Stories by Chris Jager

Samsung U10 Full HD pocket camcorder (preview)

The Samsung U10 is a pocket camcorder for bloggers and casual videographers. Boasting 1080p video quality, inbuilt editing software, a time-lapse recording function and a 10-megapixel still image mode, the Samsung U10 is pretty well equipped for the ...

Pioneer unveils new 3D Blu-ray players

Pioneer Electronics has announced two new 3D Blu-ray players for the Australian market, the Pioneer BDP-LX54 (RRP $599) and Pioneer BDP-430 (RRP $499). Both players come equipped with 3D Blu-ray Disc playback, advanced audio capabilities, 1080p upsca...

Which CPU? Intel Sandy Bridge vs. AMD Fusion

Over the next few weeks, Intel and AMD are set to unleash two new families of CPUs: Sandy Bridge (Intel's 2nd Generation Core processors) and AMD Fusion, respectively. These new processing chips offer a range of exciting improvements over existing CP...

What eReader should I buy? NookColor vs. Kindle 3

If you pride yourself on being a bit of a bookworm, you need to buy an e-reader – end of story. While basic E-Ink models continue to enter the marketplace, the category has morphed to include all manner of fancy tools and features: from inbuilt WiFi ...

Samsung BD-C8900 3D Blu-ray player and PVR

The high-end Samsung BD-C8900 Blu-ray player has inbuilt Wi-Fi and is capable of playing 3D Blu-ray movies. It shares many of the same features as the excellent Samsung BD-C6900 -- with the added benefit of a 500GB hard drive and DVB-T digital TV tun...

AMD Radeon HD 6950 graphics card

The AMD Radeon HD 6950 graphics card is a high-end model that aims to bring DirectX 11 gaming to the masses. Boasting dual Cayman graphics engines, 2GB of GDDR5 memory, stereoscopic 3D support, a BIOS toggle switch and Eyefinity multi-display technol...

Nokia E5 smartphone

The Nokia E5 is an HSDPA-capable smartphone designed for business and leisure in equal measure. [You're a poet and you didn't know it. -- Ed.] Equipped with a QWERTY keyboard, a 5-megapixel camera, an inbuilt GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual home sc...

Sony BDP-S470 3D Blu-ray player

The Sony BDP-S470 is a midrange Blu-ray player boasting 3D capabilities and Bravia Internet Video streaming. It slots between the Sony BDP-S370 and Sony BDP-S570 Blu-ray player in the company's line-up. With an RRP of $299, the Sony BDP-S470 Blu-ray ...

The best games of this generation: as voted by you

Choosing this generation's best game (thus far) is a difficult undertaking -- which is why we handed the task over to you, our readers. A few months ago, we asked you to vote for your favourite game of this generation in an online poll. To find out w...

Millennius Full HD Waterproof Seacam

The Millennius Full HD Waterproof Seacam does exactly what it says on the tin: it's waterproof (up to a depth of three metres), records in Full HD (to SD memory cards) and is tailormade for seaside holidays. With an RRP of $249, it's also pleasantly ...

Panasonic DMP-BD45 Blu-ray player

The Panasonic DMP-BD45 is a bare-bones Blu-ray player aimed at quality-conscious consumers who don't care about bells and whistles. As the entry-level model in Panasonic's Blu-ray player line-up, it lacks common features such as BD-Live, YouTube acce...

Iomega Skin Radical

Imoega isn't particularly well known for crafting hip 'n' happening hard drives. Since its acquisition by EMC, the company has positioned itself in the SMB/SOHO markets -- with predictably vanilla results. But all that is set to change with the relea...

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100 waterproof camcorder

After one of the coldest winters in living memory, followed by a wet and dreary beginning to summer, the prospect of hitting the beach for some underwater videography might not sound too enticing. But if you do decide to take the plunge, it's hard to...

ioSafe SoloPro disaster-proof external hard drive

In the event of a house fire, the first thing most people run for is the family photo album. But what happens when your irreplaceable photos are stored on a hulking PC? With flames rising all around you, disconnecting a computer and lugging it to saf...

Federal government backs R18+ rating for video games

The federal Government has backed a new adults-only rating for video games that would see the introduction of a new R18+ classification. Home Affairs and Justice Minister Brendan O'Connor announced on Sunday that the Government will push forward with...

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