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DISPATCHES: Hands on with the HTC One M9

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Despite the fact that it was announced two weeks ago in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress, for many Australian tech bloggers and journalists (us included) it was the first time we got some hands on time with the HTC One M9 – the company’s new flagship device. To be completely honest, I was there for only one thing – the camera. HTC has been pushing UltraPixels for a couple of years, […]

HTC One M9 to launch in Australia on March 24 – with a hefty price tag

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At a press event last night, HTC announced the Australian launch of its new flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9. It will be available on all four major carriers (Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile) from March 24. But get ready to pay a hefty price for the phone – its recommended retail price is AU$1099. The HTC One M9 retains the stunning design from its predecessors, but has massive […]

Review: Parrot’s Rolling Spider Minidrone

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Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand or your bag but noisy enough to annoy everyone around you – that’s the Rolling Spider Minidrone from Parrot. The Rolling Spider is a small and easy-to-use “drone” which is aimed at novices to get their piloting ambitions off the around (see what I did there?). Though small and compact, the Rolling Spider only has 8 minutes of flying time […]

No, Anonymous is not angry at the BBC over Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension

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Image: gaelx/Flickr (Creative Commons) A British tabloid recently published a story about how Anonymous – the hacktivist organisation that has targeted many governments – threatened the BBC to DDoS their systems unless they reinstate Jeremy Clarkson. According to the report – we’re refusing to link to the original article because it’s a really stupid story and doesn’t deserve the traffic it’s getting – someone anonymously posted something on Pastebin that […]

Review: Sonos PLAY:1

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Sonos has been long known as that company which produces the really experience but really great speakers. Well, Sonos have released an entry level speaker called the PLAY:1 – it’s a little cheaper than the other models but still packs an incredible punch. I’ve had a few months with a pair of PLAY:1 speakers with the intention of pushing them to the limits and trying out the new Deezer Elite […]

TPG buys iiNet for $1.4 Billion

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  Announced this morning, TPG will acquire 100% of iiNet for $1.4 billion dollars. The buyout will see TPG become the second largest broadband provider in Australia. TPG’s customer base will skyrocket to 1.7 million subscribers including iiNet’s 60,000 NBN and fibre subscribers – “delivering scale benefits in an NBN environment”. iiNet currently services 975,000 broadband subscribers with 1.9 million broadband, telephony and IPTV services. In the deal, TPG is offering $8.60 […]

Techcast S02E06: $14,000 of Watch

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! Yes, we are back for another week and we speak about everything Apple plus Terence speaks about this encounters with Revenge Porn. It’s a short episode this week of just 36 minutes! Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for this weeks episode. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of […]

Optus to offer up to six months of Netflix to customers

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In addition to making Netflix unmetered for all broadband customers, Optus has announced that it will be giving up to six months of Netflix to all new and reconnecting customers for free – but only if you sign up between March 24 and July 5. Customers will get six months free of Netflix if they sign up to either a home broadband bundle on a $60 plan or above; a postpaid […]

Apple announce new 12” MacBook with Retina

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Remember those old plastic MacBook’s commonly found with school children or those on a budget? Well, there’s a new one and it’s nothing like it’s previous versions. The new Macbook comes in three colours: Gold, Space Grey and Silver.  It’s also the lightest Mac ever made, weighing in at just 920 grams. The MacBook is 13.1mm thin, 24% thiner than the MacBook Air, and features a newly designed keyboard which […]

The Apple Watch will be coming out in Australia on April 24

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Apple has finally released the release date and price for the Apple Watch, its brand new smartwatch. The company will roll out the product on April 24 in nine countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. However, the price will definitely break the bank. The Apple Watch will come in two screen sizes (38mm and 42mm) and three distinct collections – Apple Watch […]

Techcast S02E05: Cards of House

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast – the worlds best indeterminate release schedule podcast. This week it’s all about Mobile World Congress and Smart Watches! Plus a few tangents here and there. Also, HTC does a thing (and Terence isn’t happy!) Joining you on this journey is Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott. We hope you enjoy their smooth sounding voices. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using […]

You’ll finally be able to use the Xbox One gamepad wirelessly with your PC later this year

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Microsoft’s Phil Spencer just took the stage at GDC, and in a small Xbox-related keynote has announced that an Xbox One wireless gamepad adapter is coming later this year. Up until this point it’s been a USB-only affair, so this is good news to hear, especially considering the gaming initiatives coming with Windows 10, such as Xbox Live integration and a feature which will allow users to use their PC […]

Pwnage Digest – Grow Home, Destiny, and the New 3DS

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Grow Home is a must-buy $9.95 USD – Windows – Steam – Played for 8+ Hours Grow Home is a beautiful game that literally came out of nowhere, and you need to play it. Built by 8 people at Ubisoft’s British studio, Reflections, Grow Home places you in a vivid, colourful, polygonal world, with a seriously infectious feeling of fun that is hard to explain. You play as B.U.D, a procedurally animated, bright […]

IT’S HAPPENING! Netflix officially launching in AU and NZ on March 24

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UPDATED: Pricing Officially Announced  Yes, it’s finally happening. Netflix have officially announced that they’ll be launching in Australia and New Zealand on the 24th of March. Sure, we’ve known that Netflix would be launching in Australia sometime soon but now we have official word from the company! From March 24, users will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of movies and TV shows in HD […]

SanDisk crams 200GB in a microSD card

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So, SanDisk have just announced that they have managed to produce a microSD card with 200GB of storage. Yes, you read that right. According to the press release, they used the same technology found in the 128GB microSD card announced last year, but improved the design so it cram more gigabytes. SanDisk is also boasting that the card has superfast transfer speeds too – with speeds of up to 90MB/s. So do you […]