In a somewhat surprising announcement, Foxtel have announced its own hockey-puck set-top-box, despite Telstra recently launching the Telstra TV 2. It’s a little like having Foxtel and buying internet from Telstra, or having Telstra phone or internet and being able to buy Foxtel from them. The lines may be blurring, but...
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  • All 4 of Australias big banks drop foreign ATM fees

    This morning Commonwealth Bank announced it was doing the right thing by Australians and forgoing the profitable (and annoying) ATM fee when withdrawing cash from a bank that is not your own. Now just hours later, Westpac and ANZ have also followed suit. This is a very welcome change...
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    Google and HTC have officially announced a US1.1 Billion agreement where Google will acquire ‘certain HTC employees’. Given Google has already bought Motorola for $12.5B, then sold it for $2.9B, you’d be right in questioning what’s going on here with HTC. Google says many of the employees they are...
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    Apple’s iOS 11 update is out today, for free, for your iPhone and iPad. In the free system update that adds AR Kit support. This means developers can now release apps into the store, to run on iOS 11 devices that Augment Reality to by layering content on top...
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    This year, we’ve seen many companies release Mixed Reality hardware and the latest is Dell with the Dell Visor. Back at Computex 2017 Dell first announced the device, but now its officially on sale in the US and UK (sadly not Australia yet). The Dell Visor will start shipping globally...
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    Overnight Apple officially announced the iPhone X (pronounced ten), along with the iPhone 8 and 8 plus. The new X was confirmation the leaks were true and Apple are ditching the home button, instead replacing it with a swipe up gesture. At the top of the 5.8″ Super Retina is...
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