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How would you change Sony's Xperia Z Ultra?

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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...

What Makes A Popular Science Video On YouTube

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 »      

ZTE’s new smartphone unlocks using the veins in your eyes (!) #MWC15

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

An Upgrade To A Raspberry Pi Media Server

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

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

Tracking Australian Wildlife With AI And Aerial Robotics

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 »      

Aorus X3 Plus V3: Australian Review

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 »      

SanDisk crams 200 GB into the world's highest capacity microSD card

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

200GB is now smaller than your fingernail #MWC15

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

Hands on with the HTC One M9 #MWC15

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

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge details, features, UK availability (April 10th), Vodafone and Three announce deals

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

Is the HTC One M9 a missed opportunity? Where’s the upgrade? #MWC15

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

Top 10 Baby Strollers That Are Best For YOU!

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

Can A Mini-PC Replace A Console In The Living Room?

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

This BMX bike sensor is ready to track your off-road adventures

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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...

Try Presto Free With A 30 Day Trial

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 »      

All The Broke-Ass Tech We Still Use Every Day

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 »      

NTT's new projection mapping technique brings paintings to life

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

How One Man Wants to Free North Korea With USB Drives and Pirated Movies

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

This Painter Can Even Make Toxic Sludge Look Beautiful

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

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