Mobile

Harvey Norman Is Selling The 32GB Nexus 6 For $688

It’s not every day that Harvey Norman is your top choice for buying a new phone. Usually you can track down better deals online, but in this case if you’re after a shiny Nexus 6, it looks like HN is where you should go, with blue and grey versions of the handset going for $688.


OPPO Partners With Dick Smith

OPPO make a range of thin yet powerful and stylish phones, but don’t yet have a huge presence in Australia. Now you will be able to manhandle them in person and buy direct from your local Dick Smith store.


What Classic Gadget Would You Turn Into A Phone?

Smartphone concepts come and go like Ron Swanson memes. But amidst a deluge of half-baked renderings, a few ideas are so well executed we can forgive the fact that they will never see the light of day and simply admire the genius.


Force Touch Is Reportedly Coming To iPhone

Ahoy, an Apple rumour! Unnamed sources tell Bloomberg Business Apple has begun production on an iPhone model equipped with Force Touch, the same haptic feedback feature that made its debut this year in the Apple Watch and the company’s new MacBook.


How LG's Garbage Phone Evolved Into My Favourite Ever

Two years ago, I wrote one of the harshest reviews that has ever appeared on Gizmodo. It was for the LG G2, which was supposed to be the company’s flagship Android phone for the year, but it was just bad. I wasn’t shy about saying so. I was so unshy, in fact, that LG tried to get me fired for it.


Telstra Outage Leaves Users Without Mobile, Landline and Internet Services

Did you have trouble making calls this morning? The massive outage has left users across NSW frustrated and even disrupted trains.


Google's New Hands-Free Feature Will Let You Pay With These Magic Words

“I’d like to pay with Google.” Say that phrase at a shop’s register, and you could soon check out without even touching your wallet — or phone. It’s called Hands Free, and it comes on the heels of Google announcing its upcoming payments app, Android Pay, at I/O.


The Moto X Just Got A Fun New Gesture That Turns On The Torch

Briefly: An Android 5.1 update is rolling out to the 2014 Moto X. It adds a new gesture that turns the torch on and off. To do it, simply “chop twice”. That sounds weird, but makes more sense when you look at this GIF.


Tech Startup Aims For 52-Megapixel Cameras In Phones By 2016

I think we can all agree that the situation with cameras and megapixels has reached maddening heights. DSLRs are expected to have insane resolutions, but mobile phones? No one was really asking for 50+ MP shooters in their iPhones and Galaxys by the end of 2016, but it’s looking possible thanks to a new startup called Light.


Smartphones Could Fill The Gaps In An Earthquake Early Warning Network

An early warning system for earthquakes can’t come soon enough for the US, which is lagging behind other seismically active countries like Mexico and Japan. But for an early warning system to be effective it needs lots of sensors, which can be expensive to install and maintain. A new study says we might not need to invest in all that many sensors: New smartphones work just as well.


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