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Space billboards could ruin the night sky as soon as 2021

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The stars may have some competition. A Russian startup by the name of StartRocket is planning to launch glowing billboards into the night sky, in order to help advertise the big-name companies and brands that already dominate our lives on Earth.

The billboards comprise of small, light-emitting satellites – CubeSats, to be precise – which connect together in low orbit in order to spell out shapes, names, and logos for corporate customers.

StartRocket has released a promo video that shows the technology in action, which you can despair over in the video below.… Read the full article

Super Bowl 2019 live stream: how to watch online from anywhere in the world

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

We’re less than a month away from Super Bowl LIII and heading into the conference finals, we now have a much better idea of which teams will face off at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta on February 3.

As of now, four teams are left fighting for a spot in the 2019 Super Bowl. The LA Rams head to New Orleans to face the saints in the NFC Championship, while it's the New England Patriots (last year's losing finalists) vs Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC side of the Super Bowl LIII bracket.… Read the full article

Amazon Great Indian Festival slated for 20-23 January 2019

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The first edition of Amazon's Great Indian Festival sale for 2019 is scheduled to take place from 20th to 23rd of January. Amazon Prime subscribers, however, will have Early Access to the sale from 12 PM on 19th January. 

The sale will take place on all platforms- the desktop site, the mobile site, and the mobile app. Bank partners for the sale are HDFC- there is an instant 10% discount on HDFC bank cards. No-Cost EMI will be available on over 10 crore products.… Read the full article

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him and her: Top tech gear for 2019

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Forget flowers and chocolates; nothin’ says “I love you” like a new piece of tech. Your special someone, once they’ve ripped open the gift wrapping, will be glad your gift is not just another cliché.

However, keeping on top of what tech actually deserves the privilege of a place in your better-half’s life can be hard. To save you the trouble of doing all that deep research yourself, TechRadar’s Australian team has scoured the interwebs to find this timely selection of tech gift ideas for any budget, and every one of them will tell your better half how special they are.… Read the full article

The best iPhone X plans and prices in Australia compared

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

With the recent announcement of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max came the news that they would replace the regular iPhone X in regular production. 

This doesn't mean that carriers won't still have plenty of stock left to get rid of, and we're anticipating they'll want to do so at reduced prices (helping you out with a handset that would otherwise be very expensive).

If you're looking to see why it's so expensive, you can check out our iPhone X review for more details on its sleek specs, but if you're trying to save some dollars by scoring it in a plan, look no further. 

We've painstakingly compared all the plans from the major providers that'll net you the Apple flagship.… Read the full article

The best iPhone 8 Plus plans and prices in Australia compared

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

A lot of the hype that normally comes with the Plus-sized releases has been stifled when it comes to the poor iPhone 8 Plus. Being announced in the shadow of the larger and, frankly, more impressive iPhone X may well hurt its reputation, and the recent news about the iPhone XS and iPhone XR range has all but quenched its hopes.

That said, there's a valuable role that the iPhone 8 Plus plays, particularly considering that the price sits at the midpoint between its smaller iPhone 8 brethren and the oversized 10th anniversary edition handset.… Read the full article

Patent suggests the Google Pixel 4 will be notch-free and all-screen

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Since its first Pixel handset, Google hasn’t messed too much with the design language of its flagship handset, but if this latest leak is to be believed, the Google Pixel 4 could be going all-screen.

According to 91mobiles, a patent has been filed by Google with a number of figures that show off the all-too-familiar design of the Pixel range of handsets, with the rear sporting the same glass top, two-tone design featuring a fingerprint scanner and single camera as can be found on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3.… Read the full article

Netflix vs Stan, Foxtel Now and Amazon Prime: Australian streaming services compared

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Now that streaming media has become a mainstay in Australian homes, Aussies have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to getting their home entertainment fix.

When combined, Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime Video and Foxtel Now offer an enormous range of content that can be instantly streamed into your home. However, if you can only afford one subscription service, narrowing down a definitive choice can be harder than it seems.

As each service brings with it a unique range of television shows and movies aimed at different segments of the streaming audience, not to mention differing price points, device compatibility and streaming qualities, we've taken it upon ourselves bring you an in-depth guide to what you can expect from Australia's four major SVOD platforms.… Read the full article

5 reasons Xiaomi Mi 5 is a great deal and 5 reasons it’s not

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

After almost two years of wait, Xiaomi has finally launched its flagship smartphone in India. The Xiaomi Mi 5 comes at a price of Rs 24,999 and will be looking at giving a good  competition to conventional flagship smartphones from Apple, Samsung, LG on one hand and to new age flagship killers from Lenovo, OnePlus on the other.

The phone was first showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 and went on sale in China. The Xiaomi Mi 5 has been getting an outstanding response in the China market and India is the first international country to offer this smartphone.… Read the full article

ASUS plans to manufacture the Zenfone 3 Max in India

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The Taiwanese player today announced its plans to manufacture Zenfone 3 Max in India. To meet the expected demand of the smartphone, the company will manufacture Zenfone 3 Max at the facility in Daman (Union Territory of Daman & Diu). The production of Zenfone 3 Max will start from December 2016.

This will be the third smartphone to be locally manufactured by ASUS after it initiated production of Zenfone 2 Laser and Zenfone Go, last year.

Commenting on the announcement, Peter Chang, Region Head – South Asia & Country Manager for ASUS India said, “Besides our headquarters, Taiwan, India is amongst the most important markets for us and we are constantly looking to strengthen our presence and operations in the country.”

“We are excited to announce another smartphone that will be manufactured locally, apart from Zenfone 2 Laser and Zenfone Go.… Read the full article