How Google Nest Will Change The World

Google Nest

Today’s big news was Google’s purchase of Nest for a massive 3.2 billion dollars. I met with the Nest crew back at the 2012 CES, and back then they had just the one product, a thermostat that enabled you to control and also learnt to efficiently manage your home’s environment. Recently Nest also launched a […]

Samsung Galaxy S3 First Look at a VERY Smart Phone

Samsung Galaxy S3

Bona fide events built around around product launches are few and far between these days, but there was no doubt that the local launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Sydney yesterday was aimed to make as much of an impact as possible, delivering on the promise of a new mobile device that could set […]

Google Lab Adds Gesture Control in Android Web Browser

Menu options on Android Web Browser

We have been spending a fair bit of time discussing the Android Web Browser experience on the Android 4 tablet platform, courtesy of the Transformer Prime. We even had a chance to check out the Chrome for Android Beta browser. The fundamental issue here is that even though the stock Android web browser and the […]

Chrome for Android Comes Without Flash Support

Chrome for Android Comes Without Flash Support

Whether it’s on a smartphone or a tablet, the quality of the online browsing experience is critical to the success of any mobile device. Chrome for Android aims to become the optimum browser for Android devices. However, as we pointed out in our previous article, Chrome for Android comes without Flash support in its Beta […]

CES 2012: Intel Smartphone Reference Design Demonstration

We were impressed with the performance capabilities of the reference design - if this manifests in a vendor-based smartphone, Intel has a rosy future in the smartphone market.

At the Intel Keynote at the CES, CEO Paul Otenelli made quite a few major announcements, some of which will start to bear fruit later in the year. Of the big pieces of news to come out of that event was Intel’s foray into the Smartphone category – providing chipsets for manufacturers as an alternative […]

Ritchie’s Room at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)!

We will be on hand for all the major announcements from the big brands attending CES 2012.

The 2012 CES is only a few days away and we just wanted to shout out to all our readers that we will be updating this site has much as possible with news from the 2012 tech launch event. We expect to see and share with you some great new releases including the latest Ultrabooks, […]

Consumer Electronics Show 2012 – Looking into the Tech Crystal Ball

We'll be right in the thick of all the product announcements, keynote events and vendor stands to bring you the best of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

                  For the past year, we’ve had a great time sharing, discussing and responding to you, our readers around the big stories of 2011. Tablets, Ultrabooks, Media Players, iDevices and other categories like photography and home appliances have all had their interesting issues and product releases. So […]

Steve Jobs’ Legacy is in the Clouds.

Sadly, Steve Jobs never got to see iCloud launched, passing away only days before its worldwide release.

Yesterday, shortly after the passing of Steve Jobs was reported, my Twitter feed and Facebook news items were almost exclusively reflections and tributes for the co-founder of Apple. Amongst the quotes and condolences, one comment stuck out for me : “Steve Jobs is in the iCloud now.” That particular statement resonated with me as I’ve […]