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Alienware Alpha Review: Close, But No Game Console

The Alienware Alpha sounds awesome. It’s smaller and more powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One. It doubles as an actual Windows PC! But be warned: it’s not as easy to use as a game console, not as foolproof. It’s not nearly the slam dunk I was hoping it would be.


The Bike-Friendly Commuter Suit Review: Good At Bikes, Bad At Suit

You can’t ride a bicycle in a traditional suit. The wear and tear on that fabric will be enough to tear holes in the pants and rip the shoulder seams. Not a good look! You could keep a suit in a bag and change when you get to work, but you’d have to show up early. (And stinky.) Parker Dusseau has a different idea: formalwear specifically made for two-wheelers.


Samsung Gear S Review: But I Don't Wanna Be Dick Tracy

Samsung started the smartwatch push in earnest with its over-the-top Galaxy Gear just last year. Now, some six smartwatches later, Samsung is releasing one that can make its own calls. The Gear S is a tiny phone on your wrist. But is that really a good idea?


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review: The Ultimate Outdoor Computer?

Need to edit photos and videos in the field? How about the forest or up the side of a mountain in Iceland? All while filing stories as you go? We do, and we’ve been dragging the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 around to get that job done. Here’s how it performs.


Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review: This Crazy Smartphone Ain't Half Bad

You’ve never seen anything quite like the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. The phone looks like it’s melting. The entire right edge of the device is a second screen. And though it feels like a gimmick at first, that extra, angled real estate can be surprisingly cool.


The Best Indoor Drone For Every Need

So you want to be a drone pilot? This is where you start. Not with a crazy $US1200 semi-autonomous eye in the sky, but a cheap miniature quadcopter. Chinese companies are pumping out truckloads of mini quads right now, and while they can’t find their own way home, they can teach you the basics of how to fly a speedy four-propeller craft for under $100 even in a tiny apartment. They won’t make cops nervous, and they’re an absolute blast to fly around.


I Wish This iPhone Flash Drive Worked Better

I have no idea why Apple still sells iPhones and iPads that have only 16GB of storage. But wouldn’t it be great if you could just plug in a flash drive that added more? The SanDisk iXpand wants to be that drive. Sadly, it’s not.


Nexus 6 Review: It's Time To Go Big

The Nexus 6 is f**king huge. It’s also the best big phone I’ve ever used. Hell, it’s one of the best phones I’ve ever touched. I never want to give it up. It’s that good.


Nerf Rhino-Fire Review: The Most Badass Foam Blaster Ever Built

Remember when you had to pull back a Nerf gun’s plunger and load a new dart for every single shot? That was a loooong time ago. The new Nerf Rhino-Fire rains down 50 rounds of fully automatic flying foam from its dual drum magazines and twin oscillating barrels.


Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock: Australian Review

It’s baaaaaaaack, he said with an obnoxious musical twang. Belkin’s follow-up album to the original, weirdly expensive/oddly compelling Thunderbolt Express Dock is here. While it’s still expensive and odd, it’s still stupidly handy to have on your desk. Here’s why.


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