LED smart TVs: Sony v Samsung

Adam Turner These 55-inch slices of high-def goodness are vying for pride of place in your lounge room.

Home Tech

Seeing the light with LED bulbs

3M's Advanced LED light

David Pogue They last for decades, save electricity, offer extra features, and their prices are plummeting. It's time you switched to LED.


New audio format has purists singing praises

Olivier Robert-Murphy of Universal Music says Pure Audio's sound quality is unrivalled.

Anthony Clarke A new high-fidelity audio medium has been launched that will revolutionise high-quality audio.

Home tech

Three-way shootout: 3D smart TVs

LG 55LA7400.

Sight and Sound Rod Easdown reviews three 140-centimetre full-HD, 3D smart televisions.

TV remote's days numbered thanks to smart TVs

Google TV.

The way we control TV is finally transforming, writes Mike Wilcox.

Win friends and influence people

Lady Gaga.

Katie Cincotta Online popularity can earn you loads of real-world perks, writes Katie Cincotta.

Australian re-invents light-bulb

Phil Bosua.

Ben Grubb An Australian entrepreneur has developed a reimagined light bulb that can last for 25 years and be controlled by smartphone - and in two days he's raised more than $600,000 on crowd-funding website...

Review: HiddenRadio wireless speaker


Peter Pachal It's taken a while, but wireless speakers are finally a big deal.

Listen up: a brief history of headphones


Fran Berkman Headphones have come a long way in the past 100 years, revolutionising the way we consume media and the way we communicate.

'Made in China' a mixed bag

The Oppo BDP 95AU and the Krell?s S-300i integrated amplifier

Rod Easdown Audio wares are increasingly made outside the brands' home countries, but is quality suffering?

Is 3D a gimmick or a proposition?

What's wrong with 3D TV?

Rod Easdown Most Australians buying a television consider 3D a fad, survey finds.

Switch on for visions of grandeur

Sony's 4K screen is serious wall real estate.

Rod Easdown As the technology that brings light and sound into our homes evolves, today's TV is more than meets the eye.

Cause for alarms

Illustration: Jamie Brown.

Bleeding Edge It takes more than spiders and sun to trip this security system.

Is this the next PlayStation controller?

Salvador Rodriguez Sony is set to make a PlayStation announcement next week, but a picture of what's believed to be the controller for the rumoured PlayStation 4 has already hit the web.


What to do with 106,926 unread emails


Martha Irvine The same modes of communication that have hooked us on the instant reply also can leave us feeling forgotten.


Gadget graveyard


Adam Turner The world of gadgets has had more than its fair share of epic fails.

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Apple iWatch could be more profitable than TV


Peter Burrows and Olga Kharif Apple's wristwatch-style device, still in development, may prove more profitable than a television.


Virtual reality, goggles and all, attempts return

Oculus VR's headset.

Derrik Lang It's back. The virtual reality headset, the gizmo that was supposed to seamlessly transport wearers to three-dimensional virtual worlds, has made a remarkable return at this year's Game Developers...

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Televisions of grandeur

Sony Personal 3D Viewer.

Mike Wilcox considers the latest screen technology for home.

Samsung to sell world first 55-inch OLED TV


Samsung Electronics will be the first TV maker to start selling a 55-inch TV featuring the same paper thin and super sharp screen technology seen on the latest mobile phones.