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FreeviewPlus comes to Panasonic Smart TVs, without Freeview's blessing

Adam Turner   HbbTV catch up TV works on Panasonic's latest Smart TVs, so why can't they sport the FreeviewPlus logo?

Will Australia's metadata retention scheme track your digital browser fingerprints?

Whether you're downloading national secrets or <i>Game of Thrones</i>, your web browser fingerprint is much harder to hide than your IP address.

Adam Turner   There's little point in hiding behind a VPN if your web browser rats you out.

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Hands on review: LG Ultra HD Netflix television

LG's 2015 televisions support Netflix Ultra HD streaming, if your broadband is up to the task.

Adam Turner    Finally putting Ultra HD to good use, LG's 65-inch LED 65UF950T brings the best of Netflix into your lounge room.

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Hands on review: Foxtel iQ3 personal video recorder

The iQ3.

Adam Turner    A PVR for the Netflix-generation, Foxtel's iQ3 blends pay TV and video on demand into a seamless viewing experience – but there's work to be done.

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Breaking good

Trying to give up piracy? These tools can help

Internet piracy

Adam Turner   Aussie pirates looking to go legit can turn to a new generation of content search engines.

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You can watch Game of Thrones on time without pirating

With a little geo-dodging trickery, HBO Now offers everyone a taste of <i>Game of Thrones</i>.

Adam Turner   Aussies can get their Game of Thrones fix straight from the source in a couple of different ways.

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Star Wars finally comes to the small screen

<i>A New Hope</i> is finally available to download, with the hope Star Wars fans will line up to pay again.

Adam Turner   The Star Wars saga is finally available online, but fans will need to hand over more cash to watch their favourite old movies on new gadgets.

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Piracy witch hunt could send Aussie torrenters underground

iiNet and M2 Group were forced to hand over the personal details of 4736 customers to Voltage Pictures, which owns the copyright to Hollywood film <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>.

Adam Turner   With iiNet forced to dob in Dallas Buyers Club pirates, and new laws on the way, will Aussie pirates see the light or simply vanish into the shadows?

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Getflix offers the best of both worlds

Getflix lets Australians watch TV shows missing from the local Netflix library, just like the old gypsy woman said.

Adam Turner   If you're forced to choose between US Netflix and ABC iView then Australia's Getflix might come to your rescue.

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Can you survive a holiday tech disaster?

How do you stay on top of things when you're getting away from it all?

Adam Turner   Can you keep working on the road this Easter if you're silly enough to leave your tech bag on the dining room table?

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Telstra unveils answer to bill shock


Adam Turner   The scariest three words in tech — "excess data rates" — should be a thing of the past once Telstra joins its rivals in automatically issuing extra data packs when you exceed your mobile data limit.

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Hands on: LG's smartphone Virtual Reality viewer

LG's VR for G3 viewer, based on Google Cardboard.

Adam Turner   LG's smartphone-driven virtual reality promises to put exotic worlds within reach of the masses.

Netflix won't slake the thirst of Aussie pirates

Netflix won't put a stop to piracy, but it may show the way forward.

Adam Turner   Netflix won't curb piracy until the entertainment industry stops screwing Australians, but the streaming giant may hold the key to the future.

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How to watch Australian Netflix on your old Smart TV or Blu-ray player

Australians might have more Netflix-compatible devices in their lounge rooms than they realise.

Adam Turner   Netflix has finally arrived in Australia, but what can you do if your old home entertainment gear isn't invited to the party?

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Foxtel iQ3 embraces Freeview free-to-air

The iQ3 video recorder is designed to blend Foxtel, Freeview and streaming video in the one box.

Adam Turner   Foxtel's new iQ3 video recorder lets you watch all the Freeview digital free-to-air channels and may even get Catch Up access.

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Foxtel iQ3 aims to rain on Netflix's parade

Netflix may have snatched back <em>House of Cards</em>, but Foxtel won't surrender Australian lounge rooms without a fight.

Adam Turner   Foxtel's new iQ3 streaming video recorder launches on Monday, just hours before Netflix throws open its doors in Australia.

Australia's piracy web filtering - an exercise in futility

Even with web filtering, Australians won't have much trouble finding their way to The Pirate Bay.

Adam Turner   Even school children will laugh at the token gesture of blocking The Pirate Bay.

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Yahoo on-demand passwords - lax security for lazy people

Yahoo is making life easier for people too lazy to remember their password.

Adam Turner   If it's too hard to remember your email password, Yahoo will just make one up for you.

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NBN upgrade could make cable faster than fibre

The old HFC pay TV cable networks are getting a major NBN overhaul.

Adam Turner   Australian homes could see gigabit download speeds over the HFC pay TV networks as NBN Co commits to upgrading to the DOCSIS3.1 standard – but a speed boost alone won't cure cable broadband's woes.

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Hands-on review: Acer Revo One entertainment hub

Acer's Revo One aims to be the hub of your home entertainment.

Adam Turner   Despite a lounge room-friendly PC design, Acer's Revo One falls short on entertainment features.