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Yahoo to poach YouTube stars for new video service

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Image: Magnus Hoij/Flickr (Creative Commons) Money makes the world go ’round, and Yahoo knows it. Today Recode is reporting that Yahoo will soon launch a new video service to take on YouTube. And while that might sound like a laughable endeavour, with YouTube yet to have a competitor steal their mainstream userbase, the company is hoping that the popularity of YouTube’s own stars is more important than the popularity of YouTube [...]

Cloud first, mobile first: Word, Powerpoint, and Excel come to iPad today

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Satya Nadella paces around a small stage in San Francisco. It’s only been 52 days since he became CEO, and yet he’s already been the man behind products his predecessor’s would have never touched. Office for iPad had apparently been finished for a few months now, yet it had been stuck in limbo, a scary admission that users might not switch to a Windows tablet just for one service. Today, though, Nadella stands [...]

Samsung Australia to bring Galaxy S5 on April 11, priced at $929

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Image: Norman Ma/TechGeek In an extravagant launch event yesterday at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S5 will be launching in Australia on April 11 – just ten days after the HTC One M8‘s Australian launch. It will be priced at $929, and will be available on all the major telcos – Optus, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone and Telstra. The smartphone features a bigger 5.1-inch full HD display, [...]

Facebook to acquire Oculus – makers of Rift VR headset – for US$2 billion

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In what can be described as something completely unexpected, Facebook has announced that it will be acquiring Oculus VR – the makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset - for US$2 billion. “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever” According to Facebook, the decision to acquire Oculus was purely based on its belief that virtual reality is a “strong candidate to emerge as the next social [...]

Meet the GoPhone – the iPhone case that doubles as a GoPro mount

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Despite its popularity and usefulness in many situations, one of the biggest problem of the GoPro is the lack of a proper viewfinder if you want to get handheld shots of the action. It does have a remote viewfinder via the GoPro app, but that involves you holding onto the camera and the phone. However, two Australians may have created a solution. Created by Andrew Dorn and Carson Tully – both [...]

HTC reveals the HTC One M8

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It’s probably the worst kept secret in the world, but HTC has finally confirmed its brand new Android flagship device. And yes, it’s actually called the HTC One M8. Not the “new HTC One” or the “HTC One 2″. It’s just called the HTC One M8. It is made from an aluminum unibody with a “brushed, hairline texture” finish, with a unique process in integrating as many as ten antennas [...]

Canadian telco Rogers leaks out new HTC One (M8) specs

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Oh Canada! HTC might not be happy with you. One of the country’s telcos – Rogers – has leaked out the specs of the new HTC One (M8), which the company is expected to announce in a press event at 2am tomorrow. From what we can gather from the Rogers leak, the HTC One (M8) features a 5-inch 1080p Super LCD display, an “Ultrapixel” camera and a 5-megapixel front facing [...]

French Revolution to take center stage in new Assassin’s Creed title

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It’s been six month since Black Flag was released to the public, but Ubisoft has confirmed that there will be a new Assassin’s Creed title coming out this year. Assassin’s Creed Unity will be coming out sometime in the latter end of the year, and – as the sneak peak video suggests – will be set in Paris during the French Revolution. The video also revealed that Assassin’s Creed Unity will [...]

Crossing the line: YouTube community in crisis as sexual assault allegations are made public

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The YouTube community has been rocked by allegations of sexual assault, emotional manipulation and inappropriate behaviour made by fans against some of the more popular members of the community. It all began last week when a former girlfriend of Tom Milsom, Olga, wrote in a Tumblr blog post that during her six-month relationship with the blue-haired musician, Milsom was abusive and coerced her into having sex with him.

Titanfall: Xbox 360 Edition drops April 10 for Oceanic regions

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For those who are unable to join the recent Titanfall hype – either not owning a Xbox One or a decent gaming PC, good news. EA has just announced that the Xbox 360 Edition of Titanfall will be coming to Australia and New Zealand on April 10. Despite not being developed by Respawn Entertainment, Bluepoint Games promises that the Xbox 360 Edition will have the same addictive and fun gameplay as [...]

Plants vs. Zombie: Garden Warfare to get free downloadable content

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The latest edition to the Plants vs. Zombies franchise Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will be getting free downloadable content, coming March 19. Titled ‘Garden Variety Pack’, this free downloadable content will be featuring a plethora of ability upgrades, a new map – Chomp Town, new enemies, and a new gamemode – “Gnome Bomb”. “Gnome Bomb” is a 8 vs. 8 objective-style gamemode, where players must cooperate with their teammates to successful destroy [...]

Microsoft Office for iPad to be released in coming weeks

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Hot off the heels of OneNote coming to Mac, The Verge is reporting that Microsoft Office for iPad, which had reportedly been completed a while ago, will finally be released in the coming weeks. At a keynote in San Francisco on March 27th, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be showing off the app as part of Microsoft’s new “mobile first, cloud first” strategy. However, it isn’t going to be a big change [...]

Microsoft OneNote is out now on the Mac App Store, and it’s awesome

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Nothing beats the freedom of paper when it comes to taking notes. Well, for a Mac user that was. Which is why the release of OneNote on the Mac App Store today is so exciting. After 10 years of Windows exclusivity, the Microsoft notebook app is now available for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone. And did I mention it’s free? A OneNote notebook is basically a blank canvas. [...]

Here’s why Watch Dogs was given an R18+ rating

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If you haven’t heard, Watch Dogs had its rating revised to R18+ after being previously classified as MA15+. They noted that the game had “references to sexual violence and sex scenes”. We asked the Classification Board for the full decision. However, at the time, they said that they could not release the decision for “commercial reasons” – until today. We just got the report from the board. According to the [...]

So, who are the Wikileaks Party preferencing in the WA Senate Election?

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Western Australians are going back to the polls on April 5 to pick their six state senators again, after the Australian Electoral Commission lost 1370 ballot papers during a recount. Given the last election was decided purely on preferences, we decided to have a look at one party’s group voting ticket if you decide to vote “above the line” – the Wikileaks Party. Why choose them? If you remember last [...]