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Magic Leap One AR headset is out now for ,295, but only in six specific cities

December 4, 2018

Floating holograms. Space-age goggles. The Magic Leap One, the mysterious augmented reality headset, has been promised for so many years, it started to seem as unreal as the worlds it supposedly creates. We’re here to tell you: Magic Leap is a real thing. Its debut headset is now available to buy, but at ,295 with […]

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Oculus Connect 2018: Everything that was announced

December 4, 2018

The fifth Oculus Connect developer conference is underway in San Jose, California this week. Besides being a place for VR developers to meet up and discuss the future of immersive technologies, Facebook — the owner of Oculus — laid out its next steps for where VR (and AR) will head.  And yes, that includes new […]

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Apple Watch Series 4 starts at 99, packs larger displays and EKG sensor

December 4, 2018

If your heart’s beating faster, the new Apple Watch Series 4 will be able to tell. The latest Apple Watch packs several new features, with the most obvious change on its surface: a redesigned face to put much more screen on your wrist.  It’s about time.  The tech giant on Wednesday unveiled its new Apple Watch Series […]

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Blackout brings Sydney to its knees

December 4, 2018

Ausgrid restoring power to thousands.Source:Twitter TENS of thousands of Sydneysiders spent their Saturday without power after a mass blackout. Just before 2pm, Ausgrid tweeted it was working to restore power to most parts of Sydney’s inner west in what appeared to be a citywide power outage. Around 23,000 customers across Homebush, the inner west and […]

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Google Doodle honours man who predicted internet’s importance

December 4, 2018

Instead of the usual logo, Google visitors will find a tribute to Michael Dertouzos.Source:Supplied FOR anyone searching through Google today, rather than the iconic rainbow lettering, you’ll come across a man against a blackboard next to images of spreadsheets, microchips and other technology iconography. Why is this today’s Google Doodle? Well, it’s Professor Michael Dertouzos […]

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Australia battles global gaming champions

December 4, 2018

The quarterfinals of the Overwatch World Cup 2018, to be held today. Picture: Blizzard EntertainmentSource:Supplied AUSTRALIA’S best Overwatch players are staring down Esports giant South Korea in the Overwatch World Cup quarterfinals today. The steepness of that uphill battle cannot be overstated, but it’s an impressive feat for the Aussies to stand toe-to-toe with one […]

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Momo challenge linked to two more child suicides

December 4, 2018

TWO child suicides in Colombia have been linked to a sinister internet game that’s been sweeping South America. Local media reports a 12-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy took their own lives in the town of Barbosa. RCN Radio claims the two children were playing a challenge based game — believed to be the ‘Momo’ challenge […]

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Australia joins 4K revolution

December 4, 2018

AUSTRALIA will become one of the world’s leading authorities on the next generation of television later this year, as it joins just a handful of nations around the world to broadcast 4K entertainment to viewers. The 4K broadcasts from pay-TV provider Foxtel, including ultra high-definition coverage of Australian cricket matches, will put Australia on the […]

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Google walkout: Workers worldwide protest handling of sexual harassment cases

December 4, 2018

Google employees walked out of the company’s offices around the world on Thursday in protest of the search giant’s handling of sexual harassment claims — specifically at the executive level. The walkout began around 11 a.m. local time in Tokyo. Other offices including Singapore, Dublin, London, Berlin, Zurich and New York followed suit at 11 a.m. […]

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Google employees are reportedly resigning over China search efforts

December 4, 2018

Google employees unhappy with the search giant’s efforts to re-enter China are resigning in protest, according to news reports published Thursday. The company has been under intense scrutiny since The Intercept reported last month on Google’s plans to build a censored search engine for China, eight years after initially retreating from the country. At the […]

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