If you’re a content creator, one of the most difficult challenges is finding good royalty-free music to compliment your video. With the popularity of YouTube and video Podcasts, this need is increasing and everyone wants to avoid the YouTube ban hammer spoiling their revenue with a content ID strike. Shutterstock is...
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    Overnight YouTube have launched their live streaming site to take on the industry leading in video game live streaming, Twitch.tv. YouTube Gaming is leveraging the power of their existing catalogue of gaming captures, presumably thanks to tagging. While there’ll be plenty of people who do use the service to...
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    Aussie ISP iiNet is standing up for their customers. The federal court has ruled today that Aussie ISP’s won’t be required to hand over user details of customers who Illegally downloaded the movie Dallas Buyers Club. iiNet say they absolutely don’t condone piracy, but they also don’t believe litigation...
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    Music service Deezer has become the first music streaming service to integrate with IFTTT (If This Then That). If you’re like me and love to automate your life, you’ll already be using the service extensively to take care of repetitive tasks and now music can be part of that...
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    Ex-Silverchair front man, now solo artist, Daniel Johns has partnered up with David Jones to create a neat bit of technology. Shot by sound is a part music video, part photo shoot and part technology innovation. By rigging up microphones to the band’s equipment and John’s microphone, they were...
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    New Zealand just beat us to drone deliveries, 4x faster than a van

    Fastway Couriers is continuing to invest in technology with an investment in Flirtey. If you’re not familiar with Flirty, it’s the world’s first commercial aerial delivery service (yep, they beat Amazon), marking the beginning of an exciting collaboration.  Fastway New Zealand and Flirtey recently successfully trialled their first drone...
  • Real-life Mirror’s Edge gives an amazing look at augmented reality

    Mirror’s Edge is everyone’s favourite parkour video game and as such has a serious following. In this fan-made video, we see an insane collection of movements through a real city and engage in battle with the enemies. It’s seriously well made and some effects added in post, result in...
  • Apple Music now live, are you signing up ?

    Apple Music is now available. The streaming service starts with a 3 month free trial where thanks to Taylor Swift, Apple will pay artists everytime you play. You know Apple are serious about a new product or service when they takeover Apple.com with a promotion. If you want to...
  • Review: TIDAL on SONOS

    One of TIDAL’s biggest selling points is high quality audio and it’s now available on SONOS. The streaming music is in lossless FLAC audio, which will go head to head to other HD music service Deezer on SONOS. For those who have golden ears and appreciate the subtleties in...
  • Taylor Swift just arm wrestled Apple into submission

    Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to Apple explaining that her popular 1989 album would never be on Apple Music because of unfair terms. The new service made a deal with labels that meant artists would give their music away for a 3-month trial period to draw music fans...
  • GoPro finally adds a touchscreen with a new Hero+ LCD

    Overnight, GoPro announced its new HERO+ LCD which is of course a touchscreen. This makes it easier to access options, watch back footage or just frame shots. The built-In touch display even lets you edit and trim video footage right from the camera, then send it to a device...
  • Review: Foxtel play on Xbox one

    Those of us who live in the digital world will look at the prospect of having a satellite installed on the roof as antiquated. Thankfully there is an option. Foxtel PLAY on the Xbox One was released last month and allows customers digital only experience and access to living...
  • Your couch is dumb. The KC2 is a home theatre smart sofa.

    Your furniture is dumb. I say this not to be critical, but in reality, our lounge rooms are full of technology at 10 feet, but the couches we sit on are anything but smart. How often are you sitting on the couch and just watch the TV, never right?...
  • Oculus Rift consumer version coming Q1 2016

    The most popular VR headset on the planet, Oculus Rift is finally ready for prime time, in the first quarter of next year. With pre-orders going live later this year, the rest of the details are limited, very limited. In a blog post, we finally got an answer on...
  • MIT developed a thumbnail-mounted wireless trackpad, NailO

    Researchers at MIT’s Media Lab are developing a wearable trackpad that is the size of a thumbnail. Inspired by the fashion industry, where nail covers are limited only by imagination, NailO. This wearable allows users to control computers, or connected devices wirelessly, by touching one adjacent finger to the...
  • News app refreshed in Windows 10 Build 10056

    The News app has had a complete UI overhaul in Windows 10 Tech Preview build 10056. As you can see the new design puts far more of a focus on the visual images for stories, gone is the panoramic Hub control that scrolls horizontally, instead replaced by vertical scrolling....
  • Foxtel PLAY app now available on Xbox One

    If you like the idea of skipping on a hardware box from Foxtel, but want the content streamed to your over the internet, there’s great news. The Foxtel PLAY app for Xbox One is now available, for free, in the Xbox Store. The app features the live channels, EPG...
  • TIDAL now available on SONOS

    Premium audio system SONOS has already added support for TIDAL. If you were under a rock today, you missed the launch of yet another music streaming service. The biggest difference with TIDAL is the people who created it, artists, and plenty of them. Usher, Beyoncé, JAY Z, Kanye West,...
  • Clarkson’s out, but TopGear isn’t over yet

    Top Gear is about to go through it’s biggest change since it’s inception way back in 2002. Star of the show, Jeremy Clarkson has been sacked after ongoing verbal attacks, escalated to physically assaulting a producer. Without Clarkson many think the show is over, but producers at the BBC...
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    Netflix is now available in Australia, no path for existing users

    Dear Netflix, Welcome to Australia. Like many of you, I’ve been a Netflix subscriber for a couple of years now and prior to today’s Australian availability, I was forced to pretend I was American. Thanks to a DNS, the bits coming from my router, appeared as if the originated...
  • Review: Xbox One Digital TV Tuner

    The Xbox One has been billed as the device for those who wants to deliver all your entertainment and gaming needs. To fully realise that vision, they need a solution for TV and the unique inclusion of a HDMI port went a long way to achieving that. Technically the...

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