Dell is offering 15% off sitewide exclusively to TechRadar Australia readers

If you’re looking to score yourself a brand new computer for work or for pleasure, then there’s never been a better time to check out Dell’s array of laptops, ultrabooks, 2-in-1s, and gaming rigs, thanks to an exclusive TechRadar site-wide sale.

Considering that the Dell XPS 13 currently sits at the top of our lists for both the best ultrabooks and best laptops available in Australia, it’s definitely worth checking one out with these savings.

From June 1 until June 7, you can take a further 15% off any listed priceon Dell’s site simply by entering the code TECHRADAR15 at the checkout. That 15% reduction will even be applied in addition to any discounts on items that are already on sale – although do note that it will not stack with other discount codes or vouchers.

While you can visit Dell’s store homepage directly and have a browse yourself, we’ve gone [...]  read more

Teams autonomously mapping the depths take home millions in Ocean Discovery Xprize

There’s a whole lot of ocean on this planet, and we don’t have much of an idea what’s at the bottom of most of it. That could change with the craft and techniques created during the Ocean Discovery Xprize, which had teams competing to map the sea floor quickly, precisely and autonomously. The winner just took home $4 million.

A map of the ocean would be valuable in and of itself, of course, but any technology used to do so could be applied in many other ways, and who knows what potential biological or medical discoveries hide in some nook or cranny a few thousand fathoms below the surface?

The prize, sponsored by Shell, started back in 2015. The goal was, ultimately, to create a system that could map hundreds of square kilometers of the sea floor at a five-meter resolution in less than a day — oh, and everything has to fit in a shipping container. For reference, existing methods do nothing like this, and are tremendously costly.

But as is usually the case with this type of competition, [...]  read more

Foursquare Is Adding Even More Data About Where You Are

Tech giants like Facebook and Google—as well as telco companies like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint—face repeated criticism for slurping up information about the locations of their users, and repurposing it for advertising purposes and other forms of tracking. But one of the biggest names in location data tracking continues to fly relatively under the radar: Foursquare.

Paris Martineau covers platforms, online influence, and social media manipulation for WIRED.

In recent years, the company best known for its eponymous city guide and the social media check-in app Swarm has grown into a user location data powerhouse, working with over 150,000 partners—from AccuWeather to Samsung to TripAdvisor—to deepen its understanding of where exactly phones go and what that says about their owners.

In a press release, Foursquare said it currently has a “measured audience in the U.S. of over 100 million monthly devices.” And its understanding of users’ real-time comings and goings is only getting more accurate. On Friday, Foursquare  [...]  read more

Finally, I can use my iPhone to ride the NYC subway

Before I get into that, though, let’s first talk about the setup process for Express Transit, as the Apple Pay feature is called. When you go to “Wallet & Apple Pay” settings on your iPhone, you’ll now see an option called Express Transit Card. After you tap on that, you need to select a credit or debit card, which will be used as default payment for your public transit rides. I already have a couple cards saved on my iPhone for use with Apple Pay, so all I had to do was choose one of them. Then, after a quick Face ID authentication, I was ready to go. The entire process took less than a minute.

Apple Pay

Once I arrived at the subway station, I just placed my iPhone next to the OMNY reader on the turnstile and then the screen displayed a message that says “GO.” I didn’t have to open an app or unlock my phone to get through, and the same goes for the Apple Watch and Android phone with [...]  read more

nreal unveils consumer and developer versions of its AR smartglasses

First unveiled at CES this year, the nreal light augmented reality smartglasses are now available in both a consumer and developer edition.

The company has managed to bring AR smartglasses to the masses in a simple, yet wearable sunglass-like design that is much more approachable than Google Glass was when it launched in 2014.

The nreal light Consumer Kit will retail for $499 and includes one pair of the company’s smartglasses that can be connected via a USB-C cable directly to compatible ‘XR optimized devices’. The device itself is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and allows users to enjoy immersive content on the go.

Head of XR at Qualcomm Technologies, Hugo Swart explained how the company worked together with nreal to ensure Snapdragon smartphone support, saying:

“nreal light provides a light-weight XR Viewer that allows consumers to take advantage of 5G including high bandwidth and low latency to deliver immersive experiences virtually anywhere. [...]  read more

Best cloud mining providers of 2019

Cloud mining is the process of buying CPU power from dedicated data centers who use their own equipment to mine cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC) on your behalf. The main advantage of this approach is that you don’t need to have in-depth knowledge of mining hardware, nor buy expensive and hard-to-obtain devices. Renting ‘hash power’ …

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