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[Update: Restored] Facebook locks horns with Australian government by blocking news content on its platform

Facebook is standing up to the Australian government’s controversial media code with a rather surprising and dramatic move. On Wednesday, the social media giant announced that it's blocking — effective immediately — publishers and people in Australia from sharing and viewing news content on its platform. Facebook says the proposed media law fails to understand how...

Google Home routines roll out in India, Canada, UK, Germany, and Australia

Google announced routines as a new feature in the Google Assistant back in October in 2017 at the Made by Google event. Basically, what routines are is that you can execute a string of commands with a single command. For example, you can set it to start your favorite Spotify playlist, turn on the lights,...

Australia Now Has Access to the Actions on Google Platform (Google Home, Assistant)

Google is working on bringing their Google Assistant developer platform for phones and Google Home (otherwise known as Actions on Google) to more people around the world. Bringing their products and services to various parts of the world has always been something the company has struggled with over the years though. This week, Google has...

Qualcomm, Telstra, Netgear, and Ericsson Bring Gigabit LTE to Australia

When most people think about Qualcomm, they think about their CPUs and GPUs that get put into chips for smartphones. Qualcomm actually produces a number of additional features for these chips and they use this technology in products that are not smartphones. We've seen Qualcomm build some chips that are to be used specifically in...

Always On “OK Google” Now Available with the Australian Accent

The phrase “OK Google” has sort of become the catchphrase of Google Now across all devices running Android, be it the smartphone, the tablet, or the smartwatch. If you want something done, such as to do a Google search, set an alarm, or search for directions, simply say “OK Google” into your device and state...