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Jeremy Clarkson Talks Being Unemployed And When We'll See More Top Gear In First Interview

Speaking to BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans (who has been rumoured to take over Top Gear in Clarkson’s absence), former Top Gear host and noted producer-puncher Jeremy Clarkson gave his first radio interview since his sacking, covering everything from what he’s been doing in his down time, what he’ll do next and when we’ll see the last three episodes of the popular car show.


TPG's New Mobile Plan: 6GB Of Data For $45 Per Month

Need some cheap mobile data to go along with your unlimited calls and texts? TPG’s new mobile plans include 6GB of data for a $45 monthly fee, using the Optus network.


Why Apple Won't End Up Paying More Tax In Australia

Treasurer Joe Hockey’s budget promise last week to “stop multinationals using complex schemes to escape paying tax” suggested a comprehensive regime to address tax avoidance by companies such as Apple, Google and Microsoft, as well as BHP and Rio Tinto.

All these five companies appeared before the recent Senate Committee hearings on corporate tax avoidance. However, a close look at the draft legislation suggests that the proposal is far from comprehensive.


Living In An Apartment Block? You Can Finally Charge Your Electric Car

If you live in an apartment and have a car spot, there’s one huge hurdle to buying an electric car. Charging it at home, in your car park, means talking to your building’s strata committee and getting permission to hook up a charger — and then actually paying for the power that you use. One of Australia’s leading EV charging station installers, JET Charge, has the perfect solution already up and running.


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

Today’s best deals include Voice Chat on Windows Phone, Momento on iOS and Layout from Instagram on Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


The Minority Report TV Show Looks Badass

Spielberg’s Minority Report is still held up as the yardstick for the tech-powered future we want. It had awesome motion control, cool guns, driverless cars and futurecops. FOX in the US is now trying to rebottle the lightning and turn Minority Report into a TV series.


Square Finally Has An Office In Australia

And lo, the prophecy of Turnbull has come to pass: mobile payments provider, Square, has opened up shop in Australia.


Deadly Airbag Recall Reaches Australia, Almost 500,000 Cars Affected So Far

One of the world’s largest car safety recalls is on, after a Japanese manufacturer found that some of its airbags have a tendency to spray metal shrapnel when deployed. The recall has now hit Australia, with almost 500,000 cars from various manufacturers already affected.



Telstra's Pacnet Had A Data Breach, User Details Stolen

Pacnet, the Asian telco services provider Telstra acquired for nearly a billion dollars, has experienced a data breach.