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  • A startup that raised $50 million to make a smarter version of Apple's AirPods has failed and shut down

    2 November 2017 12:18 AM 118

    the wildest pair of headphones I've used." The Here One came with a companion app that let you tune the earbuds so they could do things like drown out airplane noise while allowing you to still hear the person next to you, or amplify the bass at a concert, as well various other neat tricks. Despite this nifty technology, and $50 million in venture funding

  • Google says Pixel Visual Core will be enabled in Oreo Developer Preview 2

    1 November 2017 10:10 PM 118

    Pixel Visual Core is Google’s first custom-designed co-processor for image processing and machine learning on consumer devices. If your app uses the camera APIs and you have a Pixel 2 device, you’ll be able try an early version of Pixel Visual Core starting in Developer Preview 2, planned for November 2017. Testing on Developer Preview 1 is not yet supported

  • Alcatel launches the PLUS 12 – a 2-in-1 Windows tablet for $558

    1 November 2017 10:09 PM 310

    Entering a new market as portability and connectivity surges Alcatel are a big brand in Australia – regularly in the top three for phone sales behind Apple and Samsung because of their focus on the affordable end of the market rather and ease of use. Now, for the first time in Australia the brand is reaching outside the mobile phone space and launching

  • New Golf GTI Original available to order

    30 October 2017 1:26 PM 175

    VW offers simpler and more affordable three-door GTI After skipping a generation, the three-door Volkswagen Golf GTI is back with bare bones specification and a price tag to match. The German brand has followed up on the release of its range-topping GTI Performance Edition 1 with the no frills three-door GTI Original, which becomes a hot hatch bargain

  • How much you’ll pay if you have a damaged iPhone X screen

    29 October 2017 1:59 AM 190

    IF you’re getting an iPhone X — don’t drop it. Apple has revealed how much it will cost to repair the phone if the screen is damaged and it’s not cheap. Apple has revealed how much it will cost to repair the phone if the screen is damaged. In Australia, an iPhone X will cost $418.95 to just repair the screen without AppleCare+. That is almost twice as expensive

  • Jaguar XF wagon pricing, XJ updates revealed

    28 October 2017 4:48 AM 117

    Jaguar has announced changes to the bigger end of its range, revealing Australian pricing for its new XF Sportbrake and updates to its flagship XJ range - including a new variant. The XF Sportbrake arrives in Australia on November 1 with a four-variant line-up, all of which are rear-wheel-drive and have a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. It starts

  • 'The liveliest of decades': Frank Bongiorno on the 80s

    27 October 2017 7:05 PM 110

    It’s common to look back fondly on a decade past, and the 1980s is no exception. There’s no shortage of people reminiscing about the importance of those years. But just how significant was the 1980s in shaping Australia’s identity? ANU’s Professor Frank Bongiorno concedes that nostalgia plays a part, but says “there’s more to the 1980s. It’s pretty widely

  • Nintendo Download: 26th October (Europe)

    26 October 2017 3:11 PM 124

    Super Mario Odyssey! The Mummy Demastered! Halloween Sales! Much more! Another Nintendo Download Update is live in Europe, and it's a big one. In addition to Mario's notable arrival on Switch we have a whole lot of other tempting options, along with the usual DLC add-ons and discounts. Let's get to it! Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, €59.99 / £49.99) - A huge release

  • Call of Duty WW2 World League 2018 Season Reveal livestream

    25 October 2017 5:17 PM 191

    Stay tuned for some big reveals and what promises to be an explosive new season of competitive Call of Duty. The Call of Duty World League has announced a live stream that will reveal details about a Call of Duty: World War II's 2018 CWL season. Call of Duty: World War II is due to release in early November, and as of the release of the new title the Call of Duty World

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole offers a free trial

    24 October 2017 8:27 PM 120

    Players can try the new sequel based on comedy show Ubisoft has announced that a free trial for South Park: The Fractured But Whole is available now on consoles. The trial offers one hour of gameplay from the full experience. Upon completion, players will be given the option to purchase the full game. All player progress will be saved and carried over should