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gamescom 2014: Your Australian Streaming Guide

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Gamescom, which takes place annually in Germany, is increasingly becoming the destination for gaming announcements, especially for European regions, and this year won’t disappoint. With new consoles now well and truly starting to find their place in homes globally, a focus on games, rather than consoles, is expected at the 2014 show, with Microsoft, Sony, and others already teasing plenty of fresh gaming goss on social media. But how on earth are you going to see [...]

Note The Date: Samsung to announce new GALAXY Note device September 3

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Samsung rarely shies away from a cheesy launch event, and while it might be a little early to put your popcorn in the microwave just yet, the Korean phone manufacturer still wants you to ‘Note The Date’ for an upcoming product launch. If we’re lucky the spotlight will be directed at a magician, a confident child-actor, or perhaps even a musical-number, as we’ve seen at previous Samsung product launches. Taking place September 3 at 11PM [...]

EA’s new game subscription service is coming to Australia, for $7 per month

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EA has announced a brand new subscription service exclusively for the Xbox One. Called EA Access, gamers with an Xbox Live account pay a monthly fee to have unlimited access to some of EA’s more popular titles, discounts on digital content, and access to trials of new-release titles before their release. The service is currently in beta and accessible to a select number of players. However, those players will be [...]

Beyond The Verge: Joshua Topolsky leaves Vox Media for Bloomberg, while Nilay Patel returns as EIC

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It’s often been difficult to define exactly what Vox Media’s ‘The Verge’ is. Launched in 2011 by ex-AOL/Engadget bloggers Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Chris Ziegler, just to name a few, The Verge, from the outset, looked like the ultimate technology publication. With a star-studded roster, joined by Vox Media’s unmatched video and product team, the website seemed to have a fresh focus and simple goal: to create content for a niche [...]

Techcast S01E16: Stuff Up Of The Day

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! This week we speak about Catch Of The Day and their illegal cyber attacks, Microsoft’s job cuts and DisasterCon – a tumblr convention. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh, Chris Southcott and special guest, Jason Murray from Ausdroid for this rather long, rantish episode. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of the new [...]

Grab a Chromecast for $39 from Dick Smith

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If you’re after a Chromecast and were waiting for it to come down in price, now is your chance. Dick Smith have dropped the price of a Chromecast to $39 including delivery with a coupon code. The deal is only for products delivered and not available in-store or via click-and-collect. The deal is only valid for one Chromecast per customer. Use the ‘SAVER10′ coupon code at checkout. The Chromecast has [...]

Chrome bug guzzling battery power since 2010

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Chrome has officially opened a bug report affecting Windows machines running Chrome. Since 2010, there has been an issue with the way Google Chrome returns from an idle state and as a result, is significantly affecting the battery life of the machine. Google recognised the issue after Forbes posted a report on the issue. The issue has been placed to the top of the issues list, therefore, we should expect [...]

Catch Of The Day reveals user data was stolen – three years after it occured

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The massively popular (and occasionally crashing) deals website, Catch Of The Day, has told its customers yesterday that they should change their passwords right now, after confirming they suffered a massive data breach. And while they confirmed that user information, encrypted passwords and a small number of credit card numbers were stolen – that is not the big issue at the moment. No, the big issue is that Catch Of The [...]

Nokia X, Asha and Series 40 are no longer

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After announcing that over 18,000 people will be layed-off over the next year, Microsoft will be renewing their focus to the Windows Phone operating system. According to an internal memo obtained by The Verge, it was revealed that Microsoft will discontinue the Nokia X, Asha and Series 40 products. The respective teams will go into “maintenance mode” meaning the products customers will still be supported but no further development will be [...]

Techcast S01E15: HackAUni

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! Today we take a look at Microsoft’s future, the New Lumia 930 from Nokia and Parrot’s MiniDrones! Join Stewart Wilson and Terence Huynh for this weeks episode. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of the new podcast by tweeting @techgeekcomau or commenting below. DOWNLOAD MP3 SUBSCRIBE via iTunes SUBSCRIBE via RSS [...]

Nokia Lumia 930 Review: The best Windows Phone yet

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Dubbed to be the best Windows Phone of 2014 – the Nokia Lumia 930 is the newest edition from Nokia. Being the flagship phone of 2014, the Lumia 930 certainly packs a punch. There’s a lot riding on this phone, it’s one of the first to run Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box and the first phone released under the “Microsoft Devices” brand. The Lumia 930 has a 5” [...]

Lucina and Robin enters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros games

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Nintendo has revealed that Lucina and Robin from Fire Emblem franchise will be playable in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the Wii U and 3DS. Both first appearing in Fire Emblem Awakening, both characters will be suitable contenders in the Super Smash Bros. franchise. The announcement trailer is located at the bottom of the article. Robin is able to cast various elemental spells, based on the colour of [...]

Ingress now available for iOS

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If you aren’t already aware of Ingress, it’s a virtual Augmented Reality game developed by the Niantic Project. The application installed on your phone acts as a “scanner” which allows you to see mysterious energy (known as Exotic Matter or XM in game) which has been discovered by a team of scientists in Europe. You can interact with Portals and create control fields which will add to your team’s global Mind Units (MU) score. [...]

Prepare Yourself: Doctor Who has a full length trailer for Season 8

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Prepare yourself Whovians! Doctor Who’s Season 8 trailer is ready to be watched and gives us a glimpse of the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi. The new trailer features a flaming TARDIS, Daleks, Dinosaurs and a rather frightened Clara Oswald. While not strictly “techy”, this definitely appeals to some of our geeky sides. I’m excited for the new Doctor Who season and I’m sure many of you are as well. Will you be watching [...]

Nintendo to reveal new Super Smash Bros. character on July 15

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  Nintendo has updated the official Super Smash Bros. site teasing a new Fighter for the upcoming game on the Wii U and 3DS. This three-minute video is set for a worldwide release at 12am July 15 AEST. It is currently unknown what character Nintendo has planned for the video, whether it is a character from a first-party franchise, i.e. Mario or Link; or featuring a three-party franchise’s character – [...]