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Hotline Miami 2 Creator Tells Australians to Pirate the Game

Jonatan Söderströmm, co-creator of video game Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, has told Australians that, if they want to play the game, they should “just pirate it”. Hotline Miami is the latest victim of Australia’s draconian…

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Bitcoin ATM’s Pop Up Around Melbourne, Australia

A few months ago, there was one currency on everyone’s lips – Bitcoin. People were scrambling to make their own Bitcoin mining machines, Reddit users developed their own currency called Dogecoin and our parents and grandparents…

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Mobile Phones Dominate Tablet Sales, Here’s a Graph to Prove It

“The future is phones” – in this article we’ll go over some of the mobile device market changes including the rise of smart phones, app installations and the apparent demise of the tablet. Smart phone sales…

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PAX: Australia 2015 Tickets Set for Early Release!

With PAX Australia wrapping up merely weeks ago, the rumors have already started flying as to 2015’s ticket offering. It’s already been reported that PAX will continue it’s support of the Victorian market by operating for…

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Valve Facing Australian Federal Court

Valve’s STEAM service has by now certainly become a household name in the gaming platform genre, similar to other products such as Ubisoft’s iPlay and EA games’ Origin. There’s no denying it’s a mainstay in the commercial…

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Water-Based Tractor Beam Gives Hope for a Star-Trek Like Future

A team of scientists in Australia have developed a working tractor beam technology, and while we aren’t at the stage of pulling in huge enemy spaceships in defence of our planet, we can grasp some control…

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International Class Action Privacy Suit Targets Facebook

Activist and law student, Max Schrems, has launched an international class action suit against Facebook Ireland for not being in accordance with European data protection law. Aside from the US and Canada, it is said that…

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Australia Wants To Cut Internet Connection for People Downloading from Torrent Websites

There have been some talks about the high number of pirates in Australia, having the government worried about what to do in response to the piracy activity. Earlier this year, Australia is said to have had…

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Tor/Tails Linux Users and Linux Journal Readers Tagged as “Extremists” by NSA

Tor and Tails Linux Users, as well as Linux Journal readers have been apparently tagged as ‘extremists’ by the National Security Agency, having leaked documents reveal that the XKeyscore snooping program is apparently targeting anyone who…

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Australian Apple Devices Get Hijacked Using ‘Find My iPhone’ Feature

Apple’s Find My iPhone feature is one of the most important features of the company’s security, having the ability to find, lock and even erase and iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac’s data in case it is…

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Drone Hacked and Injures Athelete…YIKES

On the heels of our post about unmanned helicopters here’s a great one to follow 🙂 In Western Australia, a drone used to capture footage of a Triathlon was “channel hopped” and crash landed on someone.…

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Google Chrome Turns 8-Bit, Lets You Play, Post and Share With Lego Blocks

Back in mid 2012, Google has revealed one of their projects dubbed ‘Build’,a virtual Lego tool that lets you play with plastic bricks in your browser. And fast-forwarding to the present, Google also releases the project…

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Researchers Create Hydrating Beer By Adding Electrolytes

The Huffington Post reports that Australian researchers have developed a beer that hydrates you. If you didn’t already know the beer we currently drink actually serves to dehydrate you the more you drink, the main reason…

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Australian Saints Row 4 Has No Coop And Missing Missions

About a month ago we revealed to you that the upcoming game title Saints Row 4 had been banned in Australia for issues with in-game sexual violence and illicit drug consumption. Developers Volition said that they…

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Giant STOP Sign Projected Onto A Makeshift Waterfall

We’ve all been in a vehicle and found ourselves cursing at other drivers due to their negligent driver skills, or lack of, right? Whether it be the forgetfulness of having indicators to tell other drivers which direction…

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Australia Could Be Getting 1Gbps Internet By The End The Year

Currently if you are interested in getting your hands on some Fiber optic internet with super fast 1Gbps or more speeds then you can only do that by going to Provo, Austin or Kansas City (in…