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From Smartphone To Smart Screen: The Features Changing How We Interact With TVs

If you bought a TV a decade ago, or even five years ago, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you need another device plugged in to get the utmost enjoyment out of it. While that’s still true if you want to watch 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, any new TV that you buy will be able to beam your Netflix or YouTube or on-demand video streaming service directly to your TV — no extra gadgets required. Here’s how 2016’s latest and greatest TVs can make your TV- and movie-watching experience more seamless than ever.

Five Things I Really Like About The LG G5

With the imminent launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note7, my time daily-driving LG’s G5 smartphone is (probably) coming to an end. When it was first announced at Mobile World Congress in February of this year, I called it “interesting” — maybe not the most refined device, but one of the most innovative. After a few months of using it, I’ve decided that despite some flaws, it’s a good phone, with a few things that make it great for some uses. Here are five things that I’ve enjoyed about the G5.

Three Things You Need To Know About The Samsung Galaxy Note7

Announced in 2011, Samsung’s Galaxy Note was the first mainstream phone to go big. At the time, we didn’t really get it, but over the years, the Note line has proved it’s worth the inconveniences that come with size. And from the looks of it, the new Note7 might just round the corner and prove that bigger can be better.

Samsung's Galaxy Note7 Comes With $400 Of Free Games

Samsung is using the Galaxy Note 7 to talk up the fact that it (along with many other recent phones) supports the next-generation Vulkan API, which will be supported by the next iteration of Android. As a result, it’s giving away $US400 of Android games on the Google Play Store, unfortunately only when you buy the $1300-plus smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Note7: Australian Hands-On

Samsung’s newest, most powerful, most water-resistant-iest, most iris-scanning-iest, note-iest Galaxy Note is here. The new Samsung Galaxy Note7 doesn’t leapfrog the existing Galaxy S7 in any hugely significant ways, but in everything from its construction and craftsmanship to the software that runs on it, it’s Samsung’s most refined and feature-complete flagship smartphone yet.

Samsung Galaxy Note7: Australian Price And Release Date

Know you want one of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note7 smartphones? Don’t really care about what sets it apart from the crowd? Only really want to know how much you’ll pay in Australia and when you can get one — and what you’ll get as a bonus for ordering early? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Samsung's New Galaxy Note7 Is Here: Everything You Need To Know

As is tradition for the second half of each year in recent memory, Samsung has a new best phone ever. The brand new, much-rumoured Galaxy Note7 inherits everything that made the smaller Galaxy S7 great, but adds another biometric security feature with infrared iris scanning, and an even more refined curved glass design that bridges the gap between a flat screen and the previous Edge models. It’s a beautiful piece of hardware, and Samsung is adding some widely requested software and hardware tweaks that make the Note7 — on paper, at least — just about the most powerful phone of 2016.

LG's V20 SmartPhone Will Be The First To Come With Android 7.0 Nougat

The LG V20 will be the first device to feature Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, LG has confirmed. Due to hit shelves in a few month’s time, the phone will be “tuned to take advantage of many of the best features of Nougat”, LG says — including Vulkan-supported graphics for more immersive gaming and better battery performance with Doze.

Australia's Banks Want Joint Negotiation For Apple, Android, Samsung Pay

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac have lodged an application with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for the green light to have joint negotiations with providers of third-party mobile wallets, such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay.

Blackberry Insists On Releasing A New Phone

Blackberry has basically given up. The dusty old smartphone pioneer is releasing its second Android phone, even after investors (and an uninterested public) urged CEO John Chen to ditch the handset business altogether. But alas, here we are, and so is Blackberry’s new smartphone, the DTEK50.

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