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Australian Review – Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Generation)

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Amazon's new Echo Show 8 (2nd gen) is slightly faster to use and has a much better camera than the original Echo Show 8 1st Gen. Otherwise the hardware is the same. If you haven't...

Covid accelerates growth for Kobo eBooks and Audible Audiobooks

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Video platforms like Netflix and ABC iView aren't the only online entertainment services that have experienced a surge in popularity in Australia since Covid-19 hit the news in early 2020. I had a chat with...

Amazon Music Australia adds Podcasts: missing ABC, BBC, NPR, TWIT etc

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Amazon has announced that playback of podcasts is now integrated into Amazon Music in Australia but a quick look at the directory shows that many popular podcasts from big players like BBC, NPR and...

Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Generation) Review — A perfect smart companion for small...

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It was the middle of May that we were officially told that the new generation of Echo Show devices was coming to Australia. Since then we’ve seen the retail release and had a...

Latest Fitbit OS update let’s you hear audible responses from Google Assistant

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The latest FitbitOS release is rolling out to Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 devices. Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 users can now hear audible responses from Google Assistant, track SpO2 levels from the Today dashboard...

Greenpeace reveals which Aussie telcos and data centres are switching to renewables fastest

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Telecommunications giant Telstra has come out on top in a new report by Greenpeace Australia Pacific that reveals which Australian telcos, data centres and tech companies are ahead in the race to switch to...

Amazon Warehouse is a second hand and open box bargain centre

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If you've ever purchased something from eBay, Gumtree, Facebook marketplace or other online locations you've purchased second-hand hardware. It's a big industry and will continue to grow as the need for quality goods...

Amazon buying MGM means a lot more Prime Video Movies and TV Shows

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From James Bond to Handmaids Tale and Stargate, MGM Studios owns the rights to several thousand movies and over 10,000 hours of TV shows and now they belong to Amazon the depth of titles...

Reviews: eero 6 Wi-Fi Mesh Network keeping your smart home and Wi-Fi connected

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With our homes becoming smart(er) and also our work from home offices, having a strong Wi-Fi network is pretty important and whilst stock standard normal Wi-Fi units we get through our telco’s can do...

Amazon’s new generation of Echo Show devices are here

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For many of us, our connected lives are getting more and more so. We stream media, we have connected devices and often rely on that technology. So the smart screen revolution from...

Alexa vs Assistant: Week 4 – Is there a winner?

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve been taking a closer look at the two main contenders in smart home controls: Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. During this time we’ve stopped and reflected on...

Alexa Vs Assistant: Week 3 – Smart home shootout

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It’s Week 3 of our smart assistant smackdown with us already exploring the state of play and daily use of the two assistants. This week we7 get into what is purported to be...

Kobo Clara HD and Kindle Paperwhite on sale: buy mum an ereader for Mother’s...

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Mother's Day is approaching and one option you could consider if your mum likes to read is an eInk ebook reader from Kobo or Kindle. I like Kobo personally because it supports more ebook file...

Survey says Google Nest dominates Australian smart speaker market share, Amazon Alexa and Apple...

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More Australians are embracing digital audio post the pandemic, with podcast listening soaring over the past year and more people listening to radio using apps, catch-up podcasts and smart speakers, according to the annual...

Alexa vs Assistant: Week 2 – Daily use experience, the same but different

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Welcome to week two of our Alexa vs Assitant series and since last week, we’ve delved deeper into the similar, but contrasting worlds. This week we’ve taken a focus on the day to...

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