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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This tiny camera works by picking up gestures made just by your fingertips

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Friday 29 May 2015

A camera called Lowdi‘ is a project by London-based design student Forrest Radford. The brief for this project was to design a product that combined the digital with the physical. It needed to have a small, user-friendly device which centred around enhancing the user’s life, too. 

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Two hours alone with Samsung’s Series 9 $9999 SUHD TV

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By Tristan Rayner in Gadgets on Wednesday 27 May 2015

It’s not often you get hands-on to review a $9999 TV. It’s also not often you get to be in the 41st floor of the Hilton in Sydney while doing it.

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Bionic Lenses could give all people perfect vision for the rest of their lives

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By Joe Frost in Gadgets on Friday 22 May 2015

They say hindsight is 20/20, but what if your eyesight could be better than 20/20 now and for the rest of your days? That’s the promise Canadian optometrist Dr Garth Webb is making with his bionic lenses.

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Film – and direct – your very own live music video with Evergig (and beat the crowds)

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By Dan Wighton in Gadgets on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Montague and Capulet. Coke and Pepsi. Sony and Nintendo. Apple and Samsung. Whether you are a fan of Shakespeare, cola, computer games or gadgets, history is littered with two rivals battling it out for supremacy and bragging rights.

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Get a tech expert to deliver and set up your new gadgets as soon as you order them, all for free

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By Chloe Olewitz in Gadgets on Wednesday 20 May 2015

If you’re an Apple fan, you’ve probably had a few good experiences at the local Genius bar. If you’re an Android user, chances are you’ve only dreamed of taking your broken devices to the Genius bar.

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How cooking with an iron fish is saving lives in Cambodia

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By Joe Frost in Gadgets on Tuesday 19 May 2015

Some six million Cambodians – almost half the country’s population – suffer from iron deficiency, which can cause anaemia.

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The Apple Watch may be a lot more waterproof than Apple will admit

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By Chloe Olewitz in Gadgets on Monday 18 May 2015

One wearable fitness fan has been putting his Apple Watch to the test in a series of underwater endurance assessments, and the tech is holding up much better than expected. 

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Heat tea directly in your tea cup with MIITO

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Monday 18 May 2015

There’s a new way to heat up water for that morning cup of tea and all it requires is a 28-centimetre rod and a plastic base.

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Review: Two weeks with the LG LF6300 LED TV

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By Tristan Rayner in Gadgets on Monday 18 May 2015

LG were kind enough to let Techly take a 55-inch LED TV for a spin for a fortnight – one of the new LF6300 range that’s LG’s most popular. Was it popular with us?

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Samsung and Samsonite are getting together to create smart suitcases

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By Joe Frost in Gadgets on Sunday 17 May 2015

Luggage giants Samsonite are partnering with tech multinational Samsung to create smart luggage – bags that will take the stress and even physical effort out of your globe-trotting.

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