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Stan offers a $10 off a Chromecast at Dick Smith for new trial subscribers

Stan offers a $10 off a Chromecast at Dick Smith for new trial subscribers

If you haven’t already signed up to subscription video on-demand service Stan, they’ve got a nice deal for you at the moment – you can get a Chromecast delivered from Dick Smith for $39 (normally $49 + delivery) You can sign up for your trial account at a special link – stan.com.au/chromecast and you’ll receive a unique coupon code that[Read More…]

by 7:38 pm on February 25, 2015 4 comments Chromecast, Deal
Google partners with US carrier-backed Softcard to bolster Wallet

Google partners with US carrier-backed Softcard to bolster Wallet

Google has announced that it’s partnering with US carriers AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless and their mobile payments company Softcard to help make Android users get better tap and pay functionality. They also added that they’ll be acquiring technology and IP from Softcard to make Wallet better, which might be of more interest to those of us in[Read More…]

by 7:19 pm on February 25, 2015 1 comment Apps, News
Sony’s Xperia E4 evolves: grows a 4G modem, becomes Xperia E4g, and it’s coming to Australia

Sony’s Xperia E4 evolves: grows a 4G modem, becomes Xperia E4g, and it’s coming to Australia

Sony brought the Xperia E4 to us earlier this month, though we didn’t see a local announcement of the phone. Today’s announcement of the E4g might shed some light on that, with confirmation this morning that we’ll see the E4g come to the Australian market. Sony pitching the E4g as an easy to use, quality 4G phone and it’s hard[Read More…]

by 12:49 pm on February 25, 2015 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung’s Galaxy A3 and A5 are launching in Australia on March 5

Samsung’s Galaxy A3 and A5 are launching in Australia on March 5

We’d been tipped off on their imminent arrival, but today Samsung’s made it official – the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 will be launching in Australia from March 5. Both phones have an attractive, slim, full-metal unibody design coming in under 7mm with SuperAMOLED screens, 5MP front-facing cameras, 1.2 Ghz quad core processors, and Android KitKat. There are also some[Read More…]

by 12:33 pm on February 25, 2015 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Teasing: Now it’s Qualcomm’s turn, with the Snapdragon 810

Teasing: Now it’s Qualcomm’s turn, with the Snapdragon 810

In the lead-up to Mobile World Congress 2015 we’re getting more and more teasing tweets from manufacturers. Snippets of information, a screenshot or even a poorly-lit glimpse at a new phone or tablet. This time, it’s Qualcomm playing the tease with the below tweet stating that a new Snapdragon 810 powered phone is on the way at MWC. It’s almost[Read More…]

by 11:43 am on February 25, 2015 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Whoops! Sony accidentally outs the Xperia Z4 tablet in their own app

Whoops! Sony accidentally outs the Xperia Z4 tablet in their own app

Well that clearly wasn’t the plan. Sony accidentally outed the Z4 Tablet in their Xperia Lounge app in the early hours of this morning, but pulled the article fairly quickly. Not quickly enough though! Several tech sites around the world including Xperia Blog were on it in a flash. Judging from the button placement, we’re looking at a portrait-style tablet[Read More…]

by 11:24 am on February 25, 2015 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Rumour: HTC One M9 appears in “Introduction” video

Rumour: HTC One M9 appears in “Introduction” video

We’re days away from the reveal of the HTC One M9 in Barcelona, just before Mobile World Congress 2015. While we’ll have Dan on the ground to cover the reveals, it seems Upleaks has beaten everyone to the punch with an “Introduction” video for the phone. The video – strangely, made for portrait orientation – seems to confirm a number[Read More…]

by 10:14 am on February 25, 2015 5 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Google accidentally confirms that a new Chromebook Pixel is on the way

Google accidentally confirms that a new Chromebook Pixel is on the way

Nearly two years on, Google’s expensive Chromebook Pixel is still one of the best ChromeOS devices out there, and has a dedicated fanbase. It didn’t receive an update in 2014, leading many to believe that the Pixel would go quietly into the night as newer Chromebooks overtook it on specs and features. Not so. Google’s got a Pixel 2 in[Read More…]

by 8:32 am on February 25, 2015 1 comment Chromebook, News, Rumours
Pebble Time official, already made its $500,000 goal

Pebble Time official, already made its $500,000 goal

Pebble’s website has been giving us a countdown for a while now and at the end of it was a big announcement. The new Pebble Time is a smartwatch by Pebble with an Colour E-Paper Display that’s always on and will give you up to a week of updates on one charge. The watch comes in 3 colours at the moment[Read More…]

by 2:36 am on February 25, 2015 16 comments Manufacturer, News, Smartwatch
Telstra has announced their first 4GX prepaid handset – the Telstra Evolution T80

Telstra has announced their first 4GX prepaid handset – the Telstra Evolution T80

With the inception of their 4GX network, it was only a matter of time before Telstra brought their own Telstra branded handset to market and today the Telstra Evolution T80 has arrived. The Telstra Evolution T80 is as usual built for Telstra by Chinese OEM ZTE. The T80 isn’t going to be top of anyones list when it comes to[Read More…]

by 3:11 pm on February 24, 2015 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones