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Gaming
Game preview: PGA Tour 2K23 (PC)
Last week
FutureFive got to spend some time with a preview version of 2K’s upcoming PGA Tour 2K23 golf game.
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Apple
Hands-on review: Nanoleaf Essentials Light Bulbs
Last week
There is a veritable panoply of colour schemes and I found one that matched my editor’s mood when I’ve made too many typos.
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Gaming
Game review: Splatoon 3 (Nintendo Switch)
Last week
Nintendo’s Splatoon 3 offers another instalment of the surprisingly kid-friendly third-person puzzle/shooter.
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Cybersecurity
Hands-on review: Yubikey 5C NFC
Last week
Founded in 2007 and specialising in computer and network security, the Swedish company Yubico is now a leader in global authentication.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: JBL Quantum Stream microphone
Last week
A few months ago JBL launched the JBL Quantum Stream, a Dual pattern premium USB microphone for gamers, streamers and podcasters.
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Review
Hands-on review: JBL PartyBox Encore Essential
Last week
Who has been to a friend's party and heard, “Can you turn this one up?” without being able to do anything? It’s frustrating, isn't it?
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Tablets & laptops
Hands-on review: STM Dux Messenger laptop bag
Last week
STM’s Dux Messenger is a 16-litre laptop bag that is bound to stand out on your commute to work, offering copious amounts of pockets and space to carry whatever it is you need to the office.
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Gaming
Game review: Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed
Last week
2022 finally sees the release of Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed. Much like the 2020 release, this is a remake that makes the 2006 version of the game look superior thanks to the introduction of new hardware.
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Twelve South
Hands-on review: Twelve South Curve Flex laptop stand
Last week
Twelve South has recently launched its new elegant MacBook stand, the Curve Flex, which will make your MacBook more flexible.
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Smartphones
Hands-on review: OPPO Reno8 5G smartphone
Last week
OPPO's smartphones are known for two particular things: design and camera. OPPO’s latest smartphone, Reno8 5G, excels in both areas.
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Gaming
Game review: Madden NFL 23 (PlayStation 5)
Last week
Madden NFL 23 is also the first release of this iconic franchise since the sad passing of John Madden late last year.
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Health
Hands-on review: Airthings View Plus indoor air quality monitor
Last week
In an age where we’re more conscious than ever about what we’re breathing in, the Airthings View Plus indoor air quality monitor is an essential gadget to help with your overall health, sleep, and comfort at home.
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Design
Hands-on review: Cricut Maker 3 smart cutting machine
This month
The Cricut Maker 3 is an intelligent electronic cutting machine that allows you to create a meaningful project in record time through powerful and versatile performance.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: SteelSeries Arctis Nova 3 gaming headset
This month
SteelSeries Arctis Nova 3 is more than just a wired headset. Plugging the headset into a PC, using one of the included USB cables, creates a new audio device on your system.
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Cybersecurity
Hands-on intrusion attempts up 50% year-over-year - report
This month
A new report has identified more than 77,000 potential intrusions, or approximately one potential intrusion every seven minutes.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: JBL Quantum 350 Wireless Headset
This month
The Quantum 350 positioned itself as the perfect balance between a great quality of sound and an affordable price compared to devices on the current market.
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Virtual Reality
Hands-on review: HTC Vive Flow headset
This month
HTC Australia sent over one of their Vive Flow headsets plus a compatible Oppo mobile phone for me to try out “The immersive VR glasses for on-the-go wellness”.
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Bose
Hands-on review: Bose Frames Tempo Style Bluetooth audio sports sunglasses
This month
The Bose Frames Tempo Style sunglasses look very good. The best-looking of the entire Frames range, in my opinion.
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Design
Hands-on review: Lenovo Yoga 7i laptop
This month
Lenovo has already proven itself in 2-in-1 laptops but decided to push its lineup by launching the new Yoga 7i Gen.
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Belkin
Hands-on review: Belkin 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe
This month
With its sleek looks and innovative design, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Belkin 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with Magsafe was an accessory found on the countertop of a Scandinavian kitchen.
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Gaming
Game review: The Last of Us Part 1 Remake (PlayStation 5)
This month
2022 comes around, and The Last of Us has been re-released again. Now you can play The Last of Us Part 1 remake exclusively for the PlayStation 5 console.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Bonelk Gaming Laptop Stand
This month
Nowadays, having a half-decent office setup at home is more important than ever. Australian company Bonelk targets both home workers and gamers with much of its range.
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Wireless technologies
Hands-on review: JBL Free WFH wireless headphones
This month
Whether it’s a whiny husband, a clingy dog or a sick offspring, you will be happy to get some enforced peace and quiet, courtesy of JBL’s Free WFH Wireless headphones.
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Gaming
Game review: Saints Row (PC)
This month
The Saints are back in this reboot/prequel, of the over-the-top open-world crime series simply titled Saints Row.