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Samsung may actually not know why the Galaxy Note 7 bursts into flames – report

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While the fallout from Samsung’s decision to suddenly stop production and sales of the Galaxy Note 7 continues, a new report from the New York Times suggests that Samsung still have no idea why the phone keeps bursting into flames – despite putting hundreds of employees to solve the potentially brand-destroying issue. After reports of the original Note 7s started spontaneously exploding, Samsung’s engineers were unable to replicate the problem. Because of a tight […]

Samsung kills the Galaxy Note 7

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In a drastic move, Samsung has today announced that it will stop all production of the Galaxy Note 7. The news comes after the Australian and US carriers halted the phone exchange program after reports of the replacement devices were also bursting into flames. In a statement, seen by Al Jazeera, the company said, “We recently readjusted the production volume for thorough investigation and quality control, but putting consumer safety […]

Google brings affordable VR to the masses with Daydream View

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Google has announced this morning that it will release a headset for its latest virtual reality endeavour, Daydream. Called the Daydream View, the newest VR headset promises to make VR affordable and more fashionable. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy VR headset, it requires a phone that is Daydream-ready. The Google Pixel already supports this, but they say that they expect more of its Android hardware partners will support Daydream in the future. […]

Google unveils Pixel – and shows off the potential of Google’s AI future

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Early this morning, Google has finally unveiled what has been long speculated in the tech press – the Google Pixel, its premium line of Android-powered smartphones designed and manufactured internally. With significantly better hardware than most of its rivals, the most interesting thing about the Pixel isn’t the hardware spec sheet. No, the interesting thing about Pixel is how it will bundle in all of Google’s work on artificial intelligence in […]

Square launches new payment reader in Australia – includes support for Apple and Android Pay

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Square, the global payment startup founded by Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, has today announced that it will finally bring its new payment reader to Australians – being only the second country the new reader has rolled out to. The new reader supports chip cards and contactless payment methods – such as Apple Pay, Android Pay, or tap-and-pay with your credit or debit card. “We know NFC is important to Australian […]

Samsung to shut down Wallet service on June 30

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Samsung has announced in an email to all Samsung Wallet customers that it will be shutting down the service on June 30. The reason why Samsung is shutting down the service was because not many people were using the service. In a separate message to Samsung Wallet partners, they noted that “the usage rate… was not what anyone expected.” “One of our company’s core values is to guarantee the best […]

Samsung announces pricing and release date for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – comes out on April 10

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Revealed to the public just a couple of weeks ago at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has finally announced when Australians will be getting their hands on the company’s latest smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Both phones will go on sale from April 10 in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage capacities, with prices starting at $999. The full pricing chart is below. Model AU Cost Galaxy S6 – […]

MWC 2015: Samsung reveals the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

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What’s next for Samsung? “Relentless innovation,” according to its mobile head, JK Shin, at the company’s press conference at this year’s Mobile World Congress as it announced two new smartphones jammed-packed with top-notch specs and “first-of-its-kind technology” – the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sees a radical overhaul of its design. The body is no longer made out of plastic, adopting […]

Google refuses to patch vulnerability affecting 930 million users

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Google has quietly disclosed that it will not be patching any vulnerabilities in a component in versions of Android before KitKat. This means that 60 percent of all active Android devices – or 930 million – are now vulnerable to an attack. The company made this disclosure to Tod Beardsley, a security researcher from Rapid7, after another vulnerability reporter was told by Google that they will not fix the bug. In a […]

ASUS unveils Intel-powered ZenFone 2 smartphone at CES

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At its press conference earlier this morning, ASUS has unveiled its brand new flagship phone in this year’s ZenFone lineup with the ZenFone 2. Featuring a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display and a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom processor, the ZenFone 2 promises to deliver powerful all-round performance while not compromising on style. The design features a “luxurious brushed-metal finish and distinctive concentric-circle detailing.” ASUS also says it is more ergonomic […]

ASUS introduces the ZenFone Zoom – world thinnest smartphone with optical zoom

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At its press conference at this year’s CES, ASUS revealed a brand new smartphone for those who are really vested into mobile photography with the ZenFone Zoom. The Taiwanese manufacturer is also proclaiming the device as the thinnest smartphone on the market with 3X optical zoom – measuring at just under 12mm thin. The rear camera features a 13-megapixel sensor and its 10-element lens so it can have 3X optical zoom. It […]

CES 2015: LG refreshes its curved smartphone with the LG G Flex 2

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  LG has announced at its CES 2015 press conference what everyone knew yesterday: it will introduce a new curved smartphone. Called the LG G Flex 2, the revamped phone is smaller, faster, and a bit tougher than its predecessor. It is smaller because the phone’s display has been reduced from the massive 6-inch display found on the original G Flex to just 5.5 inches. LG says it makes the phone a […]

Nokia goes back to Android with new N1 tablet

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While Nokia may have sold off its mobile devices division to Microsoft, that doesn’t mean the Finnish company has not stopped manufacturing. Earlier today, Nokia announced that it will be bringing out a brand new tablet called the Nokia N1 – and it will be running on the latest version of Android, version 5.0 Lollipop. Featuring a 7.9-inch display (at 4:3 aspect ratio), the Nokia N1 continues to follow Nokia’s […]

Moto 360 coming to Australia on October 31 for $329

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For Australians, it has been a very very long wait to get our hands on the Moto 360 – the company’s flagship smartwatch running Android Wear. But we’ve got some good news for all of those waiting for the Moto 360. Motorola Australia has finally announced when they will start selling the device, and the price. The Moto 360 will be available from October 31 and will come in two styles: a stainless […]

Moto X gets updated with 5.2-inch display and 13-megapixel camera

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Motorola has updated the Moto X today – adding a bigger display, better processor and adding more megapixels to its camera. The new Moto X will now feature a 5.2-inch AMOLED display, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Other hardware specs include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 LE support. The Moto X’s camera at […]