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Konami once again drawing attention. This time, strict worker conditions

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A recent report released by the Japanese Newspaper Nikkei (Nihon Keizai Shimbun aka Japan economic newspaper) has pointed the spotlight once again on Konami, this time for its tightly monitored work conditions. Employees at Konami are constantly monitored by internal cameras to ensure they are working at all times and are unable to gain access to WiFi, with their only means of communication coming through intranet e-mail to contact other team members […]

Lifehack: How To Read More Books

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I was about to buy another book to add to my largely untouched Kindle library when it hit me! Libraries exist! Surely I can’t be the only one who has forgot that libraries exist? So here’s the Lifehack: Libraries have shelves of books and all you need is a card to access any book for free. Best of all too, you don’t even have to go to a library anymore […]

The Final Curtain: Batman Arkham Knight Review

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The Batman: Arkham trilogy has time and again proven itself to be one of the most popular games series on market. Arkham Asylum broke into the Guinness Book of World Records in the category of “Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever” when released, and was only knocked out of the position by its sequel Arkham City. Arkham Origins, standing as a prequel to the pair, was not as groundbreaking, but was still met with positive reviews.

Review: Bose QuietComfort 25

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If you look around at any airport, you’re most likely to see at least one person with a set of Bose headphones. Why? Because they’re fantastic. The QuietComfort 25’s are no exception. With fantastic active noise cancelling features and sound quality that wow’s, you’d understand the $400 RRP price tag. The QuietComfort 25 is the first update to the headphones in over 5 years and the improvement in design and […]

Victoria needs 40,000 extra IT workers, according to new ACS data

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Victoria will need 40,000 extra IT employees over the next six years in order to meet demand in 2020, according to new data from the Australian Computer Society and Deloitte Access Economics released today. The data comes after the release of a recent report commissioned by ACS titled Australia’s Digital Pulse, which found that an extra 100,000 workers will be needed over the next six years to meet demand from companies. […]

Here’s an unofficial way to listen to Beats 1 on other devices

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Today, Apple have launched Apple Music in 100 countries and along with it, comes the 24/7 radio station Beats 1. However, it’s only available for those on iOS, OS X and Windows devices. If you’re interested in listening to the radio station, there is an unofficial way. It works on Android devices running Android 4.1 or later, iOS devices running iOS 6 or later, and OS X machines using the Safari […]

Apple Music AU pricing confirmed: $11.99 per month

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When it was announced back at WWDC, we knew that – after the three month free trial period – Apple Music would cost at least US$9.99 per month in the US. However, for some reason, Apple Australia didn’t reveal their prices after the announcement. Now, as the service launches across 100 countries, Apple Australia has finally revealed how much Australians will have to pay. After the three month trial period, Australians will […]

Taylor Swift wins: Apple will pay artists royalties during free Apple Music trial

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Less than a day after Taylor Swift criticised the company for not paying royalties during the three months free trial period of its upcoming Apple Music service, Apple has decided to reverse the decision and will pay royalties during those three months. Eddy Cue, the Senior VP of Internet Software and Services, tweeted the news of the backflip, saying that they love Taylor Swift and indie musicians. Apple will always make sure that […]

Taylor Swift attacks Apple over zero royalties during Apple Music free trial period

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In an open letter she has posted on her Tumblr blog, Taylor Swift has explained why she is withholding her latest album from Apple Music – she doesn’t like the fact that Apple won’t pay any royalties during the three months free trial of its new music streaming service. “I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up […]

Windows 10 insiders will receive the final build as a software update

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Windows 10 insiders who have been testing the Windows 10 operating system ahead of the July 29th release date, will receive the final build of Windows 10 as a regular software update. Microsoft clarified the process on their blog today and said it would be easy as a normal Windows software update – providing you have linked your computer to your Microsoft Account. The Insider program will also continue to […]

Sorry, Half-Life 3 has not been confirmed by Valve

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Twitter has been abuzz with news that of Valve confirming Half-Life 3 on its supposed website in the past hour or so. Unfortunately, we have to be the bearer of bad news – like all the other times beforehand, it is fake. The website in question – valve.software – is not the official Valve website (it would be valvesoftware.com). It is a fake website that someone has created as a hoax, […]

E3 2015: Microsoft Conference Recap

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With Bethesda starting off E3 with a bang! Microsoft, the first of the ‘big 3′ conferences, had so much in store in this year’s press briefing, Not only with upcoming video games, exclusives and indies, but also backwards compatibility, Xbox and Windows 10, Oculus partnership and Hololens. For those who weren’t able to watch the live conference at 2:30am, here’s a list of all the announcements made: Halo 5 Guardians kicks off […]

Microsoft finally lets you play (some) Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One

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Two years ago, Microsoft’s position on backwards compatibility was, “If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards.” Today, it has changed – and probably for the better. It has announced that the Xbox One will now support backwards compatibility – letting you play some of your existing Xbox 360 titles on the console without paying a single cent. If you have purchased the game through Xbox Live, then you can re-download the game. […]

The E3 2015 Conference Train Kicks Off NOW: All Your Australian Times

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Source: GameSpot E3 2015 kicks off in around 10 minutes, starting with Bethesda Games Studios, who should be announcing more Fallout 4 details, and something about DOOM. So here’s your round-up of every E3 2015 keynote, converted for your Australian clocks. Bethesda E3 Press Conference Monday, June 15, 2015 – 12PM (Lunchtime) – Watch Here Microsoft E3 Press Conference Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – 2:30AM EA E3 Press Conference Tuesday, […]

UNIHACK returns with massive $3000 prize for the winner

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Melbourne’s premier student hackathon is back for another year! The organisers of UNIHACK have announced today that registrations are now open, and that the winning team will receive $3000 in cash – double what last year’s winners received. In addition, for the very first time, all university and TAFE students from across Australia will be able to compete for the title of UNIHACK Champion. UNIHACK sees teams having 24 hours […]