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In 2015, 3D was still present in most HD TVs. Not that you’d have known — advertisements had conspicuously stopped mentioning it. This year, the feature has been quietly killed off by most major manufacturers. After years of trying to convince consumers that 3D was the next big thing, it’s finally been consigned to the dustbin of history. Here’s why we won’t miss it.
Amazon currently sells audio adapters that enable visually impaired Kindle owners can have their audiobooks read aloud to them. Normally, this adaptor costs around $US20 ($28), but you can make your own for as little as half that.
The music discovery app SoundHound has gone hands-free, letting you search music, look up information and add songs directly to your Spotify playlist with “OK Hound…” voice commands.
Android/iOS: Google launched YouTube Music in Australia today, an app that taps into the massive collection of music on YouTube to create personalised radio stations.
There’s a new Australian VPN provider in town that claims to have solved the geo-blocking issue with Netflix and other US streaming sites. We’ve tested the service and the workaround appears to be on the level. Better yet, it boasts unlimited data and is one of the cheapest offerings on the market — prices start at $2.99 per month. Here’s what you need to know.
Android/Windows: If you’ve got a few thousand dollars to shell out for a VR-ready PC and an Oculus Rift headset, you can play in virtual reality right now. If you don’t, VRidge can let you play those same games on your phone inside a Google Cardboard set.