Life & Technology - 2GB 17th January, 2016
One of the biggest announcements we saw come out of CES 2016 is that Netflix has gone global. It is now available in over 190 countries – almost everywhere in the world, with the exception of China, Crimea, North Korea and Syria. This is great news for frequent travellers, who are now able to keep using Netflix no matter where they go.
USB Type-C is a brand new connector we’ll be seeing a lot more of this year, but it can get a little confusing. This week on Life & Technology, Belkin’s Australia and New Zealand Business Unit Manager Aaron Shooter and I talked about the standard, what it will be used for, and whether you need to upgrade.
For Linksys, 2016 is all about making Wi-Fi easier. To find out how the company intends to do this, I got in touch with Linksys Australia Business Manager Greg Morrison.
If you, like Margret, want a way to wirelessly connect a Windows PC to a monitor or TV, take a look at Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter.
When you think Nikon, you probably think high-end DSLRs. Now, the camera company is making its very first action-cam, but with a twist: it can shoot 360-degree video. I had a chat with Nikon Australia Marketing Manager John Young to learn more about the new camera.
At CES 2016, Samsung showed off a “wellness belt” called “Welt” that’s able to take a user's waist measurements, count steps, track sitting time, a tell a user if they've over eaten. This information is then shared with a companion app that can in turn provide the Welt's wearer with weight measurement plans.
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
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