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REVIEW: Super Mario 3D World

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One of the hotly anticipated titles for the Wii U console, Super Mario 3D World brings an exciting refresh to the long-running series. While it follows a similar story line we have come to know and love, this series just oozes with creativity – from its level design and power ups, and excellent music, just to name a few. But what makes any Super Mario game is its multiplayer gameplay – […]

REVIEW: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch has been out for quite a while now but we’ve finally got a chance to review this great device. This Ultrabook has been designed to be durable with a carbon fiber body, spill resistant keyboard and a thin and light figure, the X1 Carbon Touch is perfect for business or recreational users. Weighing in at approximately 1.40 kg, the X1 Carbon Touch is easy to carry around or use […]

REVIEW: Seagate Central

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Believe it or not, this is a NAS system. However, while it doesn’t look like the big and bulky systems that we typically expect, the Seagate Central does what it is designed to do – let you share your documents and media across several devices on your network, and store backups of those files just in case you lose them. However, while it’s fun just to describe what it can do […]

REVIEW: Seagate Wireless Plus

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Almost everyone these days has a smartphone and/or tablet with them, and many use it as their primary form of consuming music and movies while on the go. However, the devices themselves only come with a small amount of storage and while this might be enough for some, for others not so much. So, what to do? Seagate might have an answer with its Wireless Plus external hard drive. Hardware Inside is […]

Review: HTC One mini

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We’ve been waiting for so long for the opportunity to review the HTC One, and now we’re here – reviewing the HTC One Mini. It’s not exactly what we would have liked, but the HTC One Mini is close enough given it is basically the same as the HTC One except for the reduced size and spec sheet. The HTC One Mini is designed to cater for the market that want either […]

Review: Plantronics BlackBeat Go 2 Wireless Earphones

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I never got to try out the original model, but the Plantronics BlackBeat Go 2 is the successor to the BlackBeat Go wireless earphones released last year. In fact, this is probably the first time I’ve used wireless earphones – I prefer the wired earphones because it’s not dependent on battery to use. And they’re pretty good. Score: 7.5/ 10 The Good: Audio quality is pretty good; comfortable to wear; […]

Google Play Music for iOS: a buggy disappointment so far

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It’s been at least 6 months since Google promised that their Play Music service would come to iOS, and it’s 6 months too early by the looks of it. I’m not usually one to complain about first-day bugs, but for an app promised to arrive at a more appropriate 5 months ago, to see it genuinely broken in key features isn’t fun. It’s smooth though. Google Play Music was first […]

Review: Pokemon X and Y

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A new generation of Pokemon has begun and Gamefreak have outdone themselves with the new Pokemon X and Y games, using the Nintendo 3DS hardware to produce stunning 3D visuals and crisp sounds, Pokemon X and Y is their most ambitious game yet. This is a dual-review between Adrian Cajili and Gabriel Huynh. The final score is an average of the two. Also, warning – this review does contain some spoilers. […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Review: Most Productive Tablet Ever?

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Despite their initial efforts resulted in $900 million in inventory writedowns, Microsoft is taking a second shot at the tablet market with its latest devices under the Surface brand – the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2.

When it was announced last year, it was a shock departure from what Microsoft had traditionally relied on for Windows – release the software, and rely on its third-party OEM partners to push products running the OS. However, when the Surface RT came out, it received a mixed response from critics and sales were below expectations.

Batman: Arkham Origins Review: The game Gotham deserves

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With the critical and commercial successes of the previous two titles in the series, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, a third title in the franchise would always have high expectations to meet – both from critics and fans. And why wouldn’t it? The Arkham franchise – developed by Rocksteady Studios – rises above the previous Batman games. It, in my opinion, perfectly encapsulates the iconic gadgets, detective skills and combat mastery […]

Review: WD My Book 4TB external hard drive

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With those that have USB 3.0, getting the right drive to take advantage of those great speeds is important. Enter, the My Book Essential drive from Western Digital. Designed for use on a desk, the My Book comes with a huge 4TB of space, USB 3.0 connectivity and a small form factor so it can be placed almost anywhere. The drive is pre-formatted with NTFS – for use with Windows […]

Review: Virgin Australia’s Wireless In-Flight Entertainment System

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I always have some sort of electronic device with me – either a smartphone or my iPod – whenever I fly between Melbourne and Sydney. It keeps me distracted during the one hour flight since the inflight entertainment options are crap, not interesting, or non-existent (depends on the plane). However, soon that’s all about to change. Recently, both Virgin Australia and Qantas have installed Wi-Fi on their domestic flights to […]

REVIEW: Tech21 Impact Mesh Case

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Imagine this scenario: you are balancing books on your arms, rushing to get to your next lecture and you suddenly receive a notification on your phone. You get your phone out of your pocket and try responding to the message when you nearly trip and your phone suddenly drops on the ground. This happened to me earlier this year – I dropped my phone, and I didn’t realised that I […]

TENplay launches: How does Network TEN’s new catch-up service compare?

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While free-to-air network Network TEN continues to struggle in the TV ratings, the network’s new responsive catch-up service, an end-to-end website which will allow their audience to be notified of new episodes, interact with shows, and watch the networks content, seems to have gone live. Available on the web at TENplay.com.au (and redirecting from TEN.com.au), as well as on iOS, Windows 8, Xbox 360, and Sony BRAVIA TV’s, TENplay feels less […]

REVIEW: Plantronics GameCom Commander

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Despite lacking the aesthetics, the Plantronics GameCom Commander is a premium gaming headset. Featuring top-notch noise cancellation and 7.1 Dolby Digital surround sound, the Commander is designed to let gamers be immersed in their gameplay. But with a hefty pricetag, is it worth every single cent? Terence Huynh and Ashton Bernard both tried the Plantronics GameCom Commander for themselves. Terence: Premium in cost, not in design The Plantronics GameCom Commander is definitely […]