Category Archives: Technology

DJI Osmo Pocket hands-on review

Famed for providing amazing drone photography equipment, DJI have adapted their gimbal and camera technology for mobile phone users.

Our mobile phones have, pretty much pushed the need to carry around a video camera into obsolescence. DJI have now given us a movie-quality steady-camera system that fits in our pocket. Continue reading DJI Osmo Pocket hands-on review

Loft for Google Home review

Anyone having fun with their Google Home, but missing the opportunity to take it with them or move it between rooms, may be interested in Ninety7’s Loft.

The loft is essentially a very stylish battery pack. It replaces the Google Home’s base/speaker cover. Continue reading Loft for Google Home review

Netgear Orbi Outdoor Wi-Fi Mesh Extender review

Unless you’ve been asleep for the last few years, you’ll know that we live in a connected world. So connected, that the constant flow of information to our devices is expected no matter where we are.

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D-Link D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router review

D-Link’s D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router looks like a slick bit of mainstream consumer tech aimed more at novice users wanting a bit of internet security. In truth, the device is so much more, as I found out.

In the interest of full disclosure, this device is probably not aimed at the likes of me. Despite, choosing, rather awesomely, to launch the product in Australia, with an advanced screening of Captain Marvel, the D-Link’s D-Fend seem more of a device for those with grave concerns about internet security than for cynical tech-types like me. Continue reading D-Link D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router review

Huawei P30 Pro review

The P30 Pro is the latest top end-mobile phone from Huawei. Launching mere months after the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, is it too soon?

Huawei are on a roll at the moment. Their Mate 20 Pro is the most impressive mobile phone that I’ve ever used. The Huawei P30 Pro builds upon its stablemate’s technology to give users a better camera setup, with little compromise and a similar price-point. The phone’s NZ$1500 price tag is about the same as a Mate 20 Pro, right now. Continue reading Huawei P30 Pro review

5 signs it may be time for a memory upgrade

For years I’ve been listening to PC owners lamenting to me about how their PC has a “virus” or that their CPU needs replacing due to poor performance. My first question, before they go and spend hundreds of dollars on a new machine, is “have you considered upgrading your RAM?”.

Back it the day, a couple of gigabytes of memory would have done you. In fact, a couple of gigs would’ve been all you PC could actually use. With modern 64-bit operating systems like Windows 10, sky’s the limit (or more likely 64 GB) when it comes to the amount of RAM you have in your machine.  The more RAM, the more applications, and better games, you can have running without your PC grinding to a halt. Continue reading 5 signs it may be time for a memory upgrade

Epson innovations and F1’s Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

The world’s greatest motorsport event, the Formula One Grand Prix World Championship, descended on Melbourne’s Albert Park over the weekend for the first race of the 2019 season. Valtteri Bottas took first place, with his team-mate Lewis Hamilton coming second. This is another huge success for their team, Mercedes-AMG Petronas, and their long-term partner, Epson.

Epson Australia invited me to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how their partnership with the reigning Formula One World Constructors’ Champions, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, helps them innovate and develop new technology.

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Swann Wi-Fi Series indoor and outdoor security camera reviews

The proliferation of home Wi-Fi networks has had a major impact on the simplicity of installing home security/surveillance systems. All that’s needed is a power supply and you can check your home security from your phone no matter where you are in the world.

Swann’s range of Wi-Fi Series security cameras provide solutions for both indoor and, more interestingly, outdoor video surveillance. Both cameras offer 1080p video recording, cloud storage, and motion/heat detection. Continue reading Swann Wi-Fi Series indoor and outdoor security camera reviews