Yesterday, my 50th Tesla referral got delivered. If you’ve been following techAU over the past year, you’ll be very familiar with my ongoing campaign to have FSD added as a referral bonus. With 50 achieved, it’s time to take a look at the history of this story. Let’s start with a...
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    Tonight, Sony are opening a multi-million dollar Blu-ray manufacturing plant. Apparently us Aussies love our Blu-ray (I can vouch for that). Question is, are we going to see cheaper blu-ray costs if they don’t have to pay for international shipping ? Also I’m pretty much going to stop buying...
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  • Safari 4.0 full release now available

    Announced and shown off during the WWDC 2009 keynote, Apple’s latest version of their browser has dropped the beta tag and gone full version. Available via Software Update or head to http://www.apple.com/safari/download/...
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    Tomorrow morning 3am AEST Apple’s developer conference begins with a Phil Schiller keynote. There’s a lot of speculation around as with any Apple event. Probably this time more than ever. It’s 2 years since the original iPhone announcement, 1 year since the iPhone 3G announcement and 1 year since...
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    Fantastic news today, we’re getting another video marketplace in Australia.. this time on Xbox. After Microsoft’s E3 keynote announcement that they were extending their video marketplace to markets around the world, it was unclear if Australia would be on that list. The good news is that we are !!...
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    News out of today’s E3 Press Conference from Microsoft. The video stream from G4 on Justin.tv was some of the best live coverage. Played flawlessly with over 21,000 viewers. Update: ok the stream just died. 5:22am. Beatles RockBand announced Personally I’m not a fan of the Beatles, but I...

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