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FujiFilm FinePix 2000HD

FujiFilm's FinePix 2000HD is a capable ultra-zoom, 10-megapixel camera for a casual user who isn't too concerned about image quality. It offers face detection and image stabilisation, and it can shoot video at a resolution of 1280x720 (720p).

Nikon COOLPIX P6000

Nikon’s CoolPix P6000 is a small and sturdy compact camera that harbours plenty of advanced features. It has a comprehensive manual mode, in-camera editing, face detection and the ability to shoot in RAW mode. But that’s just the start.

Microsoft to users: "don't switch browsers"

The latest vulnerability to affect Internet Explorer has forced Microsoft to issue an out of band fix. So far Microsoft says that it only affects IE7, but security vendors have said it affects every version of IE.

Fujitsu M1010

The M1010 is Fujitsu's first netbook, and it tries to build upon the good work that has been performed by the likes of Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo and MSI. If you were to combine the netbooks from these vendors you'd get a little marvel of a laptop &#8212...

Canon PowerShot G10

If you're a photography nut who is pining for an easy-to-carry advanced compact camera that can do amazing things, the Canon PowerShot G10 needs to be on your Christmas list. It possesses a 28mm, 5x zoom lens and a 14-megapixel sensor, and it uses Ca...

Okay, maybe Telstra won't build the NBN after all

In the last blog entry I wrote, I talked about how the government will likely give the NBN contract to Telstra because it would be the safest option in these economic conditions. However, the government has done the opposite, banning Telstra from the...

Memorex Mi2013 Travel speaker

When a line-in cable and a suitable amplifier and speaker system are nowhere to be found, a dedicated iPod speaker dock comes in handy. Fitting the bill is the Mi2013 Travel speaker dock from Memorex. It's easy to use, looks good and is capable of fi...

Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

Panasonic's Toughbook laptop computers are designed to withstand rougher than normal treatment from their users. The full military specification models are often used by law enforcement agencies, armies, farmers, scientists and basically anyone who w...

Extending your network’s reach

Wireless networks sure do offer convenience and ease of use when it comes to browsing the Web from your laptop, or sharing your printer across many computers.

Sony VAIO VGNTT15GNR

There's a good reason that Sony's 11.1in VAIO VGNTT15GNR has a red lid — it's to highlight just how good its screen is. Not only that, it gives this ultraportable unit an undeniable appeal. But there is more to the VGNTT15GNR than good looks an...

Telstra will win the NBN contract

There is a good chance that Telstra will win the contract for the national broadband network, because the government will deem it to be the safest option in this time of economic uncertainty.

Altech NRG Typhoon

Around 10 years ago the concept of an overclocked retail PC was something associated only with dodgy dealers looking to sell a slower CPU for a higher price. It was generally frowned upon by non-enthusiasts, as components weren't as reliable when ove...

Toshiba NB100

Toshiba's NB100 is a Windows XP--based, 1kg netbook that is a little over-priced but well built and with some good functionality. It's one of the best options on the market for travellers; users who want a portable unit to watch videos and listen to ...

Acer Aspire M7720

Acer is the first to market with an Intel Core i7-based machine, which means that if you want to buy the absolute latest in PC technology right now, then you have to check it out. It's called the Aspire M7720, and not only does it have some of the mo...

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