finder.com.au Tech Weekly Roundup – 4 May

Information verified correct on December 10th, 2016

This week’s best finds in the world of tech.

Welcome to finder.com.au’s weekly technology and telecommunications roundup. Here we share some of the most fascinating news and awesome deals we’ve found this week.

Commonwealth Bank launches Cardless Cash on smartwatch app

Since the launch of the Apple Watch, news of fresh and innovative smartwatch apps has been coming in thick and fast. We’ve been given games on the fly, fresh beats from the wrist, and now the most useful banking app available for smartwatches, CBA’s very own smartwatch app. The app, available for Android Wear and Apple Watch will let you check your balance, find the nearest ATM and give you access to Cardless Cash on your wrist.

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Because you watched… How Netflix Australia’s algorithm decides what you watch next

90% of eBay’s traffic is funnelled through their search feature, with Netflix it’s a whole other story. What we watch on Netflix and how long we watch it for is largely determined by their infamous ‘recommendations algorithm’. The story behind the algorithm and the reach of it’s influence is a fascinating one. Read all about it here.

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After the Sydney Storm, never get caught in the rain again with these weather apps smartwatch

After the crazy week of weather, we went on a hunt for the best weather apps for smartwatch on the market. We uncovered an army apps to combat the unrelenting weather. With Dark Sky on Apple Watch giving you the head start on incoming rain and Weather Underground proving current conditions, 10-day forecasts and severe weather, harness the knowledge of meteorology from your wrist. Check out the full list here.

Apple Watch
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Pebble Smartwatch
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Sony Smartwatch 3
Sony
LG G Watch R
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Samsung Gear S
Samsung
Pebble Time
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Motorola Moto 360
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Do you want to take the first step towards becoming Breaking Bad’s Hector? Ding!

He’s everybody’s favourite grouch, the wheelchair-bound drug runner, Hector ‘Tio’ Salamanca, and he’s just inspired one of the most bizarre (and admittedly, awesome) forms of communication ever conceived, Dingbel. Dingbel is a messaging service for the smartwatch where you and a friend communicate through a series of taps and ‘dings’. Find out more about Dingbel and hear about it from the man himself here.

Ding Ding! Communicate or annoy your friends with Dingbel from iTunes Store

Connect the app to your Facebook account and start being a badass.

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 has arrived! But, who has the best price and what do they offer?

It’s happened, the Galaxy is nearly as sexy as the Apple iPhone. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is here and it’s got a razor-sharp image, a beautiful camera, and a solid design that really stands out against the Android competition. We searched far and wide for the best deals across all service providers, and this is what we found.

Samsung Galaxy S6
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$799: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
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