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    In today’s massive $1.53 Billion, 5 year announcement it was revealed that BigPond was successful in securing exclusive access to all AFL delivered via IPTV. This means if your not with BigPond, your out of luck. If you are indeed a BigPond subscriber, you can get matches via the...
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    Rockstar camera chick Lisa Bettany has teamed up with Leo Laporte and the TWiT network to bring you helpful tips and ticks about using digital cameras. One area that tends to be dramatically under-covered is how the transitioning from beginner to pro. While there’s a abundance of topics on...
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    Very happy to announce a brand new show for techAU – Gamecast will bring your the events of the gaming industry in video form. Hosted by James Goldsworthy, the first episode is now available below. As with all shows it will evolve over time, but let us know what...
  • ABC iView returns to Boxee, brings 149 shows

    After drawing Boxee’s attention to the ABC iView 84% loading issue in November last year, iView was removed. This meant Australian Boxee Box owners lost Australian content until the issue was fixed. Well today that issue has been resolved and ABC iView content has once again returned to the...
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    While we don’t commonly think of televisions as gadgets, there’s no reason they couldn’t be the biggest and best gadget in our homes. TV’s are commonly thought of as just a dumb screens, with all the smarts coming from our set-top boxes. What if that all changed ? What...

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