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  • EFTM Best TV 2017: Hisense Series 7

    Here’s a controversial one – Best TV.  Despite there being no stunning innovation in TV for a few years so we’ve been seeing incremental improvements in picture quality and advances in HDR and other image enhancing features. In reality there are three contenders for this award, the Samsung Series...
  • EFTM Best Gaming 2017: Xbox One X

    Nintendo Switch, Some great accessories, and the Xbox One X – all contenders for the EFTM Best Gaming award for 2017.  The winner though was a quick decision because the Xbox One X is the most powerful console out today and it’s amazing how they’ve packed it into such...
  • EFTM Best Networking 2017: Netgear Orbi

    When we first started discussing Best Networking I almost overlooked Orbi, thinking it had been around for longer than a year – in fact, it was announced last August, but only became available in Australia this year. That shows how far we’ve come with networking, we now have Mesh...
  • EFTM Best Wearable 2017: Apple Watch Series 3

    Perhaps a sign of how fast the wearable space is moving, in 2014 for our first EFTM Best Awards the winner was the Jawbone Up 24, a fitness tracker that at the time I couldn’t take off – loved it. Fast forward to 2017 and Apple has now won...
  • What the NBN debate needs is less clickbait and more leadership

    I’m a frustrated individual when it comes to discussing the NBN. I waited years to have it connected, and since connecting have had an amazing experience – great speeds, great customer service and the superior network (faster uploads) has been great for my business. So why all the drama?...
  • Netgear Orbi Pro: WiFi for your small business – your logo and a password on the login page!

    Netgear’s Orbi WiFi system is a game changer for home networks, and there are now a number of similar systems available from a variety of brands – but, if you run a business, how do you provide great WiFi in your business for your staff and your customers?  Netgear...
  • The $130 million pizzas – how one guy ate his multi-million dollar pay-day away

    Here’s a sorry tale of pizza and missed millions.  Way back in May of 2010, well over seven years ago, a Bitcoin forum member posed a simple question – anyone willing to trade 10,000 bitcoins for two pizzas? This fellow had 10,000 bitcoins to offer.  Users in the forum...
  • Bluetooth speaker with volume driven LED lights for under $20!

    In my game there are times when a product is cheap you wonder if it’s worth opening to review – this one surprised me. For $19.88 the Qudo speaker with LED lights is just the perfect stocking filler for the kids with devices who love their music. Qudo is...
  • EFTM Best Innovation 2017: Apple’s Do Not Disturb While Driving

    This is something that deserved to be recognised with an award from the moment it was announced.  Back in June Tim Cook and his team were announcing new features for the software running on iPhones, and one quick mention went to “Do Not Disturb While Driving”. Having now used...
  • Ask eBay: Search ebay with your voice using Google Home

    Google Home continues to go from strength to strength adding new features and services to enhance the capabilities for users, with eBay today announcing a Google Assistant enabled search function is now available. Using the words “Ask eBay” or “Talk to eBay” you can now search eBay using your...
  • EFTM Best Internet of Things 2017: Gogogate2 – your garage door opener

    The internet of things isn’t just about being connected, having a WiFi connection. For an item to be a great addition to the Internet of Things it should serve a purpose and do great things. Fitting that bill is the Gogogate2 – a garage door controller that connects to...
  • EFTM Best Entertainment 2017: Anki Overdrive

    So you’re looking for entertainment. Netflix?  Stan?  Amazon Prime?  The Movies?  Well, we reckon if you want an hour or so of great entertainment dust of the iPad or iPhone and pair up with your Anki Overdrive one for the kids and the parents without question. So good, we reckon...
  • Bendigo Bank adds Apple Pay: The first of the banks who took ACCC action to offer Apple Pay

    In a sign they are listening to their customers and not their fellow big-banks, Bendigo Bank has today enabled Apple Pay for Bendigo Bank customers with iPhones. As one of the named parties who applied to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for approval to act as a...
  • Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is a tablet for the family – including the kids

    Kids today get screen time, they have a tablet or a touch-screen device to play with when the parents say so – but those devices don’t have to be just one brand, and they don’t need to break the bank. Samsung has today announced a new Galaxy Tablet, the...
  • EFTM Best Tablet 2017: Apple iPad Pro 10.5

    If we reflect on the tablet announcements of 2017 there’s a lot of options for our EFTM Best award. Samsung hit hard early with a range of tablets offering both Windows and Android variants and there’s no doubt they are a class act. The Android based Galaxy Tab S3...
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