gadgets

The CIA Escape And Evasion Survival Bag

CIA agents need to be prepared for everything, and sometimes that means surviving on limited resources. Their survival kit is tiny, but it includes everything needed to get out of town and live for a while.


The Most Useful Space-Saving Geek Tools

You can’t always have a bag with you — and sometimes, you just don’t want to. But that doesn’t mean you need to leave your gadgets and tools behind. There are ways to fit your geek essentials in your pockets. Here are some of our favourites.


The Kano Kit Teaches Kids To Build Computers And Learn To Code

You have a lot of options for excellent little starter kits for electronics of all kinds. But if you’re looking to teach a kid about programming, the Kano Kit is a fantastic new option.


The Skills We've Lost To Technology (And How To Get Them Back)

Technology usually makes our lives easier. It also makes it so we don’t have to practise a few basic skills. After years of smartphone use, many of us can’t even remember a phone number. Here’s how to get the skills that matter back.


How To Ditch Carbs With A Spiralizer

The spiralizer is the latest gadget taking healthy kitchens by storm — it turns vegetables such as zucchini, carrot and sweet potato into noodles, tagliatelli and even “risotto” rice. If you’re doing low-carb, gluten-free, raw or paleo, or just hate vegetables, it could be the device for you. Here’s how you can replicate grain-based pasta and rice with a fraction of the carbs and calories.


The Data You Can (And Can't) Trust From Your Fitness Tracker

Everyone is on the fitness tracking bandwagon. The Apple Watch will track your heartbeat, steps and activity. The Fitbit and Fuelband have been doing similar things for years. But they aren’t perfect. At best, the data is good encouragement, but at worst, it’s unreliable and misleading. Here’s why all that data doesn’t equal better health, and what you actually can use.


Top 10 Silly But Awesome Products That Make Life Easier

There are a lot of gadgets and gizmos out there that make your life easier. Some, however, are a little sillier than others — so much that they seem like joke products. Here are a few gadgets and products that sound crazy, but actually rule.


Hover Adds Gesture Control To Arduino And Raspberry Pi Projects

Doing an electronics project and need a way to input data? Hover is a simple little add-on that makes it easy to add gesture and touch controls to your projects.


How To Spot A Counterfeit Apple Charger

You might think it doesn’t matter what kind of charger you use with your phone, but a counterfeit charger can be much lower quality — not to mention unsafe. Here’s how to tell the difference.


How Do Apple, Nintendo And Kogan Score On The 'Slavery Index'?

We’re all dimly aware that the smartphones, fitness trackers, tablets and consoles we spend hundreds of dollars on are assembled by workers where people are very poorly paid. A new analysis by Baptist World Aid Australia highlights just how poorly: of the 39 companies examined, only one was paying a wage high enough to ensure workers could meet their basic needs.