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Review
Hands-on-review: GoPro Hero 10
I have a long history with GoPro; I still remember getting my first camera when I was 16, using it to film Parkour and the day I lost it down a dingey crag. 
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Norton 360 Premium
So it's been about a month since I reviewed Norton 360 for Gamers, and to my surprise, that was mostly a pleasant experience.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Norton360 for Gamers
On the surface, Norton360 for gamers promises some pretty impressive features that I will admit got me excited. From gaming, power boosts to dark web threat protection it all sounds pretty darn impressive.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Jabra Elite 4 Active Wireless Earphones
It’s been a little a while since I’ve tried a new pair of wireless earphones, mainly due to a couple of rough experiences with them in the past.
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Gaming
Hands-on Review: Thronmax Mdrill Zero Microphone & Zoom Boom Arm
A short while ago, I was given the opportunity to review the Thronmax Mdrill Zero Microphone, originally planning to use it to run online D&D games. 
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Wireless
Hands-on Review: PowerPic mod wireless charger
Recently I’ve gotten my hands on a new neat piece of tech to further clutter the bedside table with, the PowerPic mod wireless charger (PowerPic).
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Logitech
Hands-on Review: Logitech MX Keys Combo and Logi Bolt Receiver
Now that I’ve spent a bit of time with the Logitech MX Keys combo and Logi Bolt receiver, I really wish more businesses would switch to these as their standard. 
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Review
Hands-on review: Google Nest Hub 2nd generation
It's small enough that it can fit on your nightstand, while having a screen large enough to see, so you always know what you've got on and what's happening around your smart home.
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Gaming
Game review: Cyberpunk 2077
Damn, this game shines when it comes to narrative, writes JP Dumas.
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Customer experience
Interview: Oracle SVP’s insights on Jetstar’s digital transformation
Techday spoke to Oracle SVP Shashi Seth about how the low-cost carrier is changing the way it engages with prospective and current customers.
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Microsoft
BitTitan introduces Microsoft Teams migration capabilities
“Microsoft Teams is emerging as a key application in Microsoft Office 365 and we’re seeing demand from our customers to support this new workload between Office 365 tenants."
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Tech skills shortage
True diversity and inclusion can solve Australia’s tech talent shortage - Halcyon Knights
“Whether through quotas or other means, improving gender diversity alone is not enough."
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Corsair
Hands-on review: Corsair HS35 is the complete console gaming headset
The HS35 delivers high-quality sound and voice clarity for gaming on multiple platforms including PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices, thanks to a universal 3.5mm connection.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Corsair’s unbeatable gaming mouse and pad combo
The CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB SE gaming mouse uses an ultra-fast 1ms 2.4GHz wireless connection, Qi wireless charging and a 16,000 DPI optical sensor for true wireless gaming.
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Cloud Security
How to avoid common mistakes when moving to the cloud
There is an opportunity to embrace both IT-led and user-led cloud services, but it’s important to do it safely.
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Digital Transformation
Exclusive: Why Australian organisations need to prepare for disruption
"There is a genuine need for Australia to wake from its slumber and progress innovation from discussion through to execution."
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Hybrid Cloud
Exclusive: Why cloud lives up to the hype
"When we look at the state of the cloud today as we enter its second decade, it will be an era defined by accelerated adoption and a maturing strategy."
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Digital Transformation
Exclusive: How emerging tech will impact the public sector
"Compared to their private counterparts, government organisations can often find themselves hamstrung by legacy systems that are simply not compatible with the latest technologies."
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Manufacturing
Update: Huawei lead counsel speaks out about the US case
“As shown in the motion, section 889 is unconstitutional selective legislative punishment."
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5G
Huawei calls on the US to adjust its approach to cybersecurity
"There is no gun, no smoke. Only speculation," says Huawei chief legal officer Song Liuping.
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Edge Computing
VisioNet chooses Epsilon to accelerate how enterprises connect to the cloud
VisioNet can use the SDN platform to instantly access an interconnected mesh of over 200 data centers and directly connect to a growing ecosystem of CSPs and IXs on Epsilon’s Global Interconnect Fabric.
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Fintech
Exclusive: Why cloud is the answer to finance woes
"The cloud allows finance professionals to consolidate disparate systems and processes and retire legacy hardware systems."
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CRM
Salesforce continues to stumble after critical outage
“To all of our Salesforce customers, please be aware that we are experiencing a major issue with our service and apologise for the impact it is having on you."
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Analytics
New Zealand Govt announces cloud framework agreement with SAP
"Data-driven solutions are the most powerful way to solve some of society’s most pressing problems."