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  • LG announces the V30 Smartphone: Heading to Australia

    LG have unveiled their latest flagship smartphone in Berlin ahead of the IFA show kicking off tomorrow. Taking design inspiration from the G6 which launched in March at Mobile World Congress, the V30 features the 18:9 ratio full body display, and despite that is shorter and narrower than its...
  • Samsung in the swim with Speedo – launching the Gear Sport & Gear Fit2 Pro

    Samsung has partnered with global swim brand Speedo to launch a new swim tracking app called “Speedo On” which will be featured on two new devices announced here in Berlin. The Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Sport are both 5ATM certified for water resistance up to 50 meters and...
  • IKEA launching Augmented Reality furniture app on Apple’s iOS 11

    With Apple’s next mobile operating system due for release in just over a month from now, one of the key features that will be available yet not really seen by average users is ARKit – Apple’s Augmented Reality engine which enables developers to do quite amazing things. The problem...
  • SodaStream Power

    The SodaStream is really one of the simplest appliances you can have in the kitchen. Plug a CO2 bottle into the rear, place a bottle of tap water into it, push a button and bang you have sparkling water. You can then add any number of flavours and drink...
  • Telstra Refunds AFL Fans After Outrage

    After the outrage from fans earlier in the year EFTM has learnt that Telstra is offering Live Pass refunds to customers who rightly blew up about screen size issues. A full refund to annual subscriptions who were affected by the change has been made available online to customers who...
  • Safe at the Surf thanks to Advanced Drones

    As if the perfect storm of technology could protect us on a summer day, a collaboration has led to a breakthrough in shark monitoring. The Little Ripper is backed by Intel, Telstra, Westpac, the UTS and others to develop a drone capable of being flown where people are surfing/swimming...
  • Telstra axes controversial third-party billing services

    Have you ever played an SMS game, or purchased a ringtone on your mobile phone or  even an app purchase and had the cost appear on your mobile bill instead of handing over your own payment details? That’s “Third Party Billing” and as of the end of this year,...
  • Meet Chip : Air New Zealand’s ROBOT airport checkin assistant

    Things are looking a little bit Jetsons at Sydney International Airport this week – Air New Zealand is trialling a robot checking assistant. Check this out: @airnzaustralia‘s checkin robot at @SydneyAirport pic.twitter.com/fBfakMlGgo — EFTM : 💻 + 🚘 + 🍷 (@EFTM) August 25, 2017 The life-like computer is talking...
  • Podcast: Two Blokes Talking Tech #312

    Stephen and Trevor are in New York with Samsung for the Note 8 announcement and this week talk through all the features and benefits of the new device, and how it will be available in Australia – plus, after a week in China just how big is Huawei and...
  • Hands on with the Galaxy Note 8: Dual Camera, Live Message & App Pairing

    When announcing a new phone, these days you’ve got to have something new to offer, or you look like you’ve given up!  Samsung had a bigger mountain to climb – closing the chapter on the failed Note 7 device, and getting attention with new and innovative features. Aside from...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 announced – The phoenix rises with advanced new features

    There’s a lot of pressure on a company to release a new phone every single year, with new features, new design and attract new buyers – never more so though than Samsung who this time last year were walking into one of the biggest dramas we’ve seen for a...
  • Premium Hisense Televisions Arrive In Stores

    We recently spent an evening with a Hisense TV. We checked into a hotel, entered the room and there waiting for us was a new 65 inch Series 8 Hisense television. We then attended the launch of this TV and the larger, fancier 75inch Series 9 television. Visually, the...
  • Podcast: Your Tech Life #375

    In New York for Samsung’s Unpacked Note 8 announcement, I took some time out and sat in Central Park to record this short unplugged look at some of the tech news of the last week – talking about rental bikes in big cities, comparing New York to Shenzhen, Officeworks...
  • Vodafone announces NBN pricing plans

    Late last year Vodafone Australia announced their intention to begin selling NBN services to Aussies looking for fixed-line broadband in their home. While they haven’t officially launched yet, trials are about to begin for customers who have registered for an expression of interest in Vodafone NBN plans, with a...
  • ANKI launches Overdrive and Cozmo in Australia

    The scene is Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, the year is 2013 – four years ago, and a cool little app controlled race cars which just stuck to the track.  They were a hit, but we never saw them in Australia. Since then, the company behind them – ANKI...
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