what it’s like behind the wheel.