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Techcast S02E04: Just the little things

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Welcome to… last week’s edition of the Techcast? Apologises for not releasing this last week. We have been very busy. Join Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott as we discuss the Smart TV privacy debacle, Uber as a disrupter and Falconman – the superhero that we definitely deserve. See you this/next week? http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/techgeek.com.au/media/techcast/s02/rec_techcast_s02e04.mp3 DOWNLOAD MP3 SUBSCRIBE via iTunes SUBSCRIBE via RSS Show Notes Samsung Smart TVs will listen to, capture and […]

Zane Lowe moving on from BBC Radio to work with Apple

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After ten years at BBC Radio, world-renowned talent Zane Lowe, who has been the face of BBC Radio 1’s award-winning New Music Show, is moving on. And the strangest thing of all? Like a few other recent tech/music hires, it’s towards tech giant Apple rather than another traditional radio creator. New Zealand-born Zowe, who was also just recently nominated for a GRAMMY Award thanks to his role in writing and produce Sam Smith’s […]

OneNote for Windows is now completely free

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Back in 2014, Microsoft took a big step forward with OneNote, a movement which was our first glimpse at the future for all of their Microsoft Office family. First they released a version of their popular OneNote service for Mac, as well as improving iPad, iPhone and Android versions. And the craziest thing of all? They released these apps with the sweet pricetag of free, while also making the previously paid OneNote 2013 similarly free for […]

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Class President-elect Barack Obama tries to go viral on Buzzfeed

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Like a teenager attempting to be school captain, Barack Obama is continuing his rein of putting Coke-in-the-bubblers by talking to millennials through sites such as YouTube and Vox. Today, though, his voyage to reach a particular pop-politics audience, Obama has found himself on the Buzzfeed homepage, just above a ‘Reality Check’ article called 14 Texts You Send In Your Early 20s Vs In Your Late 20s. In the pandering viral video, Obama […]

Windows 10 Technical Preview opens up for some Lumia devices

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Microsoft is totally on a roll with their Windows 10 Technical Preview, today releasing an early version of the release for some Lumia devices. And while the version released today doesn’t yet include the new Spartan browser, there are plenty of changes at first glance, such as a new Calendar app, Mail app, preview Photos app, and a number of other tweaks to the notification system, called Action Center. The Start screen also […]

Facebook lets you choose who controls your account after you die

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What should happen to your Facebook account when you die? Starting from today, Facebook has given you the option to finally decide whether your profile should be deleted when you pass away, or have it maintained by somebody else on your behalf (called a “Legacy Contact” by Facebook). “By talking to people who have experienced loss, we realized there is more we can do to support those who are grieving […]

Samsung’s streaming service Milk Music is coming to Australia

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After being available in America for almost a year, Samsung has today announced that Australian customers will be able to experience its Milk Music service – a free radio streaming service exclusive to Galaxy phone owners. The service allows users to choose from 150 genre-based and curated radio stations. Users will also be able to “fine-tune” the radio stations by choosing nine different genres on the dial interface, and change the preferences […]

Meet Falconman – the hilarious crappy ripoff of Batman

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Tired of seeing the action-packed superhero movies based on comic book heroes from Marvel and DC Comics, and want something more original? For the very few people who actually said yes to that rhetorical question, meet Falconman – a superhero movie starring two well-known Francophone actors: Gerard Depardieu and Jean Claude Van Damme. As the name suggests, the hero of the film is Falconman. He is the “21st century reincarnation of Robin Hood” – […]

Techcast S02E03: It’s a slow news week

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! We’re talking about what Samsung could be releasing on March 1, HTC’s weird rap diss video on its rivals, and the Raspberry Pi 2 supports Windows! As well – in a surprise – Chris has some nice words about Microsoft. I know, what a shock. Join Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for (something here). Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using […]

Raspberry Pi 2 is faster, better and will run Windows 10

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation have just announced the availability of their new Raspberry Pi 2. The Raspberry Pi 2 is available for sale right now and is selling for $35 US dollars. The updated board is a huge upgrade from the previous model (Model B+), it will contain a 900MHz quad-core ARMv7 CPU, 1GB of SDRAM and all the new features of the Model B+ including 4 USB ports and […]

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, […]