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Mortal Kombat X – Ermac Reveal trailer

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During their Mortal Kombat X stream, NetherRealm Studios revealed another Kombatant, showing off the red ninja, Ermac. He retains his force lift, teleport, hover, and gets a handful of new abilities that are good for set-ups and GREAT for spammers. His three variations are: Mystic, which gives him the Tele Lift and Tele Push abilities Spectral, which lets him fly and perform unique attacks in the air Master of Souls which gives him […]

This is Stan: Australia’s Newest Streaming Service

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Stan, the new streaming service from a partnership between Fairfax and Nine Entertainment Co has finally launched in Australia. After a few weeks of trial subscriptions being posted out to early adopters (one of which was me!), the doors have finally opened for anyone to subscribe to the service. Stan is starting strong with a number of TV series available at this early stage, including: Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, Sherlock, […]

The BlackBerry Classic is out now on Telstra

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BlackBerry has announced that you can get the BlackBerry Classic – the phone that BlackBerry hopes can win back the faithful thanks to its more traditional look – in Australia from today. The Classic will be only available through Telstra from $63 per month on its Mobile Accelerate S plan. Hardware specs include a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, 2GB of RAM, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, and 16GB of storage with a […]

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Qantas to provide Samsung Gear VR on planes – only if you are in first class

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In an industry first, Qantas and Samsung have announced a new partnership that will see the Flying Kangaroo trialling Samsung’s virtual reality technology on some of its flights and airport lounges. The airline says it plans to fit the Gear VR in its Sydney and Melbourne International First Lounges from mid-February, and in select A380 flights from Australia to Los Angeles in mid-March. The trial will last three months. However, if […]

Techcast S02E02: I should’ve left my hologram at home

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Microsoft enters the Hologram business, Stan finally launches to everyone, and BlackBerry has a way to recruit developers to produce apps for their platform: by forcing them to produce apps through “app neutrality”. That – plus installing a browser live on air – on this week’s edition of the TechCast. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and special guest Jason Murray from Ausdroid as they discuss the latest news this week and […]

Apple Watch will start shipping in April

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In amongst the announcements that Apple sold a lot of iPhones (especially in China) in the previous quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced in the company’s earnings announcement that the Apple Watch will be coming out in April. Announced in September last year, the Apple Watch is the company’s first entry into the fast-growing smartwatches market. Like every other smartwatch, it will receive notifications from your iPhone and track […]

Facebook downtime was due to server fault, not DDoS attack

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Image: Tom Solari/TECHGEEK.com.au Unless you were living under a rock or had something better to do than check Facebook every single minute, you would have realised that both Facebook and Instagram was down for many people. However, despite claims that it was due to a DDoS attack, Facebook has said that the outage was because of a server fault. “This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead […]

Armello is now available on Steam Early Access

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It’s finally here! Armello – a game we have featured twice on the site – is now available on Steam Early Access. Developed by Melbourne-based League of Geeks, Armello is a strategy/RPG game that combines a fantasy storyline with board game elements (such as cards and dice rolling combat). Oh, and let’s not forget the beautiful graphics. The game is available on Windows, Mac and Linux for US$20 on Steam. When […]

BlackBerry wants Congress to force everyone to make BlackBerry apps

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It’s no secret that if you acquire a BlackBerry or Windows Phone, a lot of your favourite apps won’t be there – well at least officially. However, while Microsoft is pushing hard in trying to court companies to build a Windows Phone app, BlackBerry is taking a different route. The company is asking the US Congress to force developers to make apps on BlackBerry. In a blog post written by […]

Facebook has a problem with “freebooting”, says YouTuber after Bauer Media steals his video

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A popular YouTube creator has attacked Facebook for profiting from “freebooting”, after one of his video was posted without his permission on the social network by German media publishing company Bauer Media. Destin Sandlin, the person behind Smarter Every Day, uploaded a video in September about getting a tattoo in slow motion. Zoo Magazine – owned by Bauer – then downloaded the video; removed all the education content, sponsors for […]

Microsoft is still crazy: meet the HoloLens

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“This is the world with holograms” wasn’t a phrase I was expecting from a consumer-focused Windows 10 event, though today, following a long conversation on the latest version of Windows, Microsoft introduced a product which sounds bat-shit crazy. And they call it the HoloLens. Basically, the HoloLens is a headset with features similar to the Occulus Rift, only instead of completely blocking our your vision with full worlds and using […]

Windows is now a service, latest release to become a free update for Windows 7, 8, and Phone users

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Windows is now a service. It’s done. At an event today in the company’s hometown, Redmond, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of OS, Terry Myerson dropped quite a bombshell. As he announced, following the release of Windows 10, the latest version of the operating service will become available to all Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users for free for at least a year following release. And, as well as that, he indicated […]