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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.

Meta 3D Smart Glasses: Hands On

Tucked away in the hills of Portola Vally, California, overlooking grass and trees and even some deer, you’ll find the headquarters of Meta, which has been working on augmented-reality glasses that it hopes will change the future, and the world.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S: Australian Hands-On

Samsung has a lot of tablets. Like, a lot. Some are for reading, some for writing, others are just for kids, but there isn’t a Samsung tablet that looks, feels like a next-gen, flagship, premium device. That is, until now. This is the Galaxy Tab S: Samsung’s new pride and joy.

OS X Yosemite First Impressions: Apple's Biggest Desktop Move In Years

The brand new OS X Yosemite is perhaps the most dramatic redesign of Apple’s operating system to date. After some time using the biggest features in the new OS in a developer preview, I think Apple’s on to something.

Ford Ranger 2014: Australian Hands-On

If you’re a fan of heading bush, towing stuff about or getting lost on your very own adventure, you’ll need a set of wheels up to the task. We test drove the 2014 Ford Ranger, and it combines smart technology with rugged science to get you from point-A to point-B, allowing you to drive over just about anything in your way.

Motorola Moto E Australian Hands-On

Motorola wants back into your life. It wants to be what the Nexus phones can’t be, while simultaneously wanting to build the last word in cheap, utilitarian Android for the masses. The Moto E is the company’s attempt at the latter, and after an initial hands-on, it goes down a treat.

Watch Dogs Preview: Grand Theft Data

I’m sick of AK-47s. I’m sick of dragon punches. I’m sick of red shells, chainsaw-equipped Lancer rifles and Master Swords. Gaming has relied upon the same tried and tested weaponry for too long now, which is what makes Ubisoft Montreal’s forthcoming Watch Dogs so intriguing. In it, your most powerful weapon is a smartphone.