Category Archives: Technology

Personalise your PC with Ballistix’s Tactical Tracer RGB DDR gaming memory

With the era of dull beige boxes firmly in the past, even the lowliest office PC seems to sport that type of style only reserved for the enthusiast. These days you are going to have to try a little harder to set your gaming rig above the rest. Continue reading Personalise your PC with Ballistix’s Tactical Tracer RGB DDR gaming memory

Portable virtual reality with a Dell Visor and an Alienware 13 R3

It’s taken a little under two years for an acceptable VR set-up to go from a monster desktop PC and complex camera/sensor arrangement to a set of equipment that you can fit in your backpack.

Dell kindly lent us an Alienware 13 R3 along with a Dell Visor Windows Mixed Reality kit to test out VR on the go. Continue reading Portable virtual reality with a Dell Visor and an Alienware 13 R3

Epson’s partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport continues

Never one to turn down a free lunch, I took one for the team and headed to Melbourne to talk Formula One with Epson and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. Continue reading Epson’s partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport continues

Netgear launches their first gaming router

I’ve got to hand it to Netgear. Sexing up an essential but rather mundane bit of kit like a router is a bit of an art, and something they did very well at the Sydney launch of their Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 router. Continue reading Netgear launches their first gaming router

Hands on review: Linksys WRT32X

When Linksys asked me to check out their new WRT32X router it would join a long line of routers that I’ve recently tested. I knew would do its job. But, when it comes to a device whose sole job is to get your stuff up and down from the internet, fast, and then quickly distribute it to all your devices, there’s only so much you can usually write about.

Lucky for me, this router has a few tricks up its sleeves. Continue reading Hands on review: Linksys WRT32X

ASUS ROG STRIX XG35V curved gaming monitor review

ASUS’s ROG STRIX XG35V invites players to maximise their gaming experience with a huge 100Hz, 35” ultra-wide display featuring AMD’s FreeSync. Continue reading ASUS ROG STRIX XG35V curved gaming monitor review

Sony’s Xperia 3D Creator app brings 3D scans of your food (or anything else) to Facebook

Most of us, at one point or another have taken a photo of the food in front of us and posted it on Facebook.

Earlier this year Sony Mobile invited me to test out the 3D Creator app for their Xperia mobile phones. 3D Creator enables Sony Mobile Xperia XZ1 and XZ Premium owners to scan faces, head, objects and even plates of food and make 3D models that can be rotated, exported into high-end 3D software and printed out using a 3D printer. Continue reading Sony’s Xperia 3D Creator app brings 3D scans of your food (or anything else) to Facebook

Hands-on review: Crucial MX500 2.5” SSD

At CES 2018 memory and storage gurus, Crucial, launched their MX500 SSD range. For the last week, I have been putting one of these hard drives through its paces.

Anyone still booting their PC from a traditional hard disk, really needs to think about the amount of valuable time they sit in front their machine waiting for it to start. Solid state drives have been around for years, but it’s only in the last few that they’ve been reasonably priced, and only very recently that you’ve been able to purchase on with a reasonable amount of storage space. Continue reading Hands-on review: Crucial MX500 2.5” SSD