Technology

Mon 23 Nov 2020

Aussie media hits back at tech giants

Aussie media hits back at tech giants

Google and Facebook must be made to pay for the news they use so Australia’s media industry can “survive”, a new open letter warns.

Sun 22 Nov 2020

Top 100 cool tech gadgets you can’t miss

Premium Content Top 100 cool tech gadgets you can’t miss

From the latest laptops and smartphones, to a gadget that can monitor your baby’s vital signs and a beer-making robot, these are the best tech gifts around.

Sat 21 Nov 2020

New warning on phones causing haemorrhoids

Premium Content New warning on phones causing haemorrhoids

Nine in 10 of us take our smartphones into the toilet and it’s caused an outbreak of an uncomfortable health problem.

Fri 20 Nov 2020

Middle-age spread that works for this funky little SUV

Premium Content Middle-age spread that works for this funky little SUV

Fun and funky SUV has a middle-age spread but looks better for the change

Optus launches budget-focused mobile service Gomo

Optus launches budget-focused mobile service Gomo

Gomo, Australia’s newest low-cost mobile provider, has unveiled its launch plans, offering greater choice for value-seeking customers.

Thu 19 Nov 2020

The Mackay snapchat that sparked a global police alert

Premium Content The Mackay snapchat that sparked a global police alert

A Glenella man has landed in hot water after his social media post was flagged with an international police organisation

Wed 18 Nov 2020

Oppo Watch: Yes, it looks very familiar

Premium Content Oppo Watch: Yes, it looks very familiar

LET’S be honest, the Oppo Watch is a dead ringer for Apple Watch.

Smart speaker sales to boom this Christmas

Smart speaker sales to boom this Christmas

They’re getting smaller, cheaper and smarter: smart speaker sales are set to soar, led by Apple’s HomePod Mini.

Aussies could use fingers, cars to splash cash

Premium Content Aussies could use fingers, cars to splash cash

Australians want to make cash payments using finger-embedded microchips and even their cars, and the technology could be here sooner than you think.

Global giant behind Fortnite takes on Apple in Australia

Premium Content Global giant behind Fortnite takes on Apple in Australia

Consumers could be the winners when the multimillion-dollar court battle between Epic Games and Apple hits Australia.

What’s missing in Apple’s new MacBook laptop

Premium Content What’s missing in Apple’s new MacBook laptop

It boasts a new M1 chip and extra battery life. But fans of Apple will be disappointed that the new MacBook Pro is lacking one key feature.

Tech giants grilled over ‘anti-conservative’ bias

Premium Content Tech giants grilled over ‘anti-conservative’ bias

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey have defended their handling of the US election amid allegations Twitter and Facebook have censored conservative views.

Tue 17 Nov 2020

Oppo Reno4 5G: premium features at a decent price

Oppo Reno4 5G: premium features at a decent price

IF you’re looking for a well-priced alternative to Samsung or Apple, Oppo offers some premium features without the price tag.

Updated Apple laptops ‘won’t boot’

Updated Apple laptops ‘won’t boot’

A new update to Apple’s operating system has caused havoc, reportedly “bricking” older laptops the company said should have been fine.

Bright spark’s old car gets volt from the blue

Premium Content Bright spark’s old car gets volt from the blue

An innovative man who had no prior experience in mechanic or auto-electrical work has given his 20-year-old car a new life.

Mon 16 Nov 2020

Paint kills ‘99.9 per cent’ of virus

Paint kills ‘99.9 per cent’ of virus

One microbiologist calls it the “next step in infection control” and a company claims it has got one that works against the deadly virus.

Fri 13 Nov 2020

New console game is ‘utterly insufferable’: Review

New console game is ‘utterly insufferable’: Review

It comes with a “sensitive” content warning but that’s not the thing that’s got gamers up in arms about this new gaming offering, writes Sophie Goulopoulos.

Bizarre omission on $9000 camera

Bizarre omission on $9000 camera

The camera will probably sell itself on name alone, but it’s more defined by what it can’t do.

Thu 12 Nov 2020

YouTube suffers global outage

YouTube suffers global outage

The world’s biggest platform for streaming video is trying to figure out why no videos are playing.

Fury at JB Hi-Fi as PS5s sell out

Fury at JB Hi-Fi as PS5s sell out

The hot new gaming console was always going to be in-demand but shoppers have vented after getting error messages as they tried to buy.

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