Six pieces of technology I can’t live without

We live in an incredibly technological age. If you’re reading this, then you’re using a device which can access the entire recorded knowledge of human civilisation in seconds. Or you can pretend to fling crotchety birds at green pigs, which is what I like to do. In celebration of the technological marvels of today, here are my personal top six devices I can’t live without.


Perhaps the most obvious choice for this list is the now ubiquitous smart phone. Whether you’re taking selfies, listening to music, reading twitter or perhaps even making a phone call, these pocket computers pack more smarts than the entire Apollo Moon landing program. A necessity for modern life, mine almost never leaves my hand. You can check out our smart phones research here.


An oldie but a goodie. The humble fridge is actually quite a marvel when you think about it. Keeping our food fresh and clean until we need it is just the start of its powers. Industrial fridges mean that we can now enjoy fresh produce from around the world, no matter the season. So the next time you enjoy a banana in the middle of winter, spare a thought for the fridge. And, of course, you can check out which refrigerator brand has the most satisfied customers here.

Hot water

Apparently in the Middle Ages, it wasn’t uncommon to have a bath once a year at most! Thankfully for our noses that’s no longer the case, and you can thank the ready supply of hot water in part for that. Being able to turn on a tap and have a limitless supply of hot water is something our ancestors could only dream of, and it’s definitely something I couldn’t live without.

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As much as it’s maligned as the ‘idiot box’, TV nowadays has some of the most creative and engrossing storytelling around. Programs like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones have shown that the small screen is a truly artistic medium. Of course, it also has an endless parade of cooking shows, renovation shows, and for some reason a show about watching people watch shows, but you have to take the good with the bad.

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How did we live before coffee? And thanks to the modern capsule machines, it’s never been easier to make your morning brew. Sure there are cheaper ways to make it, but there aren’t any easier. Here are the Canstar Blue 2015 coffee machine reviews.

Air conditioner

If you’ve ever experienced an Australian summer, then you know the life-saving powers of aircon. Every time I go outside during the summer, I melt into a small puddle. This is definitely a piece of technology I couldn’t live without.

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