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Parents think their child is more likely to be bullied online than the playground


It’s back to school time and there is already concern from Australian parents their child is more likely to be bullied online than in the playground, a new report from Norton has revealed. Norton released the findings of its Cyber Security Report just in time for the start of the 2017 school year with more than half (54 per cent) of Australian parents believing their …

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Get updated and educated with Episode 233 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast


It’s time to tune in to Episode 233 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech, so you can stay updated and educated about the biggest tech news and products. On this week’s show, Samsung reveals the reasons why the Note7 exploded and taken off the market and what the company does next. We also talk about the drone that can go …

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Official title for Star Wars Episode VIII has finally been revealed


After months and months of speculation, the official title for Star Wars Episode VIII has finally been revealed ahead of the film’s release in theatres on December 16, 2017. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Episode VIII will be the first Star Wars film to pick up directly from the previous film. The next chapter, which will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi, kicks …

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Samsung reveals the causes that took the Galaxy Note7 smartphone off the market


Samsung Electronics has finally revealed the faults that forced the company to recall and eventually discontinue the flagship Galaxy Note7 smartphone during a global press conference in South Korea. The problems were the result of not one battery issue but an issue with a second replacement battery as well. This second battery had resolved the first issue only for another unrelated issue to be found. …

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The boys are back in town for Episode 283 of Two Blokes Talking Tech


The Two Blokes, Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech and EFTM’s Trevor Long, are back in town talking tech after attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to discuss the hottest tech topics. On this week’s Episode 283 blokes talk about drones – losing an expensive rescue drone, Star Wars Battle Drones and the drone that can take a passenger – plus back to school …

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How to fix a smartphone that won’t charge


Are you having trouble charging your smartphone? Whether you’re using an iPhone or an Android device, it is common for users to experience issues getting their charging cable to connect securely to recharge. We’ve heard from users complaining that their charging cable can’t connect properly to charge their battery. They’ve had to jiggle the cable and hold it at a certain angle to make proper …

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Fishing will never be the same again with PowerRay the underwater drone


There were all kinds of drones and all shapes and sizes at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas including the PowerRay which, unlike all the others, is designed to go underwater. PowerRay, which looks like something Captain Nemo would steer, is used beneath the water surface to offer a completely new fishing experience. Traditional fishing would have the person with a fishing rod …

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Toontastic 3D storytelling app is a fun and powerful way to unleash your child’s imagination


It wasn’t that long ago that kids needed a pencil and paper and a healthy imagination to create their own story but now it’s a lot easier and a lot more powerful with the new Google Toontastic 3D app. Available now for free on both Android and iOS, Toontastic 3D is a storytelling app that allows kids to create their own animations. The app encourages …

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Apple rolls out major updates for GarageBand and Logic Pro X


If you’re into making music, you’ll be thrilled to know Apple has made some major changes to GarageBand and Logic Pro X to give enthusiasts and professionals some powerful new features. Music makers using the iPhone, iPad and Mac will see a new creative synthesizer called Alchemy in GarageBand and an all-new modern interface on Logic Pro X. “Music has always been part of Apple’s …

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Fitbit launches new Fitstar app that can become your personal trainer


It’s the new year and there are plenty of people who made resolutions to get into shape. That just got a little easier with the release of the new Fitstar personal trainer app by Fitbit. Fitstar can help you achieve your fitness goals by creating personalised workouts and making recommendations based on your Fitbit activities. Now instead just counting steps, a Fitbit user can be …

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Microsoft releases inflatable Xbox One S controller to celebrate Australia Day


To celebrate Australia Day, the Microsoft Store in Sydney is introducing a limited-edition inflatable Xbox One S controller so you can really make a statement at your next pool party. Replicating the popular Xbox One S controller, the inflatable is a larger than life replica that you can use to lounge around the pool. And like the real thing, there are two thumb sticks for …

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Stay updated and educated with Episode 232 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast


Tune in to Episode 232 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech, to stay updated and educated about the latest tech news and reviews. On this week’s show, we’re back on home soil but still have lots to talk about from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas including the EHang 184 drone that can carry a passenger, the Star Wars …

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How the Listnr smart microphone can translate your baby’s sounds


Wouldn’t it be great if a new-born baby could talk to you? With the Listnr smart microphone that’s now possible by using a voice recognition engine that can translate the sounds a baby makes. On display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Listnr device was created by Cerevo andcan be attached to a baby’s cot or simply placed nearby. The baby voice recognition engine, which …

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Huawei announces launch date and pricing for its latest Mate 9 smartphone


The launch date and pricing for Huawei’s latest flagship Mate 9 smartphone, which has a 5.9-inch display and an all-new intuitive user interface, has just been announced. The device will be available through Optus, Vodafone, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and other authorised retailers. It will be available on February 7 and will be priced at $999. Tech Guide got its hands on the Huawei Mate …

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Whirlpool’s new smart kitchen appliances makes cooking and recycling easier than ever


The kitchen has become smarter than ever with the announcement of advanced new Whirlpool products that makes preparation, cooking and even recycling easier. Unveiled at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Whirlpool’s Smart Home line-up includes new Scan-To-Cook microwaves and ovens and the Zera Food recycler. Whirlpool’s smart kitchen, and also its upcomimg smart laundry products, will be powered by Amazon’s Alexa voice …

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The new Beoplay M5 wireless speaker offers style and omnidirectional sound


B&O Play has released a new member of its impressive family of audio products – the Beoplay M5 – which is a wireless multi-room speaker that offers impressive design and excellent sound.  In typical B&O Play style, the M5 speaker is designed to blend in with your home’s décor. The company says the device also doubles as a “design object” which can be completely controlled …

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