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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 […]

Chromecast officially on sale from JB HiFi, Dick Smith and Google Play

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Read our Chromecast Australia Guide: CLICK HERE! Finally! The long awaited Chromecast will be available in Australia today. According to Android news website, Ausdroid, they have received information from multiple sources that the Chromecast will indeed start selling in Australia on Wednesday 28th May 2014. This falls in-line of the accidental pre-order page by Dick Smith which was quickly removed after being online for a few hours. Just incase you’ve forgotten […]

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 […]