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Opinion: The National Broadband Network Is Boring

You may have noticed that we don’t really write about the National Broadband Network much anymore. That’s because it’s boring. Really boring.


Why I Suddenly Care About Blackberry

For the last month or so, I’ve been reading lots of stories about a Blackberry smartphone running Android. Today, a Blackberry/Android partnership seems even more certain. Blackberry has seen better days, so we can expect a last-ditch effort. What I didn’t expect is having so many feels about it.


The Biggest Problem With Apple Music Right Now

After using it for a whole week, I was going to write a review of Apple Music for you all to read. Instead, I’ve come undone. The biggest problem with Apple Music isn’t the catalogue, it isn’t the sound, it isn’t even the everything-old-is-new-again radio station Beats 1. It’s the menus.


NSW Should Embrace Uber, Not Fight It Says State Opposition Leader

Luke Foley is the Leader of the NSW Opposition, and he thinks it’s time for the State’s Government to surrender its war on Uber and embrace the so-called Sharing Economy.


Let's Stop Pretending That Piracy Is Killing Big Hollywood Blockbusters

This weekend was massive for blockbuster movies, and it’s time to face facts: piracy isn’t killing Hollywood as much as Hollywood would have us believe.


Opinion: International Roaming Is Still Stupidly Broken

I’m in Taipei this week to cover the annual Computex convention, and like an idiot, I brought my smartphone thinking I could get a good deal on roaming through my carrier. As it turns out, I can’t. Somehow after Aussie telcos spent a year of trying to fix it, international roaming is still stupidly broken.


Opinion: There's An App For Everything, And That's (Probably) Good

Earlier this week, I found myself grumbling at the mere existence of Periscope for Android, the latest platform release of Twitter’s live video streaming app. I don’t like Periscope, and I don’t get it.

But it’s a good thing that it exists, and the same is true of every app out there — all 1.5 million of them on the Google Play Store and all 1.5 million on the Apple App Store. Even the very-much-third-placed Windows Phone has hundreds of thousands of apps of all shapes and sizes available. You might not like the fact that they exist, but you should be aware that someone out there does.


Opinion: Why Nobody Needs A Supercar

For the past week I have had the unique pleasure of reviewing the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. It packs 700 horsepower, it costs almost a million dollars, and it scared the bejeezus out of me in the best possible way. But even if I had the money, I wouldn’t buy one. Nobody should.


My Smartwatch Is Making Me More Anti-Social

What’s the point of a smartwatch? I don’t mean that in a “you spent $400 on that?” kind of way. I mean it at a more fundamental level: how, if in any way, can a smartwatch enrich your life where other technology cant? What element of that device’s existence makes it (excuse the pun) worthy of your time?


When Should We Stop Watching Movie Trailers?

“Man, with all the good stuff they’re showing in the trailers, it makes me wonder if there’s anything left for the movie itself!”. That’s one of the Gizmodo comments on this morning’s Mad Max: Fury Road trailer. So when should we stop watching trailers? Thankfully, director of The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and the upcoming Tomorrowland, Brad Bird, has the answer: when it sells you.


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