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New Petya ransomware attack hits Europe and reaches Australia


An aggressive new ransomware called Petya has emerged which is potentially more damaging than the WannaCry cyber-attack that crippled computers around the world and brought businesses to a standstill. This new ransomware has made its mark in Europe and has already been seen in Australia. Is believed a global legal firm with offices in Australia have been affected with staff told computer systems will be …

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Re-live classic 90’s games with Nintendo’s Classic Mini: Super NES


Nintendo’s Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the hugely popular 90s console, is back in miniature form and preloaded with some of the greatest videogames of all time. The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System will go on sale on September 30. The miniature console will come with 21 pre-installed classic games including Super Mario World, the Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, Super Mario …

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How to turn off the creepy new Snapchat location feature


Parents and millennials take note: Snapchat has just released an update which includes a new feature called Snap Map that can share your location with any of your followers without you even knowing it. The popular photo and video sharing app can now tap into your location to tag where you are on a map for anyone to find you. It also makes it possible …

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The first iPhone went on sale 10 years ago and changed the world


Apple’s iPhone, one of the biggest industry-changing consumer technology products of all time, went on sale 10 years ago this week and heralded a seismic shift in the way we use our mobile devices. The original iPhone was initially only available in the US and went on sale on June 29, 2007. The device was unveiled by Steve Jobs in January that year at Macworld …

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Breville Oracle Touch produces cafe quality coffee at home


Australians love good coffee and they’re willing to pay good money for it. Breville has just released the Oracle Touch – an automatic espresso machine to make café quality coffee at home. Breville, the most awarded domestic coffee machine manufacturer, has poured years of design and engineering experience into the impressive new Oracle Touch. It is an automatic machine but the user does still get …

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Sony Mobile announces pricing and availability of flagship Xperia XZ Premium


Sony Mobile today announced the pricing and availability of its flagship new Xperia XZ Premium smartphone which includes the world’s first 4K HDR display on a mobile device. The XZ Premium has a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution 2160 x 3840 and high dynamic range using Sony’s Bravia TV technology so you can enjoy high quality immersive content anywhere. It will be available online and …

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Intel and International Olympic Committee sign technology partnership


Intel and the International Olympic Committee have announced a partnership to bring the latest technology including VR, 3D and 360-degree content to the Olympic Games through 2024. Intel will now be considered an Olympic partner after the long-term technology deal was signed in New York. The first showcase of Intel’s technology will be seen at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang in South Korea …

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Kogan Mobile is now offering competitive data only plans


Kogan Mobile is already a huge success in Australia and the company has today announced it will now be offering customers mobile broadband data on equally competitive plans. Powered by the Vodafone 4G network, Kogan Mobile now has data only plans to keep users connected at home and on the move with their devices. The Kogan Mobile data SIM can be used with a tablet …

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Freeview Plus free-to-air update available now with a new user interface


Freeview Plus, the service which runs on most smart TVs and set-top-boxes for free-to-air viewing, has just been upgraded with a new user interface and new features to help you discover new content. The new interface introduces image-based browsing as well as the new My TV function that offers the viewer personalised recommendations and viewer favourites right alongside all the live TV channels, catch up …

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Sena unveils the X1 – the world’s first Bluetooth smart cycling helmet


Sena, the company which brought communication technology to motorcyclists, has introduced the X1 – the world’s first Bluetooth integrated smart cycling helmet. Aimed at cyclists, the X1 has Bluetooth 4.1 to allow riders to have a seamless connection to their smartphones to make and answer calls, listen to music, use GPS navigation and fitness apps. It is priced at $269, which is about the same …

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Trend Micro unveils new parental controls to keep their kids safe online


Trend Micro has just made it easier for parents to monitor their child’s online activity and Internet usage with its Home Network Security (HNS) solution. This comes a time when cyber bullying is on the rise. Research indicates cyber bullying is up 60 per cent compared to last year. Trend Micro’s Home Network Security plugs in to your wireless router and can be controlled with …

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The top-rating Tech Guide podcast is celebrating its fifth birthday


It’s five years since we recorded the first episode of Tech Guide and we’re still going strong with Episode 254 of the top-rating podcast, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech, now available. Episode 1 of Tech Guide was recorded in June 2012 and here we are 254 episodes later helping our listeners become updated and educated about the latest consumer tech news and reviews. On this …

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How a drone could be used to save heart attack victims


We’ve heard of many uses for drones but now there’s one that can literally be a life saver with the unmanned aerial vehicles being used to carry defibrillators to heart attack victims. Medical researchers have found a drone carrying a defibrillator to a cardiac arrest victim could make a significant difference in the survival rate. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical …

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