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Photo Gallery: 3D gaming monitors debut

Photo Gallery: 3D gaming monitors debut

It's not exactly Jaws 19, but Beyond Gaming and Internet cafe represents the first 3D gaming longue in Australia, and by all impressions, it looks like the future is already here.
Sep 4 2008, 3:30PM
Gears of War 2 screenshots - here’s what PC users miss out on

Gears of War 2 screenshots - here’s what PC users miss out on

Even though PC fans won’t get a chance to play Gears of War 2, we’ve compiled a list of screenshots to get jealous about…
Sep 2 2008, 11:34AM
Photo gallery: Nokia E71 faces off against iPhone 3G

Photo gallery: Nokia E71 faces off against iPhone 3G

For a QWERTY phone, the E71 is very slim. It's similarly sized to the iPhone 3G, coming in a mere 127g verse 133g for the iPhone. The E71 is also on par with newly-arrived QWERTY rival the Palm Treo Pro (it's actually a tad slimmer). It's taller and wider than the non-QWERTY n95, but side by side it's drastically slimmer. Many of the smartphones we've seen have suffered from a poor combination of clunky touchscreen interfaces, or bulky QWERTY form factors. This one nails the combination.
Sep 1 2008, 6:17PM
Samsung i780 vs Blackberry Bold

Samsung i780 vs Blackberry Bold

Samsung's new i780 goes up against the Blackberry Bold and other QWERTY phones like the Nokia E71. Much has been made about the Bold’s new QVGA (480 x 320) display which is arguably the best looking colour TFT LCD on a handset device. The i780 has a unique 320 x 320 display which looks considerably duller in comparison, though we did found the added height useful for browsing websites and long list.
Sep 1 2008, 12:25PM
Photos: Dell Studio Hybrid vs Xbox 360

Photos: Dell Studio Hybrid vs Xbox 360

Dell's Studio Hybrid is tiny, measuring 196.5mm long, which is a little less than half the width of a 19inch (non-widescreen) LCD monitor. We've put it side by side against the Xbox 360, and as you can see from the photos, the Dell is tiny by comparison. The entire system weighs a touch over 2Kg, though the ASUS Eee Box is 1Kg. Prices start at $999, but that doesn't include a monitor. You get Core 2 Duo and Vista, while the Asus Eee Box comes with the Atom chip and Windows XP.
Aug 25 2008, 1:30PM
Unboxed: Palm Treo Pro

Unboxed: Palm Treo Pro

Can Palm finally get back into the ring and do some damge to their competitors? Or is it already too late for the ailing smartphone company? These pics should give you a closer look, either way. But we have to say - nice box guys.
Aug 21 2008, 3:15PM
Photos: Ultimate Geek Chandelier

Photos: Ultimate Geek Chandelier

Imagine yourself basking under the glory of giant, hanging 45nm silicon chip wafers. Now imagine no more. Check out the pics here. We spotted this giant chandelier made from silicon chip wafers at the upstairs lobby area of the Moscone Center at Intel’s IDF event in San Francisco. It’s hard to tell exactly how big it is, but we’d hazard a guess at around 10 metres tall.
Aug 21 2008, 11:38AM
Acer Predator Gaming Machine launch

Acer Predator Gaming Machine launch

It’s got the sleek curves of a transforming autobot and the flaming orange of well....Michael Bay’s favourite, Bumblebee.

The Predator is one serious gaming desktop, which is not surprising really, considering the full power of the Predator’s hulk sized processor is fuelled by an awsome Intel Core2 Extreme quad-core, with 1333MHz FSB.

Take a peak at the new beast from Acer.
Aug 21 2008, 11:01AM
Intel/Yahoo Internet TV

Intel/Yahoo Internet TV

The menu system you see in our photo gallery is on a TV, showing live TV, with desktop Internet apps (widgets) overlaid. An embeded Intel chip runs desktop Internet widgets, on top of what you’re watching - things like eBay auctions, Flickr photos, stocks. It works using an Intel chip inside the TV, and an Ethernet Internet connection.
Aug 21 2008, 8:43AM
Official Sydney TMC launch, road tests, exclusive demo pics & amazing classic cars

Official Sydney TMC launch, road tests, exclusive demo pics & amazing classic cars

The Suma Traffic Management Centre (TMC) finally launched today in Sydney and Brisbane. A small media gathering took place at a classic car store, where (not surprisingly), most eyes were on the million dollar merchandise and not the funky little TMC transmitters. We got to sit in a live driving test of a TMC unit and were very happy with the results.
Aug 13 2008, 4:06PM
First Look: ASUS M521 Va, Centrino 2 benchmarks are in

First Look: ASUS M521 Va, Centrino 2 benchmarks are in

Battery life was the more interesting of the tests. The M51 Va didn't blow us away, but that was expected given the ATi Radeon Mobility HD3650 on board. With this in mind, consider that the M51 Va beat most of the previous generation of mid-range laptops in our battery tests, lasting for 1 hour and 24 minutes in our intensive-use test, which is no mean feat considering the dedicated card.
Aug 11 2008, 3:18PM
Photos: World Cyber Games Australia has Guitar Hero 3, Booth Babes and more...

Photos: World Cyber Games Australia has Guitar Hero 3, Booth Babes and more...

On Friday night (8th August) at Sydney’s Luna Park, during the festivities of the Australian leg of the Samsung World Cyber Games, a battle for the best of the best took centre stage in a Guitar Hero 3 ‘Guitar Shredding Competition’. Hardcore GH players faced off against real Guitar players in a bid to win a 50inch Samsung Plasma.

Racing simulators and virtual reality battle arenas were also popular among the tiny crowd, as Nova Radio hosts Jabba and Mel tried their luck.
Aug 11 2008, 11:25AM
Photo Gallery: HTC Touch Diamond Unboxed

Photo Gallery: HTC Touch Diamond Unboxed

The Touch Diamond is one of the first phones in the world with Windows Mobile 6.1, and should provide a classy alternative to the iPhone. You get 3G, GPS, camera, WiFi, 4GB storage, all in an 11.5mm high chassis. The phone itself is only 110grams, a huge difference to some of the very chunky smartphones on the market. Crucially, the phone offers 7.2Mbps HSDPA on Telstra's wide-ranging Next-G network.
Aug 5 2008, 1:39PM
Photo Gallery: Asus Eee Box unboxed

Photo Gallery: Asus Eee Box unboxed

Meet the new desktop Eee. It's tiny, not much bigger than an Eee PC 901, and will cost a mere $429 when it goes on sale in 4 to 5 weeks. But what does it look like up close? Feast your eyes on our exclusive photo gallery. Stay tuned for our review.
Aug 1 2008, 5:51PM
Samsung U900:  Celebrate touch in style

Samsung U900: Celebrate touch in style

The U900’s main asset lies in its usability; the touch pad triggers a small, but responsive vibration when clicked. It’s both a navigation menu and a music player in one. This ease of use makes it a sleek and sexy little handset.
Aug 1 2008, 4:35PM
Photo Gallery: Acer Aspire One, a worthy Eee PC contender

Photo Gallery: Acer Aspire One, a worthy Eee PC contender

But the Aspire one is different. It costs just $533, yet offers an assortment of hardware and vital statistics that easily trumps that of Asus’ most frugal Eee PC. In terms of spec, it’s even hot on the heels of the premium Eee 900 and 901.
Jul 31 2008, 9:48AM
Nokia 6220 Classic

Nokia 6220 Classic

We've been reporting about 5-Megapixel phones for a while now, and Nokia's 62202 Classic is the latest of these high-quality camera phones. It's a fully-featured 3G smartphone, so it's good for Internet and email, but the consumer-oriented feature set make it a very different phone (and arguably easier to use) than the heavy duty Windows Mobile phones on the market.
Jul 31 2008, 9:13AM
Sony Active Headphones: MDR-AS20J &MDR-AS30G

Sony Active Headphones: MDR-AS20J &MDR-AS30G

Two sets of headphones from Sony; designed for active wear - and designed to stand out from the pack.
Jul 30 2008, 4:43PM
Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed

It’s a stunningly evocative world that’s given added zing by the ‘free-running’ feature you use to cross it. In fact, the city and fights are so good, you’ll be three hours into Assassin’s Creed before you realise that, plot aside, you’ve already seen all it has to offer.
Jul 25 2008, 12:52PM
Photo Gallery: Mini-notebooks under $1,000 (including the Eee)

Photo Gallery: Mini-notebooks under $1,000 (including the Eee)

From the original Eee PC 701, to the MSI Wind, cast your eyes over this shopping list of the best and worst ultraportables for the bus, plane or train.
Jul 21 2008, 3:11PM