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Extended 'Mission Impossible 5' trailer if you choose to accept it

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 3 days, 3 hours ago

Yesterday, Paramount Pictures launched their first look at footage from the fifth installment in the long-running Tom Cruise 'Mission Impossible' franchise and today they've launched an expanded teaser trailer which sheds more light on the film's plot, along with even more action shots to get fans excited for the July release.

 

 

Hitting cinemas 20 years and 8 weeks from the release of the first 'Mission Impossible' film in 1995, the latest film in THE franchise features Tom Cruise reprising his role as IMF agent Ethan Hunt once again, along with co-stars Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg. Despite now being 52 years of age, Cruise is definitely not showing any signs of letting up, with the trailer keen to point out he's still in great shape and keen to do as many of his stunts as possible.

 

'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation' hits cinemas worldwide on July 31.

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Neflix Australia offers free one month trial to subscribers

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 3 days, 3 hours ago

Established in 1997 as a DVD mailing service before becoming the streaming behemoth it is today, Netflix has finally launched it's Australian offering at prices starting at $8.99 AUD monthly, up to the $14.99 AUD for the top tier package with 4K content.

 

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For those new to the service who want to dip their toe before committing completely, the company is today offering a free 30 day trial of the platform after signing up with your credit card. However, users not wanting to continue after this period will be charged if they don't cancel before the 30 days is up.

 

Early impressions have been mixed for the Australian service, with many fans disappointed by the lack of content, with little more than 15% of the content featured in the US version, although others have been pleased with the reasonable pricing structure.

Battle it out for a 'Hobbit: Battle Of the Five Armies' BD gift pack

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 3 days, 21 hours ago

To celebrate this week's release of the last film in 'The Hobbit' trilogy 'The Battle of the Five Armies' on Blu-ray HD, 3D Blu-ray, DVD and digital, we have three awesome Blu-ray prize packs to give away to readers - consisting of a Blu-ray, T-shirt, Notepad, Cap, Mug, Bag and keyring - all thanks to our awesome friends at Warner Bros Entertainment Australia.

 

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

 

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To go into the running to take a Blu-ray home, simply correctly answer the following question:

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Netflix launches in Australia tomorrow, with good pricing and content

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: 3 days, 21 hours ago

Netflix finally, finally launches in Australia tomorrow and after a pricing leak yesterday, we have an official breakdown on pricing. A single-stream standard definition plan will cost Australians $8.99 AUD per month. The two-stream HD plan will cost AUD $11.99, while the four-stream 4K "family" plan will cost AUD $14.99.

 

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Once the price is out of the way, the biggest question is: what content will Netflix blast out to Australians? Well, Netflix has confirmed that both seasons of Orange is the New Black, as well as all three seasons of House of Cards will be included. Foxtel, Australia's leading cable/satellite TV service, was previously thought to have had first-play rights of Orange is the New Black season three, but Netflix has confirmed with Gizmodo that the new season has a global release date of June 12.

 

A brand new interface will be splashing across TVs and monitors across Australia tomorrow when Netflix unleashes Down Under.

Be the hero in our 'Big Hero 6' Blu-ray giveaway, thanks to Disney

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 3 days, 22 hours ago

To celebrate this week's release of 'Big Hero 6' on Blu-ray HD, 3D Blu-ray, DVD and digital, we have four copies of the Blu-ray to give away to readers, thanks to our friends at Walt Disney Studios Australia.

 

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind 'Frozen' and 'Wreck-It Ralph', comes 'Big Hero 6', an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called 'Big Hero 6'.

 

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Project Cars supports 12K, VR and everything in between

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 23 hours ago

After a few delays, Project Cars is nearly here and it is shaping up beautifully. During an interview with Daily Star, the studio talked about the crowdfunded game being one of the best car simulators ever created.

 

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Andy Tudor from Slightly Mad Studios said that the game is pretty much already a success, as it's "the first AAA title to ever be crowd-funded, a racing game that's being considered a contender in the same sentence as Forza and Gran Turismo, one of the first titles to be publicly shown running at 4K resolution, the premium racing experience on Oculus Rift, the most beautiful and technically-advanced racing game on the planet, and one that's captured the imaginations of gamers, media, real drivers, and motorsports fans around the world".

 

He continued, adding: "The concept of releasing a game and moving on are long gone. Project CARS both from a technology and design standpoint are built for the future, so expect to see A LOT of content coming out for the game on a regular basis long after launch. We'll have more info on this soon but looking at what Destiny is doing is a good starting point ;-)".

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'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation' first look trailer goes nuclear

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 4 days, 2 hours ago

In January, we reported that Paramount had moved up the release date of the next-installment of the long-running 'Mission Impossible' franchise by a whole five months, which has also meant that the studio has had to move up their promotional schedule. Today, they've released the first look at the film in a stunt-filled one minute taster which confirms the inclusion of all the elements we've come to love, ahead of a longer teaser trailer to be released tomorrow.

 

 

Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg, the trailer also gives the first look at the film's signature stunt which had Cruise hanging precariously from the side of an Airbus A400M which flew over the UK at 5000 feet. The latest outing is directed by Christopher McQuarrie who directed Cruise in the 2012 action sleeper 'Jack Reacher'.

 

'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation' hits cinemas worldwide on July 31.

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Mobile payments designed to generate interest for tech companies

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 4 days, 6 hours ago

Apple, Facebook, Samsung, Google, and more tech companies want to cater to consumers interested in making mobile wireless payments - even if that means they won't end up generating large revenue directly from mobile pay.

 

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Traditional credit cards, banks and other processing companies take a small percentage, typically up to three percent per transaction, and rely on a large volume of daily transactions. Tech companies, however, want to get mobile users to become loyal to their respective services - though Apple Pay offers a fraction of each processed sale to banks.

 

"I've been surprised it's taken this long," said James Wester, research director at IDC, in a statement published by TIME. "Now consumers are seeing the mobile device as part of their financial lives. We've reached the point where paying with your phone is completely normal, or normal to enough people."

Sports can benefit from wearables, help drive interest

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 4 days, 8 hours ago

Wearable manufacturers can pitch their products to a wide possible customer base, but attracting athletes could be of major focus in the future.

 

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Many endurance athletes already rely on heart rate monitors and GPS units, but companies hope devices that are able to track additional metrics, such as skin temperature and respiration, are appealing. The hardware is important, but companies must create appealing partnerships so that all collected data can be easily observed by active consumers.

 

Instead of trying to create a product to compete with trusted GPS units, wearable manufacturers may try to make clothing, shoes, sunglasses, and other athletic gear smarter.

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Healthcare breaches taking center stage in 2015, and could get worse

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 days, 9 hours ago

Hackers want to steal the personal information of US residents, and are finding healthcare companies especially vulnerable to attack. Both Anthem and Premera have suffered data breaches so far in 2015, and experts are concerned the problem will only get worse.

 

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Since 2009, more than 1,100 separate data breaches led to personal data of more than 120 million people to be stolen, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

 

"We are certainly seeing a rise in the number of individuals affected by hacking/IT incidents," said Rachel Seeger, spokesperson for the HHS's Office for Civil Rights. "These incidents have the potential to affect very large numbers of health care consumers, as evidenced by the recent Anthem and Premera breaches."

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