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Samsung’s new T1 SSD drive packs a terabyte in a very small package

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Samsung has announced a brand new portable SSD drive at its CES press conference this morning. And while we normally don’t cover Samsung’s memory division, I find this a spectacular piece of technology – mainly because it manages to fit up to one terabyte of storage in a pocket-sized device. Samsung says that it is built with the same technology found in its internal SSDs, and will feature extremely fast […]

ASUS unveils Intel-powered ZenFone 2 smartphone at CES

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At its press conference earlier this morning, ASUS has unveiled its brand new flagship phone in this year’s ZenFone lineup with the ZenFone 2. Featuring a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display and a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom processor, the ZenFone 2 promises to deliver powerful all-round performance while not compromising on style. The design features a “luxurious brushed-metal finish and distinctive concentric-circle detailing.” ASUS also says it is more ergonomic […]

ASUS introduces the ZenFone Zoom – world thinnest smartphone with optical zoom

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At its press conference at this year’s CES, ASUS revealed a brand new smartphone for those who are really vested into mobile photography with the ZenFone Zoom. The Taiwanese manufacturer is also proclaiming the device as the thinnest smartphone on the market with 3X optical zoom – measuring at just under 12mm thin. The rear camera features a 13-megapixel sensor and its 10-element lens so it can have 3X optical zoom. It […]

CES 2015: LG refreshes its curved smartphone with the LG G Flex 2

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  LG has announced at its CES 2015 press conference what everyone knew yesterday: it will introduce a new curved smartphone. Called the LG G Flex 2, the revamped phone is smaller, faster, and a bit tougher than its predecessor. It is smaller because the phone’s display has been reduced from the massive 6-inch display found on the original G Flex to just 5.5 inches. LG says it makes the phone a […]

CES 2015: Lenovo refreshes ThinkPad X1 Carbon

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Lenovo has quietly announced that it has updated the specs of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. While it still retains its carbon fibre shell and weighs less than two kilograms, the refresh sees the ultrabook has a fifth-generation Intel Core processor and longer battery life – with Lenovo promising nearly 11 hours. Specs on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon include a 14-inch display (with a touchscreen option), up to 8GB of DDR3 […]

BlackBerry goes back to its roots with BlackBerry Classic – coming to Telstra in 2015

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It’s been a while since we actually wrote anything about BlackBerry, but the Canadian phone maker has today announced a brand new smartphone. Called the BlackBerry Classic, it promises to deliver a no-nonsense smartphone to meet the needs of “productive people”. After numerous attempts to change it with the Passport and Storm, the BlackBerry Classic sees the return of the ‘traditional’ BlackBerry look – where it features the cramped screen, the QWERTY […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Geeky Gifts – Play and Build

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Want to give someone something a bit geeky this Christmas? Have no fear, we are here to help with some ideas on what you should give a geek. This year, we’ve split our geeky gift guide into two. This one, Play and Build, focuses on the gadgets, games and electronics we know that geeks of all ages will enjoy getting under the Christmas Tree this season. We have tried to find items […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for the Photographer

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and if you’re like me, you’re probably in a state of semi-panic thinking about the volume of gifts you need to pick up for family and friends in the next few weeks. If you’ve got a photographer on the gift list, chances are they’ll be even pickier than most about the gifts they receive. Luckily, we’ve come up with a list of photographic […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Smartphones

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It’s nearly two more weeks before Christmas, and now is the time to start figuring out what you want to give someone for Christmas. If you’re planning to give someone a smartphone, then you’re going to find there are so many options available. But which phones should you be wrapping under the tree this Christmas? We’ve chosen six phones for you to consider this Christmas shopping season. Image: Norman Ma/TechGeek ON A CONTRACT […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Tablets under $500

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So you’re on the lookout for a tablet but are on a budget? Well take a look at this handy guide for finding the best tablet for your budget. From Android tablets to iPad’s, we’ve got you covered – all under $500 of course. iPad Air 16GB The iPad Air is probably one of the better choices for purchasing something for a friend. They are simple to use, have a […]

Guess what, Facebook has a separate app for Groups now

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Facebook’s strategy of creating separate apps for every feature of Facebook has been very controversial amongst its users – take for example, the Facebook Messenger furore when they forced everyone onto it. Well, get ready to add another app to your home screen. Facebook has created a new app for Facebook Groups. As you would have expected, this app allows you to create and manage your groups, send posts and other […]

Nokia goes back to Android with new N1 tablet

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While Nokia may have sold off its mobile devices division to Microsoft, that doesn’t mean the Finnish company has not stopped manufacturing. Earlier today, Nokia announced that it will be bringing out a brand new tablet called the Nokia N1 – and it will be running on the latest version of Android, version 5.0 Lollipop. Featuring a 7.9-inch display (at 4:3 aspect ratio), the Nokia N1 continues to follow Nokia’s […]

Spotify and Uber partner up to let you control the music

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The ride-sharing app Uber has announcing a brand new partnership with the Swedish-based streaming service Spotify, giving Spotify Premium customers the ability to control the music during their Uber ride. So, how does it work? Uber customers connect their Spotify Premium accounts in the Uber app. Once you are connected to an Spotify-enabled Uber car, you are then given a choice to play either one of Uber’s curated playlists or one […]