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Xbox One UI demo showcases Dashboard personalization, Skype, DVR and more

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Xbox have released a video on their Youtube that showcases the many features of the Xbox One. from switching and snapping, Live TV, Skype, game DVR, OneGuide and much more. Yusuf Mehdi and Marc Whitten walk through what it’s like to use the Xbox One dashboard, being customized and tailored to how YOU play games and watch TV. Although the Kinect is no longer mandatory for the Xbox One, you will [...]

Copyright law is broken: You may be inadvertently breaking the law

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You may not know this, but you may be inadvertently breaking the law – according to a brand new video by a group called the Creationistas. Your funny meme that you have created to share with your friends, making a cosplay costume of your favourite character, and even creating a search engine. All of these things are breaking copyright law. And to see how crazy Australian copyright laws are – you [...]

Will Google’s new ‘Shared Endorsements’ affect you?

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Probably not. As expected, the backlash in tabloid tech blogs and news websites over Google’s new ‘Shared Endorsements’ system has been overwhelming, but also misinformed. Google today will begin enforcing their new Terms of Service for all Google+ users over the age of 18, allowing the company to present your Google+ name, photo and endorsements throughout its advertising network. However, as is usually the case with Google coverage, the privacy angle [...]

YouTube quietly rolls out new design – ditches left-aligned look

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It appears that it wasn’t just YouTube comments that were changing, the entire site might be as well. YouTube has quietly rolled out an update to its design – and, it appears that it fixes some of the complaints that people had with the current design, rolled out last year to negative publicity. It appears that the update has been rolled out to some users – I got the design personally, [...]

For anyone who cares, ClickFrenzy is back for Nov 19

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After that massive fail back last year, the guys over at ClickFrenzy have not given up their attempt to make an Australian equivalent of the US online shopping phenomenon known as “Cyber Monday”. Those who were lazy not to unsubscribe from their mailing list – me included – have been told that the next ClickFrenzy will be on November 19. And no one cared. For those who need a refresher, [...]

MPAA: Melbourne’s Caribbean Gardens is a “notorious market” of piracy

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has singled out Melbourne’s Caribbean Gardens as one of the world’s most notorious physical markets of piracy in its latest submission to Office of the US Trade Representative. And yes, you read that right. In its submission, acquired by TorrentFreak, the MPAA notes: Caribbean Gardens and Markets is Australia’s largest undercover market at over 10,000 sqm, operating every Wednesday and Sunday. There are between 10-20 [...]

Titanfall release date is earlier than expected

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Today Respawn Entertainment‘s new hybrid single and multiplayer IP Titanfall had its official release date to be March 11th, 2014 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The futuristic modern shooter has already been awarded over 80 industry awards after its debut trailer featured in E3 this year. This announcement was also made alongside their collectors Edition of the game which features: 18″ Atlas Titan Statue: with lots of pretty LEDs [...]

AldiMobile slashes data on Unlimited plan

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The old saying “It’s too good to be true” is often said with cheap mobile deals and it couldn’t be more true with AldiMobile. AldiMobile has updated their unlimited plan which has halved the data allowance from 5GB to just 2.5GB. This is definitely a shame since the 5GB data allowance made it an attractive plan. It’s also notable that the included $10 of international credit with the unlimited plan [...]

Facebook gives teenagers the power to make posts public

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Previously, the ability to make posts public on Facebook were limited to those over the age of 18 – for obvious reasons. However, Facebook today announced that they will now allow everyone, including those aged between 13 and 17, to share publicly their thoughts. And yes, get ready for some more stupid comments from teenagers who are less educated about certain topics. “These changes are designed to improve the experience for [...]

Watch Dogs delayed to 2014

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Today Ubisoft Montreal has revealed that their upcoming title Watch Dogs will be delayed to “spring 2014″ which for us down under typically means Autumn. All current and next-gen versions of the game have been been pushed to the now delayed release window. While we were looking forward to getting our hands on the new open world IP this year the development team feels the game needs some much needed [...]

Yahoo Mail to have HTTPS encryption by default – finally

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Yahoo has finally announced that it will turn on HTTPS encryption by default for Yahoo Mail next year – four years after Google announced the same thing for Gmail, and two years for Microsoft during the transition between Hotmail and Outlook (it was an option in Hotmail in 2010). Yahoo may still lag behind its rivals security-wise Incidentally, the switchover – scheduled for January 8, 2014 – falls exactly one year [...]

D-Link router backdoor vulnerability discovered

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A rather worrying security vulnerability has been discovered which is affecting several D-Link branded modem routers. Posted on a website dedicated to Embedded Device Hacking, /dev/ttyS0, the vulnerability was discovered when one of its writers reverse engineered a firmware update from D-Link. The security vulnerability will allow full access into the configuration page of the router without knowing the username and password. According to the blog post, when you set your [...]

Arkham Origins mobile game and new assassin revealed

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At this years New York Comic Con we got a first look at a new Batman: Arkham Origins mobile trailer and although we didn’t get an actual release date it appears to be coming out sometime in the near future. The mobile game has been developed by NetherRealm Studios who’s previous works include both the mobile and console version of Injustice: Gods Among Us.The mobile game is to be released on [...]

Wikileaks attacks Australian supporters, labelling them a “front group”

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In a bizarre move, Wikileaks has turned against one of its support groups in Australia, the Wikileaks Australian Citizens Alliance (WACA). In a tweet on Tuesday, the organisation labelled the group as a “front group”, despite being formed – according to WACA – as a “response to the Australian Government’s hostility towards Wikileaks”. The organisation also demanded they cease using Wikileaks’ name and logo in their materials and name, citing they [...]

WhatsApp CEO: Encryption flaw story is “sensationalised and overblown”

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WhatsApp’s CEO Jan Koum has told TechGeek that a Dutch computer science student’s claims that all messages should be considered compromised are “inaccurate”, and that the entire story has been “sensationalised and overblown”. The Dutch computer science student - Thijs Alkemade from Utrecht University – this week found several flaws in WhatsApp encryption. In his blog post, he explained that the app was reusing RC4 keys, which could potentially mean that [...]