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Ingress now available for iOS

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If you aren’t already aware of Ingress, it’s a virtual Augmented Reality game developed by the Niantic Project. The application installed on your phone acts as a “scanner” which allows you to see mysterious energy (known as Exotic Matter or XM in game) which has been discovered by a team of scientists in Europe. You can interact with Portals and create control fields which will add to your team’s global Mind Units (MU) score. [...]

Prepare Yourself: Doctor Who has a full length trailer for Season 8

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Prepare yourself Whovians! Doctor Who’s Season 8 trailer is ready to be watched and gives us a glimpse of the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi. The new trailer features a flaming TARDIS, Daleks, Dinosaurs and a rather frightened Clara Oswald. While not strictly “techy”, this definitely appeals to some of our geeky sides. I’m excited for the new Doctor Who season and I’m sure many of you are as well. Will you be watching [...]

Nintendo to reveal new Super Smash Bros. character on July 15

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  Nintendo has updated the official Super Smash Bros. site teasing a new Fighter for the upcoming game on the Wii U and 3DS. This three-minute video is set for a worldwide release at 12am July 15 AEST. It is currently unknown what character Nintendo has planned for the video, whether it is a character from a first-party franchise, i.e. Mario or Link; or featuring a three-party franchise’s character – [...]

Creators of Borderlands announce their new FPS title, Battleborn

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2K and Gearbox Software have announced that their upcoming title for next gen, will be a MOBA-styled FPS titled Battleborn. Calling it a ‘hero shooter’ Battleborn is “a fusion of first-person shooting and loot-grabbing RPG elements in a living comic book art style.” The game features creeps, quick leveling, and unique heroes comparable to MOBAs like Dota 2 and League of Legends, all connected through a narrative-driven five-player cooperative campaign, and also 5v5 competitive [...]

Parrot’s new MiniDrones hitting Australia in August

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In a fun filled launch event today, Parrot announced their new MiniDrones – the Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo. With the sounds of flying, jumping and crashing (oh, and screams), Parrot announced that the products will be available from Australian retailers in August but pre-orders are being taken online from today. Chris Roberts, APAC Managing Director for Parrot gave a brief history of the company and when posed the question of [...]

Nokia’s flagship Lumia 930 available from July 11

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The Nokia Lumia 930 is the newest edition to the smartphone market and Nokia’s flagship device for 2014. We’ve seen the huge phablets and Android devices coming from Nokia this year, however, there hasn’t been any information on flagship devices – well, it’s finally here. While Nokia Australia haven’t confirmed a release date, carriers have started releasing information of when it will be available. The Lumia 930 has a 5″ Full [...]

Destiny Collector’s Editions and Beta dates announced

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Announced this morning during Bungie Day (July 7th), three Collector’s Editions for Destiny, two editions that include physical and in-game items, whereas the other focuses on a digital download edition. The prices have been set for the US, we’re definitely sure these prices won’t be the same for Australia, so keep an eye out for updates. Limited Edition – $99.99USD Limited Edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc Guardian Folio, containing: “Arms and Armament” [...]

GIVEAWAY: Kingston DataTraveler Mini 3.0 16GB

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Having data readily available is always great – especially when it can be transferred quickly. That’s why having a high capacity, USB 3.0 drive is a must-need. Thanks to our friends at Kingston, we have a DataTraveller Mini 3.0 USB drive to giveaway. The drive features a stylish and compact design, a durable metal casing with key loop and offers up to 70MB/s read and 10MB/s write speeds – perfect for [...]

Why I started UNIHACK – a hackathon for university students in Victoria

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If you haven’t noticed, I have not been blogging for a couple of weeks on TechGeek. Instead of writing about the Amazon FirePhone, I have been working on a side project with the IT student clubs at the University of Melbourne and Monash University (Clayton). I have been teasing little things about it on my Twitter account, but today is the day where you can sign up and participate! The side [...]

Quickflix enables Chromecast support, offers $10 credit for using it

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Chromecast has been available in Australia for a little while now but we haven’t had much Australian support for it. However, Quickflix is one of the first Australian services to offer Chromecast support. According to the email sent to Quickflix subscribers, you’ll be able to instantly stream Movies and TV Shows as part of your subscription plus pay for the premium TV Shows and Movies for $2.99 and $5.99 each [...]

Review: Braven 710 Bluetooth Speaker

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When this speaker hit my desk, I was intrigued to see how powerful it was. The Braven 710 is a small, powerful Bluetooth speaker for your smartphone…. or really any device that has Bluetooth. It has a beautiful “aircraft grade” aluminium design which feels sturdy and has a premium feel, it’s ruggedised and water resistant to save you from unfortunate situations and just looks pretty damn good. The Braven 710 retails for [...]

Techcast S01E14: Google. Google. Google.

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! We are a little early because I noticed I wouldn’t be available for the majority of the week and we had to fit in a special guest! This week we talk about everything Googe I/O, some Windows Phone news, Netflix coming to Australia and the Automatic Sperm Extractor. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Special Guest, Daniel Tyson from Ausdroid in this very [...]

Google unveils Material Design, a unified design language for Android, Chrome OS

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Google has long been known as a company with a beautiful, though fragmented design language. Just a glance at an Android and Chrome OS app in the same sitting could be enough to convince a user that these platforms were both created by a separate company. And in a way, due to the size of Google, that’s almost true. So in a massive announcement at Google I/O the company has shown plans to consolidate the [...]

Techcast S01E13: Yo

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We’re back for Episode 13 and have a huge amount of articles to get through. Firstly, Microsoft release the new Nokia X2, Optus/Vodafone/Facebook all have issues and we also speak about the Cadbury Joy Generator – which wasn’t so joyous. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for a slightly longer edition of Techcast. Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links below. Let us [...]

Internode covers Adelaide CBD with WiFi

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Internode have announced the AdelaideFree, an extension to the already operating Free WiFi network in central Adelaide. In partnership between the South Australian Government and Adelaide City Council, Internode has created a wireless network which provides internet access to over 30,000 people each day – powered by 300 wireless access points. The extension provides blanket coverage between North Terrace and Wakefield Street/Grote Street and broad access areas in the south city, [...]