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Australian Senate report to declare Bitcoins real money

Buying and selling Bitcoins in Australia should be a little easier going forward, as the government has declared that digital currencies should now be considered as real money, making their taxation far simpler. It will mean more work for exchanges however, which will now need to monitor their services for …

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Australia to go after tech giants for tax avoidance

Following on from the UK’s general election taking place last week, many people have their eyes on the re-elected prime-minister David Cameron, to see if (among other things) he will make good on promises he’s made in the past that tech firms dodging British tax law would be strapped down …

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Media groups want VPNs banned from Netflix

If you use a virtual private network (VPN) to access another country’s version of Netflix, then you could soon be out of luck, as major media lobby groups and movie studios are now pushing for Netflix to figure out a way to ban the practice from being able to access …

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Hackers install Doom on an ATM

Cash machine’s tend to be pretty dull but YouTube user, Aussie50 has found a way to spruce them up a bit by installing Doom on an ATM machine. The in-game actions are controlled by the buttons on the ATM via a keyboard emulating PCB. The video was originally shared by hackaday. …

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News Corp wants Australian ISPs punished for piracy

One of the main reasons that rates of piracy are so high in Australia, is because the legal ways of getting access to media are either non-existent, or monopolised and criminally expensive and yet News Corp, one of the company’s that ‘suffers’ the most from people pirating its shows, is …

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Hyundai to kill speeding fines with auto-braking

We’re still a few years off of Google’s self-driving cars taking over, so until then, we have to watch out for speed cameras, especially if you like to goose it on an open road. However Hyundai may eliminate that need in the near future, as it’s upcoming Genesis saloon will …

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Bomb squad called during Watch Dogs PR stunt

A PR stunt for the release of Watch Dogs didn’t go quite as planned as a bomb squad was called in to a newsroom to inspect a mysterious, “creepy” looking package sent anonymously from the PR team behind Ubisoft’s most recent game. A black safe was delivered to the Australian …

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Game of Thrones Season 4 breaks piracy records

Game of Thrones is a wildly popular show and as with any such programme, it attracts impressive numbers of pirated downloads. However, the latest season has broken all previous records, with over a million illegitimate downloads in the half a day after release and over 300,000 people sharing the episode …

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Australian Netflix customers branded pirates

Australia regularly gets the short end of the stick stuffed where it doesn’t want it, when it comes to media content access. Thanks to its often hyper-inflated per-unit cost for movies, games and TV shows, many people choose to pirate content, making it the copyright infringement capital of the world, …

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Australia is finally getting Kickstarter

While I’m not sure how much the rest of the world noticed – we were busy throwing money at our digitally discovered pipe dreams – Australia and New Zealand haven’t been able to run their own, native campaigns on Kickstarter since the site’s inception. That’s all about to change though, …

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Queensland now accepting 18+ games

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For a long time Australia has been restricted to selling only titles that fall under the 15+ age rating, as there simply wasn’t an 18+ rating to go on. Recently an adult rating was brought in, but Queensland, one of the larger and most populous provinces lagged behind – now …

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Aussie ISP stands up to copyright lobyist bullies

Steve Dalby

An Australian Internet Service Provider (ISP), iiNet, has walked out of talks with copyright lobbyist groups, claiming that it shouldn’t have to “perform work on their [copyright holder’s] behalf,” and that instead, the real problem behind piracy in the country was down to the limited legal availability of much of the protected …

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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week. “Upcoming RPG Written by NY Times Best Selling Fantasy Writer” A recent press release announced the latest addition …

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