Microsoft debuts its first flagship store in Australia

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Microsoft has today opened the doors to its first Australian flagship store in Sydney’s Pitt St Mall. The store will serve as the centrepiece to the Microsoft store experience in Australia and will offer retail and experimental spaces that allow consumers to get hands on new and exciting products. The store will also feature the “Answer Desk” which assists with technical questions, troubleshooting and repairs for Microsoft software, hardware and […]

Hands On: Apple Music for Android

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Apple has today released a Beta version of Apple Music on Google Play, for all to download and test. Of course, the app is very worthy of the Beta tag. Currently, Apple Music Videos aren’t available, the Apple ID signin process needs to be optimised and you can’t sign up for Apple Music through the app yet – that still needs to be done on a supported devices. While the […]

Sonos announces Trueplay – Simple Speaker Tuning

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Today, Sonos is releasing a free software update called Trueplay, which allows Sonos owners to precisely tune their speakers for the room without the need for specialised equipment. Using the Sonos app, the microphone on your iPhone or iPad, and a special tone that’s emitted by the Sonos speaker, the system analyses the profile of the room and determines the best configuration for the room – in less than 60 […]

PAX Australia 2015 – On the Show Floor

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From indie game extravaganzas, lots of titles to play from the big names and live ESL gaming – the expo floor was the epicentre for most of the action at PAX Australia 2015. If you weren’t able to come along to this year’s PAX Australia, then you’ve missed a ton of stuff – including lots of virtual reality demos, new and exciting games (playable too) plus tons of giveaways. Here was just […]

Twitter replaces star favourite icon with a heart, but gets no love from users

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In an announcement made by Twitter this morning, the social media platform has decided to change up the favourite icon to a heart. The company says “The heart, in contrast, is a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones. The heart is more expressive, enabling you to convey a range of emotions and easily connect with people.” in a blog post. Twitter has made the change as […]

PAX Australia 2015 – Cosplay Part 2

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Even though PAX Australia 2015 is well and truly finished, we’ve still got plenty of pictures from the weekend. Here’s the best cosplay we found on the show floor. We’ll be posting more articles and picture compliations throughout the week – so keep checking our site. If you like these photos, why not share them with your friends? Don’t forget, you can follow our coverage at our event hub or through […]

Samsung announces its new R series wireless speakers

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Samsung has today announced the local pricing and availability of the new R Series speaker range – the R5, R3 and R1. Additionally, Samsung announced the R6 portable and R7 speaker models which feature a different design. The R series range offers high-quality and balanced sound through a circular design – dubbed The Ring Radiator – which means you can hear music and audio from all sides, no matter where […]

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Review

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The Kingston HyperX Cloud II headset offers everything a gamer would want in a headset. The headset boasts great sound from it’s 53mm drivers, surround sound and a detachable microphone. The headset offers your standard 3.5mm connections as well as a detachable USB soundcard (which enables the surround sound functionality) and is even compatible with consoles. Some nice inclusions include two types of ear cushions, airplane adaptor and a carry […]

PAX Australia 2015 – Cosplay Part 1

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The first two days of PAX Australia are done and dusted, with only a single day to go. Here’s the best cosplay we found on the show floor. We’ll be posting more articles and picture compliations throughout the weekend – so keep a lookout. If you like these photos, why not share them with your friends? Don’t forget, you can follow our coverage at our event hub or through Twitter and […]

Hackagong is back for 2015 – Offering $5,000 cash as first prize

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Hackagong, one of Australia’s largest hackathon events, is back for 2015 and is offering $5,000 cash plus business mentoring and more as the first prize. Hackagong is an annual, weekend-long hackathon competition held in Wollongong where teams of designers, developers, creators and business-minded people get together and build something from start to finish in 30 hours. First started in 2012, Hackagong is in it’s fourth year running. Attracting over 150 […]

Review: Bose QuietComfort 25

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If you look around at any airport, you’re most likely to see at least one person with a set of Bose headphones. Why? Because they’re fantastic. The QuietComfort 25’s are no exception. With fantastic active noise cancelling features and sound quality that wow’s, you’d understand the $400 RRP price tag. The QuietComfort 25 is the first update to the headphones in over 5 years and the improvement in design and […]

Here’s an unofficial way to listen to Beats 1 on other devices

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Today, Apple have launched Apple Music in 100 countries and along with it, comes the 24/7 radio station Beats 1. However, it’s only available for those on iOS, OS X and Windows devices. If you’re interested in listening to the radio station, there is an unofficial way. It works on Android devices running Android 4.1 or later, iOS devices running iOS 6 or later, and OS X machines using the Safari […]

Windows 10 insiders will receive the final build as a software update

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Windows 10 insiders who have been testing the Windows 10 operating system ahead of the July 29th release date, will receive the final build of Windows 10 as a regular software update. Microsoft clarified the process on their blog today and said it would be easy as a normal Windows software update – providing you have linked your computer to your Microsoft Account. The Insider program will also continue to […]

Deezer speaks out: Isn’t worried about Apple Music

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As you may have heard, Apple have announced details about their new music streaming service, Apple Music. It’s due to be released on June 30 with a free 3-month trial with plans starting at US$9.99 per month. Personally, I am excited by this as iTunes has a huge catalogue of music, some of which isn’t available on other streaming services like Spotify or Deezer – that’s assuming the entire iTunes […]

Techcast S02E09: Too Many Cooks

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! Windows 10, Windows 10 and Windows 10 – It’s Windows Vista all over again! This week we talk about all the different versions of Windows 10, the Pacnet data breach and how Apple is ditching their supposed TV. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for a fun filled ride through the latest news in Technology, we’re on time this week! Be […]