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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 […]

Very stupid people are complaining about losing followers after Instagram’s spam crackdown

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Instagram has been cracking down on spam and fake accounts. However, not everyone is pleased with the move. “Social media celebrities” are really angry with the move because they are seeing their follower count drop, showing how influential they really are on the photo-sharing website. This is despite the company telling people since last week: We’ve been deactivating spammy accounts from Instagram on an ongoing basis to improve your experience. […]

Amaysim to introduce 4G plans in April

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Amaysim has announced that it will soon be offering 4G plans, after the prepaid mobile operator renewed a wholesale agreement with Optus today. Previously, Amaysim has only been able to offer plans on Optus’ older 3G network. The company says that they plan to introduce 4G plans around Easter next year. Optus says that by the time Amaysim starts offering their 4G plans, its 4G network will cover 90 percent of the Australian […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts you should absolutely avoid

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We’ve all received some crappy gifts during Christmas time. And while many were given with the best of intentions, it becomes very awkward between the giver and recipient if you try and get a receipt to refund the gift. This year, we want to try and avoid this for tech gifts – so consider this as a public service announcement or a reverse Christmas Gift Guide. Like last year’s guide, the […]

BlackBerry goes back to its roots with BlackBerry Classic – coming to Telstra in 2015

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It’s been a while since we actually wrote anything about BlackBerry, but the Canadian phone maker has today announced a brand new smartphone. Called the BlackBerry Classic, it promises to deliver a no-nonsense smartphone to meet the needs of “productive people”. After numerous attempts to change it with the Passport and Storm, the BlackBerry Classic sees the return of the ‘traditional’ BlackBerry look – where it features the cramped screen, the QWERTY […]

16 Stories (From Us) That You Really, Really Must Read Before The End Of The Year

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For the past twelve months, our writers have been hard at work producing some brilliant work – from producing really in-depth reviews on gadgets, insightful opinions on technology, and reporting on serious issues underreported by the tech press. Of course, with the amount of content being published from everyone online, our articles often get pushed down the list. So, here’s some of the best articles produced by our writers this year – […]

Microsoft finally opens local Xbox Live servers

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Microsoft has announced today that it has flipped the switch on its new Australian-hosted Xbox Live servers – and just in time for the holiday season. This will mean Xbox One gamers will see a better multiplayer experience with reduced connection and ping time, centralised local hosting, and improved reliability on certain titles like Halo The Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive. “We set out to deliver amazing experiences on the Xbox […]