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MyRepublic CEO: The ISPs “don’t want you to know they actually screwed you over”

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With the increasing amounts of consolidation amongst the internet service providers in the country, the Singaporean-based upstart MyRepublic believes it is the perfect time to launch to shake the status quo with its NBN plans – and force the incumbents to be more transparent about speed. “I think it’s perfect time… there’s a lack of competition, with the consolidation we’ve seen in the marketplace in the last few years – the latest being […]

DISPATCHES: Monash University shows that innovation isn’t tied to Silicon Valley

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Despite not having the gloss of a unicorn startup like Snapchat, or the media attention like Atlassian or Uber; Monash University wants everyone to know that they can be technology disrupters too. Last week, the university held its fourth annual Faculty of Information Technology Innovation Showcase. Hosted at Telstra’s Gurrowa Innovation Lab in Exhibition Street, it showed off some of the more interesting projects that the PhD students and researchers have been working on to […]

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 […]

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 […]

PAX Australia 2015 – Cosplay Part 1

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The first two days of PAX Australia are done and dusted, with only a single day to go. Here’s the best cosplay we found on the show floor. We’ll be posting more articles and picture compliations throughout the weekend – so keep a lookout. 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 Twitter and […]

FoodGeek: Cadbury Vegemite Chocolate Review

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Yes, we’re a little late to this party, but I thought it Cadbury’s Vegemite chocolate was still worth a taste-test from your trust-worthy FoodGeek columnist. Vegemite is such a weird thing as it is. It’s basically a salty, somewhat bitter product that looks deceptively smooth and creamy. And it tastes incredible melted into a warm, fluffy bit of white toast. But if you put it anywhere else you’ve lost me. […]

FoodGeek: Doritos Roulette Review

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There’s nothing worse than guilt walking, and yet it’s an activity I generally partake in at least twice weekly, usually following a binge on some terrible foods. Today, however, I embarked upon a different guilt walk, one that I’ve never really encountered, mainly because, as well as completely devouring an entire packet of Doritos chips, the actual eating itself included its own pain. And that’s because I was eating the […]

DISPATCHES: Hands on with the HTC One M9

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Despite the fact that it was announced two weeks ago in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress, for many Australian tech bloggers and journalists (us included) it was the first time we got some hands on time with the HTC One M9 – the company’s new flagship device. To be completely honest, I was there for only one thing – the camera. HTC has been pushing UltraPixels for a couple of years, […]

Tinder experiment reveals online predators are using the app to meet underage girls

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A lot of people have done dating experiments on Tinder, like wearing a fat suit and seeing how many people will go to a frozen yogurt shop to meet a girl. This latest one, however, will send a chill down your spine. A Melbourne-based group have created The Tinder Experiment, where they confront the people who are using the app to groom underage girls into having sex. We noticed an alarming […]

REVIEW: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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343 Industries is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Halo 2 in a big way – giving fans not only a remastered version of Halo 2 for the Xbox One, but every single one of Master Chief’s adventures in one special collection. Originally released for the original Xbox in 2004, Halo 2 was a massive success for Microsoft and Bungie, with acclaim from both fans and critics. The game quickly became the top-selling game for the original Xbox, selling at least 6.3 million copies in the United States alone.

INTERVIEW: Alienware’s Joe Olmsted about new Alienware products

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We interview Alienware’s Joe Olmsted, Director of Product Planning about the new Alienware products they have on display at PAX Australia 2014. We take a in-depth look of the Alienware Alpha, Area-51 Desktop PC, Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop and the Graphics Amplifier. The Alienware 13 and Graphics Amplifier are available to be pre-ordered now. Prices for the Alienware 13 start at $1,599 and $349 for the Graphics Amplifier. The Area-51 desktop computer starts […]

Senator Scott Ludlam visits PAX Aus, asks for help to kill govt data retention plans

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With only 24 hours notice, the Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam made an appearance at PAX Australia yesterday night. Holding a presentation and Q&A session at the Diversity Lounge, Senator Ludlam issued a call to arms and asked gamers to get involved in their campaign to stop the Abbott Government’s plans for data retention. Ludlam says that their main goal is to pressure the 25 Labor senators to […]

Dispatch: Oppo’s Australian launch

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Before this week I’d barely heard of Oppo, to be perfectly honest. Sure, I’d seen a few YouTube videos regarding their flagship phone (MKBHD’s video on the Find 7 springs to mind), and I’d read brief snippets of info from other tech blogs, but I’d never actually endeavoured to find out more about the Chinese electronics manufacturer. Apparently I wasn’t alone though, and to my surprise on Tuesday I attended an early morning event, or soft-launch as […]