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Facebook now provides more info about targeted ads – and tools so you can opt out

By | July 12th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

In March this year, Facebook released a tool called “Why am I seeing this?”, which allowed users to take a deeper look at the ads they were being shown and the reason they were being targeted.

The service was created in response to the public outcry following events like the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which raised concerns about the abuse of user data by giant tech companies and the lack of privacy that it entails.

Today, Facebook has announced that it's further improved the tool, claiming to have increased the amount of transparency offered overall.… Read the full article

Super Mario Maker 2 on Switch has hit 2 million player-made courses

By | July 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

When Nintendo released the first Super Mario Maker title on its Wii U console in 2015, it became an instant classic due to its star feature – allowing players to design their own levels for Mario to traverse and to play those created by others.

The result was a wide swathe of levels designed by everyone from amateur players to truly obsessed fans, creating speedrun stages, crazy survival-based gauntlets, and even complex Rube Goldberg machinations.

It seems that the success has carried to its Nintendo Switch sequel, with the company’s American division tweeting its thanks to players for creating and uploading over 2 million courses for Super Mario Maker 2 in less than two weeks after release.… Read the full article

AKG N400 true wireless earbuds could be in the works

By | July 9th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The true wireless earbud market is heating up with most major players having at least one entry into the field at this point, and now it looks like AKG will be joining the race.

A leak caught by XDA Developers has found mention of two new AKG headphones as well as a pair of true wireless earbuds in the Samsung SmartThings app. Samsung owns Harman Kardon, which in turn owns AKG.

Among the findings are three sets of images that appear in the SmartThings app, each with an associated product title relating to an as-yet unreleased device from AKG – the true wireless N400, the on-ear Y400, and the over-ear Y600 headphones.… Read the full article

Sony unveils WF-1000XM3 truly wireless noise-cancelling earbuds

By | July 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Following the smashing success of Sony’s flagship noise-cancelling cans – the WH-1000XM3 – the Japanese tech giant is adding another member to the family in the form of true wireless headphones.

The similarly named Sony WF-1000XM3 brings much of the over-ear variant’s prowess and appeal to a more portable form factor.

One of the most impressive aspects of the WH-1000XM3, and a big factor in making it one of the best wireless headphones available today, is their noise-cancelling capabilities, and with these new truly wireless in-ears, Sony is promising the same quality. 

A pair of external microphones on each bud feed external noise to the dedicated QN1e noise-cancelling chip (an improvement on the WH-1000XM3’s QN1 chip), where it intelligently blocks out background noise and ambience.… Read the full article

Many iPhone owners don’t know if their device is 5G capable, according to survey

By | July 3rd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Given the ubiquity of smartphones today, it’s fair to assume that not everyone is an expert on their device and its inner workings, but do you know what model you’re even using?

A survey conducted by Decluttr on 2,000 smartphone owners in the US asked a variety of non-typical questions about their usage, and found that many users weren’t fully aware of what their device was capable of.

5G is a state of mind

When it came to iPhone owners, those who thought their device was 5G capable varied by carrier, ranging from almost a quarter (24%) of Verizon customers to almost half (47%) of those with AT&T.… Read the full article

Aussies could get slugged with a ‘Netflix tax’ under controversial NBN Co proposal

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

NBN Co has put forward a proposal to its top 50 retail service provider (RSP) partners, asking them what they think of charging a different amount for the data used by streaming video compared with other traffic and services.

First reported by telecom industry publication CommsDay, NBN Co is essentially testing the waters to see if companies that sell the NBN to customers – such as Telstra, TPG and Optus – would support and enforce higher rates for users that watch Netflix, Stan and other streaming services.… Read the full article

Google now lets users auto-delete their location and web history

By | June 28th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Back in May, Google announced it would be introducing an option for users of its services to automatically delete their online history, and today the tech giant has begun rolling out the update around the globe.

Specifically, Google account holders will be able to choose a time limit of either 3 or 18 months, after which, their location, web, and app history will automatically be deleted.

Users can enable this feature by navigating to your Google account’s Activity Controls page, either on mobile or web, from which you can choose to ‘manage activity’ on either your 'Web & App Activity' or 'Location History' pages.… Read the full article

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Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft say Chinese tariffs will make game consoles pricier

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

In an uncharacteristic show of camaraderie, the three major players in the video gaming console industry – Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft – have today banded together to warn the US government of the negative impact its proposed tariffs would have on the industry.

An open letter has been sent to a representative of the US government after it asked for public comment on its proposal of a 25% tariff on all goods manufactured in China. 

This would include a huge range of consumer electronics, including video game consoles made by the three companies – the Sony PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Xbox One.… Read the full article

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Foldable Microsoft Surface with Android app compatibility rumored for 2020

By | June 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Rumors of a foldable Microsoft Surface product have been circulating for well over a year now, but the latest leak offers up more possible details than ever before.

Speaking with Forbes, British analytics outfit IHS Markit claimed that a smaller foldable Surface device would arrive in the first half of 2020, according to “supply chain info” that it has obtained.

Furthermore, IHS Markit stated that the device would rely on Microsoft’s upcoming foldable-friendly version of Windows 10, would be able to support Android and iCloud apps, and would run on Intel’s new 10nm Lakefield SoC (System on a Chip).… Read the full article

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These are the best Dell EOFY deals

By | June 21st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

If you're looking to score yourself a brand new computer or monitor, for work or for pleasure, then there's never been a better time to check out Dell's array of laptops, ultrabooks, 2-in-1s, monitors, and gaming rigs.

Considering that the Dell XPS 13 currently sits at the top of our lists for both the best ultrabooks and best laptops available in Australia, it's definitely worth checking one out with these savings.

While you can visit Dell's store homepage directly and have a browse yourself, we've gone through the site's current offers and picked out some of the choicest ones available, so you don't have to rifle through the options yourself.… Read the full article

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