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Editor's Note

This week, we got hands-on with Sony's latest products for 2012, including new phones, camcorders, HDTVs, tablets and an innovative 3D 'home cinema' headset. We also countdown the top 25 hacking movies of all time and unbox the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7; the first tablet to use Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus display technology.

Plus: Angry Apple fans storm Sydney store, RIP Kodak digital cameras, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 unboxed and compared to Galaxy Tab, 8K resolution explained, Opinion: Monkey Island creators raise almost $1 million for new game.

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Sony unveils "the greatest headphones ever" - or your money back
by Chris Jager | February 8, 2012

Sony reckons its latest headphone range is the best it has ever produced - and it's offering a money-back guarantee to prove it.

Sony to release Tablet P and 3G-capable Tablet S in Australia
by Chris Jager | February 8, 2012

Sony's miniature folding tablet is set to make a belated appearance in Australia, along with the 3G version of the Sony Tablet S.

Future tech: wrap-around BlackBerry
by Stephen Graves | February 10, 2012

This concept smartphone shows off the full potential of curved glass screens.

Video: DARPA's Big Dog LS3 robot struts its stuff
by Chris Jager | February 9, 2012

Big Dog's big brother gets its first test in the wild.

Google Drive coming to the cloud?
by Luke Edwards | February 10, 2012

The death of hard drives and true power of the Chromebook may come in one fell swoop

[UPDATED] Opinion: Hey, Vodafone, I want my LTE
by Nic Healey | February 8, 2012

Speed tests, smartphones, twitter and the mysterious case of the Vodafone’s disappearing LTE network.

R.I.P. Windows start button?
by Chris Jager | February 6, 2012

Those who have viewed Microsoft's consumer preview of Windows 8 claim there is a noteworthy omission: the Start button.

Monkey Island creators raise almost $1 million for new game
by Luke Edwards | February 10, 2012

Pledges to fund new Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer project show that adventure games aren't dead.

RIP Kodak digital cameras
by Esat Dedezade | February 10, 2012

Join us in bidding farewell to the imaging giant’s line of pocket snappers, camcorders and digital photo frames

Report: Apple to announce iPad 3 in early March?
by Esat Dedezade | February 10, 2012

Could Apple’s next-gen tablet be unveiled next month? More rumours surface...

Olympus announces TG-820 Tough compact camera
by Esat Dedezade | February 9, 2012

When the going gets tough, Olympus gets its hard-hitting pocket snapper production line going

Best iPad apps this week (8/02/12)
by Sophie Charara | February 9, 2012

Load your iPad with some of these fresh apps we've picked from the App Store garden.

New Asus Transformer Prime leaked
by Stephen Graves | February 6, 2012

Snaps of an orange-tinged version of Asus' transforming tablet appear on the web.

Hands-on with Firefox 11 (Beta), 12 (Aurora) and 13 (Nightly)
by Nick Peers | February 6, 2012

Take a peek in the future of Firefox with our guide to what’s new in Beta, Aurora and Nightly builds.

Roundup: 27 key software releases and updates from the past week
by Mark Wilson | February 6, 2012

Another week of important software updates and all-new downloads has come and gone: here's a list of what you may have missed...

Skype for Windows gets full HD calling
by Stephen Graves | February 6, 2012

Got a 1080p webcam? Now you have something to do with it: Skype has added full HD webcam support to its latest release.

Future tech: virtual reality contact lenses
by Esat Dedezade | February 9, 2012

Surrounding yourself with imaginary friends could soon be a reality, thanks to the wonders of ocular science.

Samsung Galaxy S III – the story so far
by Luke Edwards | February 7, 2012

A 13MP camera, 7mm thin body, an Exynos quad-core and a summer release – this is what you need to know about the Galaxy S III.

Rumour: Telstra to release Samsung Galaxy tablet with 4G LTE in March?
by Chris Jager | February 7, 2012

Australia's first 4G tablet could be less than a month away, according to online reports.

The LG Prada is back, in black
by Chris Jager | February 7, 2012

LG and Prada return to the catwalk with a new ‘statement device'; the LG Prada 3.0 smartphone.

Nikon reveals 36.3MP D800 DSLR
by Esat Dedezade | February 7, 2012

The Japanese camera giant’s latest snapper arrives packing some serious fire power in the megapixel department

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Netgear DGND3700 N600: why it won our latest wireless router test Netgear DGND3700 N600: why it won our latest wireless router test
by Staff Writer | February 7, 2012

Jam-packed with features, ports and sockets, and combines that with the best all-round performance in our recent Group Test. Read our review.

Hands-on with Sony PlayStation Vita Hands-on with Sony PlayStation Vita
by Esat Dedezade | February 2, 2012

It might be a bit pricey, but for proper gaming on the move the Vita is simply unbeatable. Read on for our first impressions...

Star Wars: The Old Republic first impressions Star Wars: The Old Republic first impressions
by Paddy Smith | February 1, 2012

Take Warcraft, add better storytelling and the magic of Star Wars, and you're left with The Old Republic: an MMO par excellence.

First look: Sony NEX-5N First look: Sony NEX-5N
by Stephen Graves | February 1, 2012

Does Sony’s new compact system camera have enough about it to stand out from the swappable lens crowd? Short answer: yes


Opinion: Should we trust Tim Schafer with $1 million?
by Chris Jager | February 10, 2012

The Monkey Island maestro has raised over $1 million in online pledges for his new adventure game. ...But is it a wise investment? We investigate his back catalogue in an attempt to find out.

Stone Cold Computing: a journey into overclocking
by John Gillooly | February 9, 2012

We take a journey into the weird and wonderful world of sub zero overclocking

Mechanical Switching explained
by John Gillooly | February 3, 2012

Beloved by gamers, the mechanical keyboard is making a comeback for users of all types – John Gillooly looks at the different varieties available.


Tutorial: Mastering GarageBand for the iPad
by Darien Graham-Smith | December 21, 2011

It costs only $5.99, but GarageBand for the iPad is not only easy-to-use but has plenty of hidden depths. Here's a primer to what's possible with this iPad app.

How to build a Fusion PC system
by John Gillooly | December 15, 2011

Looking for a project to keep you busy over the holiday period? Here's how to build a great low end desktop system that could act as a media PC.

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