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Ask Gizmodo: Can I Buy A Good, Cheap, Smart TV?

Hi Gizmodo, My boyfriend and I have moved in together, and we need a smart (ish?) TV that’s good but cheap. Does such a thing exist? Thanks, Gen.

10 Ways To Automate Your Life With An Android Smartphone

Recently we heard the story of a programmer who wrote scripts to secretly automate almost everything he did at work. Most of us may not have the coding skills to pull this off but there are tools you can use on your smartphone to automate various tasks in your life. Here’s how to take advantage of those tools.

My Google Alert For 'Hoverboard' Is Officially Ruined

I have Google Alerts for everything. Whenever an article is posted with terms like “flying car,” “time capsule,” and yes, “hoverboard,” I get a notification. But today I can call my Google Alert for “hoverboard” officially worthless. Just take a look at this story from The Irish News.

Banks Use Machine Learning To Know A Crook's Using Your Card

You’re sitting at home minding your own business when you get a call from your credit card’s fraud detection unit asking if you’ve just made a purchase at a department store in your city. It wasn’t you who bought expensive electronics using your credit card — in fact, it’s been in your pocket all afternoon. So how did the bank know to flag this single purchase as most likely fraudulent?

David Tennant Celebrates 100 Years Of General Relativity

Video: Perhaps you’ve noticed all the fuss this week over Albert Einstein and his famous general theory of relativity, which turned 100 years old. Who better to give you a glimpse into what the theory is all about than a Time Lord — the Tenth Doctor himself?

Goodbye, Gizmodo.

After three and a half years, 4735 articles, millions of words and entirely too much nonsense, I’m leaving Gizmodo Australia.

Should You Buy A Hoverboard?

The self-balancing motorised scooters that are popularly called hoverboards are this year’s must-have Christmas gift. But even if you’re dying to go out and get your hands on one, Gizmodo is here to let you know whether you really should.

This Month In Dashcams: The One With A Frog

Video: Surprise! People are terrible on Australia’s roads. This month’s dashcam compilation features everything from jack-knifing trucks, drivers being insane at freeway exits and the usual pulling out of intersections without looking at what’s coming at you. Oh, and a cute little frog.

NBN Might Have To Replace Optus' Messy, Broken Cable Network

Remember the cool $800 million NBN Co dropped on buying the Optus HFC network? Leaked documents have revealed that the NBN Co is thinking about replacing it entirely. Why? Because it’s such crappy infrastructure.

It's 9HD-Day, Re-Scan Your TV Channels

Today is the day that Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, and Darwin will get a few new free-to-air digital TV channels. Just like in 2009, Channel 9 is again simulcasting its main TV channel in Full HD 1080i as 9HD, but it’s using new technology to do alongside its existing 9, GO and GEM broadcasts, as well as introducing a new channel called 9Life — all using nifty MPEG-4 compression.

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