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Steven Moffat to leave Doctor Who after series 10 – to air in 2017

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Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr (Creative Commons) Steven Moffatt, the showrunner for Doctor Who since 2010, has announced that he will be stepping down after six years with the show. The news was first reported by the Radio Times and confirmed by the BBC via Twitter. Steven Moffat will step down as Head Writer & Exec Producer after S10… Chris Chibnall to take over! — Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) January 22, 2016 His successor will be […]

Oculus: “Feel free” to complain to the ACCC over Rift pricing

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If you haven’t heard by now, Australians will have to pay a hefty price if they want to get their hands on the new Oculus Rift. Including shipping, Australian gamers will have to pay at least AU$1,100 just to get their hands on the latest version of the VR headset. And as expected, Australian gamers are absolutely pissed. One Reddit user asked Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus, in a recent AMA why the device costs […]

Samsung reveals new Galaxy tablet – and it runs Windows 10

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While Samsung’s CES 2016 press conference largely focused on home entertainment and appliances, its mobile division had two small announcements: that they are releasing new variants for the Galaxy Gear S2, and a brand new Galaxy tablet called the Galaxy TabPro S – that runs on Windows 10. The Galaxy name have largely been reserved for Android, with Samsung using the “Ativ” brand for its suite of Windows-powered tablets. However, according to Samsung, the […]

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Minecraft is coming to the Wii U next week (finally)

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Wii U users can now finally experience a console version of Minecraft, and just in time for Christmas. Mojang and Nintendo today announced that they will be launching Minecraft: Wii U Edition next Friday – or December 18 – in Australia and New Zealand. The game will be sold via the Nintendo eShop and will include most of the popular add-on content packs such as Battle & Beasts Skin Pack, Natural Texture […]

Make sure you don’t crack your iPad Pro’s screen… or it will cost you big time

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If you have bought the iPad Pro – Apple’s newest (and, according to a review by a certain journalist who is moving to Twitter soon, “ridiculous”) tablet with a massive 12.9-inch Retina display – you might want to be very careful not to break the screen. Why? Because you will be presented with a massive bill just to fix it. According to Apple’s support page, fixing the cracked screen through Apple will […]

Cortana comes to Australia in new Windows 10 update

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Microsoft has today announced that all Australians will now be able to use Cortana, the digital personal assistant on Windows 10 and competitor to Apple’s Siri. Previously, this feature was only available to those part of the Windows 10 Insider Program or by changing your settings to say you were from the United States. According to Microsoft, the Australian version of Cortana has been customised to include knowledge about the country, […]

Microsoft debuts its first flagship store in Australia

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Microsoft has today opened the doors to its first Australian flagship store in Sydney’s Pitt St Mall. The store will serve as the centrepiece to the Microsoft store experience in Australia and will offer retail and experimental spaces that allow consumers to get hands on new and exciting products. The store will also feature the “Answer Desk” which assists with technical questions, troubleshooting and repairs for Microsoft software, hardware and […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book now on sale in Australia

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The opening of its Australian flagship store at Pitt Street Mall is not the only big news coming out from Microsoft. Today is also the day when you can now finally get your hands on the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 in Australia. The Surface Pro 4 is the latest iteration of its Surface Pro tablet and features a 12.3-inch display and a sixth-generation Intel Core processor (Core i5 or […]

Hands On: Apple Music for Android

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Apple has today released a Beta version of Apple Music on Google Play, for all to download and test. Of course, the app is very worthy of the Beta tag. Currently, Apple Music Videos aren’t available, the Apple ID signin process needs to be optimised and you can’t sign up for Apple Music through the app yet – that still needs to be done on a supported devices. While the […]

Sonos announces Trueplay – Simple Speaker Tuning

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Today, Sonos is releasing a free software update called Trueplay, which allows Sonos owners to precisely tune their speakers for the room without the need for specialised equipment. Using the Sonos app, the microphone on your iPhone or iPad, and a special tone that’s emitted by the Sonos speaker, the system analyses the profile of the room and determines the best configuration for the room – in less than 60 […]

DISPATCHES: Wargaming wants to bring ‘Master of Orion’ to a new generation

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I’m not going to lie. I had never heard of Master of Orion before Wargaming emailed me about an interview opportunity with some of the Wargaming team at PAX Australia this year. However, I was interested in seeing the game because it was different to the World of Tanks/Warplanes/Warships that they are known for – and I dragged one of the TechGeek writers along to play the game while I did the interview. […]

PAX Australia 2015 – On the Show Floor

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From indie game extravaganzas, lots of titles to play from the big names and live ESL gaming – the expo floor was the epicentre for most of the action at PAX Australia 2015. If you weren’t able to come along to this year’s PAX Australia, then you’ve missed a ton of stuff – including lots of virtual reality demos, new and exciting games (playable too) plus tons of giveaways. Here was just […]

Twitter replaces star favourite icon with a heart, but gets no love from users

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In an announcement made by Twitter this morning, the social media platform has decided to change up the favourite icon to a heart. The company says “The heart, in contrast, is a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones. The heart is more expressive, enabling you to convey a range of emotions and easily connect with people.” in a blog post. Twitter has made the change as […]

HANDS ON: Below lives up to the hype with a stunning artstyle

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I try to avoid really dense games when I’m at a games expo, mainly because it’s hard to get invested in a beautiful world when there’s a queue behind you, but I couldn’t resist a taste of Below from Capybara Games. With a killer art-style, music by Jim Guthrie, and gameplay that’s deeper than you’d think, Below is a 2D RPG Roguelike that feels like the next big indie-treat. It’s sharp, […]

HANDS ON: FAST Racing NEO is FAST and already feels like another Wii U classic

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I’d never heard of FAST Racing NEO before PAX Australia 2015, and that’s a very sad thing. Mainly because it’s amazing. While behemoths Sony and Nintendo have kept classic sci-fi racers like WipEout and F-Zero in the backburner, or as I like to call it, ‘the farm’, FAST Racing NEO comes with a modern look, tight controls, and a buttery-feel, despite running on the limited Wii U hardware. The title comes from a […]

PAX Australia 2015 – Cosplay Part 2

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Even though PAX Australia 2015 is well and truly finished, we’ve still got plenty of pictures from the weekend. Here’s the best cosplay we found on the show floor. We’ll be posting more articles and picture compliations throughout the week – so keep checking our site. If you like these photos, why not share them with your friends? Don’t forget, you can follow our coverage at our event hub or through […]