Mark Hughes

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Mark Hughes is a director at TechGeek. Passionate for technology, startups, and software development.

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Quibi: game-changer. Big names, short-form content

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You’ve got Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, Stan, and.. whatever else is on your app list. But let me introduce you to Quibi, it is something very different, and only recently launched. While Australia has not been through an ‘official’ launch phase, Aussies can still access Quibi legally and easily via their app. Have you noticed that your attention span is fairly short now? Maybe you’re someone who prefers to watch […]

Elon Musk and Grimes changed their baby’s name

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Image curtesy of Times Elon Musk and Grimes have decided to give their baby name a slight tweak from “X Æ A-12” to “X Æ A-Xii”. The change to using Roman numerals did not was not explained by either Elon or Grimes. X Æ A-Xii The change was revealed via Instagram on Sunday after a follower asked the big question: The news first broke about their child on May 4th; […]

Australia creates world’s fastest internet speed from a single optical chip

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Researchers from Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities have successfully tested and recorded Australia’s fastest internet data speed, and that of the world, from a single optical chip – capable of downloading 1000 high definition movies in a split second. This is expected not only to fast-track the next 25 years of Australia’s telecommunications capacity, but also the possibility for this home-grown technology to be rolled out across the world. In […]

EA Goes Open-Source with Command & Conquer Remastered Collection

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Today, Command & Conquer Remastered Collection lead producer Jim Vessella posted a community update outlining the game’s commitment to the modding scene. EA will be releasing the TiberianDawn.dll and RedAlert.dll – some dynamic libraries for developers to work with – and their corresponding source code under the GPL version 3.0 license. This license allows EA to let others view and use the source, but still have ownership. This makes Command & Conquer one of […]

Missed out? AWS Summit Online is now available on-demand

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Hosting an online summit has its issues, which Amazon found out the hard way. If you were one of the unfortunate ones to miss you because you didn’t have time, or you were disconnected from the service, you can now fetch the following online: Over 50 educational sessions on topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data and analytics, security, and much more.A step-by-step introduction to core AWS services in […]

EA goes green with The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle expansion

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EA and Maxis revealed a brand new feature overview trailer for the upcoming The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle expansion pack, coming to PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems on June 5. In The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle, Sims can embrace a more sustainable lifestyle and make a positive impact on their community and the environment. The expansion pack introduces Evergreen Harbor, a unique new world where Sims have […]

Microsoft Sued for Trademark Infringement by Azure Knowledge Corporation

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Microsoft has been sued for trademark infringement and for passing off for the trademark ‘Azure’ by Azure Knowledge Corporation, or “Azure,” a leading IT Company who has worked with companies such as Bloomberg, Vodaphone, and Deutsche Bank. Azure Knowledge Corporation a leading market research solutions and global data collection provider, is headquartered in New Jersey USA, but the infringement is being filed in India. Azure Knowledge Corporation has stated that Microsoft deliberately used […]

Netflix just dropped their HUGE June lineup!

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Monthly Netflix lets us know whats coming for the month ahead. Heres whats coming. In total there are 55 new additions coming. This includes 21 original series, a new weekly special, 10 new Netflix Films, 3 Original Comedy Specials, 7 Original Documentaries, 4 for the kids, 3 anime films, and 7 licensed blockbusters. This feels like the refresh we’ve needed for a while. Highlights: the blockbusters Blinky Bill: The MovieDr. […]

Apple and Google release update with COVID-19 Exposure API for contact tracing

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Governments and health authorities across the world are working together to create and implement viable solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. During April we saw Apple and Google join forces to develop a solution using Bluetooth to help governments and health authorities implement useful contact tracing, with user privacy and security at the centre of the design. Today, Apple and Google have released the first version of their Exposure API which […]

What we’re expecting for Harvest Moon: One World

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Natsume a long-time worldwide developer of family-oriented video games, announced their latest title, Harvest Moon: One World for Nintendo Switch, which will be launching later this year. Harvest Moon, first released in 1997 on the Super Nintendo, continues in 2020 on the Nintendo Switch. Thats over 20 years of Harvest Moon! Over the decades, Harvest Moon has evolved but has always retained the traditional, family-friendly farming fun that the franchise is known for. […]

Highest-performing quantum simulator IN THE WORLD delivered to Japan

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Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, introduced the world’s first commercially available quantum simulator capable of simulating up to 40 quantum bits, or “Qubits”, which translates to very fucking fast. The simulator, named ‘Atos Quantum Learning Machine’, is powered by an ultra-compact supercomputer and a universal programming language. Quantum computing is a key priority for Japan. It launched a dedicated ten-year, 30 billion yen (.. aka US$280 million / […]

The 10-million-dollar Epidemic Preparedness project: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invest

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KT and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have entered into an agreement to fund KT’s pandemic response solutions based on AI and Big Data to prepare for pandemics such as COVID-19. South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, KT Corp, announced a three-year research study today funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for ICT-based global epidemic response using artificial intelligence and Big Data analysis. The 10-million-dollar project stems from the recognition of South Korea’s advanced […]

Australia wins first “AI Eurovision Song Contest” by sampling Koala, Kookaburras, and Tasmanian Devils

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The Australian team named Uncanny Valley has won the, very unique, AI Eurovision Song Contest with a track entitled Beautiful the World. Beautiful the World is largely written using artificial intelligence. The team trained their machine with audio samples of koalas, kookaburras and Tasmanian devils, giving the song a unique Australian twist. It also carries a positive social message: after the huge forest fires that ravaged the country over  the past year […]

Female Warriors Unite through Gaming

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Recently, The Wounded Warrior Project brought women veterans together to connect over video games. The group started in a teleconference to meet everyone, then moved to WWP’s server on Discord to start playing Call of Duty and other games. More than 50 warriors connected to play different games and bond. Social distancing is not good for Natasha Carter. The Army veteran from Georgia already lives with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of […]

Disney Fans Rejoice! Disney Guitar, Launches Today On Calm App!

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It has been a stressful few months, so why not calm down with instrumental versions of classic Disney songs from Disney Music Group’s Disney Peaceful Piano album series and playlist, which was released earlier this year before Disney Guitar. These are now available on Calm, an app for sleep, meditation and relaxation, where users can now drift off to sleep with these peaceful piano lullabies of Disney classics in the […]

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