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E3 2014: Next Halo Journey is… everything Master Chief

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Earlier this year rumors circulated that Halo 2 anniversary was to launch at its 10 year anniversary whilst Master Chief’s story would continue into 2015 in Halo 5: Guardians. 343 Industries, however, revealed something far more expansive than previously believed. Not only is Halo 2 getting the full the “Halo CE: Anniversary-treatment” but every other Master Chief storyline is going along with it. That means Halo CE, Halo 2, Halo [...]

E3 2014: Dance Central: Spotlight Announced

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A new Dance Central game is coming to Xbox One, announced by Harmonix during the Microsoft E3 Press Conference. The game will be a digital download only, exclusive for the Xbox One. With this, Harmonix hopes to give players more DLC and updates, being able to release more songs and content. The game was actually revealed ahead of the E3 presentation by the ESRB, and according to the listing, the game will [...]

E3 2014: Threes is coming to Xbox One (no, seriously)

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As part of their indie developer showcase, Microsoft has confirmed that Threes – the very popular mobile game that spawned a similar (and near-ubiquitous) clone – will be coming to the Xbox One. The trailer hints that the game will take advantage of the console’s Snap Mode feature, letting you play Threes while watching a movie. No word when the game will be released or how much it will cost. Trailer [...]

E3 2014: Microsoft confirms Crackdown return for Xbox One

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Phantom Dust is not the only franchise making its return on the Xbox One. Microsoft has confirmed that they are developing a brand new Crackdown title for the console with the original creator, Dave Jones. Originally released in 2007 for the Xbox 360, the new Crackdown title says it will “deliver unrivaled verticality, cooperative mayhem and destruction.” According to Microsoft, it will also feature a brand new competitive experience (powered by Xbox [...]

Why mobile photography is completely broken

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I think there’s something fundamentally broken about how we work with mobile photographs today. Take a look at how a large majority of people might deal with photographs on a smartphone. We capture pictures using the in-built camera app, automatically adding it to an infinite camera roll where every single photo we’ve ever taken on our phone resides. We’ll open each one up (one at a time) in our favourite [...]

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 [...]