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Chrome OS to use Google Drive as default download location soon

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 Despite commercials which promise users that they’ll never lose files with a Chromebook, there’s a rising number of education and business users who are complaining that, when a Chromebook is reset or replaced, that they lose their local files. And this complaint mainly stems from the way Chrome OS handles Downloaded files. By default, when saving a file from the browser, a Chromebook will default to a local Downloads folder on [...]

Google Drive lowers prices – US$1.99 per month for 100GB of space

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If you are still deciding between Microsoft’s OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox – that choice has been made a little bit easier. Google has announced its brand new pricing structure for Drive, with its prices undercutting its rivals. While the 15GB plan remains free, the 100GB plan is now US$1.99 per month instead of $US4.99 per month. In contrast, 100GB on Dropbox will cost US$9.99 per month, while OneDrive will [...]

Razer refreshes Blade laptop line with NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs

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Razer has announced that it has refreshed its Razer Blade laptop line. While both the 14-inch Blade and 17-inch Blade Pro now feature an NVIDIA Maxwell GPU and the latest-generation Intel Core i7 processor, the Blade also gets a stunning 3200×1800 resolution IPS display with multitouch support. Other specs for the 14-inch Blade include the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics card with 3GB of GGDR5 memory, 8GB of DDR3L RAM, a [...]

Techcast Season 1 Episode 3: 80,000 volts straight to the nipples

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This is Techcast Episode 3 for Season 1, titled “80,000 volts straight to the nipples”. This week was a very slow news week (in our eyes anyway), so this is a short podcast. We speculate wildly on the actual creator of Bitcoin and who Satoshi Nakamoto really is, we talk about drones and an ex-Channel Nine employees love email. Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links [...]

Watch Dogs’ classification changes to R18+ after resubmission

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Ubisoft’s highly anticipated video game Watch Dogs has been given an R18+ rating by the Australian Classification Board. This is despite earlier receiving an MA15+ rating back in September when the game was originally scheduled to be released in November as a launch title for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. When asked for a comment from Ubisoft Australia, a spokesperson said, “We can confirm Watch Dogs has just been reclassified.” [...]

Flappy Bird creator is “considering” bringing the game back

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Dong Nguyen, the creator of the popular (and frustrating) game Flappy Bird, has hinted that the game that gave him thousands of dollars in ad revenue may soon return – one month after Nguyen decided to kill the game at the height of its popularity. “I can’t go back to my life before, but I’m good now.” In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, Nguyen said he was “considering” bringing the game [...]

This is iOS 7.1 and it’s out now

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Apple have this morning released iOS 7.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Featuring a refined UI, faster animations, major bug fixes, CarPlay support, and improved responsiveness on some older devices, it’s a welcome update that finally brings back some of the snappiness we lost with iOS 7. The full changelog includes: CarPlay support. New Camera setting to automatically enable HDR for iPhone 5s devices. Improved performance on the [...]

Unreleased Daft Punk collaboration with Jay-Z leaks

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I love a good leaked song, and today’s delivery from Daft Punk and Jay-Z is definitely interesting. Originally created for Daft Punk’s 2010 soundtrack of Tron: Legacy, the song, called Computerized, is drizzled with Jay-Z, over the foundation of Random Access Memories-style electronic music. Featuring the French duo’s trademark, somewhat corny, appetite for the future, the song feels unfinished, with Jay-Z’s lyrics leaving something to be desired.  But it’s also [...]

Vox Media to launch general-news website, Vox.com, in 2014

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According to Ezra Klein, formerly of The Washington Post, “there’s a problem in journalism,” one where people don’t care about news. He compares the problem to “vegetables”, where you consume media not by choice, but because you feel you have to. You have an obligation to know what’s happening in the world, but don’t always understand, or even have incentive to care. Or at least, that’s the problem he describes [...]

The #AskHannaForCash thing is most likely a scam

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Meet the Twitter user @princessthot. No one knows who she – or he – is, but she’s responsible for one of today’s trending topics on Twitter #AskHannaForCash. The idea is simple, all you need to do is tweet something with the hashtag, and she – or he – will give you at least $1000 from their father’s PayPal account that contains at least $23 million. First 10k people to retweet [...]

Public Transport Victoria finally releases timetable data to the public

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Image: Stewart Wilson/TechGeek Melbourne will soon get better public transport apps as the government agency responsible for all public transport in the state – Public Transport Victoria – has finally released its timetable data to the public. This means developers can create their own apps with accurate timetable data for trains, trams and buses. Before the release of timetable data, PTV would insist that those who are looking for public transport data [...]

Sony Computer Entertainment America’s CEO Jack Tretton steps down

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Image: Kevin Krejci/Flickr (Creative Commons) Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that Jack Tretton will step down from his role as the President and CEO of its American subsidiary, Sony Computer Entertainment America. He will be replaced by Shawn Layden, who is the Executive Vice President and COO of Sony Network Entertainment International, from April 1. According to Sony’s press statement, the reason was a mutual agreement between both parties not [...]

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs launches May 27

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For anyone wondering when this game is going to launch, good news. The highly awaited open-world action-adventure sandbox game Watch Dogs has finally received a launch date: May 27. The game follows the vigilante Aiden Pearce, hacking his way though Chicago’s central operating system, controlling every technological aspect of the city – via the use of his smart phone. The announcement trailer for the game is located at the bottom. Previously, the [...]

Techcast Season 1 Episode 2: It’s Not Going to be a Good Week For You

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Episode two is finally out – and we’re a tad sorry about the delay. We just forgot about our Wednesday recording date. Hopefully, we’re back on schedule next week. This week, we take a look at the HTC One leak, Mt Gox bankruptcy and tackle the issue of Netflix use in Australia. Oh, and we’re joined by Jason Murray from our good friends at Ausdroid. Be sure to subscribe to [...]

New Australian startup lets lonely people hire a friend – for $60 an hour

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Yes, this is about to be a real thing. A brand new startup from Townsville, Queensland called “Friends for Hire” is about to open its doors – and as its name suggests, it will let those who are friendless hire a friend for “endless possibilities”. Well, except for one. According to Business Insider Australia, Friends for Hire is strictly for platonic relationships. “It’s definitely not a dating website. It’s for [...]