Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Telstra’s 4G works at sea, Australian Government speaks out against Facebook racism, Samsung confirms existence of smartwatch.
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- Telstra often boasts about its 4G network coverage — it can now add chunks of Pacific Ocean to its footprint. Our colleague Alex Kidman at Gizmodo discovered that he was able to get a 4G connection while dolphin spotting off Adelaide’s coast. “If you did happen to find yourself bobbing out to sea off Adelaide’s coastline, it’d be feasible to send a live video feed of your position back to shore,” Kidman notes.
- Federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has hit out at the founders of racist Facebook groups as the government discusses new legislation and procedures for the Racial Discrimination Act. “We want to send a clear message in Australia that there is no place for this kind of hate speech,” Dreyfus said. You can read the full report here.
- A Samsung executive has confirmed the existence of the company’s heavily rumoured smartwatch which is expected to compete against a similar wristwatch-like device from rival manufacturer Apple. There are no details on price, availability or features at the moment, but the device is definitely coming.