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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reveal Trailer

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The next Call of Duty by Sledgehammer Games will be titled Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and is set to release on November 4th. Here is the reveal trailer which includes futuristic soldiers and guns, fancy technology, spiderman, hover bikes and Kevin Spacey….wait what? Clearly set in the future, the trailer mainly showcases new gadgets and gameplay, including powersuits (think Elysium) that enhance the strength and speed of a soldier, giving them [...]

Techcast S01E06: Express Yourself

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Welcome to Techcast! We’re back for another week after a break last week. In this episode, we take a look at the new Snapchat update, The demise of Google+, NSW Government’s hate of Uberx and the new cardless ATM’s from CommBank and Westpac. Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links below. Yes, we’re already on iTunes! Let us know what you think of the new podcast [...]

Mario Kart 8 Bonus Wii U Game Promotion

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Nintendo surprised us all last night with a new Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct. This outlined new details regarding online multiplayer, Mario Kart TV, and showed off some new items and racers. However, the biggest surprise was the fact that Nintendo has announced that if you purchase Mario Kart 8 either at retail or via the Nintendo eShop between 31st May and the 31st July 2014, and register the included pin [...]

EA adds microtransactions to PvZ: Garden Warfare

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Starting next week, Electronic Arts has announced that Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will have microtransactions. In the form of coin packs, you will be able to buy these coins to purchase more sticker packs, and access new items and character content much more quickly – the same content that can be earned through regular gameplay. Brian Lindley from EA writes: Now you have the choice to play your way; you can [...]

Minecraft saves will transfer from Xbox 360 to Xbox One

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It has been confirmed that your save data on the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft will transfer over to the Xbox One version of the game. With over 12 million copies sold on the Xbox 360, this is definitely huge news for those who have spent countless hours playing on their 360 worlds, also great news for the guys at Achievement Hunter. Phil Spencer from Xbox says “After months of teaming [...]

Report: As Vic Gundotra departs, Google+ will fade into the background

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It feels like just yesterday that we first got our hands on Google+, the social network that was meant to put more control in the hands of its users through ‘Circles’, rather than a binary list of Friends. At the time, I wrote that “Google+ just feels like Facebook and Twitter combined with a few more and a few less features,” which wasn’t exactly a unique critique of the social [...]

Mario Kart 8 Premium Wii U Bundle, new Wii Remote Plus designs confirmed for Australia

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With just over a month left to the launch of the widely anticipated Mario Kart 8 on 31st May 2014, Nintendo Australia has just confirmed that there will be a new Premium Wii U Bundle featuring Mario Kart 8. This bundle contains the regular inclusions for the Premium Pack, including a 32GB black console, black GamePad, sensor bar and access to Nintendo Network Premium, with a Hard Copy of Mario [...]

Nokia confirms Devices business will be renamed to Microsoft Mobile

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The “Nokia” name on its Lumia devices may soon disappear. The Finnish company has confirmed that its Devices and Services division will be renamed to Microsoft Mobile once Microsoft acquires the company later this month. The name change was leaked out by NokiaPowerUser when they published a leaked email to suppliers. Nokia has since confirmed the “Microsoft Mobile” rebrand by informing users about the change in its privacy policy. “After completion of [...]

Techcast Season 1 Episode 5: Samsung Galaxy FaceGear

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We’re back for another episode of Techcast with Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott. This week, we take a look at Heartbeat, Microsoft’s plans for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, and Samsung’s new plans to make their own version of Google Glass – which we hope Samsung calls it the Samsung Galaxy FaceGear. Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links below. Yes, we’re [...]

To those tweeting terrorist threats to airlines: what the fuck is wrong with you?

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“My apologies go out to all but why can’t y’all take a joke,” said one Twitter user named Alden Fernandez. This was in response to a tweet he earlier sent to American Airlines that a bomb was “going [to go] off on six of your aircrafts”. This is one of many tweets coming in from some very stupid and idiotic teenagers – because they think it’s pretty funny to send tweets [...]

No, Commonwealth Bank is not running OpenSSL

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Everyone is freaking out about Heartbleed – that massive security bug that may have comprised people’s passwords, usernames and other encrypted information. And rightly so. Many people are now asking companies if they used OpenSSL and if they used the versions that contained the bug. But when the Commonwealth Bank tried to explain whether or not they were running OpenSSL, it made things even worse. That was largely because a blog post [...]

Samsung sues Korean newspaper over negative report

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Samsung is no stranger to threatening the tech media – remember, they threatened to leave two bloggers in Berlin because they refused to promote their products at IFA in 2012. Well, the South Korean company is now suing a Korean newspaper, the Electronic Times, after it wrote a negative news article about the Galaxy S5. The article, published on March 17, claimed that Samsung was having issues with producing the six lenses [...]

Nintendo reveals more details about Super Smash Bros – 3DS version coming first this Winter

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Nintendo has revealed more details about their highly anticipated Super Smash Bros game for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in their latest Nintendo Direct presentation – including a release window (but not date). The 3DS version will be released first, coming this Winter 2014 (or Summer in North America/Europe). The Wii U version won’t be coming out until Summer 2014 (Winter in America/Europe). It did not give any reasons why [...]

triple j announces new digital station ‘double j’

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Before there was ‘real’ digital radio, the ABC was broadcasting a new kind of radio station to digital TVs across the country. In 2002, ABC DiG, as it was called at the time, was an automated radio station, more like a jukebox, focusing on a more contemporary Adult Alternative genre. With no presenters, it was just about the music, though was obviously a very low-budget affair. As the years have gone [...]

4chan adds WebM support for “better animated images”

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Google’s WebM video format now has an unlikely backer. The infamous imageboard 4chan has announced that it will allow users upload WebM videos to the site, in order to provide “better animated images” support. Because the file format is being used as an alternative to the traditional animated GIF, 4chan will only accept WebM video with no audio, that are shorter than 120 seconds long, no larger than 2048×2048 pixels, and [...]