Spotify is awesome and chances are if you love it, you’ve also sold your family (and friends) on it. 5 years ago Spotify launched Family plans and to match with that anniversary, they’re launching a Premium Family plan. If you’ve got a big family, you’ll be happy to learn that there’s...
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    Premium coffee machine makers, JURA Australia have announced their latest coffee machine, the Z6 in Diamond Black and it’s powered by AI. You may be asking why on earth would a coffee machine need Artificial Intelligence just to make a cappuccino, well the answer lies in most reliable coffee...
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  • The Gymkhana Files on Amazon Prime Video, is a stunning look behind the scenes of Ken Block

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    OVERLORD is the next blockbuster movie by award winning producer, J.J. Abrams and we’re giving away 5x double passes to techAU readers. If you’re not the familiar with the movie, here’s the overview: With only hoursuntil D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France tocarry out a...
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    If you fire up Foxtel today, you’ll find there’s been a change to the channel lineup. Foxtel says this is designed to make channel surfing easier for you. Channels of similar genres will now be together in the guide, making navigation simpler and I have to agree, this was an...
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    Spotify and alcoholic beverage Smirnoff have teamed up to create the Smirnoff Equaliser. Given the large amounts of data Spotify have about their user’s listening behaviours, this is fun way to promote the equality for female music artists who are under represented in the time listened across the world. According to...
  • Clarkson fangs it around a farm in a Subaru WRX in Farmkhana

    We all know Ken Block’s famous Gymkhana videos that have millions of views on YouTube, well Amazon’s The Grand Tour have decided to that’s all a bit fancy and Jeremy Clarkson fanging it around a farm in a subie would be one epic drive. In the 3:30 clip, we...
  • Watch Big Bang Theory try to explain Bitcoin

    The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular sitcoms in the US, and around the world. When we heard a future episode would include content around cryptocurrency Bitcoin, it got us exciting and concerned about them doing justice in explaining the fairly complicated subject to a mass...
  • Spotify kills Microsoft’s Groove Music

    In the streaming music world, Spotify is kicking ass and taking names. Microsoft Groove is dead. Like in phones, Microsoft is getting good at admitting defeat and now, its getting out of music and will instead partner with Spotify. Microsoft will end Groove Music Pass at the end of...
  • Foxtel’s dedicated Bathurst 1000 channel starts tomorrow

    If you follow Australia’s most popular motorsport category, Supercars, then you’ll know its Bathurst week. Fans of the sport will be happy to know that Foxtel are bringing back their dedicated Bathurst Channel 506 that’ll get you excited with a 24/7 dedication to the Bathurst 1000. The channel goes...
  • Spotify to add Aussie podcasts thanks to Omny partnership

    Its hump day, so to get you through a long Wednesday, we’ve got some brilliant Australian news. Streaming audio service Omny has partnered with Spotify to distribute a selection of Australian podcasts. At launch, these podcasts include AFL Nation, The Slow Home podcast, The Alan Jones Breakfast Show, Thinkergirl, Wilosophy...
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    Samsung Australia have just announced their latest soundbar, the Sound+ MS750. Inside are now less than 11 speakers including built-in woofers to provide a rich and premium audio experience. Able to be wall mounted, or sit on top of your low-line unit, the sound will fill your room as...

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