Briefly: Telstra’s 4G Works In The Ocean, Australian Government To Tackle Racist Facebook Groups, Samsung Confirms 'Smartwatch' Development

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.


    Great. Now why the hell can't we get 4G in Fremantle?

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