Category Archives: Technology

Microsoft Store, Sydney Announces Launch of Xbox Academy for Students

The team at Microsoft Store, Sydney have today announced an exciting new opportunity for Australian students with a passion for gaming and graphics. Xbox Academy will be a videogame-fueled educational establishment opening its doors in April to a multi-talented student cohort of designers and developers. In partnership with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Australia’s most prolific educator for game development, 3D animation and visual effects, the Xbox Academy will bring in a range of highly-trained tutors to mentor budding games developers. Many AIE graduates have gone on to work for top game studios around the world, and through their three-hour hands-on workshops, Xbox Academy aims to train and mentor the games developers of the future. Continue reading Microsoft Store, Sydney Announces Launch of Xbox Academy for Students

New Toshiba Portégé X20 Convertible PC Launches in Australia

Toshiba has today announced the release of the highly anticipated Portégé X20 premium convertible PC, which functions as both a notebook and tablet. The Portégé X20 comes equipped with the latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro processors, and runs on Windows 10 Pro. The Portégé X20 aims to deliver advancements in security, performance, manageability and connectivity to deliver efficient and powerful results. Continue reading New Toshiba Portégé X20 Convertible PC Launches in Australia

SXSW 2017: The SXSW Accelerator winners have been announced

The SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event is designed to give 50 young startups the opportunity to pitch their ideas and potential killer apps to a live audience and get instant feedback. This year’s contestants were broken down into groups of five across ten categories, and we now have the winners. Continue reading SXSW 2017: The SXSW Accelerator winners have been announced

About time: Pandora Premium finally adds on-demand streaming

Music streaming platform Pandora has always been a popular destination for music fans who just want to hear some tunes with a minimum of fuss. Its users are less fussy that than of Spotify, Tidal or Apple Music, preferring to let Pandora shuffle up the tunes on its own. Having said all of that, users who like Pandora’s stripped back UX but crave deeper options for choosing their tunes are about to get their wish. Continue reading About time: Pandora Premium finally adds on-demand streaming

Sono’s Director of Platform Strategies Michael Papish on the long road to the Sonos PLAYBASE

Today, iconic Speaker manufacturer Sonos have unveiled their latest speaker, the PLAYBASE (read more about that HERE). I had the chance to test out the system last month at Sonos HQ in Boston, and while I was there I sat down with Sono’s director of platform strategies, Michael Papish, who, in his own words, “works on the product strategy; the combination of hardware and software working together”. We took some time to talk about the new product, and what’s in store for the future of the company.... Continue Reading

Village Roadshow to begin targeting individual Australian pirates

During their b-annual investor call yesterday, Australian film distributor Village Roadshow unveiled a new five-point plan for taking on Australian film piracy, including the pursuit of legal action against individual offenders — something they’ve been threatening for years but never actually followed through on. Continue reading Village Roadshow to begin targeting individual Australian pirates

Nintendo Switch: Here are all the available tech specs for Nintendo’s newest console

Technical specs for any games console are always one of the first things hardcore players look to when thinking about whether or not to throw down that all-important pre-order. No-one really knew what to expect from the Nintendo Switch in terms of power or useability. The good news is that Nintendo have finally released the system’s final specs so we can hazard a pretty solid guess. Continue reading Nintendo Switch: Here are all the available tech specs for Nintendo’s newest console