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TiVo exposed

For the last decade, TiVo has been the de-facto standard for personal video recorders in the US. At its core, it records digital TV broadcasts and saves them for later viewing, just like any regular PVR. What made TiVo stand out from the crowd of oth...

Now playing: the current state of high-def movies

It was only a few months ago that Blu-ray emerged as the victor in the hotly contested war against the forces of HD-DVD. While HD-DVD is vanquished, Blu-ray can't rest on its laurels for too long -- the high-definition war is far from over. Both Inte...

Bowers & Wilkins VM6

B&W's latest compact surround sound home theatre speaker system, the VM6, is a set of five slimline speakers paired with B&W's PV1 subwoofer. The speakers are priced far higher than even the most expensive pre-made home theatre systems, but they do o...

Spore spawns 'Sporn' porn

In a somewhat predictable turn of events, the early release of a user-playable component of the upcoming Spore video game has led to the creation of a series of animations that are a little more explicit than the game's developers probably expected.

TekNmotion Pulsar SX

Not yet released in the Australian market, the TekNmotion Pulsar SX is a 7.1 surround sound gaming headset that stands up well to the competition. These headphones offer plenty of connectivity options and deliver surprisingly good sound quality in a ...

In pictures: The latest Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider: Underworld is the eighth installment in the series, following on from the storyline created over the last decade of games. Set in southern Mexico, Underworld sees protagonist Lara Croft discovering a series of ancient portals that transp...

Altec Lansing PT8051

If you don't want the trouble of placing five speakers plus a subwoofer and running a mess of wires to an external amplifier, then this product may be another option. The PT8051 from Altec Lansing is a sound-bar with two main components -- a large fr...

Nikon Coolpix P80

Nikon's Coolpix P80 is an advanced compact digital camera with an 18x zoom lens and some other useful features. It's not a particularly fast camera but it can take great photographs.

The best slim super-zoom cameras

There are times when you want a camera that's slim but still able to zoom in on the action from a long distance. There are quite a few models that despite having a 5x zoom or more are still small enough to fit into a pocket. We compiled of a short-li...

In pictures: Halo Wars

Coming exclusively to the Xbox 360, Halo Wars is the latest game in Microsoft Game Studios' premier gaming series. It's being developed by Ensemble Studios, the same company that created the ground-breaking and massively popular Age of Empires series...

Top 5 10-megapixel compact cameras

Deciding on a pocket-sized point-and-shoot camera can be a difficult choice. There are plenty of models on the market, and each has its own advantages. We've taken a look at the best cameras above 10 megapixels, across all price points and categories...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-W120 is a camera designed for the novice user and placed in the middle of the market. It's not as complex as Sony's T-series models, but it comes at a much more affordable price. Released in a wide range of colours, including me...

Creative HS-450

Creative's HS-450 headset sits in the middle of the market, between the premium Fatal1ty unit and cheaper models like the HS-350. The headset has some stiff competition from the Sennheiser PC30 but the HS-450 offers a few advantages like larger ear-c...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX520

The Panasonic DMC-FX520 is a 10.1-megapixel camera with 5x optical zoom and the added functionality of a 3in touch screen. It's a heavy but compact camera, especially considering the wide range of features and shooting modes that are offered. It's re...

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