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Samsung QN900A Neo QLED 8K TV
From $7,579, www.samsung.com When viewed for the first time, it’s hard not to gush over the QN900A’s stark minimalism, which aims to make everything but the content you’re watching melt away from view. The first thing you’ll notice (or maybe not not
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Optimising Your Quality Of Service
Nearly every router on the market today has some sort of quality of service (QoS) mechanism, though most aren’t switched on by default. For many home users, however, it is worth investigating – especially if you live in a crowded house or environment
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Removing Stubborn Infections
In most cases your security software should stop infections in their tracks, but if some creep through you may find them difficult to remove. Start by attempting to boot into Safe mode with networking – doing so usually cripples the malware enough to
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Spotify HiFi: Sweet Streams (are Made Of This)
The green giant has finally given the green light to higher-quality audio. Set to launch later this year, Spotify HiFi is the service’s long-awaited entry into CD-quality streaming. According to Spotify, high-quality music streaming has been one of i
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The Issues
To be frank, paired with a capable PC and using the latest gear, such as the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite or HP’s Reverb G2, which we test in this feature, VR gameplay is very solid and enjoyable on the whole. That, however, is part of the problem. For the
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What Gadgets Do I Need To Get My Novel Written?
Bearded lollygagger George RR Martin famously spends his time gawping at the walls of his home office, pretending to write the next A Song of Ice and Fire book while sat in front of a DOS computer running 1987’s WordStar 4.0. Guru writes with, depend
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Better Safe...
They say there are two inevitabilities in life – death and taxes. Once upon a time I am sure this was true, but in this modern age there is a third one: at some point, your PC is going to be compromised. It could be from malware, set in place to take
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Activision Shares A Call Of Duty: Warzone Cheating Update As Permabans Near 500,000
Activision has released an update on its Call of Duty: Warzone anti-cheat progress, detailing how many permabans have been issued and how the team roots out cheaters. According to the official Call of Duty blog, over 475,000 players have been permane
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Tech Specs
• Power 100W per channel • Hi-res support 24-bit/96kHz • Streaming needs Sound Hub (£250) • Bluetooth aptX HD • Finishes 4 • Dimensions (hwd) 27 x 16 x 23cm • Weight 4.4kg (each) ■
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Dali Oberon 1 C
The shared pursuit of love and happiness aside, not everyone is after the same thing – as Dali acknowledges in the design of its latest stereo speaker system, the Oberon 1 C. Audio systems, whether they are modest all-in-one micros or more ambitious
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Amazfit T-Rex Pro
$319, www.amazfit.com You get a lot of features for your money with the T-Rex Pro, but a ‘wow factor’ isn’t one of them. The T-Rex Pro looks almost exactly like the original Amazfit T-Rex. This new version also has four screws in the bezel for a pra
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Gigabyte Aorus 17G (2021)
$3,599, www.gigabyte.com The Gigabyte Aorus 17G didn’t get the memo that gaming laptops have been following a trend of late, discarding the previously chunky aesthetic in favor of a slimmer, more portable build. Instead, this powerful laptop is stil
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Logitech G Pro X Superlight
$279, www.logitechg.com Competitive PC gamers are always trying to get the best hardware that money can buy, and a good gaming mouse is certainly one of the key components to focus on. The Logitech G Pro X Superlight Wireless Gaming Mouse is probabl
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Nanoleaf Essentials Lightstrip
$99, nanoleaf.me The Nanoleaf Essentials Lightstrip isn’t remarkably different from most others available on the market today. The starter pack is a 2m strip that’s a touch over half-inch wide, housing 21 LEDs per meter in groups of five. Meter-long
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Realme 8 Pro
$TBC, www.realme.com While Realme isn’t currently a huge name in the West, if it keeps putting out phones like the Realme 8 Pro, we can’t see that remaining the case for much longer – it’s a fantastic affordable phone, and one which Motorola, Nokia
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Player Discovers Nook Phone Hack To Store DIYs
An Animal Crossing: New Horizons player has discovered a clever way to store the DIY recipes they don’t want anymore. According to a post in the game’s Subreddit, Animal Crossing: New Horizons DIY recipes can be stored in the Recycle Box that’s locat
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Protect Yourself From Web Skimming
Many websites that sell products or services rely on third-party payment providers to process payments. When you make a purchase, you’re redirected to that provider’s website to complete the transaction before being redirected back. Sadly, scammers h
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Automatic Skin Smoothing
The Skin Smoothing Filter is part of Adobe’s Neural Filters command: a range of new filters that employ artificial intelligence to analyse image content and determine which areas to affect. Skin Smoothing can automatically recognise people and faces
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The Deets On NFTs
In last month’s issue, we provided a (somewhat unflattering) overview of the internet’s most recent gold rush obsession: the non-fungible token (NFT). This month we thought we’d dive deeper into the technology and look at some of the issues and eleme
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Razer Kaira and Kaira Pro for Xbox
$169 and $249, www.razer.com The Razer Kaira is pretty sleek… for a gaming headset. With a black and green color scheme and RGB lighting on the sides of the earcups, it’s definitely got that gamer aesthetic – so much so that you wouldn’t want to wea
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Virtual Reality In 2021
Over the course of the past seven decades, the term “virtual reality” has been thrown around quite a bit within the tech world. However, during that time, it has actually become a rather divisive and subjective form of entertainment. Tedious and awkw
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Tech Specs
• Power 100W per channel • Hi-res support 24-bit/96kHz • Streaming Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, UPnP • Bluetooth 4.2 • Finishes 2 • Dimensions (hwd) 29 x 17 x 29cm • Weight 7.5kg (each) ■
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Nvidia Mining GPUs Bring In Three Times More Revenue Than Expected
In a statement to investors, Nvidia announced that its fiscal Q1 2022 revenue was exceeding expectations, raising the company’s anticipated revenue from its new crypto mining processors (CMPs) to US$150 million (AU$196.3 million), up from US$50 milli
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Mobile Games
Crash Bandicoot has been living a bit of a resurgence at the moment, featuring in both sequels and remasters, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the original runner ended up in… well... a runner. For better or worse, Crash is now spinning his way t
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WD My Passport Ultra 4TB
$199, shop.westerndigital.com The latest version of WD’s portable hard disk drive throws up a question right out of the gate – what is with the name? It doesn’t help that WD keeps the same names for its hard disk drive ranges even if new models are
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Monster Antimatter Particle Slams Into Antarctica
The collision occurred in 2016, but researchers only confirmed the details of the event in March 2021. This antineutrino, an antimatter counterpart of the wispy, difficult-to-detect particle known as a neutrino, collided with an electron in the ice o
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Dell U4021QW
$2,438, www.dell.com.au The Dell U4021QW is undeniably sleek, though it’s still a Dell product, so its much more about functionality than flash. The monitor’s construction is entirely plastic - other than its hardware – but it’s solid and doesn’t fe
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HOW TO Lock Down Your Network
1 LOCK DOWN ROUTER Open your browser and log into your router’s configuration utility via its IP address. If you’ve not yet done so, look for an administration section where you can change the password (choose a strong one using your password manager
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It Takes Two
$49.95, PlayStation, Xbox, PC, www.eagames.com It takes a bold man to risk thousands of dollars on the promise that no-one will find their game boring. But Josef Fares is just that brazen. After watching the credits roll on his latest co-op adventur
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