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Government Just Sold $543 Million Of Mobile Spectrum

The results of the Federal Government’s recent auction of a large chunk of the 1800MHz band of the Australian radiofrequency spectrum have been announced: Telstra and Optus each spent nearly $200 million on securing more bandwidth, while TPG and Vodafone also splashed out with multi-million dollar investments. The 2015 auction should see Australia’s 4G networks in regional areas get faster and cover wider areas.


A Short History Of The Sound Of Kanye West

Kanye West’s new album Waves is due out next week, and there’s a palpable excitement building in the media. Kanye recently tweeted it would not be “the album of the year, but the album of the life”, only to later clarify that it would in fact only be “ONE of the greatest, not the greatest”. Meanwhile Rolling Stone is speculating it could be a dud at the same time as producer Swizz Beatz declares it one of the best West albums he’s heard.


Logitech's New G810 Gaming Keyboard Is A Full-Colour Masterpiece

If you thought Logitech’s previous gaming keyboards were a bit… space-age, then you’re in luck. The third keyboard in the company’s revamped G gaming line-up looks a lot more straightforward and, y’know, rectangular, but still keeps the same excellent mechanical keys and RGB backlighting.


Government Says It 'Needs To Keep Up With The Times' And Monitor Welfare Recipients' Social Media

Yesterday it was revealed that State and Federal Government agencies are monitoring the social media and eBay accounts of Centrelink recipients, and using that data to prosecute fraud claims against them.

In response, The Department of Human Services has told Gizmodo it is “serious about protecting the integrity of Australia’s welfare system and conducts extensive compliance activity,” and will “take action to ensure those who attempt to deceive the Department are caught and held to account.”


App Deals: Over Adds Beautiful Typography To Your Photos

Today’s best deals include User Dictionary Plus for Android, Over for iOS and Prune for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


New 'Ghostbusters' Images Have Been Released

Image Cache: The Ghostbusters reboot hits cinemas July 14, and today new images have been released showing stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones with Chris Hemsworth as bespectacled receptionist Kevin.


The Long Hunt For New Objects In Our Expanding Solar System

Recognise these planet names: Vulcan, Neptune, Pluto, Nemesis, Tyche and Planet X? They all have one thing in common: their existence was predicted to account for unexplained phenomena in our solar system.

While the predictions of Neptune and Pluto proved correct, Nemesis and Tyche probably don’t exist. Now we have another contender, Planet Nine – the existence of which astronomers predicted last month – but we may need to wait ten or more years for it to be confirmed.


The 'TMNT: Out Of The Shadows' Teaser Is Seven Seconds Long And This Nonsense Has To End

Okay, this is getting silly. The latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows teaser is so short that if you blink (for seven seconds) you’ll miss it.


Here Are All The 2016 Super Bowl Commercials

Apparently it’s Superb Owl time in the United States. On Monday, two teams of strong men wearing tight clothes and bulky armour will run into each other for four hours, but the more important thing is a bunch of advertisements. Watch them all here.


Matt LeBlanc Joins The 'Top Gear' Team

The Top Gear lineup has had a bit of a shake up since the departure of the problematic Jeremy Clarkson, with the introduction of Chris Evans (not that Chris Evans). Now it has been revealed that Matt LeBlanc will be jumping in the co-host seat.


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