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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- outdated Android version (4.4.2 came out Dec 2013)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

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

Feb 25, 2016, 5:30pm

I waited so long for the xiaomi mi4, They initially didnt support FDD LTE (4G Australia) and when they did, it came in white and 16GB only, then 2 months after that it finally came out in black but had 1GB less ram than the others, was really really odd.

Clearly its not for the Australian market but i hope their rollout is smoother and quicker than the Mi4, because ill pick one of these up in an instant.

Taxis Want To Remind You That They Won't Have Uber's Surge Pricing Over New Year's

Jan 1, 2016, 3:43pm

cant say i have been to Sydney, but i can guarantee Perth's are abysmal

Taxis Want To Remind You That They Won't Have Uber's Surge Pricing Over New Year's

Dec 31, 2015, 1:55pm

Luckily wont be doing any traveling tonight, but if i had to id still have picked uber over a taxi, its no competition when you can pre pay and set your destination, giving no reason for a driver to take you on a scenic route for more money

5 Clever Android Tablet Tricks For Your Lounge Room

Dec 31, 2015, 1:52pm

I have a synology nas, and i dont use a single one of their apps.

I recommend ES File Explorer, it lets you connect to any LAN device, browse,copy,play

Get The Xbox One Controller's Wireless Dongle For The Cost Of A Pub Meal

Dec 31, 2015, 1:47pm

I picked one up with a standard xbone controller the other day

Only because most games support the xbox360 controller and this is compatable.

Also want to point out that the newer xbone controllers have a 3.5mm headphone jack in them, which i can confirm that works over the wifi, even the mic on most mobile earbuds work!

ABC's Main TV Channel Is Now On iView

Dec 4, 2015, 6:17pm

Where is Channel 9's live tv?

all i can find is on demand videos

How To Drink Sake: Your Guide To Japan's Tasty, Boozy Gift To The World

Sep 14, 2015, 11:27pm

To clear things up

Sake ('Liquor') is kind of a general term for Alcohol in Japan
The correct word(s) for "Sake" is Nihonshu ('Japanese Liquor') or Seishu ('Clear Liquor')

This Is How Much Windows 10 Costs To Buy Outright

Jul 29, 2015, 5:14pm

I am tempted to buy it outright because I don't have enough information about upgrading from windows 8.1

1) is the upgrade going to correspond to the windows 8 version you have?, so will 8.1 pro upgrade to 10 pro??

2) will you get a new cd-key for win10, or is the 8.1 compatable with 10, meaning, can i download a full iso of windows 10 so i don't have to install 8.1 then upgrade every time i format?

3) if i do end up getting 10 home, how much does upgrading it to pro cost?

Microsoft Still Sells Its OS In Boxes -- This Is How Windows 10 Will Look

Jul 14, 2015, 11:03am

I was just going to buy it online, but if its not much more expensive, a USB retail copy sounds pretty interesting!

Home Theatre PCs For Your Lounge Room: What You Need To Know

Jul 13, 2015, 11:34pm

Best media center i ever owned was a hacked original xbox, simple browser for local/network and played everything without complaining.

I can be bothered getting a full pc again, it was too much effort to configure, androidTV and intel compute sticks are getting there, probably 2nd gen stuff will be worth it

The Anti-Piracy Site Blocking Law Is Already In Effect In Australia

Jul 1, 2015, 5:13pm

I am just speculating here, but they are probably doing this so that when majority of downloaders move deeper underground, they can report on numbers dropping thanks to their laws and get good PR for it