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Toshiba sees that DVD is the future…

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After losing the format war against Sony (remember, the HD DVD vs. Blu-Ray thing), Toshiba has released its new XD-E500. The good things is that it uses Toshiba’s new eXtended Detail Enhancement technology (EDE) – which basically upconverts to fill the void between those upconverting players and Blu-Ray; and it costs US$150. However, it does not play Blu-Ray; and Toshiba did not try to compare the new player with a [...]

Pastor buys AnnaBligh.net

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A pastor in central Queensland has bought two internet domain names which bear the name of Queensland’s Premier Anna Bligh. Pastor David Ally, from the Mountain of the Lord Christian Church in Mount Morgan, bought the domain names of annabligh.org and annabligh.net in September of 2007, when Bligh took over the role from Peter Beattie. This now allows him to create websites and email addresses using the domain name. His [...]

Hackett no longer Internode’s CEO, remains as managing director

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Internode has undergone a substantial reorganisation of its management team, which sees Simon Hackett no longer being CEO of the company – giving it to former group GM Patrick Tapper. Hackett will still be the founder and managing director. Tapper joined the South Australian-based internet service provider in 1998, after working with Greater Union, Village Roadshow and EMI. Another reorganisation includes the creation of CFO, which will be taken by [...]

Blackberry Bold not really a fan of the pavement

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If you are have, or going to get a Blackberry Bold; you might want to reconsider if you have butterfingers. The phone is, apparently, very fragile as it does not like the concrete once you drop it from two metres. Oh, and you thought that bezel was real metal; well, you are wrong – it’s not. But the good news is, if you manage to make a skin for the [...]

Pandora may be on verge of collapsing, founder says

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Pandora’s founder Tim Westergren has said that the popular web radio service, with 1 million listeners daily and a popular iPhone application, is on the brink of collapse. "We’re approaching a pull-the-plug kind of decision," he said to the Washington Post. "This is like a last stand for webcasting." This comes as web radio stations will pay music royalties higher than their satellite counterparts; with the terrestrial radio stations pay [...]

New Palm phone information leaked to public

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The new Palm Pro has got more information leaked, including with this photo. We don’t know if this is real – but I can tell you it looks absolutely sexy – but my eyes are still on the Blackberry Bold. As well, you can tell this is going to support Windows Mobile – by that Windows logo on the top left from the ‘Palm’ button. Here are some other specks [...]

TG1K : Rants, Rants and More Rants

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In celebration of 1,000-plus worth of posts since our birth, we decided to recap on our favourite posts. This time, it is our reviews and rantings that we love to make so much off. And yes, this is like a recap show. On with the best reviews and rantings: Ten HD, Teh Sucks (18/12/07) – Ten HD had launched at that time in Wollongong (under a different name) and he [...]

Microsoft wins again – OOXML stays as a standard

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The International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) has rejected appeals by four countries to reject Microsoft’s Office Open XML formats as an international standard, and since no further appeals can be made against the decision – the OOXML format can start to be re-worked to operate with Open XML, a file format used with OpenOffice.org. Brazil, India, South Africa and Venezuela launched appeals to the decision, but failed to get the support [...]

TG1K : TECHGEEK.com.au reaches 1,000+ posts

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After over 1 year, with five redesigns and additional members of contributors and staff; TECHGEEK.com.au has made it past the 1,000+ posts mark. From daily news to tips and tutorials – we are slowly building up and also getting praise for our designs and also for our content. But it would not be a celebration without a special recollection of our favourite posts: Idiot buys US$999 iPhone app, tries to [...]

U2 songs leaked after Bono plays them too loudly

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Paul McGuinness, U2′s manager, has something to complain to all the web users today. Four songs from U2′s upcoming album ‘No Line On the Horizon’ have been leaked online after Bono was playing them too loudly on his stereo – and somehow, a fan recorded the tracks. The four songs include the title track, the first single from the album – ‘Sexy Boots’, ‘Moment of Surrender’ and ‘For Your Love’. [...]

Review : Ping.FM – an easier way to post messages on Twitter, Plurk, Jaiku, Facebook, MySpace, etc.

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If you are like me – an addict of social networking sites – then this site is a must-look. Ping.FM will allow you to post the same message on your friends over at Twitter, Jaiku, Facebook, MySpace, and many other services. While it does not say anything to cure that crippling addiction to social networking – well for me at least – it is a very good Web 2.0 service. [...]

ConnectU founders place sixth, Aussie win gold

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ConnectU founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have placed sixth in the Men’s Rowing (Without Coxswain). This also means that their Olympic dreams are finished, as they don’t take any medals home. To get this far; both had to make through two rounds of heats, a semifinal and today’s final. The eventual winners were Drew Ginn and Duncan Free; from the Australian team (GO AUSTRALIA!!!). Canada came second, thanks to David [...]

Preliminarily report shows Optus has slowest network for the iPhone

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IDC telecommunications analyst Mark Novosel is testing the four networks that will be used by the iPhone as part of a report to be released later this year; and it showed that Optus, the best plan for budget users, was the slowest. In a preliminarily report, it showed that Optus had the slowest network by a significant margin between it and its rivals, especially Telstra and 3. Times to ping [...]

Optus credits users for slow iPhone 3G woes

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Optus is giving what it calls "goodwill credits" to iPhone 3G users after suffering reception problems and slow data speeds, though new reports say a software fix is on the way for the phone. While Apple has stubbornly refused to comment on the problem, it has been under pressure to break its ‘code’ of silence as users worldwide are complaining on sites and its own discussion board of poor reception, [...]

SMS updates gone for Australian, European users

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Twitter users in Europe and Australia will no longer receive text message updates on their mobile phones on their service, in a move to keep the telecom bills down. This action is temporary, but it is unknown when will it be back. However, users can use the UK number (+44 762 480 1423) to send updates to the site, but won’t give any updates to users. Twitter has also recommended [...]