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We're coming up to Christmas with tremendous speed, and that means you're probably busily choosing and shopping and buying presents for everyone special in your life. But don't forget yourself — you deserve a special Christmas gift too. Here at Gizmodo, we want to give you a present. So we've teamed up with Sony Mobile to celebrate one of this year's best smartphones, the $999 Xperia XZ. We're giving you the chance to win one. As a matter of fact, we're giving three of you the chance to win.

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If you have a new (and probably quite expensive) 4K HDR TV, then 4K video is amazing — it looks incredible. But to watch a 4K Blu-ray, you need a 4K Blu-ray player, which can set you back quite a few hundred dollars more than regular Blu-ray. If you do want to make that investment, though, the cheapest 4K Blu-ray player actually does a lot more than just play movies. You can buy a 4K-toting Xbox One S for as little as $349, a full $200 cheaper than the least expensive Blu-ray player on sale in Australia today.

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It was way back in 2014 we announced that Telstra would be shelving its 2G network by 2017, and just ahead of time, the day has finally come.

The 900 MHz mobile network was switched off today, so if you or a loved one have a 2G SIM card, Mobile Handheld, Mobile Broadband, Tablets or wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) device it won't work on Telstra's network anymore. You won't be able to make or receive voice calls or SMS, access voicemail or use data services.

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In a lengthy post in the official hub for site announcements, the CEO of Reddit, Steve Huffman, has apologised for comprising users' trust in the site by "attempting to troll the trolls" and added that the site will be "taking a more aggressive stance against toxic users and poorly behaving communities".

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Everybody's favourite ultra-discount computer store MSY Technology has run foul of Australia's consumer watchdog, again. This time, the ACCC is targeting MSY for apparently misleading customers on their rights around refunds, replacements and warranties.

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Netflix announced today that subscribers will be able to download select movies and TV shows for offline playback. The feature had been requested by users for a long time, and it's reportedly been in the works since June. Now, anyone with a Netflix subscription can download movies and TV shows to watch when they're not connected to the internet.

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Humans do not treat the Earth kindly, and now we have even more evidence. Google just updated the Google Earth Engine to include four years of additional imagery, petabytes of new data and generally a much clearer view of any location on Earth from 1984 to 2016. The best part: You can watch any area on Earth in a time lapse video.

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Ever been stuck without data? Everyone has. Cash running low? Happens to the best of us. Thought to yourself "if only I could use my phone's lock screen as an advertising platform, and get paid in data"? Er, maybe not. But now you can, if you want to.

Optus has an app just for Android users to earn extra data or credit by viewing ads on your smartphone. Here's how it works.