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  • Volume of mobile payments up 140% in a year according to ANZ

    You know what Aussies love? Convenience and simplicity and figures from ANZ show that the rise in Mobile Wallets is driving a huge change in the way we pay. Data from the ANZ shows a significant rise in the volume of transactions made with a mobile wallet in the...
  • Tim Cook speaks about the iPhone slowdowns: “We always focus on user experience”

    When Apple apologised for the lack of information and communication over their decision to slow down iPhones with battery issues it was always going to be a big story.  Yesterday Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with ABC News in America and talked openly about the battery woes and...
  • Aussies love Google Home : Usage triples over holiday period

    Since launching the Google Home mini back in October last year, Google is reporting that a Google Home device is being sold every second around the world.  Here in Australia the holidays provided plenty of chance to yell “Hey Google” as a family, with usage tripling over the period....
  • GoPro “stoked” to launch Fusion – their 360 degree camera in Australia!

    Late to the 360 degree party it’s obvious when an announcement comes from the hip and cool people at GoPro when it has the word “stoked” in the title, but that’s what we got today when GoPro announced their Fusion camera was coming to Australia. Capturing 5.3K video in...
  • Kogan launches first convertible laptop: $399

    A touch-screen, convertible laptop with a stylus – $399 isn’t the price you’d expect to pay for that right? Kogan wants to challenge that. Now a laptop under $400 isn’t unheard of. Lenovo’s Miix, HP’s Stream among others – but Kogan’s stylish laptop that is fully convertible offers something...
  • Microsoft brings the Surface Book 2 to Australia – $3,649 starting price

    Microsoft really want to peg themselves alongside Apple when it comes to personal computers.  Their latest Surface Book 2 with a 15 inch screen is available to pre-order now in Australia with a staggering starting price that’s $200 more than the MacBook pro equivalent. Yep, the Surface Book has...
  • Alexa gets an Aussie flavour with “skills” from Telstra, Westpac, Amaysim and more

    With Amazon’s announcement early this morning of the availability of it’s Echo range of devices which are powered by their Alexa AI Voice assistant there’s a rush on announcements following that from Aussie brands keen to be seen as part of this new revolution. From your bank balance to...
  • Amazon launching three Echo devices in Australia: Order today – Available February

    The Amazon Kindle is by far and away the most popular device Amazon has made, and has become famous as a verb for e-book readers.  Today Amazon announced their next big product is about to hit Australia with the launch of three Amazon Echo devices. The Amazon Echo, Echo...
  • Aldi Tech Deals Coming Our Way

    On January 27th there are some Special Buys from Aldi that we couldn’t help but spread the word on. An action camera for peanuts, a connected scale and likely the cheapest wireless earbuds we’ve seen. Here are the details. Bauhn Action Camera – $69.99 · 4K Ultra HD recording...
  • The EFTM Best Awards for CES 2018

    CES 2018 was a stunning year of innovation, changes to the smart home and some great ideas that will be the start of more to come. With a crew of seven, we put 14 eyes around the show to come back and debate until an outcome was decided. Here...
  • A Phone Conversation with your Finger in you Ear.

    Walking around the halls of CES, we are on the lookout for for a product that catches our attention. Something no one else seems to be doing and something that just seems like a bloody ripper idea. So when I walked past the Sgnl booth with people standing around...
  • Track Your Calories Automatically with GoBe2

    Wearables have been around for a few years now, and this year at CES is no different. So companies are looking for something different to stand out from the crowd. As I walked the halls of CES, I came across a wearable band called GoBe 2 that has some...
  • Tested: Virgin Australia international in-flight WiFi

    The battle for our skies has been hot and connected over the last year with both Qantas and Virgin Australia commencing the roll-out of WiFi on their domestic services.  That battle goes international this year with Virgin upgrading their Boeing 777 fleet to include WiFi Internet and we’ve taken...
  • Polaroid: What’s Old is New Again

    CES is one of those events where you really get to sense the scale of companies from the size of their stand. Polaroid had a stand that really surprised me. Both on scale and products on display. Releasing the Polaroid Pop here at CES captured my attention because of...
  • Podcast: Two Blokes Talking Tech #329.3

    Before the boys leave town they catch up to discuss Netgear’s new range, Alcatel’s new phone, the Huawei Wifi system, D-Link’s WiFi system plus Telstra’s announcements of Narrowband Iot and 5G predictions, Trevor found some amazing AKG headphones while Stephen ducked into the Kitchen with Whirlpool...
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