Monday, October 24, 2016

PlayStation VR: should you buy it? and other top stories.

  • PlayStation VR: should you buy it?

    PlayStation VR: should you buy it?
    The Sony PlayStation VR headset started shipping to Australians today. New shipments are expected to arrive on November 3. Picture: AP Photo/Eugene HoshikoJennifer Dudley-NicholsonNews Corp Australia NetworkTETHERED to my space ship, inspecting the dials and gripping the controls, I readied myself for battle. My flight crew regaled me with stories of my last death as the machine burst forward, barrelling down a tunnel and ejecting into space.Joysticks moved me left, right, twisted my ship on its..
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  • Deal: get the Motorola Moto Z Droid from Best Buy and get a $250 gift card

    Deal: get the Motorola Moto Z Droid from Best Buy and get a $250 gift card
    If you have been eyeing the Motorola Moto Z Droid but held off a purchase until a good deal rears its head, then Best Buy has the perfect promotion for you. For a limited time, the retailer is offering a $250 gift card with Moto Z Droid purchases. To qualify for the offer, you’ll have to purchase a Motorola Moto Z Droid on either a 2-year contract or a payment plan with Verizon. The first option will cost you 24 monthly payments of $26 while the latter requires you to pay $201 up front. Obviousl..
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  • The future of motorbikes

    The future of motorbikes
    The self-balancing BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept motorcycle. Picture: David McnewTHE motorcycle of the future is so safe riders can cruise sans helmet — all of the thrills with none of the danger — according to BMW.The German automaker unveiled Tuesday its Motorrad Vision Next 100, a sleek, self-balancing prototype the company released as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations.The zero-emissions bike has self-balancing wheels designed to stand upright even at a complete stop, stabilit..
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  • Galaxy Note7 fiasco could start Android turf war

    Galaxy Note7 fiasco could start Android turf war
    Samsung Electronics’s abandonment of the Galaxy Note7 due to safety concerns will likely touch off a turf war among Android smartphone makers, analysts said, presenting them a rare opportunity to gain share but with less room for archrival Apple. Consumers tend to commit to their choice between Apple's iOS operating system for smartphones and Google’s Android, leaving Samsung’s fellow Android manufacturers such as LG Electronics and Alphabet's Google in prime position to strike. Both have newly..
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  • Consortium announces first 'space nation'

    Consortium announces first 'space nation'
    A plan to create a new nation in space could blast off in the next 18 months.A GROUP of scientists, engineers, businessmen, and lawyers has unveiled plans for the “first nation state in space” in an ambitious bid to become the guardians of Earth. Dubbed Asgardia after a mythical city in the sky ruled by Odin in Norse mythology, the country will consist of at least one satellite launched into orbit as early as next year, according to those aiming to create the world’s newest member.The project’s ..
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    Paul Murrell’s first drive 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety, verdict and score.In a nutshell: Hyundai’s Elantra is a very competent small sedan, but the SR Turbo makes it more appealing to driver’s who still enjoy driving.HYUNDAI ELANTRA SR TURBOPricing – from $28,990 (+ORC, 6-speed manual), $31,290 (+ORC, 7-speed DCT auto)  Warranty – 5 years, unlimited kilometres Engine – 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol Power/Torque – 150kW/265Nm T..
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  • Tinder can now automatically figure out your hottest photo to get you more matches

    Tinder can now automatically figure out your hottest photo to get you more matches
    Tinder is launching a new feature called “smart photos” which will figure out your most attractive photos and reorder your profile so you’re more likely to get matches. The feature works by continuously varying which of your photos appear first, then examining the results. This constant testing means that the app can figure out which photo is the most likely to result in a right-swipe, Tinder’s version of a like. Tinder says smart photos has been in testing and resulted in a 12% increase in mat..
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  • Apple responds to pic-sharing claims

    Apple responds to pic-sharing claims
    Apple store staff sacked after photo scandal0:26Four Queensland Apple store staff have been sacked after stealing explicit photos off customer's phones. Courtesy: 7 News The Apple Store at Carindale Shopping Centre in Brisbane.STAFF at a Brisbane Apple store have been fired after they were caught stealing and rating customers’ pictures as part of a photo-sharing ring.Dozens of photos were taken of female staff and customers while others were lifted from some Apple customers’ phones, it has emer..
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  • Report blows whistle on cybersecurity

    Report blows whistle on cybersecurity
    A recent report on cybersecurity from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has warned that Australia could expect a major cyber-attack within three years. According to the report, authorities have investigated 1,095 cyber security incidents over the past 18 months — the work of hacktivists, cyber criminals and foreign States. Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, Dan Tehan said the threat of a cyber-attack from terrorists was currently ranked low in Australia. "Islami..
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