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eBay's running another 20% tech sale, this time running until just after Boxing Day. So if you're after a solid discount on headphones, earbuds, monitors, mid-range Android phones, gaming mice or soundbars, here's some of the best picks from their Christmas sale.

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Whether you're buying for an audiophile or perhaps looking for a cheeky present for yourself, you can't go past a good set of headphones. Here are 5 of our favourites that hit a range of different price points.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Christmas is looming, and hopefully that means getting the chance to get through some of the books that are on your ever-growing shame pile. If you are looking for more to add, or are simply after some new recommendations - this is what the team will be reading over the summer break.

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Ever walked into one of those 'home cinema' showrooms? It's mad fun.

You wander in, sit on those custom leather chairs. Look up at that world class projector and the crisp audio. You imagine yourself kicking back after a long day at work. Ah, this is the life. You sip on a nice cold drink.

Then you look at the price tag and have coronary.

"So how can I do something kinda like this that doesn't cost $AU400,000?"

Uh, good question.

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Staying fit and active doesn't mean that you need to leave your devices at home. In fact, they can make your time out in the wild even better.

We figured we aren't the only ones who feel this way. And with Christmas coming up, we thought we would offer up some great tech solutions for your loved ones who enjoy getting off the beaten track.

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Vinyl records have made a huge resurgence in the past few years, with sales continuing to skyrocket year on year. Is it novelty? Nostalgia? The warm, crackling audio? Regardless, vinyl is back and it’s big. Whether you’re looking to ride the wave – or are already knee-deep in records – we’ve picked out five turntables that’ll help put you in a spin.

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Do you have an audiophile in your life - that person who takes their love of music and high quality sound to the next level? And are you at a loss when it comes to buying for them at Christmas time?

We've compiled some gift ideas for audio-obsessed people that will quite literally be music to their ears.

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Some people just don't like change. Whether it's an unwanted redesign of your favourite website; a new, healthier recipe from your snack food brand of choice; or a poorly considered decision from America's most popular Cupertino-based smartphone manufacturer to remove a ubiquitous and egalitarian connection method, change can hurt.

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Even in the midst of outing sexual harassers and creeps in Hollywood, politics and media, the internet is still great at publicly shaming people for things such as stolen tweets, clumsy phrasing, or being bad at video games. So you might know someone who's been drummed off the internet for no good reason, or for a good reason that they need to learn from. OK, let's admit it, that friend is you. Here's some stuff to help you lick your wounds.

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Once again, the tireless bargain hunters at Lifehacker have trawled the depths of the internet to find you the best geeky gifts for Christmastime. Whether you're shopping for a gamer, a film buff, an avid reader or a pop culture fanatic, you're going to find plenty of gems in this epic loot guide which covers every budget. We've also included online shopping links for all 60+ products.

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So you still haven't picked out a Father's Day gift for your old man, eh? Join the club. Instead of grabbing a "World's Greatest Dad" mug or an obligatory slab of beer down the supermarket, show him you care with one of these life-hacking pressies. Categories range from virtual reality to "smart" cooking with prices starting at just $29.

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Mums tend to be busy individuals -- as if looking after their offspring wasn't enough, many also do the lion's share of the housework and hold down full-time jobs. Anything that can inject some extra organisation into their lives is sure to be appreciated. This Mother's Day, ditch the chocolates and fluffy slipper combo and plump for one of these time-saving products instead.

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It's nearly "Secret Santa" time again in workplaces and households around the country. This means lots of people are currently scrambling to find cheap gifts that don't look blatantly tatty. If you're in the same boat, these five stores contain plenty of fun, quirky products that won't break the bank -- prices are capped at around $10.

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Shopping isn't always fun. Sometimes it's exhausting and dangerous -- especially if you're fighting through the crowds and overloading yourself with last-minute Christmas items. Here are some simple tips from an osteopath to ensure you don't become a Christmas casualty.

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When you're coming up with your list of great gifts, web services probably aren't at the top of your list. But subscriptions can make a great gift for the right person who's unwilling to shell out the cash themselves. Here are some of the best subscriptions you can give.