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Hackagong is back for 2015 – Offering $5,000 cash as first prize

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Hackagong, one of Australia’s largest hackathon events, is back for 2015 and is offering $5,000 cash plus business mentoring and more as the first prize. Hackagong is an annual, weekend-long hackathon competition held in Wollongong where teams of designers, developers, creators and business-minded people get together and build something from start to finish in 30 hours. First started in 2012, Hackagong is in it’s fourth year running. Attracting over 150 […]

Halo 5 at Gamescom 2015

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There’s been a plethora of Halo 5 news coming out Gamescom’s press event so lets take a look at some of their more important announcements. I’ve already covered the new announcement of “The Pink and Deadly Edition” but other bundles and information were released out of Cologne. First of the bat is the new Xbox One Halo 5 Guardians Limited Edition Bundle and Halo-themed Astro headsets. The Xbox One console features […]

New Halo 5 themed bundle announced at Gamescom 2015

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The Pink and Deadly Edition is an exclusive offer made by British retailer GAME and costs a total of £449.99. A steep figure for even an Xbox One bundle. Unfortunately it is unlikely that the bundle will be entering other regions as it is not an Xbox-related bundle but only specifically offered by the retailer themself.  For those of you who can get your hand on “The Pink and Deadly Edition” you […]

Konami once again drawing attention. This time, strict worker conditions

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A recent report released by the Japanese Newspaper Nikkei (Nihon Keizai Shimbun aka Japan economic newspaper) has pointed the spotlight once again on Konami, this time for its tightly monitored work conditions. Employees at Konami are constantly monitored by internal cameras to ensure they are working at all times and are unable to gain access to WiFi, with their only means of communication coming through intranet e-mail to contact other team members […]

Victoria needs 40,000 extra IT workers, according to new ACS data

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Victoria will need 40,000 extra IT employees over the next six years in order to meet demand in 2020, according to new data from the Australian Computer Society and Deloitte Access Economics released today. The data comes after the release of a recent report commissioned by ACS titled Australia’s Digital Pulse, which found that an extra 100,000 workers will be needed over the next six years to meet demand from companies. […]

Taylor Swift wins: Apple will pay artists royalties during free Apple Music trial

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Less than a day after Taylor Swift criticised the company for not paying royalties during the three months free trial period of its upcoming Apple Music service, Apple has decided to reverse the decision and will pay royalties during those three months. Eddy Cue, the Senior VP of Internet Software and Services, tweeted the news of the backflip, saying that they love Taylor Swift and indie musicians. Apple will always make sure that […]

Taylor Swift attacks Apple over zero royalties during Apple Music free trial period

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In an open letter she has posted on her Tumblr blog, Taylor Swift has explained why she is withholding her latest album from Apple Music – she doesn’t like the fact that Apple won’t pay any royalties during the three months free trial of its new music streaming service. “I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up […]

Windows 10 insiders will receive the final build as a software update

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Windows 10 insiders who have been testing the Windows 10 operating system ahead of the July 29th release date, will receive the final build of Windows 10 as a regular software update. Microsoft clarified the process on their blog today and said it would be easy as a normal Windows software update – providing you have linked your computer to your Microsoft Account. The Insider program will also continue to […]

E3 2015: Microsoft Conference Recap

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With Bethesda starting off E3 with a bang! Microsoft, the first of the ‘big 3′ conferences, had so much in store in this year’s press briefing, Not only with upcoming video games, exclusives and indies, but also backwards compatibility, Xbox and Windows 10, Oculus partnership and Hololens. For those who weren’t able to watch the live conference at 2:30am, here’s a list of all the announcements made: Halo 5 Guardians kicks off […]

UNIHACK returns with massive $3000 prize for the winner

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Melbourne’s premier student hackathon is back for another year! The organisers of UNIHACK have announced today that registrations are now open, and that the winning team will receive $3000 in cash – double what last year’s winners received. In addition, for the very first time, all university and TAFE students from across Australia will be able to compete for the title of UNIHACK Champion. UNIHACK sees teams having 24 hours […]

Multitasking, Picture in Picture finally comes to the iPad

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It has been long-rumoured, but Apple has finally confirmed that the latest version of iOS will bring multitasking to the iPad at its WWDC keynote earlier this morning. There will be three ways to run multiple apps on the iPad – Split View, Slide Over and Picture in Picture. The names pretty much describe what they are. Slide Over lets you slide one app on top of another. Split View is identical […]

Microsoft to customers: even a child can upgrade to Window 10

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Source: The Verge Upgrading Windows, or any OS in general, can sometimes be a rough process. You never know if it’ll lead to your computer or phone being bricked, whether you’ll experience some sweet error codes or BSOD’s, or whether you’ll find older software is no longer compatible with the latest and greatest version of XYZ. But screw you for being careful, you buffoon, even a child can upgrade to Windows 10. So […]

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 […]