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Grab a Chromecast for $39 from Dick Smith

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If you’re after a Chromecast and were waiting for it to come down in price, now is your chance. Dick Smith have dropped the price of a Chromecast to $39 including delivery with a coupon code. The deal is only for products delivered and not available in-store or via click-and-collect. The deal is only valid for one Chromecast per customer. Use the ‘SAVER10′ coupon code at checkout. The Chromecast has [...]

Nokia X, Asha and Series 40 are no longer

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After announcing that over 18,000 people will be layed-off over the next year, Microsoft will be renewing their focus to the Windows Phone operating system. According to an internal memo obtained by The Verge, it was revealed that Microsoft will discontinue the Nokia X, Asha and Series 40 products. The respective teams will go into “maintenance mode” meaning the products customers will still be supported but no further development will be [...]

Parrot’s new MiniDrones hitting Australia in August

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In a fun filled launch event today, Parrot announced their new MiniDrones – the Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo. With the sounds of flying, jumping and crashing (oh, and screams), Parrot announced that the products will be available from Australian retailers in August but pre-orders are being taken online from today. Chris Roberts, APAC Managing Director for Parrot gave a brief history of the company and when posed the question of [...]

Nokia’s flagship Lumia 930 available from July 11

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The Nokia Lumia 930 is the newest edition to the smartphone market and Nokia’s flagship device for 2014. We’ve seen the huge phablets and Android devices coming from Nokia this year, however, there hasn’t been any information on flagship devices – well, it’s finally here. While Nokia Australia haven’t confirmed a release date, carriers have started releasing information of when it will be available. The Lumia 930 has a 5″ Full [...]

Quickflix enables Chromecast support, offers $10 credit for using it

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Chromecast has been available in Australia for a little while now but we haven’t had much Australian support for it. However, Quickflix is one of the first Australian services to offer Chromecast support. According to the email sent to Quickflix subscribers, you’ll be able to instantly stream Movies and TV Shows as part of your subscription plus pay for the premium TV Shows and Movies for $2.99 and $5.99 each [...]

Google unveils Material Design, a unified design language for Android, Chrome OS

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Google has long been known as a company with a beautiful, though fragmented design language. Just a glance at an Android and Chrome OS app in the same sitting could be enough to convince a user that these platforms were both created by a separate company. And in a way, due to the size of Google, that’s almost true. So in a massive announcement at Google I/O the company has shown plans to consolidate the [...]

Microsoft unveils the Nokia X2

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Microsoft have today announced the new Nokia phone to the family, the Nokia X2. The Nokia X2 is the second generation of phone in the Nokia X range which run a heavily modified version of the Android operating system – without Google Play Services. The new phone features a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, a 4.3″ ClearBlack Display, a rear 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, front-facing VGA camera [...]

Cadbury’s Joy Generator: We came for joy and all we got was this lousy block of chocolate

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It’s a cold, sunny Friday Morning in the Sydney CBD and what better way to spend our morning than to visit the Cadbury Joy Generator – a Facebook-powered chocolate vending machine. The machine uses your Facebook likes and interests to calculate your best match, whether it be Original, Fruit & Nut, Roasted Almond or Snack – the Joy Generator has 12 of the best flavours available. While it is an [...]

YouTube live streams now available through Chromecast

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Now that the Chromecast is available in a few more markets, Google have started to add some more functionality to the device. Today, Google announced that casting YouTube live streams from your mobile device is now possible. Initially, it was only available for desktop users, however, it’s now available for Mobile users, which is great news. So now you can watch your favourite podcast live stream, Google+ hangouts and more, [...]

Melbourne’s City Loop to get 3G coverage by end of year, 4G next year

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The Victorian Government has announced today that Melbourne’s City Loop tunnel – which contains the Flagstaff, Melbourne Central and Parliament underground stations – will get full 3G coverage by the end of the year, and will be upgraded to 4G by next year. “It is frustrating when people coming into the City Loop drop off … in the 21st century we need full connectivity throughout our transport system,” Premier Dennis [...]

Why mobile photography is completely broken

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I think there’s something fundamentally broken about how we work with mobile photographs today. Take a look at how a large majority of people might deal with photographs on a smartphone. We capture pictures using the in-built camera app, automatically adding it to an infinite camera roll where every single photo we’ve ever taken on our phone resides. We’ll open each one up (one at a time) in our favourite [...]

What NDA? The Verge’s Joshua Topolsky wears a Moto 360 on The Tonight Show

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Before appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Verge’s editor-in-chief tweeted this: Lots of cool stuff on @FallonTonight, and several Easter eggs for the savvy. Watch closely. — Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) June 6, 2014 And he wasn’t kidding. Resting upon his wrist was Motorola’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch, the Moto 360. While Google and Motorola reps have shielded the device when testing, Topolsky was unable to stop the [...]

Click Messenger app lets you chat with friends – through selfies

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I still don’t understand the selfie, despite the fact that I am part of the generation that has embraced it like it was oxygen. However, that hasn’t stopped companies creating ‘selfie’-related items to appeal to said generation – like ‘selfie’ cameras on HTC and Huawei phones, and a selfie stick from Kogan. Now, there’s an entire messaging service devoted to the ‘selfie’. Created by London-based startup Lutebox, Click Messenger lets you [...]

Optus updates mobile plans, introduces data sharing

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Optus appears to be listening to its customers, as the company today announced a couple of changes to its mobile phone plans. The second-placed telco will increase the included voice and data caps on all of its My Plan products, and will allow customers to share their mobile plan’s data across multiple devices. The $60 My Plan will now get unlimited included minutes to standard Australian mobile and landline phone numbers, [...]

LG goes ‘simple’ with its new 5.5-inch flagship, the LG G3

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The LG G2 is not even a year old, but the South Korean manufacturer has today announced its brand new flagship and successor – the LG G3. And like the LG G2, the phone is designed to provide the most comfortable user experience after years of consumer research done by the company. Specs include a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with a pixel density of 538ppi, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 [...]