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Who Won Tech21's Phone & Shockproof Case Competition?

We’ve been looking at #lifehappens moments over the past month, as part of our competition with Tech21 to win a Tech21 Evo Xplorer case valued at $139.95, a $1250 smartphone, and a $250 Red Balloon voucher. So, who won?


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The Government's Smart Cities Plan For Australia: Uber, Driverless Cars, And Clean Energy

The Turnbull government’s newly announced Smart Cities Plan name-checks the “sharing economy” and hints at a vision of the future where Australia’s major cities are dragging kicking and screaming into the 21st century with ride-sharing services like Uber and GoGet, the proliferation of autonomous vehicles and buildings that use energy more efficiently.


App Deals: Relax With NASA's SkyView In Sky Lounge

Today’s best deals include Sky Lounge for Android, Headset for iOS and LIO for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Kogan Mobile Gets 4G In June

Hot on the footsteps of Telstra’s network partners Woolworths Mobile and Aldi, Kogan has announced that its prepaid plans — on the Vodafone network — will have 4G switched on in June.


Optus Prepaid Customers Can Now Stream Music Quota-Free

If you’re an Optus prepaid customer, there’s no reason to download your Spotify playlists to your phone any more. New and existing prepaid customers on Australia’s second largest mobile network will have uncapped, quota-free streaming of half a dozen different music services including Spotify and Google Play Music.


9Now Can Stream Live TV In Regional Australia, Court Says

The NSW Supreme Court has knocked back an attempt by Australia’s regional broadcaster WIN to prevent Channel Nine from live streaming its TV broadcasts through 9Now, saying the online service is not a direct competitor to WIN’s digital TV transmissions.


Acer Introduces The First Liquid-Cooled 2-In-1: The Switch Alpha 12

In a bid to push the 2-in-1 concept even further, Acer has shoved liquid cooling into their new 2-in-1 Windows 10 device, the Switch Alpha 12. Somewhere between a laptop and a tablet, Acer has designed a custom liquid cooling system for the new device for fully fanless, silent operation.


Woolworths Mobile, Aldi Get 4G On Telstra's Network From Today

Telstra has finally opened up its higher-speed 4G mobile network for its MVNO partners Aldi Mobile, Woolworths, Telechoice and Better Life, and that means those telcos’ customers can now enjoy faster download speeds and even wider network coverage — but there’s a catch.


Google's Cultural Institute Sends Street View Inside The Sydney Opera House

Google and the Sydney Opera House have teamed up to create a beautiful museum experience through the Google Cultural Institute, exhibiting one of the world’s most iconic — and busiest — performing arts centres in 360 degree video, as well as providing a home for hundreds of short snippets of video, audio and photos that give a snapshot of the Opera House throughout its life.


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