Life & Technology – 2GB 23rd October, 2021

This week we invited Mike Boyd, CEO, Founder from Contact Light. Mike discussed the event highlights from Apple, Google and Samsung. 

Apple’s Unleashed event

Apple revealed a brand-new set of MacBook Pros, available in 14-inch and 16-inch models. The Touch Bar is gone, replaced with a full-size function row. Many ports are back; there’s an HDMI port, three Thunderbolt ports, an SD card slot, a headphone jack, and the return of the MagSafe charger. The 14-inch model starts at USD1,999, while the 16-inch model starts at USD2,499. They will be available to preorder Monday ahead of availability next week.

Google’s Pixel 6 event

After months of leaks, we got the full details on Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones — the Pixel 6 will sell for AUD999 and the Pixel 6 Pro starts at AUD1299. Both will feature Google’s Tensor processor and a 50-megapixel camera (which bins images down to 12.5-megapixels during processing). The phones also feature an ultra-wide camera, and the Pro adds a telephoto camera and gives the selfie camera an upgrade with a wider lens and higher-resolution sensor. The Pro model is also physically larger, but it’s not a massive difference.

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition: You can now customize the look of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable phone announced just two months ago. The Bespoke Edition of the Flip 3 lets you pick specific colors for the front and back panels; you also get to choose between a black and silver frame. All told, there are 49 different color combinations, with your phone made-to-order as soon as you configure it.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition costs USD1,099, a USD100 premium over the cost of the standard Flip.

Also on the show was Rod Bassi Oceanic Sales Director from AcerRod shared their latest Aspire Vero which is considered a green PC. 

Make your green mark with the Aspire Vero. Thoughtfully designed to adapt to the planet’s needs, we use 30% PCR1 plastic in the chassis saving around 21% in CO2 emissions.2 Further your eco goals with easy disassembling, perfect for quick repairs, upgrades, and recycling.

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Life & Technology – 2GB 16th October, 2021

On the show this week was Sean Fletcher, Marketing Manager TP-Link Australia. Sean discussed about the Deco X20 range and what model suits your setup well.

Watch our CyberShack TV segment of the Deco X20 here. 

The Deco X20 range consists of three models of whole-home mesh Wi-Fi 6 products. There is the Deco X20, a Deco X20-DSL model for DSL connections and the Deco X20-4G which only requires a SIM card to provide internet.  

Need a DSL Modem Router? Then the Deco X20-DSL is the right fit.  

Need a router only for your connection? The Deco X20 has you covered.  

No connection or need to take your network with you? The Deco X20-4G could be the one for you, all you need is to plug in your SIM card to enjoy high-speed internet instantly. 

All Decos work together to form a mesh Wi-Fi network. Now you have your first Deco connected let’s look at how you can expand this network throughout your whole home. 

This is the X90 TP-Link solution i am using at the moment. We have about 30 devices connected, in a family of 5 that use a lot of data each month and often all at the same time. It was a great part of our home digital solution during the recent Sydney lock down.

Also on the show was Nicola Dow-Smith, Regional Director Australia and New Zealand from CricutThis is some pretty interesting tech that is making crafting even cooler. Unleash your creativity and start those long overdue projects. 

Contemplating on what to buy? We featured some of the Cricut products here.

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Life & Technology – 2GB 9th October, 2021

This week we invited Jason Carrick, General Manager of Sales from TCL Australia. Jason discussed about the new mini LED TVs from TCL specific to the TCL X925

The TCL 8K MINI LED X925 TV is ready to blow you away with an 8K QLED setup that’ll deliver enhanced image vibrancy, colour volume and brightness with the addition of billions of Quantum Dot nano crystals. 

But what is Mini LED and what does it do for you and your TV? More details are here.

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