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Plantronics reveals RIG 800 wireless headset, promises 24 hour battery life

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Plantronics’ flagship gaming headset just got bigger, with the company revealing at E3 the RIG 800 – the first wireless headset that, it says, promises 24 hours battery life. The headset has two variants: one for the PlayStation 4, and one for the Xbox One. “At Plantronics, we understand the importance of providing gamers with tangible benefits that make them better players,” Peter Petrides, the Director of Gaming Products at […]

E3 2016: Xbox One Slim leaked ahead of E3

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Less than an hour before the first major conference of E3, and already there are a handful of leaks from EA and Microsoft. From KawabataSan on NeoGaf, we have confirmation that Xbox will be releasing a new and improved (and slimmer) Xbox One console. Codenamed ‘Edmonton’, the improved console will be 40% smaller than the current Xbox One. Including a 2TB hard drive, outputting 4K Ultra HD video, a new ‘streamlined’ controller and a vertical […]

Cortana comes to Australia in new Windows 10 update

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Microsoft has today announced that all Australians will now be able to use Cortana, the digital personal assistant on Windows 10 and competitor to Apple’s Siri. Previously, this feature was only available to those part of the Windows 10 Insider Program or by changing your settings to say you were from the United States. According to Microsoft, the Australian version of Cortana has been customised to include knowledge about the country, […]

Microsoft debuts its first flagship store in Australia

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Microsoft has today opened the doors to its first Australian flagship store in Sydney’s Pitt St Mall. The store will serve as the centrepiece to the Microsoft store experience in Australia and will offer retail and experimental spaces that allow consumers to get hands on new and exciting products. The store will also feature the “Answer Desk” which assists with technical questions, troubleshooting and repairs for Microsoft software, hardware and […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book now on sale in Australia

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The opening of its Australian flagship store at Pitt Street Mall is not the only big news coming out from Microsoft. Today is also the day when you can now finally get your hands on the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 in Australia. The Surface Pro 4 is the latest iteration of its Surface Pro tablet and features a 12.3-inch display and a sixth-generation Intel Core processor (Core i5 or […]

Samsung announces its new R series wireless speakers

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Samsung has today announced the local pricing and availability of the new R Series speaker range – the R5, R3 and R1. Additionally, Samsung announced the R6 portable and R7 speaker models which feature a different design. The R series range offers high-quality and balanced sound through a circular design – dubbed The Ring Radiator – which means you can hear music and audio from all sides, no matter where […]

Lebara will give you 2GB of data – if you’re willing to see ads after unlocking your phone

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Lebara Mobile has today announced its new Lebara Plus scheme, which gives its customers an extra 2GB of data or credit worth up to $20 – if you agree to see advertisements and “special deals” every time you unlock your phone. While there is no minimum time limit, this offer only applies to each user once per month. It also only applies to Android users (which constitute 65 percent of its customer base, […]

Sony reveals Australian info for Xperia Z5 series

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Sony has finally announced the local availability and pricing of its upcoming flagship device range, the Xperia Z5 series. The range will include the Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Xperia Z5 Premium – which is being touted as the “world’s first 4K smartphone”. According to Sony, the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact will be available from next week, with a recommended retail price of $999 for […]

You need Google Keep for iPhone in your life

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There’s seriously only one app that gives me Android envy, and it’s now officially available on iPhone and iPad. Launched as a super simple, underrated reminders app, Google Keep is exactly what I want from a Notes app. With simple filing systems, like applying colours and tags to notes and reminders, Google Keep is almost like a minimalistic version of Evernote. Even better, real-time sync features similar to those found in Docs means, unlike Evernote, you’ll never […]

Razer adds two new members to the Chroma Family

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Razer, one of the world’s leading gaming accessories manufacturer, has announced that they will be adding two new accessories to the Chroma family: the Razer Deathstalker and the Razer Orbweaver. The Deathstalker Chroma and Orbweaver Chroma will be joining Razer’s other Chroma devices, such as the BlackWidow Chroma keyboard, and the Kraken 7.1 headset; allowing for gamers to truly customize their gaming rig with the Chroma’s wide range of colours […]

Gamescom 2015: Chat pad coming to Xbox One this holiday

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Announced at today’s Xbox Gamescom conference, a new chat pad peripheral for Xbox One controllers will be coming November 3rd (US) Similar to the Xbox 360 version, the chat pad becomes useful for messaging or web browsing, with a full QWERTY keyboard, backlit keys, and audio jack. But in this iteration, it includes audio controls similar to the Stereo Headset Adapter, two programmable buttons, and comes with a chat headset. […]

Review: Bose QuietComfort 25

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If you look around at any airport, you’re most likely to see at least one person with a set of Bose headphones. Why? Because they’re fantastic. The QuietComfort 25’s are no exception. With fantastic active noise cancelling features and sound quality that wow’s, you’d understand the $400 RRP price tag. The QuietComfort 25 is the first update to the headphones in over 5 years and the improvement in design and […]

Microsoft to customers: even a child can upgrade to Window 10

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Source: The Verge Upgrading Windows, or any OS in general, can sometimes be a rough process. You never know if it’ll lead to your computer or phone being bricked, whether you’ll experience some sweet error codes or BSOD’s, or whether you’ll find older software is no longer compatible with the latest and greatest version of XYZ. But screw you for being careful, you buffoon, even a child can upgrade to Windows 10. So […]

Samsung to shut down Wallet service on June 30

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Samsung has announced in an email to all Samsung Wallet customers that it will be shutting down the service on June 30. The reason why Samsung is shutting down the service was because not many people were using the service. In a separate message to Samsung Wallet partners, they noted that “the usage rate… was not what anyone expected.” “One of our company’s core values is to guarantee the best […]

Samsung announces pricing and release date for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – comes out on April 10

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Revealed to the public just a couple of weeks ago at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has finally announced when Australians will be getting their hands on the company’s latest smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Both phones will go on sale from April 10 in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage capacities, with prices starting at $999. The full pricing chart is below. Model AU Cost Galaxy S6 – […]