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Rise of the metaverse could put the entire internet into Facebook
Analysis
Web culture

Rise of the metaverse could put the entire internet into Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg’s empire is positioning itself to be at the centre of the next phase of the internet.

  • by Tim Biggs

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Google’s connected cameras a smart, slightly spooky way to watch your home

Google’s connected cameras a smart, slightly spooky way to watch your home

With a few cameras or a doorbell around your home, and Google’s Nest Aware subscription, you can look out all your windows 24/7 from anywhere.

  • by Tim Biggs
Introducing Google Pixel 6
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Introducing Google Pixel 6

Google's Pixel 6 smartphone arrives in Australia next week.

Google’s AI-powered Pixel 6 translates texts, removes photobombers

Google’s AI-powered Pixel 6 translates texts, removes photobombers

The latest Pixel smartphones, which are the first to use Google’s in-house Tensor processor, are all about on-device smarts.

  • by Tim Biggs
With Voice Plan, Apple pays you to use only Siri for music
Analysis
Streaming

With Voice Plan, Apple pays you to use only Siri for music

With Voice Plan, users can pay less for their music subscription if they’re willing to lock themselves in to Apple’s ecosystem.

  • by Tim Biggs
Apple launches new MacBook Pro laptops
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Apple launches new MacBook Pro laptops

Favourite features return in latest Apple MacBook Pro.

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Apple unveils new powerful MacBooks, less-expensive music subscription

Apple unveils new powerful MacBooks, less-expensive music subscription

The laptops are powered by a new version of Apple’s in-house M1 chip, continuing the company’s move away from Intel.

  • by Tim Biggs
The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos trailer
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The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos trailer

The Outer World’s latest murder mystery is a brilliant send-off.

Predictably, the Windows 11 interface is both better and worse

Predictably, the Windows 11 interface is both better and worse

Windows’ first big overhaul in many years is full of refinements, but it also pushes you towards multitasking modes and Microsoft services you might not like.

  • by Tim Biggs
With Series 7, Apple Watch has hit its innovation ceiling
Review
Wearables

With Series 7, Apple Watch has hit its innovation ceiling

Apple’s latest watch is its best ever, with a surprisingly useful larger screen, but each year brings fewer meaningful upgrades.

  • by Alice Clarke
Apple says iPhones at risk of being hacked if App Store forced open

Apple says iPhones at risk of being hacked if App Store forced open

Apple says that attempts to force it to allow downloading from outside of its secure iPhone App Store - a process known as “sideloading” - could put consumers at risk.

  • by Matthew Field