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Apple is coming to Chadstone

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And guess what, Australia is getting another Apple Store – but this time it is going to be in Chadstone, meaning that the brand new store will be the first Victorian store. It will open at 10am on Saturday 13th September, and those who will be there first will get a gift from Apple. It will also feature training sessions, workshops and its famous Genius Bar to give technical support. […]

Another Olympic-themed gadget – this time its a phone

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While the Olympics may be over, the products keep on coming, especially when this one is a Chinese mobile phone that is based on the Water Cube. From its slightly unusual keypad, and its design pattern, it does have a lot of features like tri-band GSM connectivity, dual camera and media playback. Now lets get to the obnoxious feature of a “3D interface”, but that could (and has to be) […]

Nokia N96 begins shipping

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Great News! The widely anticipated Nokia N96 (the phone that has 16GB of storage plus expandable memory, among other things) will be coming out in Europe for a estimated retail price of EUR 550, before taxes and subsidies. It is unknown when we will be getting it here in Australia. Stay tuned!

Google backs down over privacy concerns on Chrome

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Google has made an embarrassing backdown after it would be revealed that the company would have the right to use any information that was entered into websites using their new Chrome browser, just a day after it was release. The clause on its "End User License Agreement" (EULA) has been removed, after it allowed users to give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, […]

OLPC XO laptops to be sold via Amazon

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Amazon will start selling the One Laptop Per Child’s XO laptop as part of the Give One, Get One program, according to an official from the OLPC. Basically, the laptop is a low-cost and low-power laptop, which will run Linux and Windows on it and be sold to countries to help decrease the digital divide between the western nations and the poorer ones. Amazon is expected to sell them in […]

OMG – Seinfeld in HD?

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Yes, finally – Seinfeld is now in High-Definition! Well, unfortunately, there is some bad news – it is not really high definition. While many stations believe that high-definition is widescreen, it is not. Basically, they managed to get the old footage that was still in film (as film has a higher resolution than HD) and then cropped it. The technical term for this is called upconverting, which means it basically […]

SBS seeks more money for digital expansion

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SBS will ask the Federal Government for a 37 percent increase in funding for its three-funding deal, with the extra $70 million a year going to increase the network’s offering in digital radio and television. The new propsoal will see the broadcaster allowed to offer foreign children’s programming for the first time, and offer English tuition and wider coverage of the Asia-Pacific region. It will also use the money to […]

Google to launch web browser to compete with IE, Firefox

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UPDATE: Google has made a comic about it. You can view it here. Google will be releasing its own internet browser to counter the dominance of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer by making sure that it provides a quick and easy access to many of Google’s sites. The browser, called "Chrome", is expected to be released on Tuesday (or Wednesday – depending on the time differences) in 100 countries that are running […]

Rumour Mill : “Confirmation” of iPod Nano 4G?

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Could this be one of the casings for the new iPod Nano 4G? Engadget Spansih managed to get a photo of the case that was on the floor. While this does mean that there is going to be one – I hope, it still does not mean Apple has actually confirm it themselves. The shape actually looks like the one that Kevin Rose was saying; but hey, maybe it could […]

Windows Mobile to get apps store?

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Microsoft is doing some catch up after saying that it will launch an application store market for its Windows Mobile platform after Google saying it will do the same thing last week for its Android platform. Called ‘Skymarket’, it is expected to launch later in the year for the mobile OS, and we could expect that it will be an apps store after a job posting was found on Computerjpb.com […]

US to get capped – Comcast to cap all broadband customers

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Starting October 1, all of Comcast’s residential broadband customers will now be capped, similar to what is happening here in Australia and the entire world; after releasing new guidelines of its Acceptable Use Policy. However, their plans will be different to what it is set here – with users will be capped at 250 gigabytes per month, per account – and for those who do will go over will get […]

Yahoo Mash closes after one year

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Yahoo has decided to shut down its social-networking experiment, Yahoo Mash, after launching it a year ago, saying to all members via an email from community manager Matt Warburton reading: Thank you for trying out our Mash Beta service. We hope you had fun with it. Please note that we will shut down Mash on September 29, 2008. As a result, your current profile on Mash will no longer be […]

Olympics Review : Seven screws up the coverage

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The Beijing Olympics saw many technological advances on the coverage, but also saw the end of an era – with Channel Seven no longer the rights holder for the Olympics. It’s been almost a week after the Olympics have finished and we can now review all the news about the coverage of the Olympics here in Australia, and they did not get a good response. While some came from incorrect […]