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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 […]

UberEATS extends to Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide

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After successfully launching in Melbourne and Sydney earlier this year, Uber has extended UberEATS to Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth; attracting some well-known local culinary names to offer their food on the service. According to Uber, there will be 60 places in Adelaide, 80 places in Brisbane, and 70 places in Perth at launch. Names who have signed up to UberEATS include Jock Zonfrillo’s Blackwood Bistro in Adelaide, Ryan Squires’ esq. in Brisbane, and […]

Sex Party wants to have the same-sex plebiscite held online (if we have one)

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Put this in the very long list of horrible ideas suggested by Australian politicians that should never ever be implemented. The Australian Sex Party’s leader Fiona Patten is calling for the federal government to have the same-sex plebiscite held online, saying it is cheaper and claiming that it is now possible thanks to “modern technology and current leaps in cyber security.” “Countries like Estonia have successfully moved to complete internet voting where […]

Google showcases Google Home, its competitor to the Amazon Echo

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After unveiling the device at Google I/O earlier in the year, Google finally released more details about Google Home – its “smart speaker” for the home – at this morning’s press conference. However, if you’re looking at getting this device in Australia, Google currently has no plans to bring the device to you. Google Home will come packaged with Google Assistant, allowing you to ask questions and perform tasks just […]

Google adds 4K support with new Chromecast Ultra

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Google has announced this morning an update to its Chromecast lineup of devices, with the introduction of the Chromecast Ultra. The new addition includes support to stream 4K content, HDR and Dolby Vision content via Wi-Fi; and some performance changes that Google say make it 1.8x faster than the previous Chromecast. While YouTube and Netflix have 4K content for you to stream, Google also announced that it will be making Google […]

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 […]

DJI reveals the Mavic Pro drone, goes head-to-head with GoPro’s Karma

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Days after GoPro announced its own foldable drone called the Karma, DJI has announced their own version. Called the Mavic Pro, it is designed to be ultraportable while uncompromising on performance. “DJI has spent a decade making it easier for anyone to fly, and by rethinking everything about how a drones look, we have created an entirely new type of aerial platform for anyone to explore their creativity,” its CEO […]

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 […]

SONOS to sell its speakers in Apple Stores in October

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SONOS has today announced that it will partner with Apple to bring its speakers to 486 Apple Stores worldwide (including all 22 Apple Stores in Australia) and online. The deal extends its existing relationship with Apple, with SONOS being Apple Music’s exclusive partner for connected home devices. From October 5, you will be able to purchase a SONOS system at 468 Apple Stores around the world. You will also be able to purchase […]

Uber partners with TripGo to seamlessly connect public transport

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Uber has today announced that it will partner with the public transport app TripGo, allowing users to seamlessly travel on public transport with Uber acting as a way to get to or from their local train, buss or tram stop. TripGo will be given access to Uber’s real-time ridesharing data and will let you request a ride without leaving the app. According to Uber, the trip is in recognition that many […]

Xbox Games With Gold October 2016

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Games With Gold is still going strong, with another batch of free games for Xbox One and Xbox 360 this October, only available to Xbox Live Gold members. (Links are directed to AU Xbox store) On Xbox One, players can download Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings ($26.95) for free during the month of October. The Escapists ($26.95) will be available for free, from October 16th to November 15th. On Xbox 360, MX vs ATV Reflex ($49.95) will […]

Pokemon Sun & Moon: Version-exclusives and Pokemon Refresh

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The Pokemon Company continue to shower us with Pokemon Sun and Moon information, revealing even more new Pokemon and features. This time, we get to see version exclusive Pokemon, an improved grooming feature called ‘Pokemon Refresh’ and a glimpse at character customisation. Passimian is a FIghting-type Pokemon with a new ability called Receiver – this Pokémon can inherit the Ability of an ally who faints in battle. Passimian is exclusive to Pokemon Sun. Oranguru is […]

Review: iPhone 7 – Some very specific field notes

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The iPhone 7 is a clear stepping stone, but it’s one that people have been asking for for years now. And in my view, that’s a good thing. Whenever Apple makes the iPhone thinner and lighter people say that they don’t care about thinness or lightness. They want a thicker phone with a better battery. Critics don’t care about looks or gimmicks, they want functionality. And while the iPhone 7 […]

Movie World, Wet’n’Wild Sydney rolls out online food ordering

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In what is described as a “world first”, Village Roadshow Theme Parks – the owners of Movie World, Sea World and the Wet’n’Wild theme parks – have partnered up with Sydney-based startup AirService to bring online food ordering to its theme park visitors. Rolling out first to the Gotham City restaurant at Movie World, customers will use a Village-branded eServe app to order food and drink without waiting in a […]