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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 – [...]

Creators of Borderlands announce their new FPS title, Battleborn

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2K and Gearbox Software have announced that their upcoming title for next gen, will be a MOBA-styled FPS titled Battleborn. Calling it a ‘hero shooter’ Battleborn is “a fusion of first-person shooting and loot-grabbing RPG elements in a living comic book art style.” The game features creeps, quick leveling, and unique heroes comparable to MOBAs like Dota 2 and League of Legends, all connected through a narrative-driven five-player cooperative campaign, and also 5v5 competitive [...]

Parrot’s new MiniDrones hitting Australia in August

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In a fun filled launch event today, Parrot announced their new MiniDrones – the Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo. With the sounds of flying, jumping and crashing (oh, and screams), Parrot announced that the products will be available from Australian retailers in August but pre-orders are being taken online from today. Chris Roberts, APAC Managing Director for Parrot gave a brief history of the company and when posed the question of [...]

Nokia’s flagship Lumia 930 available from July 11

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The Nokia Lumia 930 is the newest edition to the smartphone market and Nokia’s flagship device for 2014. We’ve seen the huge phablets and Android devices coming from Nokia this year, however, there hasn’t been any information on flagship devices – well, it’s finally here. While Nokia Australia haven’t confirmed a release date, carriers have started releasing information of when it will be available. The Lumia 930 has a 5″ Full [...]

Destiny Collector’s Editions and Beta dates announced

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Announced this morning during Bungie Day (July 7th), three Collector’s Editions for Destiny, two editions that include physical and in-game items, whereas the other focuses on a digital download edition. The prices have been set for the US, we’re definitely sure these prices won’t be the same for Australia, so keep an eye out for updates. Limited Edition – $99.99USD Limited Edition SteelBook™ Case and Game Disc Guardian Folio, containing: “Arms and Armament” [...]

GIVEAWAY: Kingston DataTraveler Mini 3.0 16GB

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Having data readily available is always great – especially when it can be transferred quickly. That’s why having a high capacity, USB 3.0 drive is a must-need. Thanks to our friends at Kingston, we have a DataTraveller Mini 3.0 USB drive to giveaway. The drive features a stylish and compact design, a durable metal casing with key loop and offers up to 70MB/s read and 10MB/s write speeds – perfect for [...]

Why I started UNIHACK – a hackathon for university students in Victoria

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If you haven’t noticed, I have not been blogging for a couple of weeks on TechGeek. Instead of writing about the Amazon FirePhone, I have been working on a side project with the IT student clubs at the University of Melbourne and Monash University (Clayton). I have been teasing little things about it on my Twitter account, but today is the day where you can sign up and participate! The side [...]

Quickflix enables Chromecast support, offers $10 credit for using it

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Chromecast has been available in Australia for a little while now but we haven’t had much Australian support for it. However, Quickflix is one of the first Australian services to offer Chromecast support. According to the email sent to Quickflix subscribers, you’ll be able to instantly stream Movies and TV Shows as part of your subscription plus pay for the premium TV Shows and Movies for $2.99 and $5.99 each [...]