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Amazon has gone too far as it bids to resurrect the dead
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Amazon has gone too far as it bids to resurrect the dead

Not content with chasing the elixir for eternal youth, Silicon Valley is now trying to cheat death.

  • by James Titcomb

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The best home tech for your buck this tax time

The best home tech for your buck this tax time

From TVs and headphones to smart home gadgets, here are our top picks if you’re planning a splurge with your tax refund this year.

  • by Tim Biggs
Trust me, you won’t use that new function on your iPhone
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Trust me, you won’t use that new function on your iPhone

Why do phone makers and other tech companies keep adding more and more features that the world doesn’t need?

  • by Shira Ovide
People are spending $7500 on keyboards. Maybe you should, too

People are spending $7500 on keyboards. Maybe you should, too

If you spend most of your day touching a keyboard, why not make it a good one? Like, really good.

  • by Kat Wong
After 21 years, Apple says goodbye to the iPod

After 21 years, Apple says goodbye to the iPod

After more than two decades, Apple is stopping production of the devices that changed consumer electronics and led to the creation of the iPhone.

  • by Tripp Mickle
Smart homes on the rise as devices and prices diversify

Smart homes on the rise as devices and prices diversify

From $15 light bulbs to $400 smart displays, Australians are snapping up gear to connect and automate their homes.

  • by Tim Biggs
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Apple sales top estimates on strong iPhone and services demand

Apple sales top estimates on strong iPhone and services demand

The results drew a picture of a still-expanding empire generating massive profits, and helped allay concerns about a slowdown in demand for smartphones, especially in China.

  • by Mark Gurman and Michael Liedtke
Electric chopsticks trick your tongue into tasting salt that’s not there

Electric chopsticks trick your tongue into tasting salt that’s not there

Scientists at Meiji University have teamed up with Kirin Holdings Company to transform traditional chopsticks into a solution to high blood pressure, strokes and other illnesses.

  • by Julian Ryall
Apple rivals add tricks and treats to compete in noisy earbud space

Apple rivals add tricks and treats to compete in noisy earbud space

Caught between the dominant Apple and a number of emerging budget brands, the likes of Sony and LG are coming up with new tricks to compete.

  • by Tim Biggs
Can we trust wearables to watch our hearts?

Can we trust wearables to watch our hearts?

Heart monitors are ubiquitous on wearable devices, and only growing more popular as a way for us to keep tabs on our health. But there’s a limit to what they can do.

  • by Tim Biggs
Meet Amazon’s Mr Alexa, the man who lives in the future

Meet Amazon’s Mr Alexa, the man who lives in the future

One of the perks of Dave Limp’s job is that he lives in a world the rest of us won’t inhabit for years: the head of Amazon’s gadgets division is also the company’s chief guinea pig.

  • by James Titcomb