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Amazfit Reveals A Pair Of Cheap New Temperature-sensing Smartwatches
Just two weeks after its last hardware launch, Amazfit has revealed yet another pair of smartwatches: the Amazfit GTS 2e and GTR 2e. As their names suggest, these new devices are very similar to this year’s GTS 2 and GTR 2, but with some key differen
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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Quietly Adds Better PS5 Haptic Support In New Update
The biggest change appears to be a new implementation of the adaptive triggers when you’re wielding the bow: the right trigger now provides some resistance when Eivor pulls back an arrow, simulating the tension of the bowstring. Some players report m
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HyperX Cloud II Wireless
$139, www.hyperxgaming.com Despite releasing some of the best gaming headsets like the Cloud Flight and Stinger Wireless, Kingston’s mainline HyperX Cloud series had yet to receive the wire-free treatment. The HyperX Cloud II Wireless hopes to fill
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Flying For Fun
Many people see modern drones as something mainly used by filmmakers and hard-core technology geeks. UAVs can be seen as elitist, hard to fly and needing considerable technical skills as well as exceptional hand-eye coordination. In fact, the technol
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What’s A Switch?
An Ethernet switch is a device that connects multiple Ethernet devices. It has multiple ports into which you can plug devices. In the olden times, we used passive hubs, which simply broadcast all incoming traffic on every outgoing port. A switch is m
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We Must Be Streaming: Chromecast Will Finally Work With Apple TV Plus
Google has announced that its affordable new Chromecast with Google TV streaming dongle will be receiving an update that includes Apple TV early next year, allowing you to stream Apple TV Plus shows and movies on your Google streamer. Apple TV will c
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Alba: A Wildlife Adventure launches on consoles Autumn 2021
Alba launched on Apple Arcade and PC earlier last month and is developed by ustwo games, who is previously known for other relaxing indie hits Assemble With Care and Monument Valley. The game takes place on the sunny island of Pinar del Mar, home to
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Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2
$299, au.turtlebeach.com As you can tell by its superlative-hoovering title and equally bold $299 price tag, Turtle Beach’s gen 2 Elite Pro isn’t messing about. It’s intended to provide competition to the very best headsets out there. And when you t
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Inside Drone Crowd-funding
Many drone projects are crowd-funded. The cutting-edge, global technology lends itself to this method perfectly. If you wish to speculate on a UAV project like this, do it through recognised sources, such as Kickstarter or IndieGogo. They verify that
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All about Ethernet
Normally Wi-Fi gets all the press. Nobody ever mentions the old reliable wired networking anymore, so this month we thought we’d try and rectify that a little and take a look at the backbone of nearly all modern local networks: Ethernet. What is it,
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Windows 10’s Next Update Could Pop Up Earlier In 2021 – But You Might Be Disappointed
Windows 10’s H1 2021 update could be in the last stages of finalisation ahead of its launch in the first half of next year – but as we’ve already heard, you probably shouldn’t get too excited about this one. That’s because the H1 2021 update will onl
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Mass Effect Team Reunite As Several BioWare Veterans Join Development Of New Game
Several of the original Mass Effect development team is returning to Bioware for the next instalment in the series. As confirmed by a series of tweets by project director at BioWare Michael Gamble, several key devs including Dusty Everman, Parrish Le
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Thrustmaster TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition
From $149, www.thrustmaster.com The Thrustmaster TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition is a flight stick made in the image of an Airbus sidestick. It’s an officially licensed tie-in. And as well as the base controller you can get a throttle set and a pack of
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Teach The Family To Fly
Modern UAVs have sophisticated software and stability controls that make them extremely easy and stable to fly. You can have great fun teaching everyone in the family to fly a quadcopter, but here are our important tips on how to do it safely: • Alw
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Take Part In A Real-world Treasure Hunt
Exercise doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, some forms of movement can actually be enjoyable. Even just stepping outside for a short stroll is a great way to stretch the legs and explore the outdoors without needing to build up a sweat. But why not ma
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This New Google Photos Feature Turns Your Snaps Into 3D Cinematic Images
The new addition to the service’s Memories feature, which serves up both recent and old highlights from your photos collection, will start to appear in the app “over the next month”, according to Google. The Cinematic photos feature will work on all
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Will Be Getting New Content And Features In 2021
Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be getting more content throughout 2021. The future plans are outlined in the last Halo Waypoint blog post of the year, which comes in the form of a Master Chief Collection (or MCC) development retrospective. Th
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Nikon Z 6II
$3,499 body only, www.nikon.com.au Nikon may have been late to the full-frame mirrorless camera party, but it pretty much nailed it on the head the first time round. The Nikon Z 6 fast became one of our top choices for shooting, and we had to nitpic
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Drones To Have Fun
Available to buy in a number of designs that will be familiar to any Star Wars fan. These quadcopters can battle each other in multiplayer battles using their built-in infrared transmitters. The controller displays lives and provides sound effects.
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Manage ‘field’ patterns
Landscape scenes with carpets of flowers or brightly coloured plants are a popular subject for outdoor photographers. While the lower portion of woodland scenes often need to be managed with care, or on occasion excluded entirely due to numerous dist
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5 Things I Learned In My First Apple Fitness Plus Workout
Apple Fitness Plus has launched, and it’s something I’ve been itching to try. Since we first heard about it back on September 15, the idea of expanding the workouts from your Apple Watch into a more interactive and vibrant experience is pretty good.
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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
$59.95, Switch, PC, Xbox, PS, www.nintendo.com Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 might look like a puzzle game on the surface, the names of two of the biggest franchises in block/puyo busting being a pretty big clue, but behind it’s colourful facade is a JRPG thro
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Welcome To The Expert Guide To Drones
As prices have dropped and availability has increased, the range of affordable drones on offer to people has skyrocketed, meaning anyone can get involved and start flying. In this book we’ll take you through all the basics, and examine some of the be
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Amazing PS5 & Xbox add-ons
The rollout for this gen has been a bit scrappy, but this next-gen behemoth is worth the wait . Finally. after months of teasing, Sony revealed a 19 November release date and price for the PlayStation 5 and hopefully got a pre-order sorterd. And the
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Make Majestic Scenes With The Magic Wand
The Magic Wand is one of Photoshop’s best selection tools, especially if you need to target an area of an image that is uniform in colour or tone, like the backdrop to the bonsai tree image here. The tool works by seeking out similar pixels to the po
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
$1,299, www.olympus.com.au Despite its complex name, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV is a simple, compact entry-level mirrorless camera. And if you’re a beginner or keen photographer looking for a compact body that takes consistently attractive photo
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Cyberpunk 2077
$79, PC, Xbox, PS, www.cyberpunk.net Cyberpunk 2077’s world is such an aesthetic joy that it feels disrespectful to fast travel or skip drives in Night City. At times, it feels as if the game has transformed into some living, voyeuristic screensaver
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Getting Started With Your Drone
You might have heard of drones in the past, but now you’re able to buy them! It’s not uncommon to watch a video shot from a drone and immediately want to do the same yourself. As you’ll have discovered by now, there are so many uses for drones that m
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What’s Hot In WatchOS 7
The new watchOS 7 will put you to sleep. Not because it’s boring. Far from it. The new OS introduces something that many Apple Watch users have been wanting for a long time: native sleep tracking. And in typical Apple style, there’s more to the sleep
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Buyer’s Guide
From $1,199, apple.com/au Apple has outdone itself. 5G has been added, the CPU has more power than you’re ever going to need, and the dual-lens rear camera system can take spectacular photos in any kind of light. From $949, oneplus.com A simp
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