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Melburnians declare game-on during lockdown

Melburnians declare game-on during lockdown

The lockdown has kindled a revival not just of video games but also of traditional "tabletop" games such as board, tile and card games.

  • by Adam Turner

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Amazon unveils home security drone
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Amazon unveils home security drone

Amazon's Ring Always Home Cam is an autonomous flying indoor home security camera.

Amazon redesigns Echo devices with sphere speakers, rotating display
Gadgets

Amazon redesigns Echo devices with sphere speakers, rotating display

The new line of Amazon smart home devices is made from sustainable materials and is a significant departure from older models.

  • by Tim Biggs
Amazon enters game streaming market with new Luna service
Video games

Amazon enters game streaming market with new Luna service

Available only in the US for now, Luna delivers multiple libraries of games instantly over the internet.

  • by Mike Hume
Power struggle: Smaller rivals unite to take on Apple and Google
Software

Power struggle: Smaller rivals unite to take on Apple and Google

Tech companies have long complained about Apple's and Google's power. Now they are trying to do something about it.

  • by Erin Griffith
Giant robot tested in Japan
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Giant robot tested in Japan

The massive humanoid resembles a robot from 'Mobile Suit Gundam'.

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An influential indie gem returns, better than ever, in Spelunky 2
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Video games

An influential indie gem returns, better than ever, in Spelunky 2

Riding turkeys, hunting treasure and living in constant fear of death in the sequel to a game that popularised an entire genre.

  • by Tim Biggs
Next generation charging: why you'll want a GaN power brick
Gadgets

Next generation charging: why you'll want a GaN power brick

Capable of refuelling all your devices at the same time, this device is a game changer.

  • by Krishan Sharma
Microsoft grabs some of world’s biggest video games in $10.4b deal
Video games

Microsoft grabs some of world’s biggest video games in $10.4b deal

Microsoft has just landed a major blow in its decades-long battle with its video game industry rival Sony.

  • by Kellen Browning and Steve Lohr
TikTok’s security credentials remain under a cloud despite US deal
Social media

TikTok’s security credentials remain under a cloud despite US deal

The viral video sensation remains under scrutiny despite a deal with Oracle and Walmart that will see a change in the platform's ownership in Australia. 

  • by Cara Waters
Thumbs in the cloud: Xbox's next-gen plans go beyond any one console
Analysis
Video games

Thumbs in the cloud: Xbox's next-gen plans go beyond any one console

Microsoft VP Phil Spencer says accessibility and engagement is the way forward, as new Xbox machines head to retail in November against Sony's PlayStation 5.

  • by Tim Biggs