Intel’s Core M silences the Asus ZenBook UX305

Asus has announced that its ZenBook UX305 ultraportable laptop is available for Australians to pre-order now from its Web site. It’s a 13.3in model that will be available in configurations for both consumers and commercial customers, with pricing for the consumer model being $1399.

AIDA64: the easy app that tells you everything you need to know about your Android phone

If you’re curious to know exactly what’s going on with your Android device, FinalWire’s AIDA64 is a nifty app you’ll want to grab. It delves into the finer details of your system to let you know everything from the specific model of your phone, to exactly how much RAM it has and how fast each CPU core is running. Browse through the following slides to see exactly what this free app can show.

Asus Transformer Book Chi T300: the latest 2-in-1 to use Intel Core M processing

First there was the Asus Taichi: a laptop featuring screens on both sides of lid, and one of the more interesting 2-in1 designs we’ve seen. Now there is simply the Chi: a 2-in-1 laptop featuring one screen, but a removable one so that you can use it as a tablet whenever you please. It’s a more conventional product, and one that makes use of Intel’s Core M processor in order to cut down on thickness, weight, and noise.

Lenco PlayConnect wireless music receiver

The Lenco PlayConnect is a device that you can use to connect your existing stereo system to your home network. It can work on its own in this fashion, or it can be used as part of a multi-room sound system with Lenco’s wireless speaker products (the PlayLink4 and PlayLink6).

New hardware spurs strong growth for video games sales in Australia

Research released by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) shows strong growth for video games sales in Australia in 2014. The research highlights sales of $1.214 billion in the traditional retail market for games, up 7 per cent over 2013’s figures, and $1.248 billion for digital sales, an increase of 39 per cent.

BenQ treVolo portable Bluetooth speaker

BenQ is not the first brand (or perhaps even the twentieth) that you’ll think of turning to for a high-quality Bluetooth speaker, but the company has introduced a portable speaker that’s different from the norm, and quite an interesting proposition. The treVolo makes use of electrostatic speaker drivers that can produce sound both in front and behind the listening position.

iiNet gets set to put Netflix in its quota-free zone

Netflix announced today that it will begin operations in Australia and New Zealand on 24 March. The popular streaming service for movies and TV shows has been long awaited by Australian fans, who have taken to using VPN services in order to watch the company’s catalogue of content for under $US10 per month.

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