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Our hands-on look at LG’s incredible Signature W OLED wallpaper TV


One of the most talked about products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year has been without a doubt LG’s Signature W OLED TV that can be mounted like wallpaper. Tech Guide took a hands-on look at the head-turning TV, which will be available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes, on the LG booth at CES where crowds gathered around the TVs on …

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Samsung puts challenges of 2016 behind it with new QLED TV range and connected appliances


Samsung, still smarting from last year’s Note 7 debacle, came out on the front foot at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with a new QLED TV and more connected home appliances. But right off the bat, the company addressed the elephant in the room and acknowledged the “challenges” of 2016. Samsung America President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Baxter kicked off the CES …

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Foxtel has created a new app so your kids can watch their favourite shows


Foxtel has just launched an all-new app designed for kids and just in time for the summer holidays that will give them a safe and ad-free way to watch their favourite programs on-demand. Available for free to Foxtel, Foxtel Play and Foxtel from Telstra customers, Foxtel Kids includes popular kids channels Nick, Nick Jr, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CBeebies and …

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Tech Guide’s 2016 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas – Day 7: Headphones


It’s Day 7 of the Tech Guide 2016 12 Days of Christmas gadget gift ideas so we can help shoppers narrow down the tech gift choices and find the right product for the right person. Today we’re talking about headphones and earphones – an excellent present to give and receive especially for your friends and family members who love their music. There are lots of …

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Federal Court orders ISPs to block copyright-infringing websites like Pirate Bay


The Australian Federal Court has ordered Australia’s ISPs (internet service providers) to block several download sites that have been identified as infringing content copyright. It comes at the end of a case brought by film distributor Village Roadshow and pay TV company Foxtel where the ruling will see sites like The Pirate Bay, IsoHunt, Torrentz, TorrentHound and streaming site SolarMovie blocked within 15 days. This …

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Now you can explore Mars in virtual reality with The Martian VR Experience


Hollywood has entered the world of virtual reality with the release of The Martian VR Experience which was executive produced by Ridley Scott as an extension of his hit film The Martian. Directed by Robert Stromberg, The Martian VR Experience puts the viewer in stranded astronaut Mark Watney’s shoes so they can experience scenes from the blockbuster movie in a 360-degree virtual reality environment. It …

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PlayStation 4 Pro review – take your gaming to the next level


The PlayStation Pro is available now and it takes your gaming and viewing experience to the next level with the ability to output 4K with HDR (high dynamic range) to make your content look better than ever. The high-end console will be able to play the latest 4K games and other 4K content like streamed movies and TV shows on a compatible 4K Ultra High …

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Samsung issues second recall of the troubled Galaxy Note7 smartphone


Samsung has issued a second recall of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone in as many months while the company investigates the latest incidents with the troubled device. Loyal customers who opted for a replacement of their Note7 device instead of a refund have now been asked to return the unit for a second time. Samsung has already instructed telco partners and retailers to stop selling the …

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Get updated and educated with Episode 219 of the Tech Guide podcast


Stay updated and educated about the latest and most relevant tech news and reviews with Episode 219 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast hosted by editor Stephen Fenech. On this week’s show, you’re not going to believe what an angry customer did inside an Apple Store, ASUS reveals its latest super slim laptops and convertibles and the Game of Thrones novel is re-released in an …

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Why flying drones may soon be taught in high school


English, Maths, History – and Drones. That will soon be a high school student’s subject choices to give them the best chance for their careers to literally take off in a growing industry. Leading drone pilot training company UAVAir is Australia’s only organisations approved by the NSW Department of Industry’s Smart and Skilled program and can provide students with subsidised Certificate III aviation training as …

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Why new relaxed drone laws could increase the dangers to aircraft


New relaxed drone laws which are now in effect have the potential to pose an even greater danger to aircraft according to a commercial airline pilot who experienced a near-miss with an unmanned craft during a flight. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will now allow users to fly drones weighing less than 2kg for commercial purposes without a license. Most of the popular drones …

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Ford unveils its new SYNC 3 in-car communication and infotainment system


Ford has launched its all-new SYNC 3 system that makes it easier than ever to put communication, navigation and entertainment at the driver’s fingertips while staying safe at the same time. Five of Ford’s most popular models, including the Focus, Mondeo and Mustang, will include SYNC 3 when they hit the road in the coming months. The system includes a responsive touchscreen, Bluetooth to connect …

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What we can expect to see when Apple releases the new iPhone


Apple is reportedly due to release the new iPhone – presumably called the iPhone 7 –by the end of September and, as usual, there has been no shortage of rumours and speculation about what we can expect. New iPhone season – the end of September/early October – is rapidly approaching and we know this not only by looking at a calendar but by the number …

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Tune in to Episode 213 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast


Time to get updated and educated about the latest consumer tech news and reviews with Episode 213 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech. On this week’s packed show: Telstra launches new home wi-fi technology, do we want wi-fi aboard our aircraft when we fly and the new Kobo Aura ONE e-reader. In the Tech Guide reviews, we take a deep …

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Stay updated and educated with Episode 212 of the Tech Guide podcast


To stay updated and educated about the latest consumer tech news and reviews you need to tune in to Episode 212 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech. On this week’s show, Optus falls at the first hurdle with its live streaming of the English Premier League, the wash-up of the Census debacle and Star Wars The Force Awakens in 3D …

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High quality Rega Planar 2 turntable will help boost the vinyl revival


The Vinyl revival is continuing thanks to the release of high quality products like the Rega Planar 2 turntable which brings with it an iconic design and impressive sound quality that’s the result of two years development. Now available in Australia through Synergy, the distributor of high-end audio products, the Rega Planar 2 turntable has a trademark central bearing 10mm glass platter with a gloss …

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All of the new features you’ll find in the massive Windows 10 Anniversary Update


It’s been nearly a year since the release of Windows 10 and the first anniversary on August 2 will bring with it an update that will include massive improvements across the board. PC users currently running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 have until July 29 to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. After that date, if you want to upgrade to Windows 10, you’ll either …

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