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Newspaper scandal widens with claims malware used to hack computers

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Image: Luc De Leeuw/Flickr (Creative Commons) More allegations are coming forward in the aftermath of the widely-publicised phone hacking scandal with people, such as former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, coming forward accusing newspapers of attempting to hack into victims’ computers via malware. According to Sophos’ Naked Security blog, Brown claims in his speech to the House of Commons that it went far beyond hacking phones: Amassed against these guiltless victims […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 28: The War Against Buttons

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So it turns out, our “Powered by” gets crude when I do it. Anyway, we cover the Verizon iPhone 4, Vodafone’s massive security fail and MySpace being sold off? Oh, and find out how ChatRoulette (remember that) is making some dough from an unlikely source. Stewart is sick for this episode – so officially ending his perfect attendance record. And Tom is doing the recording, and he expresses his outrage […]

Apple, News Corp delay The Daily

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Those who wanted tabloid and trashy journalism, you have to wait a bit. Just a day when leaks of images purporting to show The Daily newspaper layout, Apple and News Corp have decided to delay the announcement of the supposed launch on January 19.

Murdoch’s The Daily iPad newspaper images leaked

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The supposed The Daily iPad newspaper is getting closer to reality after images of the app (albeit small) were discovered on the app’s new website after a bit of digging. Damon Kiesow, from Poynter, went inside the CSS files of the paper’s site – thedaily.com – to find the image. And we can tell it will be in the traditional, Murdoch style with headlines such as “A Bridge to Farve” […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 20: The Big 2-0

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Yep. 20 episodes. We have actually made it this far, surprisingly, without being pulled from the internet because of our irrelevant and often nonsensical information regurgitation. Anyway, two million finds “She Loves You”, and we talk about Telstra finally being split up into two. Also, Farmville is no longer the King of Facebook applications and we get into a heated discussion of whether an iPad 2 will be out (I […]

Rotten Tomatoes sold to Flixster

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It’s official. Rotten Tomatoes, the popular movie reviews aggregator, has a brand new owner – Flixster, another movie social network. The company acquired the site from IGN, which is owned by News Corporation, in exchange for a minority stake in the company. "It’s a huge step forward in our goal of connecting users to their own personalized world of movies on any platform they choose. We can’t think of a […]

Murdoch might delay newspaper paywall

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News Corporation’s chief executive Rupert Murdoch has said that it might miss the target of next June to introduce “pay walls” on its newspaper content around the world, which includes The Australian in Australia, the New York Post in America, and the Sun and the Times in the United Kingdom. Despite posting an 11 percent rise in profits, mainly thanks to its film studio Twentieth Century Fox and its box […]

New pictures show Foxtel’s new channels, new features for iQ

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New photos have showcased some of the new things that Foxtel will be bringing out soon (the date is unknown), after it asked several users to gain their opinion on several of Foxtel’s new features. This includes an updated program guide for iQ and iQ2 users, along with legal downloads of several of Foxtel’s programming in 20 selected channels.

Wall Street Journal to start “micropayments” model

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The Wall Street Journal, one of News Corporation’s titular newspapers, is expected to announce a new way for non-subscribers to access individual articles without spending over US$100 to access WSJ.com, according to a report in The Financial Times on Sunday. The “sophisticated micro-payments service”, according to Robert Thomson, editor in chief of Dow Jones and the managing editor of the WSJ, told the site. This will allow the paper to […]

Hulu : An Evil Plot to Destroy the World

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If you receive an error from Flash, it is not techgeek.com.au’s fault – it’s the video site’s fault. The Superbowl may be over, but the ads will not, since it has been an ongoing tradition to post these ads up online and vote on them. You can find many of them on Hulu (which also made an ad), YouTube, Spike and a whole lot of other sites. Hulu also made […]

Hulu spent free money on ad for Super Bowl?

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According to Silicon Alley Insider, NBC essentially gave away money to allow Hulu to advertise on the Super Bowl. What? How? Well, according to them, as part of a deal to agree to create Google with News Corporation (owners of FOX), it gave them $50 million worth of advertising that it can use whenever it wanted. Along with the Hulu ads, its parent company, General Electric, will also air an […]

Joost goes head-on-head with Hulu … in Anime?

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Anime fans are rejoicing after today’s announcements. After talking about Hulu’s announcement on anime, Joost has now decided to release an onslaught of new anime titles. The new anime shows include the original Japanese versions (with English subtitles) of Naruto and Death Note (same as Hulu); the subtitled and dubbed versions of Ikki Tousen, Gun Frontier and Saiyuki; the subtitled versions of Izumo; and the dubbed versions of Astro Boy, […]

Correction: Hulu steams anime without dubbing

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While we did report on the launch of several features and new shows on Hulu, we have now know that both Death Note and Naruto will not be getting the dubbed versions – because of license rights, etc. However, as a compromise – both shows will air as their original Japanese broadcast, with subtitles. However, while they are still trying to work to get the dubbed version – many fans […]


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