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Spotify redesigns Windows Phone app (again)

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Released overnight, Spotify has released an update for their Windows Phone app. This new release – version 5.0 – introduces a totally new design and a small amount of new features. The UI revamp provides users with an iOS-esque interface using very familiar transparency and rounded corner design principles. The update also removes the Starred functionality like it’s iOS and Android counterparts did a few months ago and introduces Your Music […]

Techcast S02E01: CE Smart

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Wow, it’s been so long since our last episode.  Welcome to the first episode of Techcast for 2015! This week, Join Technology Genius Terence Huynh with his colleagues Stewart Wilson and Chris Southcott for this exciting episode. We talk about CES 2015, Google patches and more. 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 […]

Report: Samsung in talks with BlackBerry about potential buyout, company responds with ‘Oh No You Didn’t’ statement

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Reuters is today reporting that Samsung is in talks with BlackBerry for a potential US$7.5 billion buyout of the enterprise-focused Canadian phone company. This isn’t the first time that the company has made headlines over a potential acquisition, though with BlackBerry moving away from the consumer market to an enterprise focus, it could be a great match for Samsung, who aren’t exactly known as a powerhouse in the business world. Though don’t let your imagination […]

Google refuses to patch vulnerability affecting 930 million users

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Google has quietly disclosed that it will not be patching any vulnerabilities in a component in versions of Android before KitKat. This means that 60 percent of all active Android devices – or 930 million – are now vulnerable to an attack. The company made this disclosure to Tod Beardsley, a security researcher from Rapid7, after another vulnerability reporter was told by Google that they will not fix the bug. In a […]

Stream live to YouTube with HTC RE Camera

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A new software update will allow the HTC RE Camera to stream live to YouTube. The updated app is already available on Android, however, the iOS app will be updated later in Q1. The new app allows you to login to your YouTube account and select whether or not the live stream will be public or private. The live footage will be streamed to your mobile phone and then streamed […]

Netflix to launch in Australia on March 31

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Tech Guide is reporting that Netflix will launch in Australia on March 31. The service will launch with a three-tier pricing system which starts at $9.99 per month. The date and pricing was confirmed by Tech Guide through a source during CES in Las Vegas. Netflix, however, were tight-lipped during CES about any details regarding the Australian Launch. Previously, Netflix haven’t revealed too many details about the launch, except to say […]

Idiots are boycotting Intel after they pledged $300m to increase diversity in IT

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It is not a big secret that the technology industry sucks when it comes to diversity, with the diversity reports released by the major tech companies reveal that most of their employees are either white or male. Some companies are trying to address this issue – with Intel joining that list. The chipmaker announced at CES that they are pledging $300 million to bring more women and minorities to the […]

Razer Forge TV wants to bring Android and PC gaming to the living room

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Razer has today announced at CES that it will be bringing out an Android TV-powered device called the Forge TV – saying that it will bring not only Android gaming to the living room, but also hardcore PC gaming. Specs include a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 support. It also has a HDMI 1.4 port, Ethernet port, and a […]

Monster sues Beats and co-founders for stealing technology

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Apple acquired Beats Electronics for a whopping US$3.2 billion last year, but one former partner is not happy about the deal. Monster, who helped designed and manufacturer the original Beats by Dr Dre headphones, has filed a lawsuit against Beats and its co-founders in the San Mateo County Superior Court. First spotted by USA Today, Monster is accusing Beats for stealing its technology, purposely misrepresenting Monster’s involvement in the creation […]

Sony to use Android TV on all upcoming smart TVs

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Proprietary be damned. Sony’s new upcoming TVs will all run on Android TV, Google’s new TV platform. And thanks to this, today’s CES announcement means all Sony Smart TVs will support Google Cast out of the box. 11 new BRAVIA’s were announced at the event, with Sony’s new LCD TV’s starting from a 43 inch model, and going all the way up to 75 inches in size. Each model will also have Sony’s “4K Processors […]

A Stainless Steel Smartwatch: Sony’s SmartWatch 3 given more air-time, new style

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Smartwatch’s are cool, but they never actually look that nice. Even the Moto 360 is pretty gadget-y. But if CES has taught us one thing, it’s that this is all about to change. Sony’s new SmartWatch 3, which should be coming in 2015, has been detailed more through Sony’s CES 2015 keynote, with the company showing off a new Stainless Steel model, as well as repeating the features of Android Wear, which […]

Sony to introduce 4K to Action Cam line

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Ever heard of a GoPro? Well, forget about it. Sony has a new ‘Action Cam’ model, and it can film in 4K. That’s like…4 K’s. The beautifully titled X1000V looks exactly like previous Action Cam products, although it can now shoot 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 120 fps or 720p video at 240 fps. The camera also now has manual exposure controls, a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, an ultra-wide-angle 170 degree lens, […]

Sony’s “Symphonic Light speaker” marries sound and light

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We all love light, but what if your favourite light could also blast Kanye West’s new track? That’s the promise of Sony’s “Symphonic Light speaker”. In basic terms, it’s a cute little light, sculpted into a tower case, with a speaker at the base, all powered by what Sony described as a “proprietary vertical drive technology.” And to be perfectly honest, it doesn’t look too bad. Presumably music will stream over […]

The Sony Walkman is apparently still a thing, new model to cost $1000+

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Sony has a new Walkman MP3 player, and it’s called the Walkman ZX2. Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the player is focused on providing ‘audiophiles’ with a premium portable music experience. And the price tag doesn’t take away from that claim, with an insane US$1,000 retail price being applied to the base model. Though considering the current price for an iPod classic on eBay, that might not be too terrible. With 128GB […]

Samsung reveals new SUHD TVs at CES 2015 – all running on Tizen OS

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No one knows what the S means in SUHD, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung hyping up the new technology at its CES press conference earlier today. The new SUHD line of TVs all feature its new quantum dot technology that Samsung says produces better colour, and run on its Tizen operating system. However, SUHD is not replacing UHD. Samsung will continue to create UHD displays, with SUHD aimed as a […]