Westpac launches ‘designer’ wearable payments accessories

The bank has made payment-enabled keychains, silicon tags, and some pins available, but there’s still no sign of Apple Pay.[…]

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Snapcrap lets you take pictures of poop on sidewalks and report it to the city – CNET

Request sidewalk cleanings in San Francisco in a snap. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Razer Phone 2 event: Livestream, start time, what to expect – CNET

A new version of the Razer Phone is imminent. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Netflix has no idea what Apple is doing with $1B worth of shows (and doesn’t really care) – CNET

Netflix’s content chief says the people making the shows probably don’t know what Apple plans to do with them. Search[…]

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Apple’s Jony Ive removed from Saudi megacity board. Other tech execs remain – CNET

Move comes amid controversy over reportedly murdered journalist in Saudi consulate. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Pentagon’s new next-gen weapons systems are laughably easy to hack

Bad passwords, non-encrypted communications, and a lot of unpatched bugs. Search Tech Things: Latest Tech News

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Vespa’s Elettrica electric scooter might be perfect city transportation – Roadshow

The electric scooter won’t be cheap but it should be fun and efficient, perfect for city living. Search Tech Things:[…]

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Verizon praises itself for aiding first responders after it throttled their data – CNET

After a swift backlash, Verizon has removed a video highlighting the “first responders who rely on us” from YouTube. Search[…]

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AWS advances Alexa for Business with a new room booking feature

The feature, Amazon says, addresses the common challenge of walking from room to room to find an open space. Search[…]

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​134 startups aided through Australia’s AU$12 million Landing Pad initiative

By the end of 2018, space for 270 startups would have been available. Search Tech Things: Latest Tech News

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Tesla Model 3 ‘safest ever’ claim runs into NHTSA brick wall – Roadshow

Just because the data is public doesn’t mean NHTSA has to back up any outside claims based on it. Search[…]

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Ford Europe and StreetScooter team up to build an electric cargo truck – Roadshow

The StreetScooter Work XL has the body of a Ford Transit and the electric guts of a StreetScooter van. Search[…]

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Microsoft releases fix for data deletion bug

Microsoft announced that it has identified the underlying cause of the bug that deleted data for some customers who were[…]

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#HimToo poster boy flips the narrative after mom’s viral tweet – CNET

Pieter Hanson doesn’t agree with his mother’s views of the #MeToo movement. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Google files appeal of $5 billion EU fine

Earlier this year, the European Commission fined Google for its restrictions on Android device makers and network operators. Search Tech[…]

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Chinese spy chip reportedly found in server at major US telecom – CNET

Bloomberg reports manipulated hardware was uncovered in a corporate network server. Search Tech Things: CNET Tech News

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Google appeals EU’s $5 billion fine over Android antitrust practices – CNET

The search giant is pushing back against an EU decision, which found the company had engaged in illegal practices to[…]

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Facebook brings Safety Check to Workplace

The tool is designed to help companies on Workplace monitor the safety of employees during emergency situations. Search Tech Things:[…]

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James Gunn may move from Marvel to DC to write Suicide Squad – CNET

The director who was fired from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise could soon have a new group of super[…]

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