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Youth music radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 is one of the institutions of January 26th, the day that for many citizens represents Australia Day, an anniversary celebration of the landing of the First Fleet. For many other Australians that date represents Invasion Day. It's being reported that Triple J is considering moving the date that the Hottest 100 is held, separating it from Australia Day out of respect for Indigenous Australians.


In the last couple of years, the mystique and mystery of Aussie youth radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 has been dampened somewhat by the easy availability of voter statistics -- Facebook posts, Instagram screenshots and Twitter lists of listeners' top 10 music tracks of the year. In 2013 and 2014, The Warmest 100 used stats to create an unofficial playlist of the top 100 songs, and this year it's the Tepid 100 that thinks it's on the money.


It's Friday, and you're still at work. Just think of how good you could have it: enjoying the day up in Byron Bay as the annual Splendour In The Grass music festival kicks off. Desk-bound music lovers aren't about to miss out, however. You can stream the festival online!


It's on. Again. Triple J looks set for another summer upset in the coming week thanks to Nick Drewe and his band of merry men. Against all odds, the Warmest 100 is back on for 2014. Here's what they think will be in the top 10.


The Triple J Hottest 100 is an institution. On Australia Day, most young Aussies gets together with some beers and a barbecue to listen to the 100 best songs of the last 12 months counted down on their radios. That institution was spoofed last year when some clever programmers realised they could predict the countdown based on everyone's social sharing, and managed to nail a high percentage of the tracks, including the number one position. Triple J cracked it at the programmers, and cracked down on social sharing to the point that the Warmest 100 is impossible this year. Nick Drewe of the Warmest 100 talks to Gizmodo about the cool-down.


Every year on Australia Day, it is a cultural tradition that folks from around the nation gather around their barbecues, eskies and pools to listen to the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown. Voted by the listeners, the Hottest 100 is the premier music countdown in the country, and when Triple J added social sharing features for voters to share their picks, four guys figured out they could track the countdown. This is how x guys went from being ordinary developers to the Nate Silvers of Australian music, picking 92 out of the 100 tracks.


Australia Day is coming up, which means it's time to start buying your silly hats, sunscreen, alcohol and sausages. Before you do, make sure you know what you sound like on the big day to avoid common mistakes.


I believe that the quality of a leader can be measured by how comfortable you are with them appearing on television to tell you everything is going to hell. Unfortunately, you usually have to wait for a time of crisis to put this theory to the test. Not this time! Here's Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard telling us that the Mayans were right, and that we're all doomed.


The ABC is used to leading the way when it comes to digital entertainment, but the new Triple J Unearthed application for the iPhone sounds like they've lifted their game. It not only lets you discover new music, but also lets you download tracks to your device for free.