Australians can use roaming for free in New Zealand with Vodafone

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After years in the #Vodafail wilderness, telecommunications company Vodafone really, really wants Australians to like them. And what better way to earn brownie points than by offering customers free roaming when travelling?

For 12 months, Vodafone Red and SIM-only customers will have their $5 per day international roaming fee waived in New Zealand, the company announced at a press conference Monday

This means they will be able to use their data on the country’s 4G network, make local and international calls at standard rates and take advantage of other features of their plan, without worrying about bill shock once the holiday is over. Read more…

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Samsung sends out invites to 'Unpacked' event to debut Galaxy S7

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It looks like we’ll know soon enough how many of those Galaxy S7 rumors were true as invitations to Samsung’s “Unpacked” event have been sent, according to Android Central

The event will happen on Sunday, February 21 in Barcelona, Spain, a day ahead of the Mobile World Congress, which is held in the same city.

The announcement follows similar moves in 2015 and 2014 when Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy incarnations just ahead of or at the beginning of the MWC main event

So far, there are plenty of rumors to go on. Several of those indicate that, physically, the Galaxy S7 could look an awful lot like the Galaxy S6. Read more…

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Google's 'SkyBender' project plans to beam 5G Internet from solar drones

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Google is over 4G internet and wants to beam 5G to you from the sky

The company is now experimenting with solar drones that deliver 5G Internet, reports The Guardian.

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The project, called SkyBender, involves several prototype transceivers and multiple drones, which are housed at Virgin Galactic’s Gateway to Space terminal in New Mexico’s Spaceport America. Information about the secret project, which is part of the Google Access team that includes Project Loon, was gleaned from documents that were obtained in accordance with public record laws Read more…

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4 intense foreplay apps to get your juices flowing

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Some people say sex and smartphones don’t mix. But hear me out

No longer an intimacy killer, foreplays apps turn your smartphone into your new favorite sex toy. From controlling a vibrator, to helping you talk dirty, exploring each other’s bodies in new ways, and more, once you download these apps on your phone, getting off will better than ever.

1. OhMiBod

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OhMiBod is an app that connects to a variety of vibrators, providing a new way your partner can help you get in the mood. Because it works over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, OhMiBod can also help long-distance couples stay physical, even if they are on different continents. Read more…

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Fire-resistant bags are the latest hoverboard accessory

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After fires, explosions, recalls and bans, it seems like owning a hoverboard is just testing fate. If you must, at least take some precautions.

Aiming to give hoverboard-owners a little more peace of mind, an Australian company has built the Hovervault, a product it’s marketing as a fire-resistant bag that will prevent a malfunctioning hoverboard from burning your house down. Designed to allow users to charge their hoverboard in the bag, as well as transport it, it claims to add an extra level of protection.

Hovervault’s James Stewart told Mashable Australia he was inspired to make the bag after using similar products when transporting his own hobby drones. He purchased speciality-fibreglass pouches, known as Lipo bags, after discovering many drones have lithium polymer batteries that are known to be unstable. “[The bags] basically suffocate a fire and stop it from becoming a raging inferno,” he said. Read more…

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Google Fiber testing phone service with select users, report says

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The rollout of Google Fiber, the search giant’s initiative to give select cities high-speed Internet access, could be about to add a service that would dramatically enhance the offering: phone service

Invites for a new service called Google Fiber Phone went out to select users recently with messages promising call screening, a do not disturb feature and spam filtering

Currently, Google Fiber is available in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, North Carolina, Kansas City, Missouri, Nashville, Provo, Utah, Raleigh–Durham, Salt Lake City and San Antonio Read more…

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