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  • Is the HP Omen the mother of all desktop PCs?

    The HP Omen Desktop PC proposes a very high-end, powerful and a refreshing ultra-modern design. The trade-off being the exorbitant price tag. Retailing for $5,496 at Harvey Norman, the Omen X shows no mercy to your hip pocket. First and foremost, I absolutely love the design of this thing....
  • Foxtel slashes channel lineup for Foxtel Play subscribers 

    Foxtel have announced via their consumer forums an upcoming change to their channel lineup for the internet streaming service Foxtel Play. As of June 5th the following channels will be “farewelled”: BoxSets, 13th Street, Binge, Syfy, Discovery Science, Animal Planet, Lifestyle You, Style, World Movies, CNN, Smooth, BBC World...
  • Inside HTC’s Taiwan smartphone factory: An insight into Research, Design & Manufacturing

    We all carry them around, we rely on them every single day, hundreds of times a day – yet very little time is exhausted wondering; how is this made?  This week, I got a look behind the secure doors in HTC’s Taiwan factory to see the new HTC U11...
  • HTC announces flagship “squeezable” U11

    Celebrating 20 years since they began, HTC isn’t slowing down in 2017, today announcing their next flagship smartphone, the U11 in Taipei. Not really known by the public as HTC in their early days – the company was making devices for others, like the trusty Compaq IPAQ (which I...
  • Acer Predator 21 X – stunnning case of overkill; hard to look away

    The Acer Predator 21 X, revealed at IEM Sydney is outright the most devastatingly powerful notebook I have ever seen, to the point of being incredibly ridiculous. If there were to be an Olympics for technology, the 21 X would be disqualified for substance abuse. While only just being...
  • Orbi is so good, there’s a lower power model now available

    When the Netgear Orbi WiFi system was announced the concept was simple and game-changing for average home owners.  Having installed one myself, the difference is remarkable but there’s one simple problem. They’re so good they provide range far wider than many home owners need. First world problem right?  But...
  • Sony Xperia XA1 now available – $399

    The Sony Xperia XA1 is one of three new phones announced by Sony at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year and it’s now available in Australia. Sitting at what is Sony’s entry level for a current range phone, $399 is the outright price of the XA1 at...
  • Switching from iPhone to Android: Would a $328 Oppo A57 be ok?

    Poor Rob, no, don’t feel sorry for him – he’s getting free mobile phones to test out.  Our reader Rob – who wondered just how easy it would be to switch from iPhone to Android was set the challenge here at EFTM. After a month with the Samsung Galaxy...
  • Podcast: Two Blokes Talking Tech #298

    Vodafone is bucking industry trend and has launched 35 day expiry Prepaid recharges – this will result in big savings for many people and the blokes discuss the move.  Global roaming is still an issue for some,  we give you options and ideas on how to roam,   what...
  • Australian eSports – A rising phenomenon

    Last weekend Sydney witnessed the biggest eSports event in Australian history. The Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Sydney Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament featured four of the world’s best Counter-Strike teams, $200,000 in prize money and seven thousand Sydneysiders in an explosive weekend of video games, high-tech gaming gear and nerding out....
  • Vodafone throws down the Prepaid gauntlet with 35 day recharges

    Almost a year after pretty much every telco switched to 28 day prepaid expiry, Vodafone have bucked the trend and not only reverted to longer expiry, but longer than any other telco with 35 day prepaid recharges on several of their plans. By extending their recharge time-frame, Vodafone hopes...
  • Switching from iPhone to Android: After 1 month – can it stick?

    We gave reader Rob an Android phone to see what the experience of switching from iPhone to Android would be like.  We asked him to document that on day one, after two weeks, and after a month.  Here are his final thoughts So here I am, a full month...
  • Clock Radio with Wireless Charging for your smartphone from Laser

    I reckon the majority of people take their phone to bed and have a charger plugged into the wall at the bedside.  Which means millions of Aussies are fumbling around in the dark looking for their cable, in the hope they don’t wake their partner.  No more! If you’ve...
  • Aldi special: 58 Inch 4K TV with Google Chromecast Ultra – just $799!

    Mark it in your diary folks, Saturday May 13 – get to your local ALDI, they’re offering a pretty cool bundle deal to bring 4K streaming right to your loungeroom on a 58 inch TV! Here’s the deal – Saturday May 13, buy a 58 inch Bauhn 4K TV...
  • Acorns now gives you guidance on your finances

    When Acorns launched in Australia less then 15 months ago, the idea was fresh, very new – to create an app based savings and investment process that required little or no intervention from the user.  And for me – it’s worked wonders. Today, Acorns adds a new feature which...
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