How to make your own DIY Chromecast

diy chromecast

Google’s Chromecast dongle isn’t the only way to remotely stream your media content to your big screen. As Darren Yates explains, alternatives are everywhere.

Seagate Central review

Seagate Central review

Ready to go right of the box. A single-bay NAS might not sound like your typical offering but the Seagate Central is aimed at those who just want a simple …

Netgear R6300 802.11ac router review

Netgear R6300 802.11ac router review

Price: $270  |  From: netgear.com.au At first glance it’s hard to tell the difference between the Netgear D6300 and R6300. They both have the same oversized chassis with glowy Netgear logo very similar firmware twin USB ports wired Gigabit Ethernet ports and support for 1300Mbps 802.11ac. But there are differences; most notably the R6300 doesn’t…

Netgear D6300 802.11ac modem router review

Netgear D6300 802.11ac modem router review

Price: $340  |  Website: netgear.com.au The sole ADSL router we were able to acquire for this feature the D6300 is perfect for those who have ADSL2+ but want to be ready when the National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre comes along. As has become the trend in new ADSL routers it includes both an ADSL2+ port…

Linksys EA6500 802.11ac router review

Linksys EA6500 802.11ac router review

Price: $280  |  Website: Linksys Maybe it was because of a vendor advantage with the client station we used for testing also from Linksys but the EA6500 blew through our tests faster than any other router we looked at. At its top speeds it was rivalling Gigabit Ethernet for data rates and that’s something we…

Must-have mini pc apps

Must-have mini pc apps

Most mini PCs come with Android 4.0 for the OS but the quality of the bundled apps can be a bit mixed. You’ll also likely find a number of Chinese-focused apps that may be irrelevant to you. While they’re easy to remove (head to ‘Settings > Apps’) you’ll likely need some replacements to get you…