Toshiba Australia rebounds to post AU$22.3m profit for FY2017

Toshiba Australia rebounds to post AU$22.3m profit for FY2017
Toshiba Australia has reported after-tax profit of AU$22.3 million for the full year ended March 31, 2017, turning around the AU$23.1 million loss reported in the previous year. While the Japanese conglomerate -- which makes flash memory drives, laptops, and semiconductors -- has delayed its global full-year financial report for the sixth time, its Australian arm has reported stable revenue of AU$140.1 million for the full year, a slight drop from th…
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How much power does your smartphone charger waste?

How much power does your smartphone charger waste?
In my view right now I can see six smartphone and tablet chargers. They're all plugged in, and there are no devices attached to them. How much power are they using? Should I unplug them? See also: Why smartphone and laptop batteries explode, and what can you do to protect yourself Rather than guess, I decided to break out my test gear and do some testing. My test meter of choice for this test is the WattsUp? PRO power meter, as I can use this to …
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Hands-on with the Instrumment 01, a pen that doubles as a smart tape measure

Hands-on with the Instrumment 01, a pen that doubles as a smart tape measure
One of the many reasons smartphones have taken over the wireless industry is because they make our lives easier. We are able to manage our lives, essentially, from a device we hold in the palm of our hand.Accessory makers continue to find new and creative ways to leverage the computing power we always have with us. Instrumments is one such company, with its Bluetooth-connected 01 measuring devices.Part writing utensil, part smart tape measure, the 01…
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Sugarlock video editor hands-on: Play, cut, and share your action camera footage in minutes

Sugarlock video editor hands-on: Play, cut, and share your action camera footage in minutes
Image: Sugarlock Do you dread sitting in front of a PC going through videos to find a few pieces of action to share with family and friends? The Sugarlock is here to ease the pain and make editing fun again. Action cameras improve each year, see my Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 review, and some are even available for just $70, see my recent take on the Aukey …
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Computers that fit in the palm of your hand

Computers that fit in the palm of your hand
The Raspberry Pi gets even smaller, in both size and price. At only $5, this is almost a disposable computer, and yet is has enough power to handle many IoT or homebrew projects.Despite the size, there's room for a microSD card slot, mini HDMI port, and micro USB data port.1GHz single-core ARM1176JZF-S CPU512MB of RAM0.8-watt power consumptionLink…
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​LG expects steady profits for Q2

​LG expects steady profits for Q2
LG Electronics expects an operating profit of 664 billion won and revenue of 14.55 trillion won for the second quarter of the year, the company has revealed in its Q2 earnings guidance.Operating profit and revenue for the quarter rose 13.6 percent and 3.9 percent respectively from a year ago. Compared to the previous quarter, the results mark a drop of 27.9 percent and 0.7 percent.LG hit its second-highest operating profit ever for the first quarter …
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​Samsung expects record $12b Q2 profit thanks to chips, Galaxy S8

​Samsung expects record $12b Q2 profit thanks to chips, Galaxy S8
Samsung Electronics expects an operating profit of 14 trillion won and revenues of 60 trillion won for the second quarter of 2017, the company has said in its preliminary earnings guidance.Operating profits and revenue rose 41.41 percent and 18.69 percent from the previous quarter, and rose 71.99 percent and 17.7 percent from the same period a year ago.Both are the company's highest ever for a quarter. Samsung's previous highest was 10.1 trillion won…
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Meizu M5c hands-on: A low-cost phone with great performance

Meizu M5c hands-on: A low-cost phone with great performance
Chinese company Meizu is prolific with its device releases that appeal across all price ranges. This tactic has grown the company, which is now the 11th largest mobile phone manufacturer in in the world in terms of unit sales. (Image: Meizu) It has three smartphone lines: the Pro, MX, and M-series. I have reviewed the M3 Max, the M5s, the M5 Note, and the Pro 6 Plus (my favourite so far).Its new…
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Samsung Notebook 9 Pro hands-on: A laptop for creative and business users alike

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro hands-on: A laptop for creative and business users alike
Most of the attention Samsung receives is for its smartphone lineup, and rightfully so. Samsung's Galaxy line is Apple's biggest competition, often setting the bar for fellow Android device makers and Apple alike.Samsung's laptop business, on the other hand, has steadily improved and is starting to prove competitive with the top PC makers. I've spent the past couple of weeks using the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro, a 2-in-1 with a few tricks of its own.Sams…
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HP Colour LaserJet Managed MFP E77830 review: Fast, capable and secure

HP Colour LaserJet Managed MFP E77830 review: Fast, capable and secure
There are three reasons for sitting up and taking notice of HP Inc's new Colour LaserJet Managed MFP E77830 -- not least a completely new A3 laser engine developed in the wake of the $1billion acquisition of Samsung's printer business last year. Added to that, the device is part of a push to reassert HP's brand across both consumer and business printer markets, with the E77830 helping to fill a long-standing gap when it comes to large-format LaserJets. And last, but by no means…
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