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AirPods Studio: Apple’s $500 over-ear headphones enter mass production in time for WWDC 2020 unveiling

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Concept Image Curtesy by MacRumours This year will be the first time we experience a full virtual WWDC event. Word on the street that Apple AirPods Studio may have already entered mass production, well ahead of the WWDC event. Expected to be announced at this WWDC 2020 this month, the US$349 (~AUD$515) over-ear headphones will compete with the likes of the Bose 700, the upcoming Sony WH-1000XM4 and the Surface […]

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 […]

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. […]

Presto partners with Velocity so you can earn points – with a massive caveat

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If you’re a member of Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer program, you can now earn points by having a Presto subscription. However, there is a massive caveat: this is only available to its Presto Entertainment package, not its Presto TV or Presto Movies packages. You are also not eligible if you signed up via Telstra or Foxtel (despite Presto being half-owned by Foxtel). Velocity members who sign up to Presto […]

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 […]

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 […]

Deakin showcases motion-capture tech at PAX Australia

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For the past three years, a very small number of universities have set up stalls at PAX Australia – and they usually just distribute information about their courses in relation to games development. This year, Deakin has done something a little bit different: they are showing off their technology in its Motion Lab. You may have seen their work before. The Motion Lab was behind the Vox Lumen display at […]

Taylor Swift wins: Apple will pay artists royalties during free Apple Music trial

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Less than a day after Taylor Swift criticised the company for not paying royalties during the three months free trial period of its upcoming Apple Music service, Apple has decided to reverse the decision and will pay royalties during those three months. Eddy Cue, the Senior VP of Internet Software and Services, tweeted the news of the backflip, saying that they love Taylor Swift and indie musicians. Apple will always make sure that […]

Taylor Swift attacks Apple over zero royalties during Apple Music free trial period

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In an open letter she has posted on her Tumblr blog, Taylor Swift has explained why she is withholding her latest album from Apple Music – she doesn’t like the fact that Apple won’t pay any royalties during the three months free trial of its new music streaming service. “I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up […]

First four episodes of Game of Thrones’ new season leaked onto torrent sites

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HBO will no doubt be angry today as it appears that the first four episodes of the new season of its hit show Game of Thrones have been leaked online to torrent sites – just a day before the show’s return tomorrow. According to several online reports, the torrents are definitely real – though I’ve heard a report from Twitter that episode two is just episode one again. They are likely […]

YouTube’s paid subscription service is coming soon, promises no ads

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YouTube will soon launch a paid subscription offering and could launch within the next few months, according to multiple sources. In an email sent to all YouTube partners, they note that the paid subscription service will let users watch videos without ads. “We’re excited to build on this momentum by taking another big step in favor of choice: offering fans an ads-free version of YouTube for a monthly fee. By […]

Judge rules that iiNet must hand over customer data to Dallas Buyers Club

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Image: Dr Stephen Dann/Flickr (Creative Commons) In a landmark decision, the Federal Court has ruled today that iiNet must hand over customer information of almost 5000 people that the owners of the 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club claim to have pirated the film. Five other ISPs – Dodo, Internode, Amnet Broadband, Adam Internet and Wideband Networks – will also be required to hand over customer information to Dallas Buyers Club LLC. Justice Nye […]

Optus to offer up to six months of Netflix to customers

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In addition to making Netflix unmetered for all broadband customers, Optus has announced that it will be giving up to six months of Netflix to all new and reconnecting customers for free – but only if you sign up between March 24 and July 5. Customers will get six months free of Netflix if they sign up to either a home broadband bundle on a $60 plan or above; a postpaid […]

IT’S HAPPENING! Netflix officially launching in AU and NZ on March 24

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UPDATED: Pricing Officially Announced  Yes, it’s finally happening. Netflix have officially announced that they’ll be launching in Australia and New Zealand on the 24th of March. Sure, we’ve known that Netflix would be launching in Australia sometime soon but now we have official word from the company! From March 24, users will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of movies and TV shows in HD […]

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