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Review: Sony Smartwatch 3

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Smart watches are a brand new thing out on the market and we’ve been seeing iteration after iteration of models from different companies such as Pebble, Motorola, Samsung and LG. These manufacturers have been pushing out some pretty nifty products including the Moto 360, LG G Watch and Samsung Gear S, however, Sony has a bit of a hit and miss record with the original Smartwatch and Smartwatch 2 – […]

Inside Telstra’s $112 million George St Store

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While normally TechGeek wouldn’t review a store, I had the opportunity (well, I was walking past) to take a look at the recently revamped “Telstra Discovery Store” better known as the Telstra George St store. Back in late 2014, Telstra spent $112 million dollars revamping the store to turn it into a huge “collaboration space” for Telstra staff and guests. However, there certainly isn’t an absence of technology from the […]

PSA: The Raspberry Pi B+ just got a price cut

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Briefly – The Raspberry Pi B+ has just received a price cut – you can now pick one up for just $25 (plus shipping). The Raspberry Pi Foundation are claiming this is due to efficiencies in the manufacturing of the computer since it’s introduction, however, this may be in response to the new $9 CHIP microcomputer which found it’s way onto Kickstarter recently. So if you’re interested in picking one […]

TechGeek nominated for 5 IT Journalism Awards!

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We’ve got some great news to share! TechGeek has been nominated for FIVE IT Journalism Awards – affectionately called The Lizzies – for the work we’ve produced last year; and we’re up against some pretty good sites. TechGeek is nominated for Best Website, Best News Coverage, Best Personal Technology Coverage, Best Gaming Coverage and Best Independent Media. For Best Independent Media, we are up against our good friends Reckoner, Ausdroid and Live Tech Australia; plus Women in […]

Batman: Arkham Knight – First Season Pass details

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Alongside the recent announcement of the digital-only Premium edition of Batman: Arkham Knight, new details of the Season Pass have recently emerged. In a recent Facebook announcement made by Batman Arkham, some early details of the content Arkham fans can expect post launch have been revealed for the first time. Whilst the information is quite conservative at this time there is a large focus on narrative-based stories which were unable to be […]

Microsoft to launch first Asia Pacific store in Sydney

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Announced this morning by Microsoft Australia’s Managing Director, Pip Marlow, Sydney will play host to the first Microsoft Store in the Asia Pacific region. This will be the first brick and mortar store for Microsoft outside of the United States. The store will be located inside the Westfield Shopping Center on Pitt St Mall and provide the opportunity for users to experience the best of the Microsoft products available like […]

First four episodes of Game of Thrones’ new season leaked onto torrent sites

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HBO will no doubt be angry today as it appears that the first four episodes of the new season of its hit show Game of Thrones have been leaked online to torrent sites – just a day before the show’s return tomorrow. According to several online reports, the torrents are definitely real – though I’ve heard a report from Twitter that episode two is just episode one again. They are likely […]

YouTube’s paid subscription service is coming soon, promises no ads

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YouTube will soon launch a paid subscription offering and could launch within the next few months, according to multiple sources. In an email sent to all YouTube partners, they note that the paid subscription service will let users watch videos without ads. “We’re excited to build on this momentum by taking another big step in favor of choice: offering fans an ads-free version of YouTube for a monthly fee. By […]

Judge rules that iiNet must hand over customer data to Dallas Buyers Club

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Image: Dr Stephen Dann/Flickr (Creative Commons) In a landmark decision, the Federal Court has ruled today that iiNet must hand over customer information of almost 5000 people that the owners of the 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club claim to have pirated the film. Five other ISPs – Dodo, Internode, Amnet Broadband, Adam Internet and Wideband Networks – will also be required to hand over customer information to Dallas Buyers Club LLC. Justice Nye […]

Breaking: Apple and Nintendo to join forces with new Smart Gamepad accessory

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An early, unfinished copy of tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct keynote address has leaked on the company’s US YouTube channel, and while it was quickly removed, we were able to catch a glimpse at what will likely be a major move to change the struggling company’s future. In the humble address, Nintendo described an unprecedented partnership with tech and lifestyle powerhouse, Apple, which would include the distribution of an official ‘Smart Gamepad’ accessory. Clipping onto […]

Grab a deal – Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 refurbished now available at Expansys

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Our Friends at Expansys have let us know about an amazing deal on Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2012) refurbished devices. While the two devices are rather dated right now, they will be receiving the Lollipop update, so you’ll be glad to know they will be able to run all the new apps. Expansys have both the 16GB and 32GB Nexus 7 tablets available with pricing at $83.99 and $127.99 […]

Data Retention in Australia passes the Senate

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Image: Shutterstock / McIek The Australian Parliament has voted to introduce the Government’s two-year data retention scheme into law. Telcos and internet service providers will be required to store metadata of all customers for a two-year period to assist law enforcement agencies in investigations. Metadata – which includes call records, visited web site addresses, location information, billing data and other related data (but not content) – will be stored for […]

Facebook offers Messenger to businesses

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  In an announcement made this morning, Facebook is pushing it’s Messenger services into businesses for live customer support and services such as push notifications. Aimed at initially at retail, Messenger for Business will allow a customer to start a conversation with a retailer in order to get support with making an order, order/shipping information and ask the business questions about products. Facebook has partnered with ZenDesk to make this […]

Moto Hint now available at Expansys

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The Moto Hint was announced late last year alongside the Moto X. The unique looking Moto Hint is a discrete wireless earbud is designed to look and feel great in your ear. The Hint works as an everyday bluetooth headset, allowing you to make and receive phone calls easily without needing to get your phone out, however, you can also use the Hint to communicate with Google Now. Simply ask […]

Windows 10 developer tools available

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Microsoft has today made available developer tools for Windows 10 so developers can start writing universal apps. Sample code and tools are now available on the Windows Insider Program website. Using the tools, developers can now begin to modify their current apps to work on the Windows 10 Universal platform, meaning their apps will work on Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Xbox, Embedded and Mobile devices. To get started, download Visual Studio […]