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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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This tiny wearable can actually help your mental health

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Friday 19 December 2014

The Australian Psychological Society’s Stress and Wellbeing survey this year indicated that the three highest stressors in life were money, family and health.

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Shoot fireballs from your wrists with this awesome gadget!

Zach Epstein Partner

By Zach Epstein in Gadgets on Saturday 13 December 2014

When you were a child, did you ever dream of having some of the same abilities as the X-Men? The odds are pretty good that you’ll never be able to manipulate metal like Magneto or control people’s minds like Professor Charles Xavier, but an incredible new gadget that is shockingly affordable will give you the ability to throw balls of fire just like Pyro.

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Build your own glow-in-the-dark table for romantic, photoluminescent dinners

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By Chloe Olewitz in Gadgets on Friday 12 December 2014

Always wanted your own glow-in-the-dark table? Now you can build one, with inventor Michael Warren’s step-by-step tutorial.

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HTC’s little RE camera hits Oz: Australian Pricing, release date and initial thoughts

Ryman White Contributor

By Ryman White in Gadgets on Thursday 11 December 2014

Moving away from smartphones for the first time, HTC have released RE, a camera designed to fit your life without ever getting in the way. It’s just launched in Australia as of today, just in time for Christmas. Let’s take a look.

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For all the ocean’s predators, a scuba diver’s biggest danger is themselves

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By Jonathan Leeming in Gadgets on Thursday 11 December 2014

Despite being a Master scuba diver with nine dive certifications and 130-plus dives under my belt, I don’t recall it ever being stressed to me how very, very easy it could be to sustain a serious, permanent ear injury.

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Samsung’s massive list of possible Gear VR side effects should terrify any sane gamer

Brad Reed Partner

By Brad Reed in Gadgets on Wednesday 10 December 2014

You know how when you watch ads for drugs like Flomax or Cialis and it seems like the vast majority of the ad is dedicated to listing possible negative side effects? Well it looks like Samsung’s Gear VR headset is a lot like that because Ars Technica reports that it comes with a gigantic 1,000-word list of potential hazards and disclaimers that should send any sane gamer running for the hills.

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The coolest thing you’ll see today: GoPro video gets up close and personal with lions

Zach Epstein Partner

By Zach Epstein in Gadgets on Monday 8 December 2014

GoPro’s line of action cameras have allowed people to capture fantastic high-definition footage of things that would have been impossible to record even a few short years ago. Sometimes GoPro cameras give us a unique perspective on something fascinating, and sometimes the cameras deliver us an up close and personal look at something terrifying.

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Did you know there’s a hidden paint app on your Mac? Here’s how to find it

Zach Epstein Partner

By Zach Epstein in Gadgets on Monday 8 December 2014

Apple’s OS X 10.10 Yosemite software introduced so many new features that users will still be trying to learn them several months after installing the update. But OS X also has some old features that you might not know about. In fact, there’s a hidden paint program on your Mac computer that has been sitting right under your nose this whole time, and a recent pose will show you how easy it is to find.

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Here’s how the NYPD’s new body-camera program will work

Anjali Mullany Partner

By Anjali Mullany in Gadgets on Sunday 7 December 2014

The NYPD’s pilot body-camera program is set to launch tomorrow in three precincts across the city. Advocates of outfitting police officers with body cameras hope, among other things, that the devices will discourage officers from mistreating the public—and cause citizens to behave a little more politely toward cops, as well.

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Windows to the stomach: Pizza Hut’s new digital menu reads your mind by following your eyes

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Saturday 6 December 2014

Ordering pizza verbally might just be a thing of the past, thanks to Pizza Hut’s new digital menu, which is also “the world’s first subconscious menu“. Since October, Pizza Hut has been testing its brand new eye-tracking tablet at restaurants across the UK. This new fangled menu is actually a tablet that shows a screen […]

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