Topic / ASIC

Twelve year old spends more than $1,400 on FarmVille

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Here’s an interesting story. A twelve year old kid from the UK has managed to spend £905 (or around AU$1489) in purchasing virtual coins on a little Facebook game called FarmVille, most of it, or £625, using his mother’s credit card after emptying his savings account. And his mother isn’t pleased with that. Those not introduced to FarmVille, it is basically a game where you raise up virtual livestock and […]

Google shows off port of Quake 2… on a browser with no Flash!?

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Yes, you have read that correctly. In an attempt to show off the power of HTML5 and its GWT engine, Google has created a port of Quake 2 – proving that a lot of people have a lot of time on their hands. Anyway, it is not an April Fools joke, and you can install it and battle your friends (because it is also multiplayer!). However, don’t expect to use […]

Bang & Olufsen brings out new LED TV

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Bang & Olufsen has announced a brand new LED HD TV – the BeoVision 10. It’s basically a huge square, allowing to look like one of your pictures hanging on the walls. This features a 40-inch, 240Hz display with an integrated stereo speaker below the screen (where that big gap between the screen’s bottom and the frame). It also features 1 stereo headphone jack, a VGA and 3 HDMI ports, […]

Finally… the Jetpack arrives – for a cost of $86,000

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So remember when people started saying that we would be seeing jetpacks sometime in this century – before everyone realised that it would be the same mundane world as before? Well, turns out, they do actually exist, but not in the way The Jetsons envisioned them to be. Called the Martin Jetpack, you are basically putting two jet engines (albeit smaller than the jet engines) on your back. For aeroplane […]

Apple releases iPad ad during Academy Awards

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Apple has published a new teaser commercial for the iPad during the Academy Awards today. The new ad basically highlights the features of the new Apple device – including watching a Star Trek film, reading an eBook from the iBooks app and working on documents with iWork. The iPad is set to launch on April 3 for the Wi-Fi model, while the 3G model will come out later in April. […]

Nokia makes navigation free on its GPS devices

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Nokia has announced that it will make all GPS-enabled Nokia devices allowed to access for free its Ovi Maps service – including turn-by-turn navigation and city guides -to over 74 countries in 46 languages. Previously, Nokia has limited basic map navigation for those using it for free, and turn-by-turn navigation and city guides were additional extras. By making this free, according to Executive Vice President Anssi Vanjoki, he hopes to […]

TG Podcast: Ep. 1 – We’re Back…

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And we’re back with something new. Thanks to Stewart, we are getting back into the podcast game, though we are going to do this monthly. Yeah, I know, a monthly podcast. Basically that would mean that we would basically catch you up with an entire month’s worth of news in a 30 or so minute show, and thanks to Stewart’s wonderful (or infamous) editing skills, we did just that. The […]

Bladeless fan anyone? Dyson has you covered!

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Summer is coming. We all know that (at least those who live in Oz). And what better way to cool off then to crank the air-con on set you desk fan to full ball. From the very company that creates world-first vacuum cleaners right through to those groovy hand-driers at public venues, Dyson has now come out with a fan that uses no blades and looks snazzy as well. How […]

IT services firm fined

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Raw Capital Partners has been fined AU$33,000 by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) for not declaring the loss of a key contract to the stock market. The key contract, with Optus, had provided 2/3 of revenue for Raw Capital Partners for the 2005 and 2006 financial period. It was signed in 2001, allowing Raw Capital to provide the telco with network, server, desktop and application support services. According […]