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Apple Moves Chinese iCloud Encryption Keys To China, Worrying Privacy Advocates

Apple has moved encryption keys for mainland Chinese iCloud users to China, potentially enabling much easier access to data for the nation's heavy-handed authorities and worrying privacy advocates. More »      

Sony a7 III: Australian Specs, Pricing And Release Date

After months of rumours, Sony has finally announced the a7 III. With its 24.2MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor, AF coverage of 93% and 10fps continuous shooting, it's a nice addition to its their full-frame mirrorless camera offering. Here's how much it will cost, the full specs and where you can buy it in Australia. More »      

Canon's Next Flash Is Trying To Be Idiot-Proof

Using a flash is what separates photographers from people who got a good camera deal on Black Friday. Flash photography can be hard. There's light theory and mathematics at play. Use a flash incorrectly and the images you're making are often uglier than if you'd never used a flash at all. Canon's hoping its new 470EX-AI flash unit changes that. More »      

Can Nokia's Breezy New Sirocco Phone Stand Up To Samsung's Mighty Devices?

As slick as the designs on the Galaxy S8 and the brand new S9 are, some people just can't get down with all the changes Samsung makes to Android on the inside. It's an understandable complaint, especially since just a few year ago, Samsung's TouchWiz skin (which is now called the Samsung Experience), was often responsible for causing phones to lag. Show More Summary

South Australia Is Leading The World In Solar Power Generation

After a big slump, the future is looking bright (ha) for solar power in Australia. Employing over 10,000 people, and pushing South Australia into a world-dominating position alongside Germany and Italy - our Federal Government needs to start taking notice. More »      

Lunch Time Deals: Xbox One S 500GB With 4 Games For $329

When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net. Today is a sweet deal on an Xbox One S bundle. More »      

Sony Is Getting Serious About Smartphones Again, And It's Great

You wouldn't know it, because Sony never seems to have brought its phones to the US until well after the fact, but not too long ago, Sony was a force (at least design-wise) in the smartphone world thanks to devices like the OG Xperia Z and the innovative Xperia Play. Show More Summary

Deals: Get Two 3-in-1 Charging Cables for $19

If you're like any self-respecting techie, you likely use a host of different devices every day. From your iPhone to your Kindle and everything in between, you eventually have to charge these devices, but your environment might not have the outlet space to do so. Show More Summary

10 Tips To Find An Airbnb Accommodation That Probably Won't Suck

You've opened up the Airbnb app or website with the intention of finding the perfect place to stay on your next trip - so how do you make sure you pick the right option out of what could be hundreds of possible choices? You want to avoid creepy hosts and rundown rooms. Show More Summary

Emoji Domains Are The Future (Maybe)

There was a time when merely uttering "WWW." caused investor eyeballs to blink dollar signs. Now, that excitement seems long gone. The digital space is near fully colonised. The.coms have been bought. Our grandparents are now on Facebook. If there's a market to monetise, it's been monetized. More »      

We Need To Know More About The Government's Plan For Decryption

Peter Dutton wants to introduce legislation forcing companies to "assist" government agencies with decryption. And that's about all we know about it, even though the legislation is already at drafting stage - which isn't really good enough. More »      

Russian State TV Airs Video Game Clip As Real War Footage

Russian state TV aired a short video clip last night that was supposed to be from the brutal war in Syria. But it was actually from a video game called ARMA 3. And for some reason this seems to be happening again and again and again. More »      

Updates From Silver And Black, Fear The Walking Dead, And More

Director Gina-Prince Bythewood responds to recent rumours around the production of Silver and Black. One of the creators behind The Last of Us doesn't want the movie to happen. New Stranger Things casting call teases some slimy individuals coming to season 3. Plus, new looks at the return of iZombie and Fear the Walking Dead. Spoilers now! More »      

US Air Force Chief Warns Of Space War 'In A Matter Of Years'

Speaking to an audience of active-duty airmen, US Air Force Chief of Staff General David L Goldfein predicted it will only be a "matter of years" before American forces find themselves "fighting from space." To prepare for this grim possibility, he said the Air Force needs new tools and a new approach to training leaders. Oh, and lots of money. More »      

Apple Says A Security Update Will Kick These Devices Off iTunes In May

Apple's iTunes service may be 17 years old and in dire need of a redesign, but it's still hanging in there as one of the most popular ways to download media. However new security changes from Apple mean that some users will either have to upgrade their ageing devices or find a new media library. More »      

Here's Every Australian Telco's Samsung Galaxy S9 Plan [Updated]

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ were announced at Mobile World Congress today, and retailers soon followed suit with the plans they will be offering. Here's every Auissie telco's plans. More »      

The 'Wakanda Curriculum' Is One Teacher's Attempt To Take Black Panther Conversations To The Next Level

Black Panther has been a lively topic of conversation for a bit longer now than most Marvel movies manage to be, and in wider circles. It owes a lot of that to its thoughtful take on producing politically relevant themes and pushing discussions about the worldwide black experience. Show More Summary

Here Are Telstra's Samsung Galaxy S9 Plans

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ were announced at Mobile World Congress today, and retailers soon followed suit with the plans they will be offering. Here are Telstra's deals. More »      

Fan Trailer Tries To Weave Together A Coherent Vision For The Venom Movie

I don't know if the Venom movie, starring Tom Hardy, is going to be good. I hope it is. But I do know how it looks. like a weird, incoherent series orphan, vainly attempting to capitalise on the popularity of Spider-Man in a fictional universe where Spider-Man isn't actually accessible as a character. More »      

US Officials Say Russia Hacked Pyeongchang Olympics, Tried To Pin It On North Korea

US officials, albeit ones speaking under the cover of anonymity, are accusing the Russian military of participating in a cyber attack on the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and then attempting to blame it on North Korea, the Washington Post reported. More »      

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