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Beats Studio Wireless Headphones: Australian Review

Some headphone makers put fashion and and form before function, leaving you with great-looking cans that don’t actually sound that great. These new Beats Studio Wireless headphones combine Bluetooth and noise and despite what you might presume based on the Beats name’s checkered history, they’re actually pretty good.


Sony MDR-1RBT Mk2 Headphones: Australian Review

Sometimes a piece of technology comes along that just hits all its marks perfectly. Excellent and thoughtful design, high quality components and some smartly integrated features combine to make something that just feels special. Sony’s updated MDR-1RBT Mk2 headphones are part of the company’s growing stable of High Resolution Audio devices, and they’re very nearly the cream of the crop.


Dendy Direct: Australian Review

What happens when a trendy movie distributor tries out online streaming? Dendy Direct is the movie and TV streaming service from Australia’s top independent cinema chain. It’s not bad, and it’s a little cheaper than heading to the cinema with your partner, even if the service is still in its infancy.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Australian Review

Has Microsoft done it? Has it created a convertible that’s not only brilliant, but can dethrone the MacBook Air as the king of portable productivity? We camped out in our labs for a week with the Surface Pro 3 to find out.


Hisense Vision TV: Australian Review

Transplanting Google’s mobile and tablet operating system from its ancestral home on a touchscreen slate onto a non-touch big-screen display is never a seamless process, but it certainly has potential. Hisense’s Vision TV is an affordable mid-range LED running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and, despite a few annoyances that slightly detract from the overall experience, it’s the best Google-on-your-TV experience I’ve seen so far.


AMD Radeon R7 SSD: Australian Review

AMD is getting into the SSD game. Its Radeon SSDs join Radeon graphics cards, RAM and AMD’s own performance and mainstream CPUs and APUs, making it possible to build an all-AMD scratch-built PC. The new mid-range Radeon R7 SSDs are aimed at the mainstream gamer — one without a huge amount of cash to throw away, but just enough to upgrade to new components on a semi-regular basis.


Sony RX100 III Review: The Best Pocket Point-And-Shoot (For A Price)

For the last few years, Sony’s RX100 point-and-shoot camera line has been king of the compact mountain. With the latest version, the RX100 III, Sony aims to build on the previous little powerhouses by zeroing in on the features people want — and eliminating those they don’t.


Samsung M7 Wireless Speaker: Australian Review

If you have a smartphone or tablet in your household, you need not be tied to either its tiny, tinny speaker or a single Bluetooth or Wi-Fi speaker — why not play your music through half a dozen different speaker at once, all in different rooms? Multi-room audio has been around for a decade now, but the race is heating up of late; Samsung’s new M5 and M7 wireless multi-room speakers are the company’s attempt at dethroning Sonos as the Wi-Fi hi-fi system of choice.


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.


Motorola Moto G 4G: Australian Review

Small, medium, large. That’s Motorola’s phone strategy in one line. We got our hands on the mid-range Motorola G 4G, and for a medium phone, it certainly delivers large value.


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