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Sony Australia's throwing a bloody ginormous online sale

Sony Australia constantly has a sale going on its website, but it’s not very often that they include such a large amount of their top products. 

Starting today, Sony is hosting one of its biggest sales online, spanning what seems to be practically their entire line-up of consumer tech.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 22:54

Apple's Ahrendts in Chicago ahead of Michigan Avenue flagship opening

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Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts was in Chicago this week as her team makes final preparations for the grand opening of the company's latest flagship store, a huge riverside "town square" that will anchor one end of the city's North Michigan Avenue shopping district.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 23:35

2018 Nissan Rogue comes with Apple CarPlay standard, first U.S. car with ProPilot Assist

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Nissan this week announced pricing for its upcoming Rogue crossover, saying all trim levels will come standard with the NissanConnect infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 01:43

Apple investigating advanced 3D Touch technology with integrated feedback

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Apple is continuing work on advanced haptic feedback technologies, with the latest development outlined in a patent application describing methods of dynamically attracting or repelling a cover glass depending on user input.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 03:27

Sony Australia's throwing a bloody ginormous online sale

Sony Australia constantly has a sale going on its website, but it’s not very often that they include such a large amount of their top products. 

Starting today, Sony is hosting one of its biggest sales online, spanning what seems to be practically their entire line-up of consumer tech.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 22:54

Nokia 7 is 'design-led' phone - that you'll probably never be able to buy

The Nokia 7 has been launched to fuse design with high-end camera features - but you’ll probably never get your hands on it.

That’s because it’s only going to appear in the Chinese market as it stands, as it’s been targeted for the Asian region.

That explains why the Nokia 7 is running a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset with up to 6GB of RAM, which is an odd pairing but common in Asian handsets.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 23:15

Samsung's next generation chips could improve the battery life of the Galaxy S9

Samsung said today that it is ready to start mass producing chips using the 8nm Low Power Plus process. The 8nm LPP node fills a gap between the 10nm process used last year and most of this year, and the 7nm process expected to be employed in 2018. Samsung says that it is ready to increase the production yield to stable levels thanks to the lessons it learned with the production of 10nm chips.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 15:30

Best portable chargers: 20 we recommend

With the massive amount of email checking, texting, mobile gaming and internet surfing everyone does, a reliable, portable charger has become essential to avoid the inevitable dead battery.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 02:47

Save up to $410 on the Pixel 2 by trading in your phone to the Google Store

The Google Store is having a promotion that can save you up to $410 on the purchase of the Google Pixel 2. Note that we emphasized the words "up to." That is because the discount you receive is based on the handset you trade-in to Google. The maximum credit of $410 is yours if you trade in a first-generation Google Pixel XL.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 23:54

Ultimate Ears' new smart speakers let you take Amazon’s Alexa on the go

Smart Speakers are officially everywhere. So much so that it’s come to the point where if you’re a speaker manufacturer that hasn’t integrated some kind of voice assistant into your latest device you look woefully behind the times.

Following on from the Sonos' move into the space with the Sonos One, Ultimate Ears has announced its own range of colorful smart speakers called Blast and MegaBlast.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 03:01

Google responds to the Pixel 2 XL screen controversy

Ever since people started getting their retail units of the V30 and review units of the Pixel 2 XL, Reddit and XDA forums became abuzz with complaints that there is something amiss with LG's P-OLED panels that both phones carry. 

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 04:07

Google Doodle honors the first modern recording studio

Google is celebrating the 66th anniversary of what's considered the first modern recording studio with a Doodle. Back in 1951, a group of composers founded the Studio for Electronic Music as part of the West German Broadcasting radio. It was ran by a...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 23:16

Samsung's phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux

Samsung's DeX is a clever way to turn your phone into a desktop computer. However, there's one overriding problem: you probably don't have a good reason to use it instead of a PC. And Samsung is trying to fix that. It's unveiling Linux on Galaxy,...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 00:09

Nissan's Rogue is its first US car with semi-autonomous driving

You won't have to wait long to try Nissan's semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist on American streets. The automotive giant has announced that the 2018 Rogue crossover will be the first car in the US to have the feature as an option. Not surprisingly, it...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 01:02

UE's Blast and Megablast join the Alexa smart speaker family

These days, the launch of yet more speakers with Alexa onboard isn't the most exciting announcement. However, these aren't stout smart home speakers or a mere software update, but an entirely new line for Ultimate Ears -- a long-standing favorite for...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 03:01

NFL's new digital ticket system tries to cut out scalpers

While there has been a fair amount of technical progress in concert and show tickets, sports tickets haven't quite made that leap yet: they're still either partly analog (read: old-school

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 04:29

How to uninstall Chrome extensions in just a few quick steps

Whatever your reason, you've decided that that Chrome extension has to go. But how do you do it? By the time you've finished reading this quick guide, you'll know exactly how to uninstall Chrome extensions.

The post How to uninstall Chrome extensions in just a few quick steps appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 19:15

Epson Home Cinema 1450 review

Big, bright, and beautiful, Epson’s Home Cinema 1450 projector delivers excellent images even in brighter rooms, making it an affordable and effective choice for home theaters, restaurants, bars and outdoor movie nights.

The post Epson Home Cinema 1450 review appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 20:15

Kids finally get their own PS4 controller with the Mini Wired Gamepad

The Mini Wired Gamepad is 40 percent smaller than the original DualShock 4 design and comes in a simpler form factor. Designed by Hori, the gamepad provides all the necessary functions to play most PS4 games.

The post Kids finally get their own PS4 controller with the Mini Wired Gamepad appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 20:25

These new Twitter ads mean more autoplay, but shorter web page load times

A new type of Twitter ad called Video Cards mixes a video with a website preview, including preloading for shorter load times. Twitter says the new format increases clicks as well as retention.

The post These new Twitter ads mean more autoplay, but shorter web page load times appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 20:53

What's the difference between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic?

There's a new Lightroom in town -- so which one is best? We took each program for a test drive to compare Lightroom CC versus Lightroom Classic. While Classic is the reigning champ for advanced tools, CC offers a simpler interface and auto backups.

The post What's the difference between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic? appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 20:57

HMD unveils 5.2-inch Nokia 7 smartphone with mid-range specs

HMD Global has announced a new phone: Nokia 7.It's a mid-ranger device, headed for China. HMD described the 5.2-inch Nokia 7 as a phone "wrapped in 7000 series aluminium chassis" with "diamond cut bevelled edges" and a "3D glass curvature back". It's...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 23:15

Razer Wolverine Ultimate

Two years ago, Microsoft proved that there’s market for a $149 (£129/AU$195) premium Xbox controller. Given the price, the online competitive multiplayer gamer-centric Xbox Elite Wireless Controller certainly wasn’t made for player two, but according to many of those who owned it, it was worth every penny. 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 20:08

Razer Wolverine Ultimate

Two years ago, Microsoft proved that there’s market for a $149 (£129/AU$195) premium Xbox controller. Given the price, the online competitive multiplayer gamer-centric Xbox Elite Wireless Controller certainly wasn’t made for player two, but according to many of those who owned it, it was worth every penny. 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 20:08

Telstra oversight leaves much-ballyhooed eSIM tech unavailable to certain Apple Watch 3 owners

The one major feature that makes buying the new LTE-capable Apple Watch 3 worthwhile – that is, the ability to use the wearable without having to tote a paired iPhone around too – seems to be completely unavailable to some Australian owners.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 20:35

Sony Australia's throwing a bloody ginormous online sale

Sony Australia constantly has a sale going on its website, but it’s not very often that they include such a large amount of their top products. 

Starting today, Sony is hosting one of its biggest sales online, spanning what seems to be practically their entire line-up of consumer tech.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 22:54

Nokia 7 is 'design-led' phone - that you'll probably never be able to buy

The Nokia 7 has been launched to fuse design with high-end camera features - but you’ll probably never get your hands on it.

That’s because it’s only going to appear in the Chinese market as it stands, as it’s been targeted for the Asian region.

That explains why the Nokia 7 is running a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset with up to 6GB of RAM, which is an odd pairing but common in Asian handsets.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 23:15

NAB calls for activation of iPhone FM radio feature Apple says does not exist

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Less than a month after U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai called on Apple to activate FM radio functionality in its iPhone devices, the National Association of Broadcasters on Wednesday issued a similar call to action, saying the company could easily integrate such features if it so desired.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 21:15

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