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Hands On With The Moto 360, The First Round-Faced Android Wear Smartwatch

Motorola’s Moto 360 was ironically probably the most-coveted smartwatch at Google I/O this year, because despite high interest it’s also the only one that wasn’t available. It’ll still be shipped out to all conference attendees when it becomes publicly available later this summer, but for now we …

BRW rich list: uni mates who became Australia's first tech billionaires

Two university mates who started a software company using a $10,000 loan are now part of Australia's billionaires club.<p>The founders of Atlassian, Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, are among 39 billionaires featured in this year's BRW Rich 200 list, mingling with the likes of Gina Rinehart, …

Look At All The Tech Hewlett-Packard — One Of America's Most Iconic Companies — Has Created

On a shoestring budget, the friends invented a series of electronics gadgets sometimes using the Packard family oven to put on finishing touches. Walt Disney Studios was one of their first customers.<p>Flash forward to June 2014 and HP is one of the biggest tech companies in the world, employing over …

PocketScan wants to put a scanner in your pocket for $99

In a perfect world, we’d all be able to whip out our smartphone and have it capture a perfect rendition of the document we want to scan. Of course, that simply isn’t possible with today’s smartphones, which is why we often resort to using the on-board camera instead.<p>It’s far from ideal. We end up …

Woman's electrocution prompts warning over cheap USB chargers

The apparent electrocution of a young woman by a faulty phone charger prompted a warning to consumers from authorities against buying cheap, unapproved USB chargers or adaptors.<p>Philippines-born Sheryl Andeguer was found dead in her NSW central coast home with burns to her head, ears and chest.<p>She …

Chromecast's ultrasonic device pairing is much simpler than it sounds

It turns out that there's more than one way for guests to join in on your Chromecast party. In addition to accessing Google's streaming stick via an onscreen PIN code, friends can pair their devices to your living room entertainment setup via inaudible ultrasonic frequencies. Apparently, all one …