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The best laptops of 2019 in Australia: our picks of the top laptops on sale now 1

The best laptops of 2019 in Australia: our picks of the top laptops on sale now

If you’re looking at getting yourself a new laptop but don’t really know where to start, you’re in luck – that’s the entire point of this very page! Here at TechRadar, we get to review the full breadth and width of currently-available laptops, so we’re well and truly across what’s worth the dosh and what’s …

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Best Android phones in Australia: the top handsets to buy in 2019 59

Best Android phones in Australia: the top handsets to buy in 2019

UPDATE: The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and Huawei P30 Pro have both been added to our list of the best Android phones in Australia! Read on to find out where they placed! Apple may have kick-started the smartphone revolution when it launched its very first iPhone back in 2007, but it was Google’s Android operating …

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Rebooted Twilight Zone series will be exclusive to 10 All Access in Australia 60

Rebooted Twilight Zone series will be exclusive to 10 All Access in Australia

Fresh off the success of his latest cinematic release, Us, multi-talented filmmaker Jordan Peele has just launched his reboot of The Twilight Zone the US, with the series streaming exclusively on CBS All Access. While the first two episodes of the show were made available in the US on Monday, there’d been no official word …

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Xiaomi phones now officially available in Australia via Amazon 62

Xiaomi phones now officially available in Australia via Amazon

Traditionally, Xiaomi’s phones have only been available to Australians through grey import sites. Starting today, that’s no longer the case, with the launch of an official Xiaomi Australia store on Amazon’s local site.  Admittedly, many of the Chinese company’s newest handsets aren’t among the listed items (you can purchase the Redmi Note 5 for instance, …

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Australia Has a Plan to Mine Moon Water 64

Australia Has a Plan to Mine Moon Water

To The Moon! The Australian Space Agency wants to leverage the country’s expertise at mining in remote, inhospitable areas — like, you know, Australia — into a new program that would mine for water and other resources from the Moon. It’s a bold plan for the fledgling space agency, but one could supercharge Australia’s newfound role in the global space …

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Australia Proposes Bill to Stop “Weaponization” of Social Media 65

Australia Proposes Bill to Stop “Weaponization” of Social Media

Spreading Hate Australia is considering a bill designed to prevent the “weaponization” of social media — the kind of activity the Christchurch terrorist engaged in before an attack that killed 50 people in the nearby nation of New Zealand in March. “We will not allow social media platforms to be weaponised by terrorists and violent extremists who seek to …

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Amazon's Echo Input makes dumb speakers smart, now available in Australia 66

Amazon’s Echo Input makes dumb speakers smart, now available in Australia

Amazon may have entered the Australian smart speaker market a little late but the e-commerce giant is doing everything it can to make home automation simple and affordable for Aussie users. The Echo range of smart speakers are some of the most affordable options available to anyone looking for a new voice-activated audio system, but …

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Australia Reveals Cyberwar Against ISIS, Asks for Help 68

Australia Reveals Cyberwar Against ISIS, Asks for Help

Digital Front In a speech on Wednesday, the Australian government revealed that it’s been engaged in a targeted cyberwar against ISIS. “Just as the Coalition forces were preparing to attack the terrorists’ position, our offensive cyber operators were at their keyboards in Australia — firing highly targeted bits and bytes into cyberspace,” said Australian Signals …

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LG's 2019 Dolby Atmos soundbar range arrives in Australia next month 69

LG’s 2019 Dolby Atmos soundbar range arrives in Australia next month

Announced at CES 2019, LG’s impressive 2019 soundbar range now has official Australian pricing and release date details. Available from April, each of LG’s three premium models also includes full Google Assistant integration, allowing users to issue voice commands to control various smart home devices along with the soundbar itself. LG’s upcoming SL8YG, SL9YG (available …

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Amazon Australia launches weekly-updated Electric Deals sales event 71

Amazon Australia launches weekly-updated Electric Deals sales event

It was only last week that Amazon announced it was bringing the concept of its Outlet Store to Australia. This is the section where shoppers can find great savings on thousands of clearance items from across the site, and which aren’t usually listed in the deals section. However, if you’re looking to save on electronics …

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