Category Archives: Tech News

It's official: Aussies will have to pay GST on overseas purchases from next year

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As of July 1 2018, Australians will have to pay an extra 10% on any goods purchased online for less than $1,000, both locally and overseas, as an extension of the country’s existing Goods and Services Tax (GST). This proposal has been in the pipeline for quite some time now and, with the latest development, […]

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Hugsy snags $220k to bring its smart baby blanket to market

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Hugsy, a Dutch startup that’s developing a ‘smart’ blanket designed to help the care of newborns and premature babies, has raised €200k (~$220k) in seed funding via the Leapfunder European angel investor network. The blanket started out as a student project nearly two years ago, when CEO and co-founder Sylvie Claes was studying for her MSc […]

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How to update Kodi

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Kodi, the popular free and open-source media-centre software, has been updated to the new v17.3 Krypton build. In this feature we’ll show you how to make sure you have this latest version running on your device, and some of the new features included in the upgrade. Worried about the legality of Kodi? We put your worries […]

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Five robots that are changing everything

From robot simians that can clean up nuclear accidents, to powered exoskeletons that enable you to lift huge objects, robotic technologies are developing incredibly quickly. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, chief engineer at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, talks us through five robots that are changing the world. Source link

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Sonos speakers offer you a rare $100 discount on multi-room audio

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Update: This Sonos speakers deal ends at midnight on Sunday. There are four different discounts outlined on this page for the US, and others worldwide. Sonos deals are few and far between because the speakers enjoy good brand recognition. It’s basically the Apple of speakers – at least for now. Sonos is offering a $50 […]

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A discussion about AI’s conflicts and challenges

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Thirty five years ago having a PhD in computer vision was considered the height of unfashion, as artificial intelligence languished at the bottom of the trough of disillusionment. Back then it could take a day for a computer vision algorithm to process a single image. How times change. “The competition for talent at the moment is […]

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Amazon Expanded Its Empire—And Its Place in Society

News that Amazon intends to buy Whole Foods Market for more than $13 billion was greeted jubilantly by financial markets, with Amazon’s stock rising 2.5 percent, almost enough to cover the entire purchase. At the same time, the shares of other grocery retailers, ranging from Kroger’s to Walmart, were punished severely, plunging as much as […]

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Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7bn

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Image copyright Reuters Online retail giant Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a $13.7bn (£10.7bn) deal that marks its biggest push into traditional retailing yet. Amazon, which has been experimenting with selling groceries, will buy the upmarket supermarket for $42 a share. Investors greeted the deal as game-changing for the industry, sending shares of rival […]

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The best Australian tech deals

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UPDATE: With a plethora of EOFY sales on at the moment, we’ve got a brand-new round-up of The Best Australian EOFY Tech Deals, where we dig through the countless products going on sale until 30 June and bring you only the best and choicest morsels with the dreamiest prices. But we will keep our regular […]

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How a Blimp Crashed and Caught Fire at the US Open

The blimp that caught fire over Wisconsin is technically a ‘thermal airship.’ Source link

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