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Amazon commits to being 'fully operational' in Australia by end of 2018

There’s been plenty of speculation as to when US-based e-commerce giant Amazon will finally have a hold on the Australian retail market, but we’ve finally gotten word from an executive at the company, who has confirmed that the internet company aims to be fully operational Down Under by the end of 2018.Speaking to Fairfax Media, the executive – responsible for expanding the company’s global grocery operations – said that Amazon will “launch......
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Surface Book 2 might be a no-show at Microsoft’s next hardware launch

The latest rumor about Microsoft’s spring device announcement event is that it won’t feature one of the main expected revelations: the Surface Book 2.That’s what ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley (a renowned Microsoft tipster) has heard from her sources, anyway. Surface Book 2 won’t be happening at the spring shindig, as the sequel to the high-end convertible simply isn’t ready yet. And it’s uncertain whether the Surface Pro 5 will be revealed either.A......
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus release date, news and features

Update: Samsung has detailed its upcoming Bixby AI assistant in full and confirmed that there will be a hardware button to launch it. We've also seen the Galaxy S8 Plus in several different colors, heard new pricing rumors and seen more evidence that the 3.5mm headphone jack isn't going anywhere.The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is for our money the best phone you can buy right now, coupling the sheer power of the Samsung Galaxy S7 with a bigger b......
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Facebook will test GIFs in comments because who needs words anymore?

Who needs words when you can express yourself in GIF form?Facebook has apparently clued into everyone's favorite means of expression, at least on social media, and plans to test reaction GIFs in comments starting next week, TechCrunch reports.The small test will show some users a GIF button with which they can select an animated image to post in comments. The GIFs will be sourced from places like Giphy and other animated image services.Face......
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Best free Android games 2017

Take an early 1990s FPS, smash it into an auto-runner, add a dash of Pac-Man, and you'd end up with Hammer Bomb. You're dumped in dank mazes and dungeons full of hideous beasts and must stomp along, finding keys, loot, weapons and the way out.Levels are randomised, adding a Roguelike quality to proceedings, and the entire game's underpinned by a levelling up system. This means XP being awarded for killing loads of monsters, rapidly finding ......
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Xbox Live sign ins return to normal after earlier issues [Updated]

Update 5:44pm PT: Xbox Support says the sign in alert is no longer present, meaning logging into Xbox Live accounts shouldn't be a problem now. You can keep up to speed with all Xbox Live issues over on its status page as well as with the Xbox Support Twitter account. The latter encourages users to shoot over any questions if they are still experiencing problems or have concerns.The sign in alert has been cleared! If you tweeted earlier and......
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This Zelda-inspired smart home hack requires, what else, an ocarina

Have you finally finished The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Not sure what to do with all your newfound free time? Well, you could always construct a smart home that you can control with an ocarina. That’s exactly what YouTube user Sufficiently Advanced did this past weekend, and the results are both awesome and potentially dangerous to his well-being. So how did this power-mad man use the triforce of wisdom to create his setup? He co......
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10 best smartphones in the US

Update: Our best smartphone for 2017 is more than one year strong and due for a refresh with the impending Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus launch.However, if you want buy the best phone today in the US, whether it's an iPhone or an Android, here are the top 10 cell phones that have gone through our comprehensive review testing.Knowing the best smartphone you can buy in 2017 is more than just a hunch for us. We test out the latest and - someti......
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The best free privacy software 2017

Protect your data and your identityOnline privacy is a hot topic, with even world leaders weighing in on the subject. Many of the big-name websites and companies will track your activities to deliver targeted advertising, and can build up an astonishingly detailed profile including your interests, spending habits, age, location and more.If you would prefer to keep your personal details private, a VPN or proxy tool will help. See our guide t......
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