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UFO, sheep and the 'Mother Flocker'

Flock is a downloadable video game available on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and for the PC. In the game, players control a UFO for the purpose of abducting and herding sheep back to the 'Mother Flocker' control ship. It’s due to be rele...

Philips HTS6100

The Philips HTS6100 is a sound-bar system with the added attraction of decent low frequency response from a dedicated subwoofer. It performs well in terms of sound quality and its virtual surround settings are surprisingly convincing.

KingRex UD-01

The UD-01, KingRex’s mid-priced USB digital audio converter, offers a sizeable leap in sound quality over a PC’s on-board sound solution, but you’ll need an equally high-quality system to take advantage of it.

Iomega ScreenPlay HD

Iomega is a company best known for its storage solutions — capacious, speedy devices with plenty of connectivity. The ScreenPlay HD stays true to this ethos, but doesn’t back it up with much in the way of media playback support.

Fallout 3 to go on sale in Australia

After a fortnight of confusion, the highly anticipated video game Fallout 3 has been approved for sale in Australia by the Office of Film and Literature Classification.

LG XA63

The XA63 is yet another mini hi-fi system in a market packed with near-identical models. It's a solid performer with decent but unremarkable sound quality.

Yamaha Soavo 2

The Yamaha Soavo 2 speakers have a bookshelf design, but you'll need some very spacious shelves to accommodate these monsters. They sound very balanced, and, while they may not be the best choice for music lovers, they would excel as part of a surrou...

Sony MDRAS100W

Sony has a history of creating out-there, contemporary headphones and this pair is no different. The two in-ear plugs produce lively, involving sound and the headband does a good job of keeping the headphones securely attached. The downside of this u...

Lehmann Audio Black Cube Linear

A headphone amplifier like Lehmann Audio's Black Cube Linear amplifier is a necessity if you're using high-end, demanding headphones like AKG's K701. However, this amplifier will still offer greatly improved sound quality with mid-range headphones.

Fallout 3: new screenshots unleashed

We've already shown you what Bethesda's take on the state of the world in the year 2277 is like. You've already seen the devastation, decrepit scenery and mutants. Well, there's now more to see. Recently released on to the Internet, these new shots s...

Google Street View envelops Australia

Unveiled on the company's Google Maps Web site today, Google Street View is an amazingly comprehensive photographic guide to almost all Australia's major roads and cities. We go for a little test drive...

Philips 42PFL9703D

Philips' latest 42-inch LCD offers good picture quality and plenty of digital inputs in a design suited to modern decor. It's not perfect, however, with a 100Hz mode that doesn't work quite as well as expected and not enough support for analog conne...

Creative EP-830

Creative's EP-830 headphones occupy that difficult point within the portable audio market &#8212 not ridiculously expensive and audiophile-grade, but not bargain-basement cheap like the bundled headphones of most MP3 players. They err on the side of ...

ABC's iView

The Web-browser-based iView program is the latest video-on-demand venture from the nation's ABC television network. With arts, documentary, news and a host of other programs on demand, there's plenty of content available to any user with a sufficient...

Sony Bravia KDL52W4000

Sony's KDL52W4000 is an exemplary Full HD panel. It's surprisingly slim, with great contrast and brightness and a price tag that is actually quite reasonable for the quality offered. It doesn't handle lower resolution content particularly well, but i...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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