If you’re anywhere close to Melbourne this weekend, get yourself down to PAX Australia 2018. Not only will it be a gaming paradise, with access to the latest titles, but there’s a very special car for those who love vehicles as well. As part of Microsoft’s promotion for Forza Horizon 4,...
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    TCL which stands for ‘The Creative Life’, was at CES 2017 this week to launch its new flagship products. Their new QUHD X2 series features Quantum Dot display technology (like Samsung), as well as Dolby Vision’s high-dynamicrange (HDR) technology, MEMC, Harman Kardon sound system and an ultra-thin, edgeless design. Like...
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  • Microsoft wants to connect your car to the cloud, signs up Nissan and BMW

    Microsoft really wants to be in your car. At CES, they unveiled their Connected Vehicle Platform where they want to provide the brains of a connected car, to auto makers. As with all good car platform announcements, they need to come with an announcement of partners who’ve signed up. So...
  • Samsung’s latest Robot Vacuum, the POWERbot VR7000 works with Amazon Echo

    Its still a dream for many households to say goodbye to vacuuming forever, but Samsung’s latest robot vacuum may be the one for you. The POWERbot VR7000 just got announced at CES and offers a number of upgrades over previous models. The new unit features powerful suction and slim design...
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    The Consumer Electronics Show 2017 is now in full swing with the first of many press conferences from the top tech companies. Also my inbox is a disaster of product announcements, however one that stands out from the crowd is from Samsung. Samsung Electronics have announced today that its...
  • Faraday Future’s production car is the FF91

    Faraday Future has just revealed its new car, the FF91 which will be their first production model. The event at CES is one of the most anticipated after the company talks a big game and so far has only announced a prototype race car, the FFZERO1. Faraday’s VP of...
  • Qualcomm 835 has 10nm design, 3 billion transistors and machine learning

    Mobile chip designer Qualcomm has just detailed their latest processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. This new system on a chip is based on new 10 nanometre architecture and despite being 35% smaller than the 820, it packs in a staggering 3 billion ultra-efficient transistors. Qualcomm says as we move...
  • Ford will have high-volume, fully autonomous vehicles by 2021

    Ford have put a stake in the ground and calling 2021 out as the year they’ll ship not just their first, but high-volume production of fully-autonomous vehicles. To get people excited, they’re bringing their latest generation Fusion Hybrid (should be fully electric already) autonomous development vehicle to CES and...
  • LG bringing Active HDR and Nano Cell to 2017 TVs for CES

    LGs third generation Super UHD TVs have been announced ahead of CES 2017. As we wait to see what the big new trend in TV is, LG are putting their stake in the ground and betting on Nano Cell technology and Active HDR. New LG models include the SJ9500, SJ8500...
  • It’s time for innovation in NYE Fireworks

    Every new year is brought in with an array of fireworks set off in cities around the world. As a kid, the experience is shockingly amazing with explosions of bright colours, and a sound that rattles your rib cage. Year after year we watch in person on TV the...
  • Shots fired: Lenovo burns Macbook Pro keyboard with new ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    It seems Lenovo couldn’t wait for CES 2017, they’ve set the benchmark for new laptops with the announcement of their new ThinkPad X1 Carbon. what was already regarded as one of the best on the market is getting even better. We’ll get to the details in a second, but first...
  • PlayStation VR launch titles available for pre-order

    The PlayStation VR may not be available until October 13th, but that hasn’t stopped PlayStation from making a number of VR titles available for pre-order today. Following yesterday’s annual E3 Press Conference, PlayStation Australia have confirmed the 1st party launch titles for PlayStation VR (PS VR). The following 1st party software titles will be available...

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