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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 […]

WhatsApp chats should be considered “compromised”, says Dutch student after finding encryption flaws

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A Dutch computer science student has said that all users on WhatsApp, a popular messaging alternative to SMS, should consider their chats compromised after he has found flaws in the encryption used in the app. “You should assume that anyone who is able to eavesdrop on your WhatsApp connection is capable of decrypting your messages, given enough effort. You should consider all your previous WhatsApp conversations compromised.” Thijs Alkemade, a Computer […]

Russia’s Pirate Party offers to host NASA website while US Govt in shutdown

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One of the biggest losers out of the entire US government shutdown has been NASA, with 97 percent of their staff on unpaid leave and their website taken down – much to the annoyance of those wanting updates of the Mars Rover Curiosity or images from space. However, there might be help on its way, with the Russian Pirate Party saying they are willing to host NASA’s website until the Congress gets […]

At Home with Google – inside a home running everything Google

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Chromebooks, Nexus devices, Chromecast and even Google Glass – these were some of the things Google let the tech journalists play with in its At Home with Google. The search engine transformed a house in the Sydney suburbs to show off what you can do at home with all of its devices and products – with the exception of Google Glass, that was probably to entice many to come (it worked, […]

Greens’ Scott Ludlam loses WA Senate seat

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Scott Ludlam, the Greens senator for Western Australia, has lost his seat in a close election count due to preferences – which also saw Clive Palmer’s Palmer United Party gaining a third seat in the Senate and Labor just scraping in with two Senate seats in the state. According to the Australian Electoral Commission, there will be three Liberal senators (David Johnston, Michaelia Cash, and Linda Reynolds), two Labor senators […]

Vodafone extends $5-a-day international roaming to Europe

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Vodafone Australia has expanded its $5-a-day international roaming cap – previously limited to the United States the United Kingdom and New Zealand – to 34 more countries in Europe, including France, Germany and Italy. However, in order to take advantage of this, you will need to be a Vodafone Red subscriber. From October 7, Vodafone Red customers will be able to use their existing plan allowances for $5 a day […]

Telstra announces their long-awaited shared data plans

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After announcing them in April (and reconfirming that they will do so in August), Telstra has finally released details about their shared data plans – allowing you to have one plan with multiple devices sharing the data allowance. The shared data plans come as an add-on to your existing plan. You will have to pay an additional $10 per month to have the privilege to share data, and another $10 per […]

Regional radio network Grant Broadcasters axes online simulcasts after High Court fee ruling

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Grant Broadcasters has axed all live streams for all 50 of their radio stations across Australia after a Federal Court decision earlier this year that saw internet simulcasts of radio broadcasts no longer covered by existing licenses. “A recent Federal Court ruling has found that the simultaneous transmission of a radio broadcast over the internet is not a broadcast, and as a consequence, music licensing issues mean that this radio […]

Vatican: Jesus Christ was the first tweeter, “used tweets before everyone else”

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An Italian cardinal working inside the Vatican has described Jesus Christ as the world’s first tweeter, saying that his messages were “brief and full of meaning” with his key messages – like the memorable “Love one another” – being under 45 characters. The cardinal, Gianfranco Ravasi, is the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture and made the remarks in a press conference on Thursday, according to British newspaper The Independent. He […]

TENplay launches: How does Network TEN’s new catch-up service compare?

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While free-to-air network Network TEN continues to struggle in the TV ratings, the network’s new responsive catch-up service, an end-to-end website which will allow their audience to be notified of new episodes, interact with shows, and watch the networks content, seems to have gone live. Available on the web at TENplay.com.au (and redirecting from TEN.com.au), as well as on iOS, Windows 8, Xbox 360, and Sony BRAVIA TV’s, TENplay feels less […]

“It’s all just data in the net”: @Horse_ebooks revealed to be an art piece

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A few months ago, the popular YouTube channel Pronunciation Book started uploading a series of videos counting down from 77. Now, the big secret has been revealed – the YouTube channel and the popular Twitter account @Horse_ebooks were actually conceptual art projects by Jacob Bakkila and Thomas Bender. No one wants to work on a painting forever According to the New Yorker, who unmasked their identities, the two even kept their involvement […]

China to lift block on Facebook and Twitter – but only in a small part of Shanghai

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Image: tengri555/Flickr (Creative Commons) The Chinese Government is reportedly planning to lift the block on foreign websites it considers politically sensitive – like Facebook, Twitter and the New York Times – but only for those living within the proposed Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, according to anonymous government sources talking to the South China Morning Post. Both Facebook and Twitter have been blocked from the country since 2009, while the New York […]

Foxtel launches Presto – lets you stream all of Foxtel’s movie channels for $24.99/month

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Foxtel is expanding its online offerings with the launch of Presto, its new movie streaming service that will give Australians access to all of its Foxtel Movies channels and on-demand movies from its library. However, it comes at a massive cost – subscriptions start at $24.99 per month. Presto subscribers will have access to livestreams of Foxtel Movies Premiere, Comedy, Drama/Romance, Thriller/Crime, Action/Adventure, Family and Masterpiece; and has content deals with […]