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The New Holden Astra Is Packed Full Of Tech

On a new car costing less than $22,000, you wouldn’t expect the world in terms of in-car entertainment and safety tech. Holden’s new Astra, though, has one of the most comprehensive driver assistance safety packages and luxury features of any car in its price bracket that we’ve seen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard in the cheapest model, and there’s a clear progression in what you get when you step up to the premium RS and RS-V.


Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphones: The Gizmodo Review

Testing headphones is a fun job for a music lover. Even if they suck, you get paid to listen to music. Yet sometimes, a set comes along that makes you want to listen because it’s suddenly more fun. The Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless are those headphones for me.


Lunch Time Deals: $200 Off The Ultimate All-In-One Remote Control

When you’re buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo’s Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the ‘net. Today, JB Hi-Fi has an Instant Deal that slashes the price of the Logitech Harmony Elite universal remote control in half, saving you $200.


ABS Says IBM Screwed Up The Census

More details about exactly what lead to the Census website shutdown on 9 August have come to light — with The Australian Bureau of Statistics stating in a Senate inquiry IBM “failed to properly implement” geoblocking, leaving it wide open to denial of service attacks.


Deals: Don't Text And Drive, Try This Wireless Charging Car Mount

Texting while driving is is illegal and dangerous. Cut down on the risks with the Montar Air Qi Wireless Charging Car Mount.

On sale for just $72.99 AUD [$54.99 USD], this wireless charging mount lets you navigate hands-free, and as an added bonus it charges your phone too.


Ask Gizmodo: Should I Buy A New Car Or A Used Car?

Dear Gizmodo, I’ve been saving up to buy my first car for a while and I’ve just hit $10K, which is more than enough to buy something second-hand. However, I’m not sure if I should keep saving to buy a new car instead. I need something new enough to be able to connect to my phone, and something which won’t cost too much in repairs in the next few years — so is it worthwhile to keep saving to buy new instead of second-hand?


Another Psychological Study Fails The Reproducibility Test

The field of psychology is currently in the midst of a kind of civil war, with one side claiming a widespread reproducibility crisis, and the other just as loudly proclaiming that concerns are greatly exaggerated.


The 9 Best Travel Apps For Exploring Cities

You’ve landed somewhere brand new, and you’re ready to explore the new city, but you have absolutely no idea where to start. This is where your trusty smartphone comes in. There are loads of cool travelling apps you can use to help you find awesome spots around town. Here are 9 of our favourite apps for discovering new places in unfamiliar surroundings, beyond what the more well-known travel guides have to offer.


You Can Now Catch An Uber From Your Public Transport App

If you use the public transport app TripGo, you’ll now be able to see real time ridesharing and public transport data — so you can time your Uber booking with your train or bus connection.


Gizmodo's Static Podcast: Should You Buy The iPhone 7?

Videogames are too hard, what’s the deal with USB-C, is it legal to be fired for having tattoos, plus we answer your question: should I buy the iPhone 7?

Plus we interview Ben Penrose, Art Director of Forza Horizon 3 about the challenges of setting the game in Australia.

Watch the expanded show in video or subscribe to the audio feed via iTunes and Pocket Casts.


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