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Microsoft unveils Surface 3

- March 31st, 2015
Surface 3

While not as powerful as the Surface Pro 3, the new Surface 3 will be Microsoft’s thinnest and lightest tablet yet.

Some road warriors need powerful weapons, able to smite even the mightiest high-def video editing projects or Photoshop transformation effects.

For those who can do with something a little less beefy, Microsoft is hoping the latest iteration of the Surface tablet will fill a niche somewhere below the high-powered, high-priced Surface Pro 3.

Simply called the Surface 3, Microsoft’s new Windows 8.1-based tablet will go on sale this May, with pre-orders set to begin today and in-store hands-on availability later in April. Two models will be available, a 2 GB RAM/64 GB SSD configuration ($639) and a 4 GB RAM/128 GB SSD version ($769.) For the first time in a Surface tablet, a 4G LTE model will be available this August, at a yet-to-be-announced price.

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Coin sized TrackR keeps tabs on your stuff

- March 24th, 2015

TrackR Coin

Can’t remember where you left your keys or maybe your phone? If you answered yes to either of these questions then TrackR bravo is the gadget for you. It’s a Bluetooth enabled device paired with a mobile app that using a distance locator, could locate missing items within 30m and possibly beyond. And it’s not just limited to your phone and your keys; it can track anything from pets and bikes to purses and wallets, anything that you attach it to.

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Review: ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM

- March 14th, 2015

Hybrid laptops have always been a bit of a losing proposition. While the concept of having a tablet that can morph into a full-on notebook computer is enticing, in practice, they tend to fall a little short on both sides. They are either a bit too bulky for a tablet or too small and awkward to use as a laptop. And they tend to be a little expensive.

That being said, ASUS has a history of making quality products and its Transformer Book line is no exception. I recently had the opportunity to review the T100TAM and it’s a solid device.

ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM

ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM. (Supplied)

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Review: Google Nexus 9

- March 5th, 2015

As more and more people have started to embrace larger smartphones (or phablets), I made a prediction that this year could see the end of the tablet. However, I’m sure many people would dispute that claim.

And for those of you who are tablet fans, one that might be of interest to you is the Nexus 9. Co-developed by Google and HTC, the Nexus 9 was released back in November and stands out as probably one of the better tablets currently on the market.

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Heart monitoring earbuds require no batteries

- February 25th, 2015

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If I mention heart monitor sensors to you you’d probably be thinking finger clip, wristband or maybe even watch. One thing for sure, you most likely wouldn’t be thinking earbuds. SMS Audio, founded by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has teamed up with Intel to create the BioSport Biometric Earbuds, so if it’s important to you to monitor your heart rate, you can do it while out and about listing to your favourite tunes without having to worry or need to have an additional device or gadget attached you.

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