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Now Google Home is as big a footy fan as you are


Australians love their sport and now they will love Google Home even more because you can now find information about your favourite NRL, AFL or rugby team just by asking for it. From today, Australian sports fans can now check live scores, find out match results, check upcoming fixtures and see where their team is positioned on the ladder using the Google Assistant. You can …

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Fitbit unveils new Fitbit Versa smartwatch and Fitbit Ace activity tracker for kids


Fitbit has announced two new products –  the Fitbit Versa, a modern smartwatch, and the Fitbit Ace, the company’s very first wearable that’s designed especially for kids. The Fitbit Versa will be an Apple Watch competitor when it launches in April. The device will be Fitbit’s lightest smartwatch with a sharp easy-to-read screen and changeable bands. Fitbit Versa, which will be priced at $299.95, will …

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Exploring the virtual world and all its possibilities with the new HTC Vive Pro


The HTC Vive is already a popular high-end virtual reality product and it has just got even better with the addition of a wireless adapter and improved hardware that makes the experience even better. Tech Guide had a chance to try the new HTC Vive Pro at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The addition of a wireless adapter allows the user to literally use the …

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Australian smartphone and smartwatch sales on the rise and so are mobile payments


Australian smartphone sales grew in 2017 with year-on-year figures showing an 11 per cent increase for a total of 9.2 million units and taking the total number of smartphone users to more than 19.3 million, according to figures from Telsyte.  Smartwatch sales also increased and for the first time have overtaken smart wristband sales. And it’s no surprise to hear mobile payments are also growing …

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D-Link launches two affordable wi-fi security cameras for your connected home


D-Link has launched two new affordable smart home security cameras that offer high definition video quality, advanced monitoring capabilities and wide viewing angles. The DCS-8000LH Mini HD Wi-Fi camera and DCS-8100LH HD 180 Degree Wi-Fi camera also form part of D-Link’s Connected Home series of devices. These new cameras can be connected or controlled using Google Assistant, IFTTT (If This Then That) and Amazon Alexa …

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Now you can relive your retro computing memories with the mini Commodore 64


We’ve already seen mini retro products like the Nintendo NES and Atari console but the latest vintage tech to hit the market is the mini Commodore 64 computer which includes all the games original users loved. The C64 Mini will be available on March 29 and will be priced at $149. It’s available now for preorder from EB Games and JB Hi-Fi. Back in 1982, …

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Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift? How about an AlcoSense personal breathalyser


If you’re stumped for a Valentine’s Day gift for him or her, Andatech has come up with the answer that can keep your loved one safe and still be able to drive – the AlcoSense personal breast tester. Forget trying to guess whether you’re under the limit when you get behind the wheel, now you can get accurate blood alcohol level readings with AlcoSense. The …

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STM launches augmented reality app to explore its bags like never before


Successful Australian company STM Bags has come up with an app using augmented reality technology that will allow shoppers to try on and take a look inside their range of backpacks and shoulder bags before they buy. The STM Goods app, available for iOS and Android, allows customers to interact with the products like never before. Customers can scan a code with the app to …

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Garmin’s Approach X10 GPS golf band is like have a caddy on your wrist


Garmin has introduced a new simple and intuitive GPS golf band – the Approach X10 – which is like having your very own caddy providing precise distances on the course. The device comes preloaded with more than 41,000 golf courses around the world (with free lifetime updates) so players can see exact distances to the front, back and middle of the green on the bright …

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Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker will be available on February 9


Apples highly-anticipated HomePod smart speaker goes on sale on Friday, February 9 with pre-orders kicking off for Australian customers this Saturday, January 27. HomePod will be priced at $499 and can be controlled by Siri using your voice to play your music, send a message, set a timer, play a podcast and check the news, sports, weather and traffic. The device can also be used …

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Google Home sales tripled in Australia over Christmas before dominating CES


Without a doubt, one of the biggest winners at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was Google. Everywhere you looked, there were products infused with Google Assistant and all we heard was “Hey Google”. There’s no doubt the smart speakers Google Home and Google Home Mini have been popular since they were launched in Australia in the middle of last year. Google Home …

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Companies reveal Alexa skills after Amazon’s Australian launch announcement

Echo Dot

With the announcement of Amazon’s Alexa and Echo products arriving in Australia next month, there have been a stampede of companies revealing their compatibility with the voice-powered service. No sooner had the news came through that Amazon’s Alexa will be available in early February through its Echo range of devices, we found out about all the information and services from various companies which will be …

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Amazon Alexa and Amazon Music Unlimited are coming to Australia in February


Amazon will launch its range of Alexa-enabled devices – Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus, along with the Amazon Music Unlimited service, in Australia and New Zealand in early February. Alexa is the brain that powers the Echo family of products. It is built in the cloud and tens of thousands of developers are tapping into its abilities to allow you to use your …

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Evone smart shoes have built in sensors to detect a fall and send an alert


We saw no shortage of smart devices at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but one that caught our eye was the Evone smart shoes which can detect if a person has fallen and alert loved ones or emergency services. The Evone smart shoe is designed for three types of people – the elderly, workers and outdoor adventurers. With built-in sensors and GPS …

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Why the Third Eye augmented reality smart glasses are ideal for sports fans


Augmented reality was popular at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but there were numerous applications for the technology which was demonstrated by the Third Eye X1 Smart Glasses. The Third Eye X1 has a lens in each eye piece so a user can see text and other objects in their field of vision. Wearing the glasses is the equivalent of watching a 90-inch …

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Netgear reveals its new range of products to connect us faster, safer and easier


Netgear has revealed some powerful new products to speed up your connection and give you the edge while playing online, keep you and your kids safe and make it easier to keep your home secure. Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Netgear range includes the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Wi-Fi Router (XR500), new parental controls from Circle Media, security enhancements, wirefree Arlo lighting to work …

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We played ping pong against a giant robot at CES


Robots and artificial intelligence were everywhere at the Consumer Electronics Show and all were designed for different purposes one of the more fun units we found was designed to play ping-pong. And that’s exactly what we did with the Omron Forpheus – a robot designed to take you through a ping-pong rally and sharpen your skills. Forpheus, which actually stands for Future Omron Robotics Technology …

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We go hands-on with the First Order Stormtrooper Robot from UBTech


Ever dreamed of having your own Stormtrooper? Dream no more – UBTech has released the First Order Stormtrooper Robot that is loaded with features and artificial intelligence. The robot is about 25cm tall and is like a caricature version of the First Order Stormtroopers from the latest Star Wars films with a larger head and feet. There is plenty of detailing on the armour and …

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