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What NDA? The Verge’s Joshua Topolsky wears a Moto 360 on The Tonight Show

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Before appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Verge’s editor-in-chief tweeted this: Lots of cool stuff on @FallonTonight, and several Easter eggs for the savvy. Watch closely. — Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) June 6, 2014 And he wasn’t kidding. Resting upon his wrist was Motorola’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch, the Moto 360. While Google and Motorola reps have shielded the device when testing, Topolsky was unable to stop the [...]

Click Messenger app lets you chat with friends – through selfies

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I still don’t understand the selfie, despite the fact that I am part of the generation that has embraced it like it was oxygen. However, that hasn’t stopped companies creating ‘selfie’-related items to appeal to said generation – like ‘selfie’ cameras on HTC and Huawei phones, and a selfie stick from Kogan. Now, there’s an entire messaging service devoted to the ‘selfie’. Created by London-based startup Lutebox, Click Messenger lets you [...]

Google wants to make it easier to encrypt emails with new plugin

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Google has today announced that it plans to support end-to-end encryption with Gmail via a Chrome extension, making it harder for others (such as intelligence agencies) to snoop on your emails. End-to-end encryption sees the sender encrypting data (in this case, an email) before it is sent to its intended recipient. It stays encrypted until the receiving party decrypts it, meaning that no third party can intercept and read or [...]

Mortal Kombat X Announcement Trailer

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Ed Boon, Creative Director of NetherRealm Studios has announced “Mortal Kombat X” to be the 10th installment in the Mortal Kombat franchise. There were several signs leading to this announcement with a leaked promo poster, listings on Amazon, and cryptic tweets from Ed Boon, its great to see what game NetherRealm are working on for the past few years or so. The trailer features Scorpion and SubZero battling it out in a Snowy Forest environment, [...]

Apple creates Swift programming language, has “none of the baggage of C”

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There was no doubt some people disappointed that they did not announce any new hardware at WWDC, but it has certainly excited developers with its latest announcement. Announced earlier today, Apple has created a brand new programming language for designing apps to run on iOS and its Mac computers to replace Objective-C. Called Swift, the new language is said to be similar to Objective-C without the baggage of C. According [...]

Apple announces iOS 8 – with Interactive Notifications, QuickType and Health Kit

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Apple has today announced iOS 8 at the World Wide Developer Conference of 2014. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO said on stage that the experience of iOS 8 is two-fold, great end-user features and developer tools. Paired with OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8 introduces a major change to the way Apple’s desktop and mobile platforms interact. On stage Apple called this Continuity, though the most impressive feature comes in the form [...]

Apple confirms Mac OS X Yosemite – with brand new UI design

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At its WWDC press conference, Apple has lifted the lid off the next version of OS X. Following the new naming scheme of locations in California, the new version is called OS X 10.10 Yosemite and it will introduce an overhauled “fresh [and] modern” user interface that features the flat design elements introduced in iOS. According to Apple, the new redesigned user interface makes it more “clearer, smarter and easier [...]

Optus updates mobile plans, introduces data sharing

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Optus appears to be listening to its customers, as the company today announced a couple of changes to its mobile phone plans. The second-placed telco will increase the included voice and data caps on all of its My Plan products, and will allow customers to share their mobile plan’s data across multiple devices. The $60 My Plan will now get unlimited included minutes to standard Australian mobile and landline phone numbers, [...]

Nintendo will let you play new Super Smash Bros game with your GameCube controller

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If you are one of the few people who kept their GameCube controllers, get ready to start using them again. Nintendo has confirmed that they will be releasing an adapter for the Wii U that will let you play the upcoming Super Smash Bros for Wii U with the classic controller, instead of the Wii U GamePad or the Wii Remotes. Personally, I find this brilliant news – mainly because I never [...]

Your guide to Chromecast in Australia

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So, Chromecast is available in Australia. You’ve paid your $49, you’ve got the box home and now you’re wondering… how the hell do I set this up? Well… this post is about just that: how to setup your Chromecast  and what sort of content is available. While some tech enthusiasts have imported the Chromecast from overseas and have been using it for months, some of us in Australia have waited [...]

GIVEAWAY: iStablizer Prize Pack

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Would you consider yourself an i-Device videographer? Perhaps your prefer taking pictures or videos using your smartphone instead of a traditional camera? Well the iStablizer Pack is just for you! These three great products will allow you to turn your ordinary camera work into extraordinary works of art. Thanks to our friends at iStablizer, we’ve got a three product prize pack to giveaway. The lucky winner of this competition will receive [...]

Techcast S01E10: Security Fail OF THE YEAR

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Welcome to Techcast Episode 10! We’re back with our slightly-not-rehearsed greeting and our usual ranting. This week we take a look at he new LG Phone, Chromecast, Samsung speakers and much much more. There is even a sneak peak into the giveaway we’ll be having soon ;_ Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of the new podcast [...]

Cards Against Humanity is coming to Australia, seeking submissions for local edition

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Today has been a big day for tech news: we had the announcement of the LG G3, Microsoft showed off its new real-time translator for Skype, and Google Chromecast is finally here in Australia. To be honest, however, all of them pale in comparison with the news I bring you – that the infamous card game Cards Against Humanity is finally coming to Australia. The news was announced on Facebook by Critical Hit [...]

LG goes ‘simple’ with its new 5.5-inch flagship, the LG G3

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The LG G2 is not even a year old, but the South Korean manufacturer has today announced its brand new flagship and successor – the LG G3. And like the LG G2, the phone is designed to provide the most comfortable user experience after years of consumer research done by the company. Specs include a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with a pixel density of 538ppi, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 [...]