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HANDS ON: Earthlight lets you experience the wonders and perils of space

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Have you ever wanted to experience what it was like to be an astronaut? You could spend money on a ‘Vomit Comet‘ ride to simulate the effects of zero gravity for a very few seconds, or you can experience the wonders and perils of space with virtual reality thanks to Earthlight. Earthlight comes from Melbourne-based Opaque Media Group, who specialise in using virtual reality to solve problems. As such, they are among the […]

Australia Post is launching a $20 milliion fund to find the next eCommerce startups

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Australia Post has announced today that it will launch a new $20 million investment fund and a new partnership with the University of Melbourne – all to find the next innovative eCommerce startups in Australia. “We will use the $20 million capital fund, which with the success I expect could grow to more than $100 million over coming years, to directly invest in great eCommerce businesses with ideas that will […]

Newegg to ship directly from Australian distributors starting Monday

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Californian computer retailer Newegg will begin shipping directly from Australian distributors Monday, with a dedicated local warehouse expected to follow in the coming months. The retailer, popular amongst gamers and DIY PC builders, previously introduced Australian pricing to the site in 2014, although continued shipping products from their US warehouse. From Monday Newegg will bring 50,000 products to Australian shores, using existing local distributors. Some products won’t be initially available, leaving plenty […]

HANDS ON: PlayStation VR, is it worth the hype?

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TechGeek is currently at PAX Aus 2015 in Melbourne, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on the upcoming VR headset from PlayStation. There’s been a lot of hype about the hardware recently, with rumours of a new Until Dawn title being in development for use on the headset (and also general excitement that it’s even coming out). But I’m here to give the straight facts about this […]

Apple Pay is coming to Australia – only if you have an AMEX card

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Apple is about to increase the availability of Apple Pay, the company’s mobile payment system, with the announcement that it plans to expand it to Australia and Canada later this year – thanks to American Express. “We believe it is critical to be on the forefront of seamless and innovative payment solutions for our Card Members and we are pleased to be able to deliver on that with Apple Pay,” […]

Lebara will give you 2GB of data – if you’re willing to see ads after unlocking your phone

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Lebara Mobile has today announced its new Lebara Plus scheme, which gives its customers an extra 2GB of data or credit worth up to $20 – if you agree to see advertisements and “special deals” every time you unlock your phone. While there is no minimum time limit, this offer only applies to each user once per month. It also only applies to Android users (which constitute 65 percent of its customer base, […]

Couldn’t see that panel? PAX Aus reveals live stream schedule

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Missed out on getting a ticket for PAX Australia, or couldn’t organise a trip to get to Melbourne in time? Have no fear, the organisers have got you covered. They plan to stream most of the big panels from the event on Twitch, so you can sit back and watch them from the comfort of your own bed. As usual, you can follow the stream on the official PAX Twitch channel […]

Sony announces PS4 price drop in Australia

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There have been rumours rumbling about a potential price drop in both Europe and Australia in the past week. Now, it’s confirmed – well, in Australia at least. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced today that they will drop the price of the 500GB PlayStation 4 from $549.95 to $479.95. “We are delighted to deliver the PS4 system at its best-ever value just in time for the holiday season, making […]

Sony reveals Australian info for Xperia Z5 series

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Sony has finally announced the local availability and pricing of its upcoming flagship device range, the Xperia Z5 series. The range will include the Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Xperia Z5 Premium – which is being touted as the “world’s first 4K smartphone”. According to Sony, the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact will be available from next week, with a recommended retail price of $999 for […]

Oh, the excitement! Nielsen releases a list of the most anticipated games of the holidays

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Nielsen, a consumer research company, has surveyed 4,800 gamers ranging from the ages of 7 to 54 in order to find out which titles will be this year’s holiday blockbusters. The results of this study are below: Source: Nielson.com The results follow these guides: The games surveyed on have a release date between the 1st of October and the 31st of December this year. Anticipation has been measured using a […]

You need Google Keep for iPhone in your life

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There’s seriously only one app that gives me Android envy, and it’s now officially available on iPhone and iPad. Launched as a super simple, underrated reminders app, Google Keep is exactly what I want from a Notes app. With simple filing systems, like applying colours and tags to notes and reminders, Google Keep is almost like a minimalistic version of Evernote. Even better, real-time sync features similar to those found in Docs means, unlike Evernote, you’ll never […]

Braving The Wasteland: Mad Max Review

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Mad Max Review Braving the Wasteland By Emily Roach Can they keep it interesting? Emily Roach reviews the reboot of the Mad Max franchise. Mad Max is a gritty, mechanical post-apocalyptic franchise of films and games. It following the plights of Max, in the original movies known as Max Rockatansky, as he survives alone in The Wasteland, braving bandits and severe resource shortages. The next-gen platform game, published by Warner […]

The Apple Pencil costs $99+ because you probably don’t need it, and that’s a good thing

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A lot of digital and literal ink has been spilled over the announcement of a stylus at tech-blogger Christmas. Though looking past the surprisingly widespread hot-take that “Steve Jobs never wanted a stylus,” the Apple Pencil isn’t clearly not built for mass consumption. It costs $99 for a reason. In fact, I thought it was pretty clear, both from promotional material, and the fact that the Apple Pencil is an accessory to a ‘Pro’ tablet, […]

Should I get a Rose Gold iPhone 6s?

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Apple launched a bunch of stuff. Some is cool, some is lame. But most importantly they made a Rose Gold iPhone. So please help me out here: Silver or ‘Rose Gold’? Loading… I am deeply concerned I’m going to make the wrong decision. Expect to see this on eBay if I make the wrong choice

Doctor Who to premiere on ABC iview before TV broadcast

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Here’s some good news for Doctor Who fans – though it is no surprise. The ABC has confirmed that they will put the new series of Doctor Who on iview before its primetime broadcast on ABC TV. The first episode of the 12-part series, The Magician’s Apprentice, will be available to watch on iview from 5:30am Sydney time. Times for other episodes will vary due to daylight savings and when the show is […]