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Australian Netflix users could be facing a price hike

Netflix also licenses much-loved Australian-grown content like Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and The Code for distribution to Netflix's 100 million members around the world. The Standard plan will rise from AU$11.99 to AU$13.99 monthly, and the Premium plan goes from AU$14.99 to AU$17.99 a month. "We continuously test new things at Netflix and these tests typically vary in length of time", Netflix said in a statement. Read More

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Madrid Open: Andy Murray beaten by Borna Coric

Madrid Open: Andy Murray beaten by Borna Coric

And just the one break was enough for Coric to seal set two and the match as the clay-court specialist continued his good form following his maiden tour title in Morocco last month. World number two Novak Djokovic had no such problems today as he also reached the quarter-finals with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Spaniard Feliciano Lopez . Read More

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Calling Cortana: New smart speaker to challenge Alexa

It supports the ability to play music, manage calendars and activities, set reminders, check traffic, deliver news, and turn on and off appliances such as lights and control the temperature. Harman Kardon has a reputation for high quality speakers so one of the things we can be certain of is that the Invoke will sound good. Harmon Kardon is planning on shipping the Invoke this fall, although no exact release date or price has been announced . Read More

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Overkill's co-op shooter The Walking Dead delayed (again) to late 2018

Overkill's co-op shooter The Walking Dead delayed (again) to late 2018

The game has been delayed because the development team reportedly needs more time to work on the project and push its vision for the experience further. It's particularly frustrating for fans because of the sheer excitement that had surrounded the game upon its reveal. Unfortunately the press release is in Swedish but it basically says that Overkill's The Walking Dead is being pushed back to the second half of 2018 next year. Read More

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DOTA 2 is getting new co-op story missions

DOTA 2 is getting new co-op story missions

It will come in two acts-the first part arrives later this month and the second act comes in July-and it will transport you to a new map called Dark Reef. As usual, reaching specific Battle Levels will give you rewards, such as treasure packs that include cosmetic items and effects for specific characters, chat wheel sounds, and even an adorable hermit crab as your courier. Read More

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Super Mario-Rabbids crossover game reportedly on the way

Super Mario-Rabbids crossover game reportedly on the way

If the Nintendo Switch's sales weren't impressive enough, then Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's success is sure to blow you away. It's expected Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be announced at E3. While not as popular as the massively successful Breath of the Wild , Nintendo's latest first-party Switch game is off to a roaring success. The company has determined that the attach rate for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is at around 45% in the United States, which means that almost half of all US ... Read More

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ delivery starts in India

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ delivery starts in India

A refreshed A7, A5, and A3 earlier this quarter, along with a recently updated J-Series, and new flagship S8/S8+ should give Samsung a well-balanced portfolio across all regions in the second quarter, stated IDC. According to the analytics firm, phone companies shipped a total of 347.4 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2017, which is a 4.3% increase compared to the Q1 2016. Read More

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How Trump's tax plan could affect you

How Trump's tax plan could affect you

After President Trump promised a "big announcement" on this issue from his top advisers, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Director Gary Cohn briefed reporters on a tax plan with few details. The median household income in the U.S.is about $55,000, though people living in high-cost areas can make much more than that and still feel like they are in the middle class. Read More

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Galaxy S8 won't have Bixby voice function at launch

Galaxy S8 won't have Bixby voice function at launch

Apparently, the English-version of Bixby is expected to be delayed until the end of May, a Samsung spokesperson confirmed that the Bixby voice will be available in the USA until "later this spring". Samsung's voice assistant has already been confirmed to be launching in just two languages: US English and Korean, meaning United Kingdom and European owners will need to wait for local language support. Read More

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Acer announces 2-in-1 with fanless cooling system

Acer announces 2-in-1 with fanless cooling system

Carrying the torch on from the Alpha 12, you can spec the Switch 5 right up to a 7th-generation i7 processor and what's more, it's fanless, cooled by the same LiquidLoop system we saw on 2016's Switch. Acer Switch 3 and Switch 5 hands-on review: Amidst the slew of new Acer hardware unveiled at the company's annual global press conference in NY, we were introduced to two new 2-in-1s to carry the torch on from last year's Switch Alpha 12: the Switch 3 and Switch 5 . Read More

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This Is What SS Rajamouli Gifted His 'Baahubali' Star Prabhas…

This Is What SS Rajamouli Gifted His 'Baahubali' Star Prabhas…

The first film was recently re-released and the second film has taken a mammoth opening across the country. Along with the premiere show, the Prabhas Saaho Movie Teaser was supposed to release. We have already declared out that Baahubali 2 movie is going to have Prabhas 19 Saaho movie teaser under the interval time of it. Reports suggest that the film will be released in over 6000 screens across India and will approximately get over 1000 screens in US and 1400 screens in the rest ... Read More

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Google updates search algorithm to push down fake news

Google updates search algorithm to push down fake news

Lastly, there are also new direct feedback tools , through which users can flag problem content that appears in Google' Autocomplete and Featured Snippets features. The firm has been criticised in recent months over "low-quality content", including a high-profile incident in which a page denying the Holocaust appeared at the top of search results on the subject. Read More

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Apple receives permit to test self-driving cars on California roads

Apple will apparently test a software and sensor sensor system installed in three test vehicles-all 2015 Lexus SUVs. According to the DMV , disengagements occur "when a failure of the autonomous technology is detected" or "when the safe operation of the vehicle requires that the autonomous vehicle test driver disengage the autonomous mode and take immediate manual control of the vehicle". Read More

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Samsung To Make Google Play Default Music App On All Devices

Not only will Google's streaming music service be the default listening app on Samsung phones and tablets that run Android going forward, but Samsung is going to be helping Google develop the app. Google Play Music will also work with Bixby - Samsung's voice-activated interface (and a rival to Amazon's Alexa and Google's own Home). New Samsung users will also get a three-month free trial of the service. Read More

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Twitch Affiliate Program Launched

Twitch Affiliate Program Launched

Not everyone is eligible, though, with Twitch sending out invites to people who meet these requirements. For every Bit purchased, one cent will go to the streamers. It can be hard to make video game streaming a profitable venture, especially if you are one of the "little guys". In other Twitch news, the company is adding subscription tiers - $9.99 and a $24.99 subscription tiers. Read More

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Microsoft Replaces Wunderlist With Task Management App To-Do

Microsoft Replaces Wunderlist With Task Management App To-Do

As one could surely imagine, this new To-Do application has been designed by the 6Wunderkinder team - the creators of the original Wunderlist platform. Interestingly, the app gives users the option to also access the activities they failed to realize the day before. The online service works in conjunction with apps for iOS , Android and Windows, and you can try it out for yourself right now. Read More

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