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Google promises 11 Daydream-ready phones by end of 2017 - but which?
Straight from Google CEO Sundar Pichai himself, there will supposedly be 11 Google Daydream-compatible smartphones available by the end of 2017. Given that six of these phones have already been released...
Shaw Go WiFi helps connect Canadians for Canada Day
A service usually only available to Shaw customers will be available for everyone in Canada to celebrate the nation’s birthday.Shaw announced Monday that it’s providing complimentary access to its Shaw...
Sony's latest flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, has arrived Down Under
As of today, Sony's highly-anticipated new flagship handset, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, is now available for purchase in Australia. In our in depth Xperia XZ Premium review, we praised the handset's...
Best VPN for creative users: Our 5 top choices
Creative users are a demanding niche of the computing world, generally using heavyweight apps – like Adobe Photoshop or Premiere, for example – to design and hone their various creations. And whatever...
Android O confirmed for Nokia 6, 5 and 3
You still can't buy the Android-toting Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, but HMD Global - the firm behind the new Nokia handsets - has confirmed exclusively to TechRadar that the trio will be upgraded to...
NBN rollout reaches 5 million premises milestone
Australia’s NBN Co announced today that 5,035,072 premises are now able to connect to the National Broadband Network service, with an average of about 250,000 homes and business having been connected...
Where’s the best place to buy digital copies of films online?
Unless you want to dedicate shelf space to dozens of discs, buying digital copies of movies is the best way of building a collection of your favorite films. But before you buy you need to understand the...
10 best Smart TV apps for your Samsung TV
HBO Go and HBO Now are both streaming services from the television network behind such classics as The Sopranos, The Wire and more recently Game of Thrones. No other network has produced quite as many...
Amazon Prime Reading offers a rotating e-book library
Amazon Prime Reading is now available in the UK, offering access to thousands of books, magazines and comics each month as part of a user's existing Prime subscription package.It means that alongside...
Kogan Mobile’s long-term prepaid plans are up to 40% off
Aussie online retailer and sometimes mobile carrier Kogan announced today that it’s slashing prices on all its Kogan Mobile 90- and 365-day recharges for a limited time, and the price drop is significant.To...
Flipkart Big 10 Sale: heavy discounts on phones like iPhone 7, Huawei P9 and more
While Amazon's "Great Indian Sale" is about to culminate, its arch rival Flipkart's "Big 10 Sale" has just started. Flipkart is conducting the "Big 10 Sale" marking the occasion of its 10th anniversary....
Celebrate May the Fourth with the best Star Wars deals in Australia
It may have begun as a firmly tongue-in-cheek pun, but May the Fourth has evolved into a full-fledged celebration of the galaxy far, far away. We’re obviously fairly keen Star Wars fans here at TechRadar,...
Gifts for tech-savvy Aussie mums: The best gift ideas for Mother’s Day 2017
Just ‘cause mum is a lovely lady doesn’t mean she always wants flowers and chocolates on Mother’s Day. And breakfast in bed is also well and good, but mums love the tech stuff, too.So treat Mum to a new...
BlackBerry KeyOne UK release date and price confirmed
The BlackBerry KeyOne release date has been confirmed as May 5 in the UK, with a SIM-free price tag of £499 for BlackBerry's latest flagship phone.If you can't wait for the general sale May 5 date (when...
Australia says ‘hello’ to Motorola’s new wallet-friendly Moto G5 and G5 Plus
Motorola has made its latest competitively-priced smartphones available in Australia today, with the local launch of the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus. Both new models sport a metal housing, run the Android...
Samsung's new app aims to tackle driver distraction
Despite all of us being told (many times over) that we need to keep our eyes on the road and our hands on the wheel when we're driving, every time a notification comes through on our smartphones, most...
Collectors rejoice! The NES Classic will be available in Best Buy today
Best Buy has a ‘limited’ stock of NES Classics going back on sale in stores across the US today. This will be music to the ears of gamers who have so far tried and failed to get their hands on the now...
Google Home can now tell who in your house is talking to it
Google introduced support for multiple Google Home users on Thursday, which means it's now capable of distinguishing whether you're talking to it, or your wife is. The new Google Home feature, which is...
Cortana now officially available to Aussie Android users
Microsoft announced today that its personal AI assistant Cortana is finally available on the Google Play Store in Australia, bringing this Windows 10 software feature to Android mobile devices.Cortana...
The LG G6 is now available in Australia and it comes with a bonus TV
Having tested the waters with the head-turning design of the LG G4 and modular madness of last year’s LG G5, LG has gone back to basics with its latest flagship, releasing the water-resistant and almost...
Best VPN for India: Our 5 top choices
When it comes to internet freedoms in India, things aren’t quite as peachy as they could be. The local government performs regular blocking and restricts access in various parts of the country, and downloading...
The best Nokia 3310 pre-order deals: register your interest
The reboot of the iconic Nokia 3310 phone has generated a lot of buzz since it was revealed at this year's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. With a price rumoured to be around £40, we're not surprised...
Jaybird's X3 wireless headphones have arrived in Australia
For those of us who love to listen to music while working out, or just while being out and about, going wireless has finally given us the freedom of movement we’ve craved for years.And now there’s another...
The HTC U Ultra and U Play handsets will release in Australia on March 8
Following on the heels of the well-received HTC 10, HTC has announced that its latest flagship handsets, the 5.7-inch HTC U Ultra and the 5.2-inch HTC U Play, now have an Australian release date of March...
Fuji announces new Cine lenses and updates X Series lens roadmap
Not content with its X Series mirrorless lenses and its recently announced medium-format GF range of lenses, Fujifilm is also announcing a new line of the Super 35mm cinema lenses, which will be known...
Four-stroke engine cycle produces hydrogen from methane, captures carbon dioxide
When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it's been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there's...
Manic Monday tech deals
The new week has kicked off and everyone is (we’re sure) simply thrilled about heading back to work. We thought we’d soften the blow by giving you a pile of fresh tech deals to peruse over your morning...
Gifts for Aussie tech lovers: The best gift ideas for Valentine’s Day 2017
It’s always hard shopping for that special someone in your life and cards, chocolates and flowers are a bit of a cliché these days. A much better way to spoil them is get them a great piece of tech to...
The Oppo R9s is now available in Australia
Having recently announced the Australian release date of its most important smartphone to date, Oppo’s new R9s handset is now officially available for purchase Down Under, and with it comes a great deal...
Get a chance to play Tekken 7 before anyone else at the PC Gamer Weekender
The classic fighting game Tekken will be available to play at the PC Gamer Weekender ahead of its June 2 release date. This means attendees of the event, which takes place on February 18-19 2017 at Olympia...
Premier League soccer is the latest sport to get the 4K treatment
Should today's inaugural proceedings are not be your preferred form of entertainment, NBC Sports Network just announced it will air its first ultra-high definition telecasts of the soccer juggernaut that...
Nintendo Switch launches worldwide March 3, $299 in US
Enlarge reader comments 23 Share this story The Nintendo Switch will launch in Japan, the US, Canada, "major European countries" and Hong Kong on March 3, Nintendo announced in a Japanese presentation...
Daydream and Stream: Netflix and HBO VR apps now available in the Google Play store
Previously only available on the Oculus store for Samsung Gear VR users, the Netflix VR app is now available to download on the Google Play store. Additionally, HBO has also dropped two new Daydream-supported...
Dream on: Google’s VR headset conjures up new colors, games and apps
If you held out on Google's Daydream View headset because the original Slate color seems a little too 'blah' for you, you're in luck.Google announced today that the next two variants of its VR headgear...
BT has announced the first football match to be broadcast with Dolby Atmos
Until recently Dolby's Atmos 3D surround sound technology has been the almost exclusive preserve of high-budget TV and movies, but increasingly the high-end technology is making its way to live sports. BT...
Moto Z’s newest mods are all about giving you more battery life
Motorola's Moto Z family of phones grabbed our attention earlier this year with Moto Mods - physical upgrades that attach to the Moto Z in place of incremental updates common in other flagship smartphones.From...
Amazon introduces first physical grocery store
Amazon.com Inc's new bricks-and-mortar grocery store doesn't have at least one thing that supermarkets have - queues at the checkout counter.The online shopping giant's new 1,800-square-foot (167 square...
Xiaomi's debuting something new at its first CES — and it'll be globally available
Xiaomi may not have the name recognition of such big dogs as Apple or Samsung, but the Chinese phonemaker has still made waves in the past year and plans to aim even higher next year.Taking its next step...
Updated Google Play Music Uses Machine Learning to Build Songs Lists
Updated version of streaming service will start becoming available in United States and 60 other countries this week. Google uses machine-learning technologies in multiple applications including Translate,...
Retailers expect more Black Friday deal hunters online
The retailer, known for stampedes at its front doors in the wee hours of Black Friday morning, is changing a tried-and-true formula to attract shoppers surfing the Internet from the comfort of their homes...
New Samsung model phone explodes
A report from France claims a Galaxy J5 has burst into flames. Picture: Supplied. SAMSUNG is fighting a new front in the unfolding fiasco of exploding smartphones today with a report that it is not just...
Gear up: Samsung Gear S3 now up for pre-order in Australia
Arriving only a week later than in the UK, the Samsung Gear S3 is now available to pre-order in Australia with an official release date of November 18. Customers can now order Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch...
Five awesome tech products to buy
Parrot’s Swing mini drone is like something out of Star Wars. WE are lucky to live in such a technologically advanced aged, where innovation is at the forefront of many consumer goods. It seems every time...
6 things Apple announced at its new MacBook Pro event
Apple unveiled its next generation of MacBook Pro earlier today, but that doesn't tell the whole story.The tech giant stuffed plenty of goodies into what's likely the last major event at its current campus,...
Windows 10 “Creator’s Update” will be coming for free this Spring
Enlarge reader comments 34 Share this story NEW YORK—Although Microsoft has released a number of new Windows builds to members of its insider program since the August release of the Anniversary Update,...
The Fairphone 2 reappears with replaceable custom covers
The Fairphone 2 - the phone designed to be kind to the environment as well as your wallet - has relaunched with a new selection of colourful back covers you can choose yourself, and which add less heft...
Want to make a video ad? Google takes all the pain out of the process
Remember back in the summer when YouTube launched its suite of products which aims to let SMBs produce professional-looking video adverts without having to pay out big money? Well, the good news is that...
Asus Unveils New Smartphones, ZenBook 3 Notebook, Tablets
The four new ZenPhone 3 handsets range from $199 to $799, while the latest ZenBook 3 notebook starts at $1,099. NEW YORK—Asus had something for just about every technology enthusiast at its Zenvolution...
The Chromecast does 4K: Google announces the $69 Chromecast Ultra
Chromecast Audio, connected to a speaker. reader comments 0 Share this story SAN FRANCISCO—As part of an avalanche of Google products being released today, an upgraded Chromecast has just been unveiled....
Longest record of continuous carbon flux data is now publicly available
The FLUXNET collaboration's most recent data release includes some of the longest continuous records of ecosystem data ever taken. The information has undergone extensive quality checks and is now publicly...
Asus' space-themed gaming PC flies like a rocket, warns when it overheats
Asus has refreshed its G11 gaming PC, and the machine is now available to purchase if you're on the hunt for a new VR-capable rig.Asus has equipped this machine with enough horsepower to ensure that virtual...
LG V20 price: how much will LG's new phone cost?
After weeks of teases, the LG V20 is finally here, complete with two screens, front and back wide-angle lens cameras and a military-grade build. It's the successor to the LG V10, a solid phone we gave...
Comcast’s $70 gigabit deal is shockingly difficult to sign up for
reader comments 26 Share this story When Comcast brought its gigabit download cable service to Chicago last week, there was plenty of confusion about the price. Comcast initially said it would cost $140...
Windows Holographic coming to Windows desktop next year
Microsoft's Windows Holographic promo video. reader comments 22 Share this story In June, Microsoft announced its plans to build a single platform suitable for virtual reality, augmented reality, and...
Linux Mint 18: Fresher Than Ever
The Linux Mint 18 Sarah will please long-time users and impress new adopters for its growth in features and overall consistent performance. Linux Mint 18, released at the end of June, is a long-term edition...
10 best travel apps and gadgets to solve common road warrior woes
Best travel techIt feels a bit disingenuous to say travel is a pain these days, especially when we can flit across to the other side of the world in less time than it takes the postal service to deliver...
HTC wants you to be a Jedi on July 18 with a free Star Wars VR game
Star Wars fans with an HTC Vive will be able to put Yoda's famous "Do or do not, there is no try" adage into practice on Monday when HTC makes "Trials on Tatooine," the second licensed...
Watch Sphero's wearable guide BB-8 with the power of the Force
Back in February Sphero revealed a wearable controller for its Star Wars BB-8 rolling droid, which could be used in place of the app. Today we've seen what it looks like in its finished form - and even...
Apple is launching a reality TV show called 'Planet of the Apps'
Planet of the Apps' website bills it as more than just a show, but also "a launch pad and accelerator for exceptional developers." Contestants will be competing for mentorship from "some of the world's...
Updated: The 10 best Google Cardboard apps and games
Everyone should try virtual reality, and thanks to Google Cardboard, nearly everyone can. All you need is a smartphone and one of the many Cardboard headsets available. Funny enough, some of them are actually...
Retailers be warned: Amazon isn't worried about making money right now
Some see a huge miss when they look at Amazon's latest earnings report, but retailers see exactly why they're struggling to compete. The internet giant is growing sales, but Amazon isn't worried about...
Jeff Bezos' fortune falls by $6 billion overnight
Jeff Bezos' wealth has been on a wild roller-coaster ride over the past 24 hours. Thursday morning, the Amazon CEO became the richest man in the world when Amazon's stock soared on earnings expectations....
Wall Street says ignore Amazon’s stunning earnings miss and trust in Bezos
Jeff Bezos is one of a kind CEO and Wall Street loves giving him the benefit of the doubt for his Amazon growth strategy. Almost every major Wall Street analyst defended their bullish calls Friday morning...
Amazon has launched 'Hub' - storage lockers for deliveries in your home
Amazon has launched a new service called Hub, which is a locker system that allows delivery people to drop off parcels for you even when you aren’t home. The units currently start at six feet wide, and...
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