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Oculus Rift virtual reality 3-D goggles? Check. Infant onesies embedded with machine-washable sensors? Check, again. We agree, gadgets are fun. So if you’re really into gadgets – the cool, the hi-tech, the futuristic – you will find them here. Just don’t expect us to get that excited about Apple TV. That was sooo 2007.

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Seebo Maxx: Full review

Kristyn M. Levis Contributor

By Kristyn M. Levis in Gadgets on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Are you one of those people who want access to hundreds of channels on your TV without having to pay for a monthly subscription? Seebo Maxx has just been launched in Australia and claims to give you that and more.

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Google’s next-gen Chromecast will have “the same features as the original”

Chris Smith Partner

By Chris Smith in Gadgets on Tuesday 21 October 2014

The Chromecast dongle is one of the most popular gadgets Google launched in the last few years, according to the company’s own past statements, but a second-generation model is yet to hit stores. But when it does come out, a new Chromecast won’t have any new features to offer users, Google has confirmed, after an FCC filing outed the second-generation device.

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Apple’s inward turn: How a shift in focus from Apple could be bad for mobile as a whole

Evan Wade Contributor

By Evan Wade in Gadgets on Monday 20 October 2014

Of all the things Apple excels at – and you have to admit that’s a pretty long list, even if you’re not a fan of their products or business practices – performing under scrutiny has got to be one of the biggest.

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Sproutling: The wearable baby monitor set to take the worry out of parenting

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Monday 20 October 2014

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Nothing will really ever take the worrying out of parenting – you’ll always be concerned about your child’s health and well-being. But a new wearable baby monitor might just give parents a little break from the 24/7 apprehension.

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Nanopatch: The Aussie invention that could end needle vaccinations

Luke McKinney Contributor

By Luke McKinney in Gadgets on Monday 20 October 2014

The World Health Organisation is evaluating an Australian invention which could revolutionise vaccine delivery. The new ‘nanopatch‘ doesn’t need to be kept refrigerated and doesn’t hurt like getting stabbed by a needle, so you can transport it to many more places, and people are far more likely to accept it once it’s there.

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A virtual Japanese pop star appeared on Letterman, and it was spectacular

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Monday 20 October 2014

Even if you haven’t been watching Letterman recently, you might’ve heard about a virtual pop star singing on the show. That virtual pop star is Hatsune Miku (who we’ve discussed before here on Techly), and believe it or not, ‘she’ is actually vocal synthesiser software.

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Meet the blind ultramarathon runner using technology to run solo

Paul Sawers Partner

By Paul Sawers in Gadgets on Sunday 19 October 2014

“My name is Simon Wheatcroft, I’m an ultramarathon runner, father, and Glass Explorer,” explained the 30-something man on stage at Wired’s annual London conference.

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Starting with iOS 8, you might become ‘the product’ for Apple as well

Chris Smith Partner

By Chris Smith in Gadgets on Sunday 19 October 2014

Apple has strongly advertises the privacy and security features of its products, arguing that customers’ personal data that’s used by some of Apple’s competitors for advertising purposes isn’t of interest to Apple. Tim Cook made it clear in interviews and in an open letter to consumers that for Apple, you aren’t the product. However, even if Apple is trying to offer users enhanced privacy-guarding features, it’s also trying to improve its faltering ad business, Digiday has learned.

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Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, Mac mini, and Retina iMac: Australian buyers guide

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By Tristan Rayner in Gadgets on Friday 17 October 2014

Apple unveiled an updated range of iPads, plus a Mac mini and Retina iMac. We think a couple of these products are must-haves if you can afford them, and at least one we’d recommend you not buy at all. Let’s take a look.

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Rain, hail or shine: Will your tech survive when disaster strikes?

Adam Turner Contributor

By Adam Turner in Gadgets on Friday 17 October 2014

Spring has sprung in Australia and with it comes wild storms that can wreak havoc on your tech.

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