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Does Playing Loud Music Kill Your Battery Faster?

Of all the things your smartphone can do, playing music is one of the least demanding. Listening to a song puts very little strain on the CPU, doesn’t require GPS and often doesn’t require Wi-Fi (so long as the music files are stored on your phone). Simple physics says that listening to louder music should use up battery faster, but I still wanted to know exactly how much.


Thanks To Smartwatches, Major Universities Are Banning All Watches From Exams

Back in my day, schools used to recommend bringing a watch into tests so you’d keep track of the time. But now, the rise of smartwatches could lead to a flat-out ban of all timepieces for test-takers, if the latest rule at a major university in Japan is any indication.


Samsung TVs Reportedly Use Less Power In Efficiency Tests Than In Real Life

A series of tests by EU-funded research group ComplianTV suggest that Samsung TVs use more power in real-life conditions than they do when undergoing efficiency tests.


Twitter's Latest Test Suggests That Tweet-Based Shopping Is Coming Soon

A group of Twitter users have spotted a “payment and shipping” option within their Android apps. As The Next Web pointed out, this is just one in a series of tests that suggest Jack Dorsey might be able to buy his latest monochromatic designer suit from within the platform he helped build.


HTC One M8 Australian Review: Your New Old Mate

The All-New HTC One, the HTC One M8, or the “my God, that thing is pretty”. No matter what you call it, the HTC One is back with a new model, and it’s another great leap forward.


iPhone 5c Review: Shiny, Bright And Tight

We have a new member of the iPhone family! For all these years, we have been enjoying new iterative S-branded upgrades. Now we have the new iPhone 5c: the new iPhone for the rest of us.


iPhone 5s Australian Review: The Best iPhone Yet

You could be forgiven for thinking that this year’s crop of iPhones is a festival celebrating very little. But under the hood, quietly lurking beneath the surface is something special, and makes it the best iPhone yet. Here’s why.


Nokia Lumia 1020 Australian Hands-On: The Best Camera By Miles

When does a phone stop being a phone and start being a camera? We’re not officially sure, but we’d like to submit the Lumia 1020 for consideration as the first true mobile/camera hybrid.


Vodafone 4G Review: Growing Pains And Network Gains

After months lagging behind its competition, Vodafone has joined the 4G arena in Australia. Is it any good?


Nokia Keeps Calling Out Apple And Samsung Over Their 'Crappy' Cameras

Nobody who owns a Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4 or an iPhone 5 would really look at their camera in disgust and throw it away after a 30-second television commercial, would they? That’s what Nokia’s banking on with its new Lumia 928 ads, directly calling out Apple and Samsung for their rubbish low-light photography abilities.


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