+ Thursday September 19th, 2019

Smart Home and Wearables

Google may be getting serious about Android TV hardware and partners

This week the annual International Broadcasting Convention took place in Amsterdam, and Google was in attendance talking all things Android TV. What’s interesting about this conference is it’s not about TV’s, consumer tech or even hardware per see. The International Broadcasting Convention is targeted at the TV industry, content makers, …

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Telstra and Google officially launch Voice-activated calling from Google Home devices

A few weeks ago we spotted that voice calls via a Google Home / Nest device through the Telstra network had appeared in the Google Home settings. Today, Telstra has officially announced that they are the first carrier on the planet to provide voice calling via a Google Smart Speaker. …

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Goodbye Foxtel Now: Foxtel Go becomes the go-to mobile app for all Foxtel customers

Foxtel’s product strategy has seen some twists and turns over the year, with various spin-off streaming services, some which have lasted, and some which have disappeared. Presto lasted a little while before fading out, and many were a little confused when Foxtel Now popped up alongside the existing Foxtel Go …

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Google’s Nest Hub Max is going on sale in Australia — here’s what to expect

Google’s newest smart home hardware – Nest Hub Max – goes on sale in Australia on Tuesday in charcoal or white colours for $349. It features a big 10-inch touchscreen, a new front-facing camera and big, booming sound, putting the Google Assistant on its largest display yet. The Nest Hub …

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TCL enters the Australian smartphone and wearable market with the new TCL Plex and TCL Movetime watch

TCL isn’t new to Australia, having brought TVs to Australian homes for years. The brand has even brought smartphones and wearables to Australia previously too, making use of the Alcatel brand and even Blackberry for a number of years now. However, in 2019, TCL will be entering the smartphone and …

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