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JB Hi Fi NOW gets major exclusive, new Muse album available before release

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JB Hi Fi NOW has got its first major exclusive album pre-release with it securing the rights to stream Muse’s new album The 2nd Law in Australia before its official release date of September 28 (where its rivals Spotify and Rdio will also make the album available for streaming). The move is likely to attract more people to use the NOW service. However, you don’t necessarily have to commit to [...]

Nintendo Australia reveals Wii U release and pricing – November 30 for $349.95

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Nintendo Australia has confirmed that the Wii U will be selling in Australia and New Zealand on the same date as the Europeans – November 30 – and several games that will launch at the same time as the console, including Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Mass Effect 3 – Special Edition ZombieU and RAAYMAN LEGENDS. Among other release day titles that will be out on launch day or by [...]

Nintendo Wii U to come out in US on Nov 18, Europe on Nov 30

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Nintendo has revealed the release dates for the Wii U in North America and Europe, and like the Japan announcement, there will be two models – the Basic Set and the Deluxe Set. An Australian release date is expected to come out soon after the European Nintendo Direct. The Wii U will be heading to the United States on November 18, with the Basic Set to be priced a US$299 [...]

Nintendo reveals Japanese details of the Wii U – launching Dec 8 for 26,250 yen

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Nintendo has revealed the Japanese release date and pricing; and also has revealed that the Wii U will come into two ‘sets’ – the Premium and the Basic set. The Wii U is to launch in Japan on December 8 with the starting price for the Basic set for 26,250 yen (or AU$322.20). The Basic Set comes in White, and will have 8GB of memory inside the body unit. The [...]

ALERT: We’re moving servers this weekend! Yes, we’re finally moving!

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Dear Readers! Please be advised that we’re going to be moving servers. I recently made the decision to switch to a new hosting provider. For those who don’t know, we’re moving from HostMonster – and while it’s been a good five years, we’ve been using so much of their resources that it has been a pain to use. So, we’re switching to Media Temple. We will be doing the move [...]

Apple updates the iPod touch – new 4-inch Retina display, 5-megapixel camera

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The iPod touch is getting a revamp to bring it more inline with the iPhone 5 – with this new generation features a 4-inch Retina display, 5-megapixel camera and the same anodized aluminium being used to make the body. Hardware-wise, the iPod touch will feature a dual-core A5 chip that feature double the processing power and seven times the graphics; and a 4-inch Retina display. Again, to make it more [...]

Apple revamps iPod nano – adds 2.5-inch screen, ditches the square

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The iPod nano is getting a revamp again, and ditching the square shape that has made it popular (mainly as a watch). The new model goes back to the old shape of being a rectangle, adds a 2.5-inch multi-touch display and comes in colours (which, to be honest, makes it look a bit cheap) It is, apparently, the thinnest iPod ever with a 5mm thin body. The iPod nano features [...]

Apple reveals the iPhone 5 – “the biggest thing since the iPhone”

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A thinner body, LTE, a 4-inch Retina display and a brand new A6 chip – the iPhone 5 is finally here. And while we going to suspend the fact that this is technically the sixth-generation of the iPhone, the new iPhone is coming to Australia on September 21, with preorders starting at September 14. But what else is inside? The iPhone 5 features a 7.6-mm andoized aluminium body that makes [...]

Apple search engine accidentally reveals iPhone 5 press release (red herring or not?)

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Well, there goes the surprise. Apple has inadvertently leaked out information about what it will apparently present at tonight’s keynote. Reports are circulating that simply going to the Apple search engine and typing in “iPhone 5″ and you get four links that reveal all – including a press release dated for today. The links, of course, are dead links. First spotted by 9to5Mac, and we’ve tested it out and it [...]

Nintendo gives early Pokemon Black & White 2 gamers free Mystical Pokemon

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See that? That’s the a Mystical Pokemon called Genesect; and Nintendo is giving this rare Pokemon for free and for a limited time in order to entice people to get a copy of the upcoming Pokemon Black & White 2 games when they come out on October 11. Until November 12, those who purchase the game and connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection will receive Genesect. So what is this Pokemon? [...]

IOC releases geoblock for London 2012 videos on YouTube

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Okay, the Olympics and Paralympics are over; but there are certain things that you want to rewatch. Unfortunately, the International Olympic Committee are notorious in keeping things off YouTube so it doesn’t annoy the rightsholders. However, the IOC have ended the geoblocking of events, letting everyone watch every event on demand, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. Well, at least for now. For all of the videos, you [...]

Telstra 4G expansion announced after 500,000 user milestone

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Today Telstra has announced their plans to expand the Telstra 4G coverage to two-thirds of the population. This decision comes after the announcement of hitting the 500,000 user mark on their current 4G network. The expansion will see 1,000 new 4G base stations installed by mid 2013. Once all the new stations have been installed, the Telstra 4G network will cover 66% of the population. Check out the press release after [...]

ABC to premiere Doctor Who on iView after UK airing

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In what is an extraordinary move for a broadcaster, the ABC has decided to air Doctor Who first on iView – its streaming catch-up TV service – just after the UK premiere. The broadcaster plans to air the first episode, Asylum of the Daleks, at 5am this Sunday, before its television broadcast the week later. “For Doctor Who fans, it is a fantastic opportunity to see new episodes within hours [...]

REACTIONS: Apple wins US$1.05 billion from Samsung

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In what is clearly a damaging loss to Samsung, the jury in the American part of the Apple vs Samsung battle has ruled in favour of Apple and its claims that Samsung had infringed on its intellectual property, and awarded at least $1.049 billion in damages. The jury found that Samsung infringed on Apple’s utility patents on some products, wilful infringement on five of six patents, and upheld that Samsung [...]

A Paid Social Network – Is App.net worth the $50/year price?

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Ever heard of App.net? The tech community has, and it’s built on a simple premise: being a different kind of social platform. As it’s creator Dalton Caldwell said in its video announcing the project, “our product is what we sell, not our users.” It also promises to be ad-free and will respect its developer community. Sounds like a dream service to use. But, there’s a catch – you have to [...]