Huawei Watch 2 is now available for purchase in Australia

UPDATE: As of today, Huawei Watch 2 is officially available to purchase in Australia. Exclusive to Vodafone, Huawei’s newest wearable is priced at $599. 

Updated article below…

While it’s been available in the US and UK since April, the Huawei Watch 2 has finally arrived on Australian shores today.

A truly standalone wearable, Huawei Watch 2 is the first smartwatch with 4G SIM capability released Down Under. That means that it’ll continue to function with almost total functionality, regardless of whether your phone is nearby. This includes the ability to send and receive texts and calls, and use apps such as Uber or Facebook.

It’s also got a 1.2-inch AMOLED display (390 x 390, 326dpi) that’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. 

Add to this 4GB of storage and Bluetooth connectivity, and you should be able to leave your phone at home while you go for a run without losing your music or being out of reach.

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What Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others are doing to tackle hate speech

This weekend’s events in Charlottesville, VA left one person dead, 30 people injured and poured more kerosene onto the fire of national debate around hate groups and free speech.

For all the decades of talk about the internet as a great uniter across geographical and ideological divides, it’s just as often used as a tool to deepen divides, as many users are content to stay within their ideological echo chambers. There’s no easy fix, of course, but when hateful rhetoric begins to manifest itself as real-world violence, a failure to take a stand moves beyond theoretical.

In the wake of recent events, more companies are making their stance on the issue known, whether by choice or due to the threat of public accountability or boycott. Whatever the case, it’s clear that most public companies don’t want to be viewed as propping up hate groups. On Monday,  [...]  read more