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  • EFTM Best Game 2017: Forza Motorsport 7

    The title of Best Game is never an easy one to decide – it’s a very subjective thing depending firstly on what style of games you like let alone the quality of titles out there. No doubt Gran Turismo Sport is a stunning release, and Call of Duty WWII...
  • NBN takes a hit as HFC network roll-out is delayed

    Ahh, you’ve gotta love the optimism of the NBN – their announcement today that “NBN Co takes customer experience improvement program to new levels” sounded great, until you realised it was a very round-about way of sugar coating bad news for a couple of million households. As you might...
  • EFTM Best Home Theatre 2017: LG SJ9 Soundbar

    Last year’s Home Theatre winner was a soundbar featuring Dolby Atmos, this year it’s another win for a Soundbar, and another that includes Dolby Atmos. LG’s SJ9 Soundbar was announced at CES as one of a family of Soundbars offering a range of features and quality. The SJ9 doesn’t...
  • EFTM Best Wireless Sound 2017: Sony WF-1000X

    So this was debated quite extensively among the EFTM team. Geoff was keen on seeing the new Voice assistant integrated Sonos One being awarded Best Wireless Sound. I thought the great little JBL Kids were deserving of recognition, then I stopped and couldn’t get past the new Sony in-ear...
  • EFTM Best Gadget 2017: Sphero Lightning McQueen

    Looking back on 2017, the Sphero Lightning McQueen stood out immediately as an Award worthy release. Not just a toy though, this combination of robotics, interaction and movie merchandising is one hell of a gadget. For that reason, it was a shoe-in for the EFTM Best Gadget award for...
  • The Sony Smart Speaker Tested

    We have officially entered an age where if you’re buying a wireless speaker for the home it will also be “smart”. By smart, we mean voice enabled with controls that take it to another level. Overseas we’ve seen the Amazon Echo with Alexa, Apple is bringing the HomePod with...
  • It’s all in the name. D-Link release their fastest Modem-Router with the COBRA

    D-Link have announced their fastest ever Modem Router calling it the AC5300 MU-MIMO COBRA, specifically designed to take advantage of the NBN. One of the biggest gripes of the NBN can often be the lack of speed on WiFi, the D-Link COBRA will solve those problem. You are also...
  • Swann wire-free Smart Security Camera review: Head to head with Arlo the market leader

    When Swann announced their Smart Security Camera as a 100% wire-free product it felt like an important product for one of the biggest names in security who have been swamped by the new upstart to the home security market – Netgear, with their Arlo cameras. So, we’ve put them...
  • Pretty fly for an Aussie guy: AudioFly AF100W Review

    The first AudioFly headphones I tried were their entry level $60 set of Bluetooth headphones – an in ear model that sits well in the retail world in a pretty competitive space.  Little did I realise they had something special available at a higher price tag. At $189 the...
  • Podcast: Two Blokes Talking Tech #323

    Telstra is offering Unlimited Data home broadband – that’s not a typo, yes they’re catching up and offering what others are offering in a bid to keep up and retain NBN customers, plus they have already started offering customers refunds on the NBN speed deal they did with the...
  • Stream the Cricket this summer from 30,000 feet using Qantas WiFi

    If you’re a cricket tragic and your work trip or family holiday clashes with the Ashes then worry no more, you’ll never miss a moment if you’re flying Qantas and happen to jag one of their 15 737’s equipped with in-flight WiFi Internet after a partnership with Cricket Australia...
  • Telstra’s NBN refund process begins – Customers offered three options

    Just days after agreeing to a process of refunds with the ACCC, Telstra has begun contacting customers affected by the NBN speed dilemma to offer them a refund or resolution. EFTM reader Malcolm contacted us after receiving this email from Telstra It’s straight to the point, and refreshingly there’s...
  • Fitness First launches world’s first Apple Gymkit-enabled equipment in Sydney

    Announced earlier this year, Apple’s Gymkit is an extension of the Apple Watch allowing users to get access to data from Gym training equipment to be included in their overall health statistics, and today, it launches Worldwide with some of the first equipment going into Fitness First in Australia....
  • Network based parental controls: Disney Circle coming to Netgear routers

    For parents, the challenges of managing “screen time” and web access for your children is one of the toughest there can be. There are apps that can help by device, but nothing can be more comprehensive than protection across your entire home network.   In the US Disney have...
  • ANZ has mobile payments wrapped up with eftpos now on Android Pay

    Following on from the announcement last month that eftpos cards would now work with ApplePay (at participating banks), today ANZ eftpos cards have also been enabled for Android Pay. For ANZ customers this is an important announcement, because it means for any ANZ personal account holder there is no card...
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