HTC One M9: Australian Hands-On

Just because it looks the same as the last one, doesn’t mean it has to work the same as the last one, right? Here’s hoping. We’ve been hands on with the “luxurious” new HTC One M9 to find out.


Samsung Galaxy S6: Australian Hands-On

The covers are off! The Samsung Galaxy S6 is here, and we’ve been hands-on from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. So what’s it like? In a word: surprising.


An Oculus Rift-Controlled Robot Is Awesome (and Also Adorable)

Even before the Oculus Rift has made it into the homes of eager early adopters, there have already been super great, and yes, super creepy, applications dreamed up by developers. This is definitely one of the super great ones.


Blackphone 2: Beat Australia's Data Retention Laws With This Super-Secure Smartphone

“While the rest of the market is going one way, with selfie sticks and curved screens, we’re going down another, to the heart of problems, sticking with privacy and security,” said Silent Circle’s Mike Janke at the launch of the company’s new secure smartphone, the Blackphone 2. And he’s not kidding — though no frills in design, it’s kitted out with some serious security features. It’s the phone that promises to help you beat the Australian Government’s data retention scheme.


Lenovo's New Phones: A 16MP Camera-Lookalike, First Dolby Atmos Handset

At the Mobile World Congress, Lenovo has announced a pair of new phones. The first, the Vibe Shot, is a slim phone that has pretensions to be a camera; the second is the A7000, apparently the world’s first smartphone to come with Dolby Atmos.


Optus Will Have Unmetered Netflix, Too

Not an iiNet customer but still want unmetered access to Netflix? Don’t stress: you’ll still get unmetered Netflix on another ISP. Namely, on Optus’ home broadband service.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Runtastic Running PRO on Android, Fresh Air on iOS and Skateboard Party 2 on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Watch Citizenfour For Free Right Now

Do you like spies? Do you like Academy Award-winning movies? Then you’ll love Citizenfour, the documentary about Edward Snowden that is now streaming online — legally — for free!


How One Man Wants To Free North Korea With USB Drives And Pirated Movies

North Korea is a quietly desolate otherworld, at least as far as we outsiders can tell from the bits and pieces of untouched, unpropagandized media that occasionally leak out. The key to freeing it? It could be sneaking American media in. Wired talked to one of the men who does it, and his story is fascinating.


iiNet Pays $204,000 Fine Over Dodgy Naked Broadband Ads

It’s a bittersweet day for iiNet. After being announced as the first unmetered partner for Netflix, it has been revealed the ISP has to pay the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) the handsome sum of $204,000 over dodgy Naked Broadband ads.


Microsoft Lumia 640 XL: Australian Hands On

So there’s a new big Lumia which is being flogged off for cheap, and while that doesn’t sound particularly exciting, the Lumia 640 XL is Microsoft’s best deal yet.


NotCulus Rift: How I Hacked Together My Own Serious VR Headset

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey told me not to buy an Oculus Rift. That was two years ago, and he’s repeated the plea every time I’ve seen him since. Don’t buy it. It’s not ready. It’s just a developer kit. He’s right, but I’m tired of waiting. I want a VR headset and I want it now. So I built one. Sorta.


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