Life & Technology – 2GB 6th April 2024

Australia’s most and least trusted brands 2023 – tech does not fare well 

The 2023 Roy Morgan report on Australia’s most and least trusted brands shows that tech brands do not fare well. 

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The right Windows laptop for you. Save money – avoid upselling (2024 update guide) 

The right Windows laptop for you depends on your needs and budget. You may have high needs (performance, capacity), but you can’t have a low price (mutually exclusive). We show you how to determine your needs and avoid marketing hype. A laptop is more than the sum of its parts. Sure, there is a screen, central processing unit (CPU), graphics processing unit (GPU), memory (RAM), and Storage (solid state or spinning hard disk). Then there is the build quality, warranty, and repairability.

 Read the full guide here. 
Guests and Topics on the Show
 Hubbl Streaming Service is a cutting-edge platform revolutionizing the way audiences consume entertainment. Offering a vast library of movies, TV shows, and original content, Hubbl delivers high-quality streaming experiences tailored to individual preferences. With its intuitive interface and seamless navigation, users can easily discover new favorites and enjoy them across multiple devices. We invited Hubbl’s Executive Director, Dani Simpson, on the show this week to talk about this latest sreaming service.   

The 3G shutdown marks a significant milestone in the country’s telecommunications evolution.  This move reflects the industry’s shift towards faster, more efficient technologies capable of meeting growing data demands. While the shutdown may inconvenience some users with older devices, it signals progress towards a more interconnected, digitally advanced future.  Channa Seneviratne, Technology Development and Innovation from Telstra joined us this week to discuss about the 3G shutdown implications and what it means to you.  

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