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  • The Podcast returns: Episode 23 of the podcast… Available now.

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  • Aus PC World Magazine comes to an end in Jan

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  • techAU now running WordPress 2.3

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  • Xbox 360 Arcade leaked early

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  • Zune 2: New interface.. pretty slick

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  • A 22 inch HD digital photo frame.. pricey, but good news 4 future!

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  • Comment Spam

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  • Hitachi's LCD HDTV, less than an inch thick

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  • Specialist devices vs All-in-one

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  • Yahoo 2 shut down podcast directory

    Failing to provide any real reason for the move, this is a very strange decision indeed. Yahoo have decided they’re going to shut down their podcast directory on October 31st of this year. More @ http://mashable.com/2007/09/26/yahoo-podcasts/...
  • Windows Live OneCare v2.0 beta offers 10GB photo backup

    I’ve been trialling the new One Care Live 2 beta for some time now, but as we get closer to the final release Microsoft are starting to finalise features, including online photo backup. Users get a surprisingly healthy 10 gigabytes to store their priceless photos. Unfortunately, this is simply...
  • Story about techAU on MediaConnect

    Amateur tech bloggers aim high with portal site By Jennifer O’BrienAug 22, 2007 The power of the internet supposedly promises that the smaller fish in the sea can now compete on a level playing field with the more well-established tech bloggers and podcasters. Amateur bloggers and podcasters Gus Terry...
  • Intel buying Havok

    If your not familiar with what Havok do, they create a physics engine that is used in some of the most popular games and 3D software. This deal could produce some very interesting developments, watch this space.   More @ TechCrunch...
  • Influence Forum roundup

    So as you’ve seen over the past few days, I’ve been posting my notes from the sessions I attended at the Influence Forum. I’ll now spend some time today, cleaning those up, removing any boring bits, do some additional research and expand some items. So please take the time...
  • Home Entertainment

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