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Review: Parrot AR.Drone

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Showcased at CES 2010 in January and launched in the United States already, Australia is finally getting the long awaited device. The quadricopter that can be controlled with your Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch seems pretty cool in the videos, but does it relate to reality when you get your hands on it? Is it also worth your hard-earned dollars to get, or give as a gift to a […]

ACMA to provide in-flight mobile phone use

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the regulator of all communications in Australia, has proposed that amending the law to allow in-flight use of phones, after it has confirmed that it was safe to use after trailing for 18 months a technology that would jam certain mobile signals that would cause problems with the plane‚Äôs computer system. One tiny little problem: mobile phone jamming signals have been banned, under […]