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Comcast to offer usage monitor in January – report says

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If a report from DSL Reports is true, Comcast is soon offering its internet subscribers a bandwidth usage metre as early as the first week of January of next year. The new usage metre will allow customers to track how much they have used on their new 250GB caps, meaning that they don’t have to install third-party software to monitor their downloads. This would, like we do in Australia, adjust [...]

Oz TiVo plays catch up – allow you to order pizza too

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According to the Australian Financial Review, Seven is negotiating a deal with Domino’s Pizza that will, similar to the deal already announced in the US, allow TiVo owners to order pizzas through the TiVo box – meaning that we don’t have to leave home to get the car started and drive to the store to get it picked up (unless you get it delivered). Seven has recently started picking up [...]

Mod transforms Xbox 360 into a portable device

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Ever got that feeling that you want to take your Xbox 360 with you but don’t want to use someone else’s TV, cables or speakers; or you are somewhere that you can’t get a battery source? Well, Benjamin Heckendorn (the same guy who created the 3 versions of the Xbox 360 Laptops, the Wii Laptop and the portable PS2 system) has made an Xbox 360 Portable. But it looks like [...]

More bad news over at Gawker – more layoffs even though revenues climb 39%

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Nick Denton has laid off more people over Gawker Media, publishers of Gizmodo and the Kotaku, even though ad revenues for the company climbed to 39% over last years result, with 20% coming from Google ads from each site’s search result – according to a report on The Silicon Alley Insider. Media Bistro broke the news early today, with cuts coming from its popular blogs Gawker, Gizmodo and Jezebel; with [...]

DSi gets first flash cart – thanks Acekard

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We are hearing reports of a new flash cart that can allow owners of the new Nintendo DSi play their homebrew games, use Action Replay codes and storing save files; all thanks to the new Acekard 2i. The site also the DS Lite and the original Nintendo DS, which is great since it doesn’t mean that this is something that can only be used for the DSi. As usual (and [...]

Nokia unveils N97 phone – now the new “flagship” phone

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So, Nokia’s has a new flagship phone, and its a worth phone to take that title. The new Nokia N97 has a 3.5, 640×360 pixel (and yes, that is a 16:9 aspect ratio screen) ‘resistive’ touchscreen display with tactile feedback, similiar to the BlackBerry Storm, but this phone will have a sliding QWERTY keyboard as well. Calling it the “world’s most advanced mobile computer”, Nokia has packed a lot of [...]

Britney Spears tops Yahoo’s top searches

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Britney Spears has made it to the top of the list of Yahoo’s top searches in 2008, mirroring her success of being the top search query in 2007 as well. Following her was WWE, with Barack Obama placed third. Disney’s star Miley Cyrus placed fourth, while RuneScape placed fifth. Jessica Alba placed sixth, while anime Naruto made seventh place, Lindsay Lohan made eighth place and Angelina Jolie placed ninth. Finishing [...]

Pownce gets bought by Six Apart, shuts down service in two weeks

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Pownce, that high-end Twitter clone created by Kevin Rose and his friends that was started in June 2007 (as a private beta), have announced that they have been bought by Movable Type and Vox owners Six Apart; and that in two weeks, Pownce will shut down its doors forever on December 15. According to the Six Apart blog, all of the team will make the move to Movable Type. However, [...]

(m)Apple featured on The Simpsons

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So, apparently Apple, or should I say Mapple, was featured on The Simpsons last night on American television, and apparently we learnt something about the founder Steve Mobs – which was the best part since Bart was dubbing it – that he bought shares in Microsoft and he and his boyfriend Bill Gates were kissing in a pile of your money. But the line “You think you’re cool because you [...]

The iPod shuffle concept looks like a Nano wristwatch

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It’s brilliant, yet its obviously not something Apple would make. This is a concept of what one Japanese designer thought the iPod shuffle should be like, and it looks like a iPod nano wristwatch – without the widescreen. What’s weird is that it is totally practical, as wearing it on your wrist is kind of better than wearing it on your shirt – just make sure you don’t look like [...]

TECHGEEK.com.au – Year in Review 2008

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What can we say about 2008? Well, the economic crisis certainly took its toll on the economy and tech companies – with job cuts from all sectors. What about Barack Obama is the next President of the United States, or the Beijing 2008 Olympics, or the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Did the Cricket impress you? Or was it that hit show from Channel Nine called Underbelly that took your [...]

Microhoo not dead? Microsoft, Yahoo reported to have search deal talks

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According to the UK’s Sunday Times, Microsoft is reported to have started talks with Yahoo to acquire Yahoo’s search business for US$20 billion – proving once again, Microsoft cannot stay away from Yahoo. However, senior directors at both companies have not guaranteed that it will be a success. “Senior directors at Microsoft and Yahoo are understood to have agreed the broad terms of a deal, but there is no guarantee [...]

TECHGEEK 08 – Vote for the Funniest and Weirdest Stories of the year!

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It’s that time of the year again, and why not have your say on what were your favourite on the funniest, the weirdest, the best, the worst and your favourite local news stories of 2008. We scoured through our archives (our amazing 1,000+ posts) to pick which one to fill up our categories. Voting will go for four weeks, and we will reveal the answers, along with our favourite and [...]

Dealer files antitrust complaint against Microsoft over “pricing policy”

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According to CNET News.com, a Dutch software dealer has filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission (the guys who imposed a huge fine over Microsoft’s “monopoly”) by saying that the pricing policies in Europe done by Microsoft violates the very-strict European antitrust laws. The owner, Samir Abdalla, says that Microsoft charges at least a third more for its software in Europe than it does in the United States, with [...]

Motorola cans RAZR3 (Ruby) – is it the end of the RAZR?

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So, apparently the successor for the Motorola RAZR3 is not coming out after all. After losing the top place of being the best selling handset in America, it isn’t surprising since the successors to the RAZR haven’t either sold well with the customers or were just plain crap to both customers and reviewers. As well, according to Unwired View, it could be because it was ditching the Symbian UIQ – [...]