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Bluetooth Security Flaws Impacting 'Billions Of Devices' Come With Some Serious Caveats

Sep 14, 2017, 8:15pm

Stuff like this is why Android needs to change the way they deliver updates.

majority android phones (non nexus/pixel) are typically at the mercy of the manufacturing company to update the phones

Google could put security updates into their own hands and release them separate of features and such.

IDK, something just needs to change because lazy companies and novice consumers are the reason security flaws like this can be so devastating.

The New Razer Blade Stealth Laptop: Australian Review

Aug 18, 2017, 10:23am

I had the 13'3" stealth for a week before returning it for a full refund.

FYI: it never froze, it was solid as a rock (always format your hardware when you get it, solves 90% of the issues if there are any)

my problem was the QHD+ screen, a nearly 4K screen crammed into 13.3 inches.

native resolution the icons are smaller than the mouse, so windows by default sets scaling to 250% which in turn makes apps like steam or some websites look blurry or pixelated.

not really razers fault, and microsofts solution on their website was "just use WPF apps"

I think 1080p to 1440p should be more than enough for a sub 14" laptop, i wouldnt notice the difference and it would probably improve peformance of the hardware/battery etc.

finally the screen is 60hz, i know thats not a problem for most but i have had a 144hz monitor for 3 years now and it has ruined monitors less than 100hz for me.

Six In-Ear Headphones Under $50 You’ll Actually Want To Use

Aug 8, 2017, 10:51am

Xiaomi pistons, cost me $14 and i love them, i loose or break my earbuds alot so the price helps me out

Brace Yourself: Facebook Messenger Ads Are Here

Jul 12, 2017, 2:13pm

I use Disa on android as a messenger replacement (can still chat to people on facebook etc)

Monitors With Everything Are Coming

Jun 13, 2017, 8:52pm

I guess i hate that it is automatically enabled by default, and turns itself on every driver update.

Also i probably dont know enough about it but i dont see how its any different to v-sync thats been in every game the past decade, except its proprietary and now affects the monitors people consider buying, based on if it uses free/g sync and what their card is

Monitors With Everything Are Coming

Jun 1, 2017, 2:08pm

fricken hate g-sync, gotta disable it every driver update.

also kind of wish i got a 1080p monitor with 144hz and 1ms if such a thing exists, running games at 1440p puts extra strain on my gtx980 and i dont think the tradeoff in pixel density was worth it.

Meet Kogan's New $200 Smartphone

Jun 1, 2017, 11:10am


got my folks a redmi 4 prime each for around $250 they adore these phones and will last them a good couple of years

Android O Will Allow Graphics Driver Updates Via The Play Store

May 21, 2017, 8:00am

should do it for all drivers, then theres a better chance for people to use generic roms instead of waiting for the company to upgrade to the latest android

same for security patches, my old phone was 1 and a half years behind the latest security patch!

'Even Better Than Free': Freeview Is Getting A Makeover

May 8, 2017, 2:35pm

Freeview isnt relevent to my family as we dont have any devices that support it and arent planning to buy a new tv just for it

SBS Now Has Two HD Channels, But You Might Need To Re-Tune Your TV

Apr 10, 2017, 9:00pm

Wonder the costs involved in creating a HD broadcast.

Also kind of confuses people with having double ups on each channel (SD/HD)
Why cant they dump the SD channels and save money to make the rest HD

NBN Rollout Will Skip Difficult Connections, Could Take Years To Circle Back

Apr 2, 2017, 1:49pm

How do you go about finding that information?

Aldi Cocoon Ultra HD Media Player: Australian Review

Mar 24, 2017, 4:11pm

The thing looks like most Chinese media boxes out there:
- low end specs
- outdated Android version (4.4.2 came out Dec 2013)
- Most apps wont function properly due to being designed for touch screen.

For an extra $14 you can grab a Mi box 3 from aliexpress that supports 4K playback, has slightly better specs but runs fully fledged AndroidTV 6.0 (soon to roll out ATV 7.0)

Win! Join Us On Qantas's First Flight With Wi-Fi

Mar 21, 2017, 3:28pm

Initial Speedtest obviously.
Then see if its good enough to play overwatch on my gaming laptop.

Testing speeds is fine, but what will pings be like!

Nokia Just Relaunched The 3310 (And Snake)

Feb 27, 2017, 2:47pm

If it is 2G only (which is downright dumb)
How can it use Facebook messenger?

Nvidia's New Shield TV Supports Google Assistant

Jan 6, 2017, 10:36pm

I got a pixel and turned off the assistant, just.. didnt need it.

keen for the new shield, same harware as the old, just smaller, would love it to be sold within australia, or even ship to aus through official channels

Telstra Delivered An iPhone 7 To A Pub In The Middle Of Nowhere

Sep 16, 2016, 10:24pm

Thats a bloody huge leap in phone tech for that bloke, i'll bet he didnt charge that phone for a few days, now he will have to charge it daily

Samsung's Batteries Are Damn Good

Aug 14, 2016, 12:31am

The samsung rep at my friends JBHIFI was pissy becase the protab s isnt getting sold, so obviously they are paying gizmodo and other companies to pump good reviews for it.

But the rep let slip that new variations of the protab s (core i5/i7) wi be out towards the end of the year

How To Sell All The Stuff You Don't Need Online

Aug 10, 2016, 6:57pm

Yep, a good technique for smaller items is to choose a good background photo and use it for when taking photos, makes it looks all that more pleasing to the eye

Can Pokémon GO Really Read All Your Emails?

Jul 12, 2016, 7:46pm

i went to the apps connected to my acc and pokemon go isnt in the list which is odd

7 Electric Cars That Could Challenge Tesla's Model S

Jul 4, 2016, 11:59am

Theres also a heap of chinese branded electric cars in the works.
E-roadster, LeEco, NextEV etc

But my favourite would be the Youxia X, its car badge is a LCD screen and you can change it to what you want

In Captain America: Civil War Tony Stark Uses A Cheap Arse Phone Only Sold In China

May 14, 2016, 5:10pm

I love Chinese smartphone, you can get brands that rival or exceed the specs/design of flagship phones sold in aus, but for sooooo much cheaper

Hilariously Late, A 16-Month Old Version Of Android Is Now Popular

Mar 10, 2016, 3:11pm

Android N (V7.0) Developers Preview is already out as of a few days ago,

Really wish drivers were separated from the OS just like Windows, then you could theoretically just install a base android version, then get drivers from the Phones,hardware manufacturers websites to install, mind you they would still need to develop and update the drivers but it might be an idea

Livestream Every Australian TV Channel On Your Phone (Soon)

Mar 7, 2016, 1:01pm

I would guess removing adverts would open many more programming slots, while a good thing for us, means they would need to purchase more shows and up the cost?

Xiaomi's New Mi5 Is An Incredibly Cheap High-End Smartphone

Mar 2, 2016, 6:28pm

You certainly are not wrong buddy,
Most legitimate importers are quoting $650(32GB) $750 (64GB) $850 (128GB) in AUD, all that is before shipping costs too, Also almost every single importer is now out of stock for the black model

Xiaomi's New Mi5 Is An Incredibly Cheap High-End Smartphone

Feb 26, 2016, 5:57pm

They are not for sale yet (mid march) and they are not sold in Australia, only china,Taiwan etc
If you want to buy one you can only do it through a 3rd party website that you need to research to avoid getting stuck with a fake phone