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  • Apple Just Killed The iPod Nano And iPod Shuffle

    27 July 2017 8:16 PM 116

    Two more members of the Apple family just got put in the ground. On Thursday, a company spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that it has "officially discontinued" the iPod Shuffle and the iPod Nano. As first noticed by MacRumors, Apple pulled both MP3 players from its website as available products today, something the company has done in the past with products

  • Samsung Exynos 9610 and 7885 10nm Mid-Range Chipsets Leaked

    27 July 2017 12:13 PM 98

    Details about two new Exynos chipsets had been leaked a couple of months ago. However, a rumor mentions the updated specs and has also introduced a new chipset. In all likelihood, Samsung will employ the new range of Exynos SoC across its lineup including mid-range and premium devices but not the flagship. Unlike before, the Exynos 9610 is now rumored

  • Fair dinkum: Online retailer Amazon are on the hunt for linguists who speak ‘Australian English’ to help technology understand the Aussie accent

    27 July 2017 5:17 AM 27

    Think you know how to speak like a true blue Aussie, then you could land yourself a job with an international online retailer. Online retailer Amazon are on the hunt for 'Australian English' speakers with an Australian background to join their data team. While the role is not specified, it will include speech and language data, transcription, text annotation

  • Amazon is looking for an Australian linguist for its data team

    26 July 2017 9:53 PM 53

    Think you know the ins and outs of Australian English? Amazon is hiring. "Amazon is seeking a linguist with an Australian background to join our data team," reads a job description on its website. The job will involve transcribing, as well as annotating speech and language data, and it is one of several openings for linguists, including those familiar

  • Former NBN Chief Says Full Fibre Would Be Just As Cheap As Fibre To The Curb

    25 July 2017 6:01 AM 63

    One of the former bosses behind the original build of the National Broadband Network has said that if the government-owned company is going to upgrade from the current fibre to the node tech to a more future-proof fibre to the curb, it may as well go all the way and connect fibre to everyone's homes — without spending significantly more money. Mike Quigley

  • Microsoft Paint is marked for death

    24 July 2017 7:58 PM 57

    Microsoft Paint, the beloved Windows graphic editing program, has been marked for death. Thirty-two years after including a Paint program in its inaugural Windows 1.0, Microsoft Corp. put Paint on its list of “features that are removed or deprecated” in the new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, set to launch this autumn. Paint will be included in that update

  • WD's First Portable SSD: Australian Price, Specs And Availability

    24 July 2017 4:23 AM 63

    Western Digital's My Passport SSD promises to be the company's fastest portable drive yet - especially designed content creators and tech enthusiasts, it boasts "exceptional" speed and portability to manage massive files on the go. Here's all the details on where you can grab one, and what it will set you back. The My Passport SSD is promising speeds

  • Video: Craig Lowndes tests screaming twin-turbo V6 Commodore supercar

    21 July 2017 10:16 PM 85

    Set to make its debut appearance for the Australian Supercars Championship in 2018, Triple Eight has revealed a preview of its new turbocharged V6 engine at full song. Driven by Craig Lowndes at Paul Morris’s Norwell race track, the new Commodore V6 supercar will represent a massive departure from the naturally aspirated V8s currently used by the team. While

  • Snap Spectacles hit retail in posh UK department store

    21 July 2017 6:39 PM 56

    First noticed by Twitter user Blaire Bender and reported at TechCrunch, the bright yellow pop-up cart looks to have all three colors — teal, coral and black — of the camera-toting Spectacles on hand for shoppers to check out. There's nothing innovative about the retail stand, but that's just the point. If Snapchat wants to make Spectacles ubiquitous

  • Ghost Recon Wildlands' PvP is a class-based 4v4 arena shooter

    21 July 2017 3:02 PM 60

    A PvP mode for Ghost Recon Wildlands has been revealed as a 4v4 arena game, seeing two teams of Ghosts square off to find out who is best at invisibly taking out the other. Unlike the main game, in Ghost Recon's PvP mode you'll have to pick from set classes - "including Scout, Sniper, Tank, and more." Naturally, each class will have its strengths and weaknesses