Gadgets

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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ABC iview now on Chromecast but only iOS, with Android coming ‘soon’

Joe Frost Contributor

By Joe Frost in Gadgets on Tuesday 16 September 2014

The ABC have released beta support for iview on Google’s Chromecast to muted cheers: support is only being offered on the iOS app for the time being. And while some people with the right combination of Google and Apple devices are pleased, Android Chromecast users are not.

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Samsung unveils its new flagship NX1 camera for photo pros

Jackie Dove Partner

By Jackie Dove in Gadgets on Tuesday 16 September 2014

Samsung has launched the NX1 SMART Camera — its new flagship model — just in time for tomorrow’s opening of the Photokina 2014 Trade Show.

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The funniest thing you’ll read all day: Apple fans’ reaction to the original iPod in 2001

Brad Reed Partner

By Brad Reed in Gadgets on Tuesday 16 September 2014

Some Apple fans were upset by the launch of the Apple Watch last week, as the device’s design wasn’t as stylish as they had hoped it would be. However, it turns out this sort of reaction on the part of the Apple fan base isn’t new because many of them had similar reactions to the first-generation iPod when it was launched all the way back in 2001.

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Moto 360 smartwatch review: A beautifully flawed watch

Roberto Baldwin Partner

By Roberto Baldwin in Gadgets on Monday 15 September 2014

The best part about the Moto 360’s design is that you don’t always notice just how thick it is. At certain angles, the flat black version (it’s also available in stainless steel) of the watch looks like a traditional round-faced watch. Then you tilt your arm or it gets caught on a cuff and you’re reminded that a tiny, yet too big, computer resides on your watch and you have to decide if you’re proud or embarrassed.

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The world’s first entirely 3D printed car just took its first spin

Michael Kalenderian Contributor

By Michael Kalenderian in Gadgets on Monday 15 September 2014

In a world first, automotive company Local Motors has printed and assembled a 3D printed electric car, live on the exhibition floor of the International Manufacturing Technology Show that just wrapped up in Chicago.

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The reason Apple Pay won’t come to Australia yet? Visa

Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Gadgets on Sunday 14 September 2014

Following Apple’s sea of press releases after September 10th’s day of announcements – including Apple Pay – Techly asked the company: Will you be bringing Apple Pay to Australia? The answer was as clear as it was muddy.

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Tim Cook: We’re working on products ‘that no one knows about’

Brad Reed Partner

By Brad Reed in Gadgets on Sunday 14 September 2014

Apple has several more tricks up its sleeve and they apparently have nothing to do with the long-fabled “iTV” that is apparently just around the corner. Per Re/code, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Charlie Rose on Friday that “there are products we’re working on that no one knows about, yes — that haven’t been rumoured about yet.”

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What Apple’s iPhone 6 will cost you outright, or with Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin

Janek Speight Contributor

By Janek Speight in Gadgets on Friday 12 September 2014

The flashy announcements are complete, the weeks and months of anticipation are over. The iPhone 6 is finally here and it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty. Exactly how much is this thing going to cost?

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Apple Watch – what were the big surprises?

Adam Turner Contributor

By Adam Turner in Gadgets on Thursday 11 September 2014

The rumour mill pretty much nailed the iPhone 6 but struggled with the Apple Watch. Did it live up to the hype?

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So Apple, what happened to the iWatch name?

Joe Frost Contributor

By Joe Frost in Gadgets on Thursday 11 September 2014

We just knew it was going to be the iWatch. I mean, why wouldn’t it be? Since Apple’s first ‘i’ product – the 1998 iMac – Apple have developed an orchard of iProducts. iPod, iPad, iPhone, iCloud… iWatch. It just made sense. But Apple Watch? Seriously, what gives?

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