When Brad Molen described Sony's Xperia Z Ultra as "the best phone you'll probably never buy," it was probably true of most Sony smartphones. The 6.44-inch device had a beautiful design, good build quality, had a fast engine and could withstand water...
Hundreds of hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and hundreds of millions of hours are viewed daily, including many that cover areas of science. Despite this, if you want to use YouTube for science communication, reaching an audience is not always guaranteed. More »
In a development straight out of a sci-fi film, ZTE today showed off a smartphone that unlocks using a scan of your retinas. The ZTE Grand S3 uses EyeVerify to bypass any kind of lock screen, pin or pattern, instead using the front-facing camera to analyse the unique vein patterns in your eyes. Show More Summary
For the last few years, [Luke] has been running a music server with a Raspberry Pi. With the new Raspberry Pi 2 and its quad core processor, he thought it was time for an upgrade. The build consists of a Raspi 2, a HiFiBerry Dac to address...Show More Summary
Drones are becoming increasingly popular for everything from capturing amazing footage, to training birds of prey and saving lives. But now thanks to a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) collaboration, cutting edge hardware and software is being used to help monitor Australian wildlife. More »
We really liked the Aorus X3 Plus when we looked at it in September last year, appreciating its just-right mix of satchel-bag portability and outright computing and high-res gaming performance. Aorus’ new and improved version of the X3 Plus has a more powerful graphics card, more SSD storage that is even faster than it was before, and faster RAM to boot. More »
With all the high quality snaps, audio and video that we fill our mobile devices with these days, it doesn't take much to for the onboard storage to hit capacity. But SanDisk has just introduced a new microSD card designed to provide a little more storage breathing room. Show More Summary
SanDisk caused a bit of a stir at Mobile World Congress today as they showed off their 200GB microSD card. That’s it in my hand above. The SanDisk 200GB Ultra microSD card can hold up to 20 hours (!) of full HD video and transfer files at up to 90MB a second, which means 1200 photos a minute. Show More Summary
Shiny Editor Holly goes hands-on with the brand new flagship HTC One M9 Android smartphone at its launch, held at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. HTC One M9 UK launch date The One M9 will be available to preorder in the UK from the 20th of March, and will begin shipping on the 2nd of April. Show More Summary
So today Samsung unveiled not one, but two flagship phones in the guise of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. They are both ultra slim, stylish and packed to the gills with high end features. So what are the key upgrades and changes? 1 They are aluminum. Show More Summary
The worst kept secret in the mobile phone industry finally became legit today when HTC took the wraps off its heavily leaked new flagship phone the HTC One M9. But within minutes of its launch industry seers were already asking if HTC had missed a trick. Show More Summary
One of the few things I would say new parents absolutely need is a stroller. The perfect stroller becomes the pack mule of your day. It carries your coffee, your diaper bag, your shopping bags, your baby, and sometimes your baby’s sibling. Show More Summary
We have all been eagerly awaiting Steam OS and the inevitable flood of affordable console like mini-PCs that will let us play our existing library of games in the living room. The problem is Valve’s innovative new wireless controller is not ready, holding up the whole launch. Show More Summary
There's no shortage of bike sensors that will track your performance. However, they usually assume that you're on a garden variety road bike. What if your definition of biking involves BMX races or trick jumps? Never fear -- you now have an activity...
Not sure if Foxtel’s Presto TV and movie streaming service is for you? You can now try it free for 30 days. Back in January, Presto was more expensive than the competition and lacking a good selection of content – but how does it compare today? More »
Not long ago, I asked you all to vent your rage about the most garbage why-the-hell-doesn’t-it-actually-work-worth-a-damn technology that you still find yourself having to use every day. Here’s our collective tech crap list. More »
If a hanging portrait suddenly smiles back at you, it might be something you've eaten, but it might also be HenGenTou – a new light projection technique developed by NTT that brings static objects like paintings to life... Continue Reading...Show More Summary
North Korea is a quietly desolate otherworld, at least as far as we outsiders can tell from the bits and pieces of untouched, unpropagandized media that occasionally leak out. The key to freeing it? It could be sneaking American media in. Wired talked to one of the men who does it, and his story is fascinating. Read more...
If you didn't think anything beautiful could come from toxic waste, well, think again. Ohio University art professor John Sabraw and civil engineer Guy Riefler have joined forces and devised a method for extracting iron oxide metals from industrial waste. The extracts can then be turned into vibrant pigments and used to create stunning works of art. Read more...