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After 21 years, Apple says goodbye to the iPod

After 21 years, Apple says goodbye to the iPod

After more than two decades, Apple is stopping production of the devices that changed consumer electronics and led to the creation of the iPhone.

  • by Tripp Mickle

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Smart homes on the rise as devices and prices diversify

Smart homes on the rise as devices and prices diversify

From $15 light bulbs to $400 smart displays, Australians are snapping up gear to connect and automate their homes.

  • by Tim Biggs
Apple sales top estimates on strong iPhone and services demand

Apple sales top estimates on strong iPhone and services demand

The results drew a picture of a still-expanding empire generating massive profits, and helped allay concerns about a slowdown in demand for smartphones, especially in China.

  • by Mark Gurman and Michael Liedtke
Electric chopsticks trick your tongue into tasting salt that’s not there

Electric chopsticks trick your tongue into tasting salt that’s not there

Scientists at Meiji University have teamed up with Kirin Holdings Company to transform traditional chopsticks into a solution to high blood pressure, strokes and other illnesses.

  • by Julian Ryall
Apple rivals add tricks and treats to compete in noisy earbud space

Apple rivals add tricks and treats to compete in noisy earbud space

Caught between the dominant Apple and a number of emerging budget brands, the likes of Sony and LG are coming up with new tricks to compete.

  • by Tim Biggs
Can we trust wearables to watch our hearts?

Can we trust wearables to watch our hearts?

Heart monitors are ubiquitous on wearable devices, and only growing more popular as a way for us to keep tabs on our health. But there’s a limit to what they can do.

  • by Tim Biggs
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Meet Amazon’s Mr Alexa, the man who lives in the future

Meet Amazon’s Mr Alexa, the man who lives in the future

One of the perks of Dave Limp’s job is that he lives in a world the rest of us won’t inhabit for years: the head of Amazon’s gadgets division is also the company’s chief guinea pig.

  • by James Titcomb
Turning off: The devices that could follow BlackBerry’s fate

Turning off: The devices that could follow BlackBerry’s fate

Very few gadgets simply stop working like Blackberries have, but all eventually lose support and slowly become obsolete.

  • by Tim Biggs
Drone delivery, DAOs, digital docs: The tech trends to watch out for in 2022

Drone delivery, DAOs, digital docs: The tech trends to watch out for in 2022

As technology advances, it is anyone’s guess what craze 2022 might hold. Here are some predictions what to watch out for this year.

  • by Matthew Field and James Titcomb
Are Apple AirTags being used to track people and steal cars?

Are Apple AirTags being used to track people and steal cars?

There is growing concern that the devices may be abetting a new form of stalking, which privacy groups predicted could happen when Apple introduced them in April.

  • by Ryan Mac and Kashmir Hill
The gadgets that were almost game changers in 2021
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The gadgets that were almost game changers in 2021

Plenty of devices were created this year as companies took a big swing at something new that didn’t quite make it. But these three could become must-haves in their next iterations.

  • by Tim Biggs