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A please explain would be nice – 8-bit PS3 & Xbox 360 clones found in the wild

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I’m sorry, but I’m a bit lost over the fact that there is a clone of an Xbox 360 and a PS3 and trying to get my head around that these are not fakes. Anyway, the clones are from Rodisson Technologies Company, a shady, Chinese company. Each can only play 8-bit versions of games, and you could (and would) clearly tell that the Xbox 360 clone is a clone, since […]

Clearance Specials – Gamers Specials at Big W, Target

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While Boxing Day is typically reserved for Myer and David Jones to have their clearance sales; Big W, Target and K-Mart have their clearance specials tomorrow (27th of December). And we thought that it wouldn’t be fair for us to cover only Myer and David Jones, in case that you, the reader, thought that we were, well, biased and taking money from the company – and we are not. While […]

Clearance Specials – Myer and David Jones go crazy with discounts

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It’s Boxing Day, and everyone knows what today is! And we are not talking about the cricket, even though it may sound better than technology. It’s the day where Myer and David Jones need to clean out their inventory so they can sell more expensive crap to you; and since most of this year’s crap would still be there, they need to make some room so they can put this […]

Verizon awarded largest-ever settlement in cybersquatting lawsuit

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A federal judge in the Northern District of California has awarded a US$33.15 million settlement to Verizon after it sued a domain registrar for cybersquatting on domains that tried to take advantage of domains that are easily misspelled or confusing variants of Verizon and its trademarks, Verizon announced on Wednesday. "This case should send a clear message and serve to deter cybersquatters who continue to run businesses for the primary […]

TECHGEEK.com.au Top 10 Posts for 2008

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2008 saw us have a full year of coverage on TECHGEEK.com.au, and while we saw several countries fall into recession, several companies collapsed or saw job cuts, or even have Barack Obama winning the 2008 Election; TECHGEEK.com.au is pleased to have called 2008 the year where we finally did something that we accomplished – surviving. And thanks to your visits (according to Google Analytics), we can now count down the […]

Vietnam to impose new restrictions on blogging

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Vietnam has approved new regulations that will effectively banned bloggers from discussing topics that the government deemed to be “undermining national security” and opposition to the state’s views, and bring in a new requirement that would see all of their writing to personal issues, according to reports from the Associated Press and AFP. The new regulations, obtained by the AFP, has said that all blogs must not “provide, transmit or […]

Case maker publishes iPhone nano protector – could there be iPhone nano after all?

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RUMOUR MILL : XSKN, a third-party case maker, has rekindled rumours of an iPhone nano and has started taking orders for a protective case holder for the rumoured gadget, even though there has been no confirmation from Apple – as expected since its nearly time for the all important, and final year, for the Apple keynote at Macworld at San Francisco. According to Apple Insider, the case maker is selling […]

Censorship lists from Thailand and Denmark leaked as Australian Govt. delays trial

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Secret lists of websites in two countries have been leaked online to Wikileaks, a known site for publishing secret information and putting it to the public, as the Australian Government has announced that they will delay the live trial of the controversial internet filtering scheme that would, according to experts, cripple our internet connection. Denmark’s list of 3863 websites was published yesterday onto Wikileaks, and is to believed to contain […]

Microsoft to cut staff next month?

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RUMOUR MILL : Microsoft is rumoured to start making some of its staff redundant on January 15, after MiniMicrosoft is reporting on snippets of reports discussing of internal reorganisations amid budget cuts at the company. The blog, run by an anonymous employee of Microsoft, are saying that staff are being called into “meetings and interrogations about the work they are doing”, setting impossible tasks and asked to account for their […]

iZ3D brings 26-inch 3D LCD monitor to CES

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CES 2009 - According to Engadget, iZ3D will be bringing a 26-inch prototype of a 3D LCD monitor to CES 2009. The company already has one LCD that is similar to this prototype, its 22-inch 3D LCD monitor. As well, it will have on display the Immersion Series, which “places a trio of the iZ3D monitors together in order to better simulate flights and races”. It is also expected that they […]

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from TECHGEEK.com.au

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TECHGEEK.com.au wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays – depends on what you want. As you may have noticed, TECHGEEK.com.au will not be updated on December 24 and December 25, since its Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. As well, TECHGEEK.com.au will be in “Crucial Update” mode on Boxing Day and December 27th – meaning that important stories will only be posted on those days. On the 28th, we hope […]

Windows XP gets end-date reprieve, gets four more months to live

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Microsoft has extended the deadline for smaller PC builders and resellers to use the Windows XP Operating System up until May 30 2009, four more months added to the previously announced cut-off date of January 31 2009, according to the BBC. XP was originally supposed to disappear from shops on the January 30 2008, after Vista was released in early 2007. While Vista has sold well, according to Microsoft, customers […]

Conroy answers critics; says filter plan may extend to P2P, BitTorrent Traffic

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Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has answered many of the comments made to people on the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy’s blog. However, while answering his critics, he has also revealed that new government filter may extend to peer-to-peer and BitTorrent traffic. “Technology is improving all the time. Technology that filters peer-to-peer and BitTorrent traffic does exist and it is anticipated that the effectiveness of this will […]

TPN suffers major outage, media and show sites gone

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The Podcast Network (TPN), an Australian company that records and distributes podcasts to the world, is being reported to have suffered a major outage, with the show sites being taken down and all the podcast audio files have been destroyed. According to The Inquistir, the site had suffered a “massive technical failure” in its main hard drive in its server in Texas. In an e-mail to the podcasters, CEO Cameron […]

Warner Music pulls videos off YouTube after talks break down

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Warner Music Group, which is the third largest record label in the Big 4, has pulled all of its videos on its YouTube channel after talks of renewing a licensing agreement had broken down on Friday. Warner Music, along with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment (formerly known as Sony BMG) and EMI, are all renegotiating their deals with the Google-owned video site. Warner Music, which is the home for […]