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Review – Microsoft Surface book

As reviewed: Core i-5 CPU, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD, 3000×2000 resolution screen, Microsoft Surface Pen Microsoft are in the midst of their Windows 10 creator update. It’s a pretty big deal for them – they’re making some big changes under the covers of the Operating System in order to …

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Are Smartwatches all that good?

So what even is the deal with Smart wearables? Ok so lets start at the beginning, as many of you know I started doing the whole gym/fitness thing a few months back. I was looking around at heart rate monitors like a fitbit or something to that effect. I had …

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Preview – Samsung QLED TV

Samsung. Like ’em or not, you have almost certainly interacted with one of their screens at some point in the past. Heck, I’d be impressed if you haven’t. They’ve been the world’s largest TV manufacturer since 2006. The last couple of years have seen these boys n’ girls introduce a …

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Opinion – Project Scorpio – PCMR for the masses?

Okay, so the internet is awash with the spec list being released for the latest Xbox console, codenamed Project Scorpio. The spec sheet (which comes courtesy of Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry), and some other details that have been revealed are surprising, in a good way. Looking at the raw specs, there’s …

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Samsung Galaxy S8 ‘Unbox Your Phone’ Event

On March 30th we were invited to the Samsung New Zealand Galaxy S8 ‘Unbox Your Phone’ event, held at The Sugar Club in Auckland. Samsung New Zealand earlier that day had introduced the world to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. This was our opportunity to get an early hands on …

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Tech: Nintendo NES Classic Mini

So, there was some furor around Christmas time over Nintendo pushing out a new release. Not the Switch, but a modern re-imagining of the classic NES console. They made a limited run, and there’s now a mental amount of price gouging going on on trademe – like 100% markup type …

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Lenovo Entertainment Hub – Bringing Virtual Reality To Your Favorite Games

At CES 2017 this year Lenovo introduced their new gaming brand, Legion By Lenovo. The key announcement for me from Legion By Lenovo was the introduction of the ‘Lenovo Entertainment Hub’, a virtual reality media and gaming platform developed by Australian based Beyond Media. The Lenovo Entertainment Hub provides virtual reality compatibility …

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Tech: Dave Builds a new PC – Again

So, I build PC’s. Or more specifically, I build small form factor PC’s. For my latest update, I threw together an Intel Skylake i7 build, and recorded the experience! Check out the video here! – Dave

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Logitech G. Gaming devices for the serious gamer.

My PC setup had a few glaring issues. My existing mechanical keyboard could probably have be heard from Norway, no one could see me during my Virtual Reality streaming and I had no way of communicating wirelessly during them. The good folk at Logitech New Zealand sent me a few …

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Camera Review – Panasonic G7

This week I want to talk about my latest purchase, the Panasonic G7. I bought it because I want to start shooting more video content, and the my little Nikon D3200, whilst loved, wasn’t up to the task of creating high quality videos in 4k. So I started scouring the …

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