• Why your new Apple Watch 3 LTE cellular model won't roam overseas

    Your shiny new Apple Watch Series 3 may make and take phone calls via its own inbuilt 4G cellular smarts, but don't get too used to leaving your iPhone behind when you head overseas. The unique nature of the Apple Watch LTE model means that it runs independent of your iPhone only within Australi...

    POSTED 6 Oct, 2017 6 Comments

  • Sonos One speaker works with Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant

    Sonos has entered the growing 'smart speaker' market with the Sonos One, which will work with Amazon's Alexa voice control software when it launches at the end of October and get a software upgrade for Apple Siri and Google Assistant in 2018. Those voice assistants will let users control music p...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2017 6 Comments

  • Get unlimited inflight Internet with 28 airlines for $15/month

    Inflight Internet access can be horridly expensive, but you can escape those sky-high costs by taking out a global WiFi subscription which unlocks unlimited Internet aboard 28 airlines from just $15 per month. That's right: your connection is unlimited, when it comes to both how long you spend o...

    POSTED 29 Sep, 2017 23 Comments

  • Will electric cars be followed by electric planes?

    EasyJet is working with a U.S. engineering startup to develop a fully electric commercial plane within a decade, the British airline confirmed on Wednesday. Founded last year by a team of engineers and battery chemists, U.S.-based Wright Electric is setting its sights on designing an aircraft th...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • Could tablets and smartphones kill the inflight movie screen?

    Book a domestic flight on any of the Big Three U.S. airlines, and you won’t be sure whether the seat in front of you has a screen. Some do, while most don’t. Eventually maybe none will. The proliferation of iPhones, iPads, and Android devices, in tandem with increasingly reliable inf...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2017 18 Comments

  • Airlines switch onto mood lighting to help passengers relax

    Interior designers for airlines across Europe, Asia, and the US have a new consideration when it comes to onboard products and service: How's the lighting? Designers are starting to experiment with new technologies that let them illuminate the cabin in all kinds of hues. Is a pinkish-purple glo...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2017 7 Comments

  • Google powers up Pixel smartphone with billion-dollar HTC buy-out

    Google agreed to buy part of HTC’s engineering and design teams for US$1.1 billion, taking on a cadre of veterans that worked on the Pixel phone and could bolster its nascent hardware business. Alphabet Inc.’s Google is taking on some 2,000 employees with experience working on its si...

    POSTED 22 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • Bose launches Google-friendly QC35 II headphones

    Bose is upgrading its popular QuietComfort QC-35 headphones to a second-gen model with Google Assistant built-in. The new noise-cancelling cans sprout a dedicated Google Assistant 'action button' on the left earcup so you can ask questions or issue commands to the voice-assisted app without need...

    POSTED 22 Sep, 2017 7 Comments

  • Here's how Aussies are using inflight Internet on Qantas, Virgin

    With Qantas and Virgin Australia both beginning a broader rollout of inflight Internet on domestic routes, the airlines have also revealed exactly how passengers are taking to sky-high WiFi – and what they're doing once they get online. Qantas reports that during its initial thre...

    POSTED 22 Sep, 2017 10 Comments

  • Pop-up counters let you check in before you get to the airport

    Airline passengers will be able to avoid the pre-flight ritual of lugging heavy bags to the airport and around the departure terminal as the world’s first pop-up check-in system enters service. Devised by Amadeus IT Group, the technology will facilitate check-in for groups of travelers at ...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2017 3 Comments

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