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DRONES ARE ON THE RISE

A drone used to locate and drop a lifesaving flotation device to a pair of swimmers in distress, saved their lives. The dramatic rescue reported by the Sydney morning Herald was described as a history-making event.

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BOSS AUDIO WANTS ALEXA TO RIDE SHOTGUN

Amazon wants to put Alexa not only in our homes and offices but now in our vehicles too which makes a lot of sense when you consider convenience and driver distraction.

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HASSELBLAD’S 400 MEGAPIXEL STILL CAMERA

Instagrammer's need not apply. The new H6D-400C is pitched at the professional photographer that specialises in ultra-high definition still images. Think art galleries and museums.

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THE FIRST CONNECTED AND SMART WINE RACK FROM CAVEASY

How do you find the specific bottle you are looking for and more importantly, how can you make sure it’s not old and past its prime? New French startup, Caveasy, showed at CES its connected smart wine management & storage solution called 'Caveasy One.'

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THE EMERGING HDR FORMAT WAR

Unlike the 3D feature that turned out to be superfluous on TVs, HDR (High Dynamic Range) is proving to be a useful technology.

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ALEXA, I JUST WANT A DAMN PIZZA

You have to hand it to Domino's for being progressive, always moving with the times and embracing tech in their day to day business. But their latest feature left me frustrated, and hungry.

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AMAZON ALEXA TO LAUNCH IN AUSTRALIA NEXT MONTH

The long-awaited announcement of Amazon's launch of Alexa and Echo has finally arrived. The voice control giant is now offering the Echo range of smart speakers via pre-order on Amazon Australia, with the service set to go live February 1st, 2018.

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SOUND DIMENSIONS JOINS THE DOTS

Now here’s a novel idea: gather a horde of compact self-powered, wireless speakers, daisy chain them all and what you get is a wall of sound that belies their tiny individual size.

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TAG HEUER FULL DIAMOND SMART WATCH, NEXT LEVEL

Tag Heuer's Connected Modular 45 smartwatch running Android Wear has won many tech-savvy consumers over, despite its limited functionality when compared to the Apple Watch or Samsung's latest Gear releases.

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BENQ’S NEW 27.9” 4K UHD HDR10 MONITOR FOR GAMERS

BenQ's new EL2870U is the brand's first 4K UHD monitor with 1ms response time specifically for Home Entertainment.

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GARMIN SPEAK, ECHO DOT FOR YOUR CAR

The Sat-Nav savvy Garmin has teamed up with Amazon to make a tiny Echo Dot that affixes to the windscreen. Not only is it empowered with Alexa’s voice commands it dishes out turn-by-turn navigation by Garmin.

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SHRED CITY STREETS LIKE YOU’RE ON A SNOWBOARD

Take the humble skateboard, add a couple of inline skate wheels and a bit of tech and you've got the LEIF ESnowboard.

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YET ANOTHER AMAZON PRODUCT WE CAN’T BUY IN AUSTRALIA

Amazon is proudly boasting its new Echo Spot, a mash of the Echo Show and the Echo Dot in one cute little tabletop form factor. But if you live in Australia, you can't have it, or any other Echo or Alexa product, at least officially, yet.

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SAMSUNG UNVEILS 146” MICROLED MODULAR TV

This week in Las Vegas Samsung has used the Consumer Electronics Show to debut the world's first consumer modular MicroLED 146" TV.

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SWEAT TO MUSIC AND DON’T BE ROADKILL WITH SONY’S WF-SP700N

The new Sony WF-SP700N wireless noise-cancelling stereo headset is a puzzle. It looks superb, comes in assorted colours and boasts the world's first noise-cancelling and splash-proof (IPX4) functionality in a truly wireless headphone.

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HISENSE TO ADD OLED TV TO ITS AUSTRALIAN RANGE

Hisense has been so busy with its ULED 4K TVs, it has barely given a thought to OLED sets. Or so it seemed to industry observers. They were wrong.

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JAPANESE ROBOTS ARE CLEANING UP

In a taste of what’s to come for the future of work, Japanese robotics and healthcare outfit Seven Dreamers has come up with a futuristic way of folding laundry.

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HEATWORKS TETRA CONNECTED DISHWASHER

Heatworks, the maker of the rather clever Model 3 tankless water heater, retained the noted industrial design firm Frog Design, to work with them on a new consumer product using their Ohmic Array water heating tech.

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ACER SWIFT 7 - THIS WEEK’S WORLD’S THINNEST LAPTOP

Is thin in? At CES 2018 this week, Acer introduced the new Swift 7, claiming it as the world’s thinnest laptop, running on Intel® Core™ processors and with built-in Intel® 4G LTE connectivity.

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4K LASER PROJECTION GOES PORTABLE WITH LG

Is it a plant stand? Is it a stylish ashtray? No, it’s a rather smart portable 4K projector.

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AURASENS AUDIO RECLINER, A SENSORY SENSATION

If the AURASENS hi-tech pod recliner evokes memories of Pioneer’s original “stereo chair’’, you’d be on the money.

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SOUNDSTREAM BRINGS AMAZON ALEXA INTO YOUR CAR

When Amazon's voice-assistant, Alexa, will officially launch in Australia is anyone's guess. Retrofitting Alexa to your vehicle is now a reality though thanks to Soundstream's new VRA-67B Alexa-enabled head unit.

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LG UPGRADE OLED TV RANGE AT CES 2018

At Las Vegas' CES this week, LG previewed their 2018 4K OLED range. Generally accepted as the best TV’s on the block, the new models add a whole range of image and function enhancements which should keep LG ahead of the TV pack.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE WINDOWLESS WINDOW SEAT

I can't say I've accidentally booked the notorious windowless window seat when flying, but I have thought it curious as I head down the cabin to the cheap seats.

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WHY SHOULD KIDS HAVE ALL THE FUN?

Admit it, you've seen kids playing in a ball pit and just for a moment wanted to stop being a grown up. Like fairy bread, why should kids have all the fun?

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