With Apple and Samsung jousting to be the top dog in the smartphone market, it's easy to forget that there are other handsets out there that are worth considering. This week, we take a closer look at the Sony Xperia Z5.
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IFA, or "Internationale Funkausstellung" to give it its native title, is one of the biggest consumer technology trade shows in the world. Each year, the tech industry's most important brands converge on Berlin to show off their latest and greatest products. Here's what you need to know from this year's show.
Foxtel has added another couple of client platforms to its Foxtel Play service, just in time for season five of Game Of Thrones.
Sony has been in the news all week after its corporate servers were comprehensively hacked. But it's hard to give the electronics giant a pass mark for security when it turns out that staff were storing passwords in unencrypted files with names like 'Master Password List'.
Android is currently enjoying a good run on the device front. Between the Nexus 5 offering amazing bang-for-buck and well-designed handsets such as the Moto X if you're after a bit more, it's hard to go wrong when buying a smartphone powered by Google's OS. And, for those after something more portable, you can now pick up Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact, unlocked from Telstra for the tidy sum of $552.
Earlier today, we checked out Sony's latest hybrid hopeful: the Windows 8-equipped VAIO Tap 11. You can see it in action for yourself in our hands-on video above. Does the footage convince you that the hybrid tablet PC is a viable productivity tool? Or is the technology still not quite there yet? Discuss...
Microsoft has confirmed that its next-generation video games console, the Xbox One, will be hitting Australian stores on November 22. A new pre-order bundle including the game FIFA 14 was also announced. With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to make your decision: will it be the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One?
Throughout this console generation, I have primarily been an Xbox 360 gamer. Whenever possible, I'd plump for the Xbox version of a game and rarely played PS3 exclusives unless work demanded it. This is in stark contrast to the previous generation, where I was a staunch PlayStation 2 supporter and barely even held an Xbox controller. In a few months, my allegiance is going to shift yet again. However, I've come to realise this has nothing to with the future and everything to do with the present...
Video game consoles aren't just for gaming. They also make great set-top boxes that stream video and music into our living rooms, and the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are no different. Each console brings a little something different to the table, so let's take a look at how those new consoles will bring entertainment other than video games to your living room.
Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced a raft of changes to its upcoming Xbox One platform in response to palpable gamer outrage. Barely a week after its controversial E3 press conference, the company has back-flipped on DRM and used game restrictions — the console will no longer require you to connect to the internet every 24 hours and disc-based games can be sold and swapped at leisure. While this is a partial win for consumers, from a business perspective it can only be viewed as another blunder.
Dear Lifehacker, I was so excited about the announcement of the new Xbox One and PS4 at E3 on Tuesday and even happier when they mentioned the price. This excitement soon died when I released EB Games had priced the Xbox One for $100 more and the PS4 for $150 more than the announced price at E3. Why do us poor Australians pay such a large markup ? Are they overcharging? Thanks, Console Me
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (AKA E3) is the single biggest event on the gaming calendar. Not unrelatedly, Microsoft and Sony both chose to unveil fresh details about their Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles at today's E3, including pricing, release dates and some all-new game announcements. Here's an overview of what we now know, along with the console we think came out on top...
4K TV, or 'Ultra HD' is the new buzzword being spouted by television manufacturers as they smartly side-step the Hindenburg-sized catastrophe that was 3D TV. If you listen to the hype, the next-generation of televisions are an industry-changing revolution that will make your 1080p displays look like an oil-stained nickelodeon canvas from 1915. (They said the same thing about 3D but this time they really mean it. Honest.)
OK guys, it’s time to dust of your old laptops, Blackberrys and gadgets. The guys at Gizmodo have teamed up with Sony Australia and Intel Australia to give away almost $6000 worth of VAIO Duo 11 hybrid tablet / Ultrabooks in prizes. Entering is easy...just send us a photo of some old technology you have lying around to get started! Here's how to enter.
Tablet? Laptop? Convertible? Ultrabook? When you're researching online or looking on the store shelves, you could be forgiven for feeling intensely overwhelmed by the amount of choice available to you. Thankfully, we're here with the Ultimate Windows 8 Buyers Guide to help you make the right choice when it comes to your next laptop, tablet or portable.