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Robots for the masses: Kickstarter becomes showcase for robotic innovation

9 hours ago by in Innovation

Robots for the masses: Kickstarter becomes showcase for robotic innovation

With advances in rapid prototyping technologies-3D printing in particular-and the rise of cheap off-the-shelf mobile computing platforms like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, the barrier to entry is lower than ever for upstart hardware visionaries. It's an era where individuals and small collectives can outmaneuver and out-innovate established companies. A look at what's on Kickstarter tells the story.

Amazon Echo unboxing

May 18, 2015 by in Cloud

Amazon Echo unboxing

After waiting more than four months since placing his order, David Gewirtz finally got his Echo. Want to see what comes in the box? Click on in.

Seven great smartphones you can't buy in the US

May 15, 2015 by in Hardware

Seven great smartphones you can't buy in the US

The US has no shortage of attractive smartphones at the moment, from cheap-but-featured packed Androids to the latest flagships from the big names. But not all the best devices are available Stateside. Here are some of the best handsets that are just out of reach for Americans.

Drone wars at NAB 2015

April 20, 2015 by in Innovation

Drone wars at NAB 2015

At last week's NAB show one of the hottest areas was video drones. One button orbit of a fixed point? 6k cinema-quality video? Palm-sized HD? Underwater video? Yep, and more! Here's a gallery of what will fly past in the year ahead.

Apple Watch fittings begin in Sydney: Gallery

April 9, 2015 by in Hardware

Apple Watch fittings begin in Sydney: Gallery

Although the Apple Watch doesn't go on sale until April 24, Apple is inviting customers to book in jewellery-style 'fittings' designed to help decide what style, size, and wristbands customers want, and, ultimately, how much money they're willing to hand over.

Aukey external battery chargers comparison

March 30, 2015 by in Hardware

Aukey external battery chargers comparison

I looked at three Aukey external battery chargers: A 3600mAh, ultra slim,portable charger with a Li-polymer battery in black, an 10,000mAh quick charger model in silver and a 2-in-1 4400mAh alloy external battery charger and cigarette lighter.

May 10, 2012 by in Hardware

The I.T. Factor: The New Mobile Reality of BYOD

The business world is just starting to catch up to the trend. Workers are faced with older technology, slow laptops or both, graciously provided by their company, are bringing their own to the office. Their current and fast devices offer more freedom and familiarity, but it comes with a possible cost to the enterprise. So how can organizations balance what employees want with what can be properly managed?Join Emmy Award winning journalist Jonas Tichenor as he dives into the trend with ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Larry Dignan and TechRepublic Editor-in-Chief Jason Hiner. You'll get a better perspective on what's driving the trend in the enterprise and where it may be going in the future.

March 7, 2012 by in Hardware

Apple launches latest iPad with 4G

Apple's Tim Cook and Philip Schiller unveil the company's newest iPad. The device powered by A5X chip, offers a higher-resolution Retina Display, longer battery life, plus 4G LTE. The pricing starts at $499 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model and 4G starting at $629.

March 7, 2012 by in Mobility

Apple announces next-gen Apple TV

Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue show off the company's new Apple TV streaming video box. The new hardware has several updated features, including 1,080-pixel resolution for movies and TV shows and a redesigned user interface. The box will be available on March 16 for $99.

March 6, 2012 by in Telcos

ARTC digital track project chugs ahead

The Australian Rail Track Association (ARTC) is set to finish the proof-of-concept phase and sign off on the business case for an ambitious project to digitise Australia's train-signal network using Telstra's Next G network as its transmission backbone.

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