• First look: Nokia 8 flagship smartphone

    Finnish company HMD Global has unveiled its latest Nokia-branded smartphone in a first bid to win over Samsung and Apple customers. The Android-powered Nokia 8 will be available in September and will retail for a global average price of €599 (US$703), HMD said Wednesday. The company, whi...

    POSTED 17 Aug, 2017 1 Comment

  • Review: Samsung T5 SSD drive

    Same size, same price, more phwoar: that’s the recipe for Samsung’s latest T5 solid state drive. On the outside, the pocket-sized T5 is almost indistinguishable from last year’s T3 model (for some reason Samsung skips even numbers in this product line, so there was no T4 or e...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2017 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to match Qantas with free WiFi on Aussie flights

    Virgin Australia will match Qantas in offering free Internet on all Australian flights from later this year. Virgin today fired the starter's gun on its own WiFi rollout, announcing plans to outfit most of its 77-strong Boeing 737 fleet with the satellite technology by the end of 2018. Inflight...

    POSTED 10 Aug, 2017 15 Comments

  • Virgin Australia ramps up WiFi to USA, then Asia

    Virgin Australia plans to extend its inflight Internet service onto Boeing 777 flights to the USA and Airbus A330 services to Hong Kong and China, following a roll-out of the WiFi service across its domestic fleet. The airline has started work fitting the ncessary satellite tech to its Boeing 73...

    POSTED 10 Aug, 2017 2 Comments

  • Samsung debuts rugged Galaxy S8 Active with larger battery

    Samsung is introducing a new model for its Galaxy S8 smartphone line featuring a metal frame, larger battery and shatter-resistant screen. The Galaxy S8 Active, which the South Korean company says has passed military specification testing, is geared toward users in environments such as extreme o...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2017 1 Comment

  • Apple Watch series 3 to include 4G wireless

    Apple is planning to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, a move designed to reduce the device’s reliance on the iPhone, people familiar with the matter said. Currently, Apple requires its smartwatch to be connected wirelessly ...

    POSTED 7 Aug, 2017 0 Comments

  • Sydney Airport looks to biometrics for passport-free travel

    Biometrics could soon replace your passport when travelling internationally from Australia under ambitious plans tabled by Sydney Airport: doing away with manual inspection of passports and boarding passes in favour of facial recognition, allowing passengers to breeze through the terminal. Under...

    POSTED 2 Aug, 2017 6 Comments

  • Russia to join China in banning VPNs, also new regs for chat apps

    IN BRIEF | Russia will ban VPN apps from November 1st, joining China in a crackdown of software and cloud-based systems used to access websites with meet with the state's disapproval. Russian internet regulator Roskomnadzor is said to have a blacklist of thousands of web sites. A second bill si...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2017 12 Comments

  • Travellers see inflight Internet as a necessity, not a luxury

    A majority of passengers not only want inflight Internet, they're willing to pay for it – and prepared to ditch airlines that offer no WiFi or, arguably worse, slow WiFi. That's the take-out from a new survey published by global satellite provider Inmarsat, and it comes as Qantas and Virgi...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2017 22 Comments

  • Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 next month

    Samsung will reveal its all-new Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, with the flagship smartphone expected to go on sale in selected markets – including Australia – in September. It's also the device which Samsung hopes will wash away the woes of the Note7 – which began with spontaneous...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2017 4 Comments

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