Katie Cincotta

Katie Cincotta

Katie Cincotta is a technology writer and regular contributor to the Livewire section on The Age


Parrot mini drones put personality into play

Katie Cincotta The ready-to-play Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo toy drones have real character.


Assistive technology puts creativity within reach

Christopher Hills.

Katie Cincotta Teenager Christopher Hills has found IT solutions to some profound physical barriers.


Menulog fashions faithful clientele of housebound foodies

Topping the list: Manoosh Lebanese Pizzeria in Enmore, NSW, was voted the favourite restaurant of Menulog customers.

Katie Cincotta The online takeaway app that brings us food without having to even talk to the restaurant is getting bigger each year.

Social media campaigns for Calombaris restaurant create food for thought

Digital media agency The Royals developed an Instagram profile for hip souvlaki bar Jimmy Grants.

Katie Cincotta Instagram was used to create a "cheeky" campaign for George Calombaris' restaurants.


Lance Weiler's Lyka is a toy with a message

Interactive reading toy Lyka.

Katie Cincotta The plush Lyka toy is really an interactive tool that encourages children to read and serves as a clever bridge between technology and education.


Apple and Facebook scramble for Snapchat's success

Flash point: There’s something appealing about a message that self-destructs.

Katie Cincotta Self-deleting selfies are helpful but experts warn young people can still be victims of unwise postings.


Sony's Xperia Z2 sets the benchmark for Androids

Snappy: Sony Xperia Z2 is a phone but the real fun is in the camera.

Katie Cincotta The Xperia Z2 trumps other Android models with its lightning pace and an extraordinary camera that makes others look mediocre by comparison.

Samsung outspends Apple, Microsoft in new product blitz

Katie Cincotta In the first half of 2014, Samsung has launched 26 new ‘‘flagship’’ consumer electronic products across the mobile, tablet, camera and sound and vision categories.

Multi-tool provides sharp functionality outdoors

Katie Cincotta Is one of the tech titans trying to convince us that phones now require supplementary weaponry? Not quite.


Jawbone UP24 bracelet review: a functional item of wearable tech

Jawbone UP monitor bracelet.

Katie Cincotta The serrated rubber wristband gives feedback on your health and fitness in a Bluetooth wireless model that fuses style and substance.


Smartphone cameras come of age

A man stands in the heavy surf near Coney Island as superstorm Sandy makes landfall on October 29, 2012, in New York.

Katie Cincotta Noted photojournalist Ben Lowy says big cameras can detract from pictures by coming between the photographer and the subject.


Samsung's Galaxy of bright lights for selfie addicts

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom camera-phone.

Katie Cincotta Samsung’s follow-up to the S4 Zoom crossover hits the mark.


Canon proposes remedy for photo fatigue

Strength: Breast cancer campaigner Marina McDonald.

Katie Cincotta Canon has launched #CanonShine, a platform to focus on powerful, meaningful photography.


HTC One M8 appeals to social media users

The HTC One M8 shines among Androids.

Katie Cincotta Nobody wants a smartphone that answers calls any more; that’s just a bonus.


Acer C720P Chromebook packs power in lightweight unit

Google's latest stripped-down laptop is the ideal travel PC.

Katie Cincotta Google's latest stripped-down laptop, the thin, lightweight Acer C720P, is the ideal travel PC.


Dining out on Instagram food porn

Katie Cincotta Social media posts about food and selfies suddenly mean something for business.


STM Trust bag review: room for all your hardware

Katie Cincotta The only real test of a cargo carrier is to stuff it full of gadgets and see how it goes.


Soundbars a simple way to achieve big, rich sound

The Denon DHT-S514 soundbar and wireless subwoofer.

Katie Cincotta The Denon DHT-S514 soundbar is the next stage of evolution to simplified surround sound.


Robot vacuums: test drive with four on the floor

Neato XV-21.

Katie Cincotta We decided it was time to put some of the big brands' automated floor cleaners to the test.


Pro anorexia, bulimia social media posts on the rise

Fears: Dr Ben Buchanan.

Katie Cincotta Comb social network sites such as Instagram and you'll find thousands of gaunt, underweight victims.