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New app to improve road safety

The V2P technology allows motorist and cyclist to know when a their maybe a collision. Picture: Kelly Barnes/The Australian. INTERNET-connected cars will be able to identify pedestrians and cyclists on a collision course simply by tracking their smartphones, new Australia-first trials showed. The on-road car technology tests, launched by Telstra …

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Employer putting microchips into staff

FOR some it represents a new level of freedom and convenience but for others it’s a step towards a dystopian world like those imagined by Aldous Huxley or George Orwell. No matter which way you slice it, putting computer chips in employees elicits a strong response from people. Earlier this …

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Sony’s 4K ‘TV’ fits in your pocket

The Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K HDR display with the same technology used in Sony’s Bravia TVs WHAT if I told you it was possible to buy a Sony 4K television small enough to fit in your pocket? And what if the product could also record 4K/super-slow mo video, …

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You need to update your iPhone immediately

Install iOS 10.3.3 on your iPhone or the BroadPwn bug could let hackers take over your phone. APPLE is urging iPhone owners to update their iOS immediately to patch a new security flaw which could give hackers control of their device. Known as Broadpwn, the bug affects the Wi-Fi chips …

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The best Apple product ever

Apple fanatics were skeptical when the AirPods were first announced but now they’ve been ranked as the best product the tech giant has ever made. Picture; AFP APPLE AirPods have gone from a punchline to Apple’s most beloved product ever. Creative Strategies today released an analysis of the customer satisfaction …

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Is it time to forget the Fitbit?

Fitbit is reportedly working on a smartwatch after it suffered a drop in popularity and was overtaken by Apple’s Watch. WEARABLE technology is not just about counting your steps any more. Smartwatches have finally stolen the lead in wrist-based gadgetry, overtaking fitness bands from the likes of Fitbit and Xiaomi. …

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Live sport in virtual reality is here

Samsung’s foray into live streaming sports in virtual reality has begun. Picture: Chris Ratcliffe PRETTY soon we’ll all have a front row seat to our favourite sporting events without ever leaving the lounge room. Samsung has taken a notable step towards making that a reality by announcing partnerships with American …

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Incredible feature on Sony’s new camera

The Sony A9 full-frame camera is designed to capture fast-moving subjects. SONY is the first to admit, when it comes to high-end cameras it was late to the party. But the company has arrived in a big way with its new a9 camera, which was released in Australia on Friday. …

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Sony’s new camera shoots at Canon

CAN a camera small enough to slip inside a handbag really replace a professional rig? And can it make sports photographers switch camps if it shoots fast enough? These are the questions Sony is putting to Canon and Nikon users with its latest creation, a new type of image-maker with …

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Phone vs. camera: 5 new best buys

Nikon’s D7500 camera is a mid-range DSLR with a faster shooting speed and better lowlight performance than its predecessor. WHETHER you’re keen to snap the ski slopes, step up your photography or shoot fast-moving sportspeople, there are a host of speedy new cameras and accessories emerging to help you find …

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