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Where and Why to Learn VR Application Development

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Virtual Reality (VR) entails a variety of technical aspects that deliver an exceedingly immersive experience to its users. It is commonly used with a VR headset that shuns out the entire world and places the user in a digital one where he can play any desired game.  The latest developments, like the Apple glasses, are working on revolutionizing VR inventions. These glasses can be worn on an everyday basis and they […]

Who wants to buy a $74,500.00 robot dog?

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An internet sensation is going up for sale. Yesterday, Boston Dynamics added Spot to its online storefront, making the four-legged robot friend available to anyone that’s willing to spend $74,500 on robotics. Spot comes in three editions, Spot Explorer, Spot Enterprise, and Spot Academic. Companies can remotely operate Spot via a tablet and fit it with sensors for automated data collection. Operators can also place payloads on Spot to carry […]

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 […]

Epic Games reveals Unreal Engine 5 running on PlayStation 5

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Dang! Unreal Engine 5 has just been unveiled Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, the original creator of Unreal Engine in 1995. Heres what we know. Audio System The Audio System in Unreal Engine has been giving a lot of love. Using Convolution Revere to measure reverberation characteristics of real spaces (they used real caves) and reproduced them in virtual environments. From this we’re getting incredible sound that we’ve never heard […]

Amazon’s Virtual Summit: What To Expect at AWS 2020

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AWS Summit Online is on Wednesday 13 May 2020, a free virtual event to “educate you about the skills needed to design, deploy, and operate your infrastructure and applications” as Amazon would describe.  Due to the current situation with Coronavirus or COVID-19 as some would call, Amazon is unable to host their usual Sydney Summit in the International Convention Centre. But none the less, the show must go on. Heres what […]

Hackagong is back for 2014 – over $100,000 worth of prizes

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Hackagong, one of Australia’s largest ‘hackathon’ events is back on for 2014 and is offering over $100,000 worth of prizes and giveaways for it’s competitors. 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. Hackagong first started in 2012 by founder Nathan Waters and since then, Hackagong has […]

Steve Ballmer loves his new job as owner of the LA Clippers

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Just under an hour ago, at the Clippers Fan Festival in San Francisco, Microsoft’s infallible ex-CEO, Steve Ballmer, took the stage. And by all accounts, he bloody loved the whole event. And who could blame him? The millionaire, already on-record as a lover of basketball, now owns an NBA team, the LA Clippers. With some quality Eminem blasting in the background (the quite appropriate track ‘Lose Yourself’), the charismatic figure high-fived every hand in sight, as cameras […]

Chrome bug guzzling battery power since 2010

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Chrome has officially opened a bug report affecting Windows machines running Chrome. Since 2010, there has been an issue with the way Google Chrome returns from an idle state and as a result, is significantly affecting the battery life of the machine. Google recognised the issue after Forbes posted a report on the issue. The issue has been placed to the top of the issues list, therefore, we should expect […]

Why I started UNIHACK – a hackathon for university students in Victoria

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If you haven’t noticed, I have not been blogging for a couple of weeks on TechGeek. Instead of writing about the Amazon FirePhone, I have been working on a side project with the IT student clubs at the University of Melbourne and Monash University (Clayton). I have been teasing little things about it on my Twitter account, but today is the day where you can sign up and participate! The side […]

Public Transport Victoria finally releases timetable data to the public

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Image: Stewart Wilson/TechGeek Melbourne will soon get better public transport apps as the government agency responsible for all public transport in the state – Public Transport Victoria – has finally released its timetable data to the public. This means developers can create their own apps with accurate timetable data for trains, trams and buses. Before the release of timetable data, PTV would insist that those who are looking for public transport data […]

Is Python the most popular programming language? Think again

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Our good friends over at TechAU recently published a story that declared “Python was the most popular programming language this year“, with the infographic you see above. But where did this data come from? Nobody knows, until some intuitive Redditors managed to find the original source. You see, Crispy Codes stole this image from CodeEval, removing any mention of the latter. I also highly doubt Crispy Codes is this impressive company […]

Hackagong 2013 – Winners Announced

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Hackagong, a Wollongong based Hackathon ran over the weekend where teams of developers, designers and entrepreneurs get together and hack out a solution to a problem they’ve identified. In an intense weekend of designing, programming, testing and prototyping, 150 participants in 34 teams had just under 30 hours to present their creation to judges to be in the running for over $32,000 worth of prizes. At the conclusion of the Hackathon, notable judges […]

Round – An Australian start-up set to change online payments

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For those in online business, accepting Credit Cards can be be a costly and long process. With all the paperwork, checks and hoops you need to go through, it almost seems not worth it. However, an Australian start-up is determined to change that. Round will offer a very similar service to Stripe, a US payment processor. Round provides the gateway and API for you to accept payments through your online […]

Facebook ‘Metro-fied’: Aussie developer reimagines social network’s design

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Sick of the current Facebook interface? Probably not, but have a look at this design concept by Brisbane-based interactive art director Fred Nerby. He has re-imagined Facebook’s design by creating something that focuses on making the social network, what he says, “functional and engaging”. The design is meant for desktop and tablets (like the iPad) to take advantage of the screen real estate. It appears to also follow some Microsoft’s […]

Windows Store allows paid apps, expands to new markets

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Microsoft has today announced several new bits of information with regards to the Windows Store that will be available on Windows 8 and Windows RT. The big news – Microsoft has now turned on the payment system for the Windows Store, allowing developers to create paid applications and in-app purchases. This now means that companies will be able to gain some profit from making apps – especially small developers, as […]