Reviews

REVIEW: Toshiba Radius L40W convertible notebook

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The Japanese giant's flagship Windows 10-ready notebook fails to justify its hefty price tag and falls flat on a number of fronts.

REVIEW: FreeviewPlus digital set-top box

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Australia's first FreeviewPlus digital set-top box offers a cheap and easy way to watch all five free-to-air catch up TV services, but it's still early days for FreeviewPlus' set-top box ambitions.

Pebble Time is the best smartwatch for your Android

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It might come as a surprise, but the best smartwatch for Android users wasn't developed by Google.

REVIEW: LG Urbane Watch - Android Wear is no match for the Apple Watch

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LG'Watch Urbane makes a good fist of pushing the boundaries of Android watches but it also highlights why the Apple Watch is ahead of the pack.

REVIEW: HP Pro Slate 8

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As one of the few devices on the market to offer a pen that works on both a tablet and regular paper, the HP Pro Slate 8 holds a lot of appeal for those who want a digital copy of their notes. But it's far from perfect.

Review: BitTorrent’s Bleep - The messaging app built for secrecy

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Using peer-to-peer technology for messaging Bleep is more private than Apple, Google and even Snapchat.

Rescuing personal tech’s most endangered species: The stand-alone camera

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Smartphone-makers, touting photos of models frolicking in the sun, are on a campaign to convince us they’ve got the only camera we need. They’re wrong.

REVIEW: Parrot Bebop Drone

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Consumer drones are still very much the domain of serious hobbyists but French outfit Parrot wants to change that with its latest offering. So is it worth the price?

Samsung vs. LG: The TV duel to the death

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If you believe LG and Samsung, 4K is old hat. The Korean arch-­rivals are now spruiking even newer technologies that promise unparalleled image quality.

REVIEW: LG G4 - The iPhone camera killer

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There’s never been a better time to be an Android lover, with LG's latest flagship more than capable of going toe-to-toe with the iPhone on picture quality.

REVIEW: Microsoft Surface 3

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Hidden costs and entry-level performance make Microsoft's latest device a tough sell.

REVIEW: Jawbone UP3 - Survival of the not-so-fit

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Dedicated fitness trackers—especially high-end ones— look set to join MiniDisc players and netbooks in the flash-in-the-pan tech graveyard.

REVIEW: Huawei P8: A Chinese antidote to the iPhone 6

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With Chinese smartphone makers looking to squeeze the likes of Apple and Samsung, Huawei's P8 is raising the stakes in the premium market.

REVIEW: Apple's new MacBook

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In terms of pure design appeal, the MacBook is hands down the best notebook available. Pull one of these bad boys out and you’re guaranteed to turn some heads.

Protect your online privacy as the Coalition turns the screws

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If you're serious about protecting your privacy then you'll appreciate the extra features VPN provider Private Internet Access offers to shield your online activities from prying eyes.

How to pick the right Apple Watch

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Despite the glitz of the new Apple Watch, with all its edition and size variants, bands and buckles, in the end what matters is if and how it changes your life.

Hands-on review: Apple Macbook - A few too many compromises

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The new MacBook represents an exciting evolution in portable computing, but at this point it is more a proof of concept than your next computer.

Apple's Force Touch in action

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The Force Touch feature is destined for most things Apple produces but is it just smoke and mirrors?

REVIEW: HTC One M9

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‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is clearly the mantra that HTC has followed with the One M9. It's a beautiful phone but the camera and battery tweaks fail to deliver.

First Look: Microsoft Surface 3

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Microsoft has released the thinnest and lightest version of its Surface tablet but there are some compromises made on power and screen real estate.

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