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NBN Top Five Connection Options for 2017

To get the NBN or National Broadband Network internet service in 2017 means looking at different options. The developments and advancements made by the NBN Co. and retailer ISP’s have given us some changes and even “newer” formats. This has in turn given subscribers more options to take that may be more suitable for them regardless of the format preferred, and accordingly to the subscriber’s situation.

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Some of these are upgraded, some are new (FTTC), while others are NBN basics since the beginning such as Fixed Line and Fixed Wireless NBN, but with improvements compared to their original forms from a few years ago. Each option / format has its own rules as well, and may apply only to certain conditions or situations, as well as suitability. Some may even be exclusive, such as how Fixed Wireless and Satellite NBN is to rural and regional areas, although they also serve as alternate formats when they are the only available format possible.

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Dodo TV with Fetch Launches

Dodo, a part of ASX200 company M2 Group Ltd (ASX:MTU), has today announced it has signed an alliance agreement with Fetch TV and will immediately commence offering its IPTV service. The product to be known as Dodo TV with Fetch will be available from today, commencing with a $0 per month offer ($69 set-up fee) on its flagship unlimited standalone broadband plans.

“Dodo has been a leading challenger in the market for over 12 years, offering Australian households high-value services at a cheap price, and our Dodo TV with Fetch plans are no different,” says Boris Rozenvasser, Consumer Director. “Offering Dodo TV with Fetch this way will undoubtedly shake up the market”.
“As broadband speeds increase, so do customer expectations for their entertainment experience. With its new partnership with Fetch TV, Dodo can now bundle a fantastic entertainment service with our market leading broadband service. The market for fixed line services has clearly evolved, and Dodo is committed to leading from the front.”

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The Samsung Galaxy S5

A look at some of the details

Lying flat and screen-up, Galaxy S5’s screen has broken rainbow fractals pieced together with a beautiful and sleek look, with thin, minimalist fonts for the clock and display info. Released in February at the Mobile World Congress, a new smartphone may be old news to some, but its unique features are enough to warrant a second look and a hands-on tryout.

Samsung has got the goods

With a self-described “Modern Flash” design language, adapting some Galaxy Note looks, Samsung’s new smartphone is sleeker than its predecessor, and 0.1 inches larger. The phone is waterproof and dustproof, ensuring no worries from water and less effort in maintaining its sheen. The bigger HD screen uses a biometric fingerprint sensor for added security.

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Google Glass Teams Up with Oakley and Ray-Ban

Google Glass is poised to go enter the high-end mainstream market. The internet titan has teamed up with Luxottica, manufacturers of the Oakley and Ray-Ban eyewear brands, to design and produce an exclusive line of eyewear frames that would integrate the long-awaited and promising Google technology. The initial market will focus on the two brands and will initially be available in the USA.

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Easy Ways to Save on Car Insurance

Monthly car payments, petrol, parking and maintenance make driving a car expensive enough, but these smart tips may help you save money on your car insurance.

Firstly and obviously, shop around. Search the Internet for tips on how to choose insurance, what cars are cheapest to insure, and look for online quotes.

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Moto 360: Android Wear Technology Meets Smartwatch

Moto’s “Game Changer” unveiled

Motorola has officially announced their foray into the smartwatch market. The company has gone ahead with the Moto 360, replete with the features Android Wear promised, with a different but very familiar twist. It is slated for a mid-year release, available in different models.

With Google’s announcement of the Android Wear OS, companies have pledged allegiance to the operating system, creating their own wearable devices using Google’s technology. And Motorola isn’t about the get left behind.

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Tablets, Tablets Everywhere

Is the Tablet going anywhere?

Tablets have maintained a major presence in the current gadget market, despite perceived over-exposure. And as it continues to pick up many roles in our day-to-day business and tech activities, it continues to adapt and evolve according to current needs and trends. This is despite being regarded as a supplemental support to an actual computer crossed with a smartphone.

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Android In The Lead Over The Apple iPad

It’s official: Android tablets are now the preferred choice sales-wise for tablets. Sales skyrocketed to 195.4 million in 2013, a big increase of 68 percent from 2012, technology research company Gartner recently confirmed. It beats the popular Apple iPad, with sales of more than 9 million, totalling 70.4 million.

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Nokia’s Android X Phones To Stir Things Up

Nokia, Microsoft’s largest mobile partner and recent acquisition, has released their X handsets, a series of three lower-end, Android based devices set to take on the mass market.

Nokia explains that originally, the idea was to introduce devices that are the evolutionary step between Asha, the company’s low-end model and a Windows-based phone. It aimed to produce handsets for their Lumia brand of Windows phones, endorse Microsoft systems and get people to purchase Windows Phones in the long run. The new handsets mirror those of their well-known model Lumia 250 (Windows based as well) with just a few minor differences.

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AGL Warns Gas Plants May Close

As consumers face a doubling of gas prices, AGL has warned that a number of Australian gas-fired baseload power plants may close as a result.

AGL’s chief executive, Michael Fraser, said some baseload gas plants like Origin’s Darling Downs plant and some of the Braemer plants (all in QLD), Tallawarra (NSW), and Pelican Point (SA) will not survive under a high-gas-price, low-carbon-price scenario.

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