+ Monday March 25th, 2019

Smart Home and Wearables

Amazon’s Alexa Speakers get Followup Questions option in Australia

Amazon enabled Follow-up Mode in Australia for Alexa powered speakers today, nine months after the feature debuted in the USA. The feature allows multiple questions to be asked in a row without saying “Alexa / Echo” each time. It was announced via Amazon’s What’s New With Alexa newsletter. Follow-Up mode …

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Mobvoi launches TicWatch E2 and S2, now on sale in Australia

After showing off two new watches at CES 2019 earlier this month, Mobvoi is excited to announce the local availability of the new TicWatch E2 (Express) and TicWatch S2 (Sport). Both devices are now available via Mobvoi’s own online store, and via Amazon Australia as follows: Mobvoi.com: TicWatch E2 / TicWatch S2 Amazon …

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Samsung Gear S3 receives major software update with lots of new features

Owners of Samsung’s most recent smartwatch (once removed) are in line for a fairly significant software update today. Although the Galaxy Watch is more recent, owners of the Gear S3 have not been forgotten. The update is around 300MB worth, and for a wearable, that’s pretty significant. So what’s inside? …

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Optus 4G wireless broadband on steroids – how you can triple your wireless broadband performance

My adventures with Optus 4G continue. Six weeks since signing up for the service, it’s well known that I’m a convert. I had been thoroughly disappointed with our options for internet connectivity in our relatively new apartment. Finally there’s something good happening. In my last story, my only real gripe …

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Jabra launches business-focused Evolve 65t in Australia

Earlier this week, Jabra announced new business-focused smart earbuds for Australia in the form of the Evolve 65t. Importantly for business users, Jabra says these are the first true wireless earbuds to attain Skype for Business certification. The style of earbuds is not new – true wireless earbuds are increasingly …

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