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HP’s CES 2011 Laptop and PC Announcements

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HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr (Image: HP/Verizon) While we covered the HP Pavilion dm1 already in a separate post, the company has released plenty of other laptops that should get some mention at CES. PAVILION DM1-3010NR & COMPAQ CQ10-688NR While having names that are very unpronounceable, the company is touting these two computers as the first notebook PCs to be on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Pavilion dm1-3010nr will be less than […]

Pokemon Black and White: Legendaries

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The Japanese Pokemon Website has revealed the fifth generation Pokemon or Pokemon Black and White Legendaries, Reshiram and Zekrom. The cover of the Pokemon Black version will feature the Legendary Pokemon Reshiram, and the White version cover will feature the Legendary Pokemon Zekrom. Reshiram is white in colour with blue eyes, possessing big wings and claws. Reshiram somewhat has familiar features such as Palkia’s feet and Darkrai’s head and tail? […]

Victoria to trial iPad in Australian schools

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On the same day as the iPad was released, the Victorian Government has announced that it will spend over $300,000 to pay for the newly-launched device in a ground-breaking trial to see if this device could have educational benefits within the Victorian education system. Victoria is the first state to implement this for educational purposes. “Education is the top priority of this Government and our Australian-first trial of iPads in […]

Rumour Mill: Is Ballmer going to appear at WWDC?

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Let’s end the day with a rumour that may cause some anguish in the Apple community. Steve Ballmer is rumoured to be making a cameo at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) – Apple’s biggest event that it holds every year for developers? According to Trip Chowdhry, an analyst with Global Equities Research, who said that he will make an appearance on the opening keynote held on June 7. The topic? […]

Sony invests more in 3D … in music videos?

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First movies, then sporting events and now music videos? Sony has shown their commitment in pushing 3D to our eyes, despite the numerous risks outlined by some medical professionals, by creating 3D music video and premiering it in Australia. The first video honours have been given to the Rouge Traders with their new single, and theme anthem for the Socceroos, Hearts Beat as One – which most likely ties with […]

Microsoft reveals new Hotmail

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Hotmail is going to get some improvements soon as part of a major overhaul of Windows Live (dubbed Wave 4), including some brand new features in an attempt to compete better with rivals Yahoo and Google. A new feature is the ability to share photos and documents using web applications right in the email. Services like SmugMug, Flickr, YouTube and Hulu will be able to be seen with one click […]

Leaked IMs and backlash highlight Facebook’s problem: privacy

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And when you thought Facebook couldn’t take any more heat, leaked instant messages published online appear to show Zuckerberg mocking users joining the social networking site (then called The Facebook and was limited to Harvard students) in 2003, and is very brutal on the people who published photos and addresses and was willing to give them out to people when asked.

Facebook goes damage control – calls privacy meeting

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With growing pressure from many of the users on Facebook, the social networking site is being reported to have called an “all hands” meeting tomorrow (or today if you live in California) to discuss the overall privacy strategies that have actually done the opposite of what the company wants – push people away instead of making more people sign up to the service.

Apple faces antitrust review on coding restrictions

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Apple might be in trouble with its restrictions after all, and it took them this long? Reports coming from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are looking in beginning who will be taking on Apple on an antitrust complaint on developing applications for the iPhone – the main question, however, is who will it be? After the launch of the SDK for iPhone OS 4, it made […]

Google Mail becomes Gmail in UK

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Living in the UK, you may have wondered why Gmail is Google Mail over there. Well, it’s not because that Google hates you, it just happens to be because of a trademark dispute. Well, it seems they have gotten over that hurdle and will now bring back the name Gmail in the UK. As the Google blog explains: If you already have a Google email account in the UK, you’ll […]

Aigo’s sexy tablet fills the the Slate hole – packs Tegra 2 and Android

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Look at that sexy design. No, that’s no mockup. It’s a new tablet from Aigo (or Patriot) with beautiful slate-like design. According to new details from China, it will run on the Tegra 2 processor from NVIDIA alongside a 1GB ARM Cortex A9 processor with 512MB of DDR2 memory, a 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen display and HDMI output. It comes with a 4GB, 16GB and 32GB options and will […]

iPhone hack makes running Android a reality

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I bet you, as readers on techgeek.com.au, that you wish that you want to experience the magic of Android – a phone where you can run almost any application that you want, especially those “porn apps” that the CEO of Apple said that you aren’t going to get on the iPhone (unless you use Safari, almost any restriction is bypassed with Safari). Well, now you can – without ever leaving […]

Ping makes clothing the new Foursquare for your friends/stalkers

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Never thought we would cover clothing, but we are now – for this article. This is the Ping – and it’s apparently a “social networking garment”, and it does what it is supposed to do, let you stay connected to Facebook friends or Twitter stalkers by updating them… with every move you make like lifting up your hood, zipping up the garment or even moving around and bending your arms. […]

iPad 3G to start shipping on May 7

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May 10 will be the date when Apple fanboys can pre-order their iPads in Australia (and other countries – except for New Zealand, so suck on that), but for the Americans – who got to get their hands on the device since April – will see the 3G version of the iPad shipping on May 7, according to the Apple Store – despite a “late April” date being mentioned by […]

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 […]


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