Reviews

Samsung Gear VR: A shallow dip into the virtual pool

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Virtual reality isn’t mainstream just yet, but Samsung's Gear VR is a significant step in taking VR to the masses.

VIDEO: The Chinese contender ready to tackle Apple and Samsung

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Chinese outfits have been making phones for a while now, but it has taken them until now to pose some serious headaches for the premium players.

REVIEW: OPPO R5 and the N3

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The Chinese smartphone maker's R5 is almost the perfect mid-range smartphone but its play in the phablet space with the N3 falls well short of the mark.

Hands-on review: Raspberry Pi 2- The thrill of tinkering

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The Raspberry Pi is the antithesis of our polished, hermetically sealed Apple and Windows PCs. It isn’t going to be everyone’s idea of fun but incredibly satisfying for the adventurous.

REVIEW: YotaPhone 2 - From Russia with love

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With an AMOLED display on the front and a second E Ink screen on the back this new, improved Russian-made smartphone is turning heads.

Ultrabook or hybrid?: What's best for you

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If you’re buying a notebook, you are bound to have this conversation: “Do I want a dedicated ultrabook or a pull-apart that also gives me a ­tablet?” Here's how the best in both categories match up.

Pushing the megapixel threshold

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Canon and Olympus have new cameras that are putting an emphasis back on the megapixel.

REVIEW: Amazon's Alexa is no match for Siri

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Amazon's voice-activated virtual assistant who lives in the $US200 Echo smart speaker gets lost on basic requests.

Sony SmartWatch 3: The Walkman gets a new home

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It's official. The legendary Sony Walkman now sits inside a watch on your wrist, not in your pocket or around the waist.

REVIEW: Moto X 2.0

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The original Moto X was one of the best Android smartphones around and now Motorola is back with a bigger and more powerful successor.

Laptops for the long haul: Two-day battery life is here

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We demand the impossible from our gadgets but with laptops we're actually getting close to having it all.

Dell XPS 13 Review: Has the MacBook met its match?

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Laptop makers have been playing catch-up with the hardware in Apple’s MacBook Air for some time and it looks like the 2015 version of the XPS 13 just might have the goods.

REVIEW: Dell Venue 8 7000 - Making tablets interesting again

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With an incredibly slim body, eye-popping screen and first-of-its-kind stereoscopic camera, this Android tablet has plenty to offer.

LG G Flex2: The curve is back and better than ever

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The LG G Flex2 is better in every way than the original.

REVIEW:BlackBerry Classic

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The Classic is a throwback to everything that made a BlackBerry a BlackBerry. It's great if you just want to get more done with a physical keyboard and powerful productivity apps, but frustrating if you want more.

First look: The BlackBerry Classic

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BlackBerry is trying to win back customers with a new smartphone that harkens back to its traditional design hallmarks: a keyboard, a track pad and a row of home keys.

Top tech toys for high-flying executives

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With Christmas around the corner, these gadgets are the perfect fit for those looking to combine business with cutting edge technology.

Wearables wish list for 2015

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From headbands harnessing the power of REM sleep to cufflinks with USB drives, the new year is going to be weird and wonderful for wearable tech.

The best tech releases of 2014

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Shopping for a smartphone, tablet, notebook or desktop is never easy. Take the guesswork out of the equation with our list of the tech that warrants attention this holiday shopping season.

REVIEW: The Ninja Sphere

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It’s Australian developed, it runs Ubuntu Linux, and it’s about to control homes worldwide.

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