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Kaz Hirai comments on Sony Pictures hack, thanks customers and partners for support

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At Sony’s CES 2015 keynote, CEO Kaz Hirai today publicly thanked both the press, Sony’s partners, and also consumers for their support throughout the Sony Pictures hack. In reference to the attack, Hirai labelled the hackers as “criminals,” and gave some insights into the internal difficulties in actually bringing The Interview to digital distribution channels, thanking staff who worked for “literally 24 hours a day” to release the controversial film. Hirai also […]

Samsung’s new T1 SSD drive packs a terabyte in a very small package

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Samsung has announced a brand new portable SSD drive at its CES press conference this morning. And while we normally don’t cover Samsung’s memory division, I find this a spectacular piece of technology – mainly because it manages to fit up to one terabyte of storage in a pocket-sized device. Samsung says that it is built with the same technology found in its internal SSDs, and will feature extremely fast […]

ASUS unveils Intel-powered ZenFone 2 smartphone at CES

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At its press conference earlier this morning, ASUS has unveiled its brand new flagship phone in this year’s ZenFone lineup with the ZenFone 2. Featuring a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display and a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom processor, the ZenFone 2 promises to deliver powerful all-round performance while not compromising on style. The design features a “luxurious brushed-metal finish and distinctive concentric-circle detailing.” ASUS also says it is more ergonomic […]

ASUS introduces the ZenFone Zoom – world thinnest smartphone with optical zoom

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At its press conference at this year’s CES, ASUS revealed a brand new smartphone for those who are really vested into mobile photography with the ZenFone Zoom. The Taiwanese manufacturer is also proclaiming the device as the thinnest smartphone on the market with 3X optical zoom – measuring at just under 12mm thin. The rear camera features a 13-megapixel sensor and its 10-element lens so it can have 3X optical zoom. It […]

CES 2015: LG refreshes its curved smartphone with the LG G Flex 2

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  LG has announced at its CES 2015 press conference what everyone knew yesterday: it will introduce a new curved smartphone. Called the LG G Flex 2, the revamped phone is smaller, faster, and a bit tougher than its predecessor. It is smaller because the phone’s display has been reduced from the massive 6-inch display found on the original G Flex to just 5.5 inches. LG says it makes the phone a […]

TPG withdraws NBN competitor fibre service after Turnbull’s new rules

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Photo: Kainet/Flickr (Creative Commons) New rules imposed by the Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull have forced TPG to withdraw its superfast fibre-to-the-basement service, which competes with the National Broadband Network. As reported by The Sydney Morning Herald today, TPG posted on its website that it was advised of the new regulations on December 14 that precludes them from selling the service after January 1st of this year unless they taking certain […]

CES 2015: Lenovo refreshes ThinkPad X1 Carbon

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Lenovo has quietly announced that it has updated the specs of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. While it still retains its carbon fibre shell and weighs less than two kilograms, the refresh sees the ultrabook has a fifth-generation Intel Core processor and longer battery life – with Lenovo promising nearly 11 hours. Specs on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon include a 14-inch display (with a touchscreen option), up to 8GB of DDR3 […]

Tinder experiment reveals online predators are using the app to meet underage girls

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A lot of people have done dating experiments on Tinder, like wearing a fat suit and seeing how many people will go to a frozen yogurt shop to meet a girl. This latest one, however, will send a chill down your spine. A Melbourne-based group have created The Tinder Experiment, where they confront the people who are using the app to groom underage girls into having sex. We noticed an alarming […]

Seagate brings out super-slim Seagate Seven hard drive for CES

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Celebrating 35 years of making hard drives, Seagate has announced at CES a brand new portable hard drive called the Seagate Seven. Featuring 500GB of storage and a thickness of just 7mm, the Seagate Seven is the thinnest portable hard drive in the world. The enclosure of the portable drive is all metal, inspired by the bare 3.5-inch hard drives produced by the company. Seagate is being quiet about the performance […]

We’re giving away a deck of Cards Against Humanity!

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If you have been living under a rock, the folks behind Cards Against Humanity recently launched the Australian edition of the hilarious (and very politically incorrect) card game. Well, here’s your chance to get a Cards Against Humanity deck of your very own for free. The lucky winner will get: ONE deck of Australian Edition of Cards Against Humanity ONE Cards Against Humanity Reject Pack expansion – containing the favourite cards of […]

FoodGeek: Pizza Hut’s Doritos Crunchy Crust Review

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The topping chosen to complete this review was part of the ‘Meatlovers’ range. I’m driving home from the local Pizza Hut, gliding through an almost empty trail of road. The smell of pizza wafts through my car, a can of ice-cold Mountain Dew splashing around in my cup holder. I can’t resist any longer. I have to at least have a chip. Just one chip off the Pizza Hut Dominos […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Geeky Gifts – Wear, See and Hear

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Want to give someone something a bit geeky this Christmas? Have no fear, we are here to help with some ideas on what you should give a geek. This year, we’ve split our geeky gift guide into two. While our first guide dealt with geeky toys and gizmos, our second guide – Wear, See and Hear – focuses on geeky wearables, clothing, music, movies and print. We have tried to find items that will […]

REVIEW: HTC RE camera

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Smartphones are currently dominating the camera scene. Gone are the days of carrying around your point and shoot camera, all you need now is your smartphone and you can snap away. However, HTC are trying to solve a problem we didn’t think existed – smartphones aren’t that good at capturing the moment easily. So they’ve developed a solution… and it’s called the RE. It’s a small camera, modelled after a periscope […]