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LG partners with Netflix to showcase Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range content


Customers who purchase a 2017 LG TV will be able to showcase their new television’s 4K resolution and Dolby Vision high dynamic range with a free three-month subscription to Netflix. For the next three months, LG and Netflix are partnering for a promotion with a bonus three-month Netflix Premium subscription with any 2017 LG TV purchase to access HDR and Dolby Vision content. There is …

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How NewsCar will change the way breaking news stories are covered


In the same way Uber revolutionized the ride-sharing industry, a new Australian start-up called NewsCar is about to completely disrupt the way breaking stories are covered. The brainchild of veteran news man Adam Walters, NewsCar utilises ride-sharing drivers and other motorists and their proximity to areas where news is happening. The NewsCar app makes it possible for a newsroom to see the availability of cameras …

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Today at Apple educational sessions launching in every Apple store


Apple has launched a new in-store program called “Today at Apple” which will feature educational hands-on sessions for customers to brush up on photography, video, music coding, art and design. The free sessions will kick off next month across all of Apple’s 495 stores and will be led by trained team members and, in some cities, world-class artists, photographers and musicians who will teach everything …

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Episode 246 of the Tech Guide podcast is here for your listening pleasure


Tune in to Episode 246 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech, so you can stay updated and educated about the latest tech headlines and product news and reviews. On this week’s show, the next generation credit card with fingerprint technology, GoPro launches a new 360-degree camera and Stan is now streaming in 4K. In the Tech Guide reviews, Jaybirds X3 …

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New GoPro Fusion camera can capture 360-degree VR content


GoPro will be entering the world of 360-degree video with Fusion – the company’s new 5.2K spherical camera that can create immersive video and virtual reality content as well as conventional images and videos. The company has set up a pilot program for professional content creators to use the GoPro Fusion before its official launch at the end of the year. GoPro will work closely …

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Let the Two Blokes Talking Tech tell you about the biggest tech stories of the week


Episode 295 of the Two Blokes Talking Tech podcast, with Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech and EFTM’s Trevor Long, covers the biggest tech stories and latest products in a fun yet informative way. On this week’s show, the blokes share their thoughts about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the supposed leaked schematic drawing of Apple’s new iPhone. Virgin launches inflight wi-fi, Panasonic unveils its new …

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Mastercard unveils next-generation credit card with built-in fingerprint reader


Mastercard has unveiled the future of the credit card – a biometric card that combines chip technology with fingerprints so the store can verify the cardholder’s identity every time they use it. The new card will require the cardholder to register their fingerprint with their financial institution. This fingerprint is then converted into an encrypted digital template that is stored on the card. When the …

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IKEA wants to help you save money with rechargeable battery solutions


IKEA already makes affordable furniture and now the company is going to help you save money on batteries with the release of rechargeable batteries and recharging devices. Now customers can turn their back on the disposable batteries that you throw out after one use and switch to rechargeable batteries which can save you money and reduce the number of batteries that end up in landfill. …

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Virgin Australia takes off with inflight wi-fi trials


Virgin Australia has just taken to the skies to start a three-month trial of inflight wi-fi on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft to allow passengers to stay connected and enjoying streaming video on demand services. Virgin Australia has partnered inflight connectivity provider Gogo and Optus to create the inflight wi-fi network to access content from Netflix, Stan and Pandora. “We are thrilled to commence customer testing …

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Bose unveils new Revolve speakers with 360-degree sound


Bose has just unveiled two all-new portable Bluetooth speakers – the SoundLink Revolve and the SoundLink Revolve+ – which deliver an entirely new acoustic package with 360-degree sound. The speakers have a seamless aluminium design and a cylindrical shape so there is no front or back to the product. This means they can be positioned anywhere to hear great sound in all directions. To achieve …

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Lend me your ears for Episode 245 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast


Listen to Episode 245 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: how much is your preloved smartphone worth – it’s more than you think, TPG set to become the fourth Australian mobile operator and Panasonic unveils its 2017 range of TVs which include OLED models. …

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How researchers aim to change the way we diagnose and treat concussion


Concussion and the risk of long-term brain injury are the possible by-products of contact sports like rugby league, rugby and AFL but the University of Sydney is working to improve detection and diagnosis of head knocks. Dr Clare Fraser and Dr Adrian Cohen are leading the research team using XPatch accelerometer sensors that can detect the amount of force from a collision. These can be …

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The Australian director who brought Assassin’s Creed from game to the big screen


Creating a film based on a popular game franchise is nothing new but Australian director Justin Kurzel has captured the essence of the game and create an action-packed ride that can be enjoyed by anyone whether they’ve played the game or never even heard of it. Starring Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender and Academy Award winners Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises) and Jeremy Irons …

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Here’s our shot-by-shot breakdown of The Last Jedi teaser trailer


The long-awaited teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi has finally been released and it looks amazing. We’ve broken it down scene by scene and uncovered plenty of details, layers and clues. The trailer was unveiled at the Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration in Orlando by The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson who was joined on stage by Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy, …

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