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Samsung Australia launches new Multiroom Audio speakers

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Last night, Samsung Australia officially launched the new Multiroom Audio speakers at an event in Sydney featuring Australian DJ duo, Flight Facilities. The new range of speakers include the M5 and M7 (pictured above) triangular speaker, a Soundbar and a Home Theatre System. When multiple speakers are paired with the M2 hub (RRP $79), you can group speakers together and play your music in perfect sync. “Home audio has come […]

Microsoft announces new Surface Pro 3 – the tablet that promises to replace your laptop

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The Surface Pro line has always been seen as a tablet for those “who actually wants to get stuff done on the go” – largely thanks to its laptop-tier hardware. And today Microsoft wants to blur the lines between the tablet and laptop even further with its brand new Surface Pro 3 tablet. Announced at its “small gathering” press conference in New York City, the Surface Pro 3 features a 12-inch HD display […]

Dick Smith says Chromecast is coming on May 28, opens preorders

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After much speculation on when the Chromecast will be officially available in Australia, including rumours that Telstra was negotiating with Google to launch the device bundle their services; Dick Smith has started taking preorders for the cheap streaming device. The page has also revealed that the device will be coming on May 28, and the price will be $49. In the United States, where the device has been available since […]

Hands on with the Moto E – Motorola’s newest smartphone

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I’m sitting in a little Italian café just outside the Rialto South Tower, having an informal meeting with a Motorola Mobility representative named John. He tells a waitress his order before asking me if I would like something. I politely decline, instead opting to drink the free water. I already had a cup of coffee beforehand. Having a one-on-one meeting with a company representative is very rare. Companies prefer to hold media briefings […]

Meet the Xiaomi Mi Pad… or the iPad Mini for Android lovers

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Look familiar to you? Yeah, me too… Meet the Xiaomi Mi Pad. It’s a 7.9-inch plastic colourful tablet which very much resembles the iPad Mini. The Mi Pad is the first to feature NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 processor which was announced in January at CES. It also features 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage with the option of expanding up to 128GB with a MicroSD card and runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. […]

Microsoft Mobile confirms Lumia 630 launch, priced at under $250

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Microsoft Mobile/Nokia has confirmed that the Lumia 630 – the first smartphone with the Windows Phone 8.1. update – will be coming to Australia. It will launch on May 27 with a very attractive price tag. The Lumia 630 will be available through Harvey Norman, JB Hi Fi, Dick Smith and other major retailers from May 27 with a price of $249. It will also be available through Vodafone from June 4 […]

On Location: Huawei Ascend G6 Australian launch

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It was a little hard to ignore the audible disappointment at Huawei’s Australian launch of the Ascend G6. Despite overnight news in Paris of the Ascend P7, a more high-end, 5-inch phone from Huawei, today a small gathering of Australian’s tech media were instead shown the Ascend G6, a phone originally exhibited in February at MWC. Though despite the unfortunate scheduling, the phone Huawei Australia flaunted today, while sort-of old news, was […]

LG Lifeband Touch coming to Australia later this month for $199

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LG Australia revealed earlier today that the LG Lifeband Touch, the company’s latest smartwatch/fitness tracker, will be coming to Australia in late May. The company announced the product back at CES earlier this year. Designed to comfortably fit on your wrist, the Lifeband Touch has a 3-axis accelerometer and altimeter to measure the usual things that all fitness devices track: distance, speed, number of steps, and calories burned. Users will be […]

Nokia Lumia 2520 coming to Australia this week

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Microsoft has announced that the Nokia Lumia 2520 – the first tablet from the formerly-independent Finnish phone maker – will be coming to Australia tomorrow, exclusively with Telstra. Telstra will be selling the device from its online store, before rolling it out to its stores nationally from May 13. Customers can purchase the device on a 24-month contract under its $35 plan with a $25 monthly handset repayment fee. If you […]

Nokia confirms Devices business will be renamed to Microsoft Mobile

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The “Nokia” name on its Lumia devices may soon disappear. The Finnish company has confirmed that its Devices and Services division will be renamed to Microsoft Mobile once Microsoft acquires the company later this month. The name change was leaked out by NokiaPowerUser when they published a leaked email to suppliers. Nokia has since confirmed the “Microsoft Mobile” rebrand by informing users about the change in its privacy policy. “After completion of […]

Samsung sues Korean newspaper over negative report

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Samsung is no stranger to threatening the tech media – remember, they threatened to leave two bloggers in Berlin because they refused to promote their products at IFA in 2012. Well, the South Korean company is now suing a Korean newspaper, the Electronic Times, after it wrote a negative news article about the Galaxy S5. The article, published on March 17, claimed that Samsung was having issues with producing the six lenses […]

Nokia announces the Lumia 930 – the new flagship for Windows Phone 8.1

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As expected, Nokia announced a couple of brand new Windows Phone devices at Microsoft’s BUILD conference – at the same time where they announced what would be included in Windows Phone 8.1. The Lumia 930 will the be first device running the new OS, and will include a 20-megapixel camera. Hardware specs include a 5-inch full HD OLED display, a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of […]

Cloud first, mobile first: Word, Powerpoint, and Excel come to iPad today

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Satya Nadella paces around a small stage in San Francisco. It’s only been 52 days since he became CEO, and yet he’s already been the man behind products his predecessor’s would have never touched. Office for iPad had apparently been finished for a few months now, yet it had been stuck in limbo, a scary admission that users might not switch to a Windows tablet just for one service. Today, though, Nadella stands […]

Samsung Australia to bring Galaxy S5 on April 11, priced at $929

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Image: Norman Ma/TechGeek In an extravagant launch event yesterday at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S5 will be launching in Australia on April 11 – just ten days after the HTC One M8‘s Australian launch. It will be priced at $929, and will be available on all the major telcos – Optus, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone and Telstra. The smartphone features a bigger 5.1-inch full HD display, […]

Meet the GoPhone – the iPhone case that doubles as a GoPro mount

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Despite its popularity and usefulness in many situations, one of the biggest problem of the GoPro is the lack of a proper viewfinder if you want to get handheld shots of the action. It does have a remote viewfinder via the GoPro app, but that involves you holding onto the camera and the phone. However, two Australians may have created a solution. Created by Andrew Dorn and Carson Tully – both […]