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People have no idea how big a deal it is’: the people pushing Australian gaming forward

More than 70% of Australians play video games, and I’m one of them. With its spread from computers to TVs to mobile phones, the global games industry is now worth over $100bn, with an Australian market alone worth $3bn. But the value of games goes beyond just money. Interactive entertainment and the “serious games” that share lessons and skills have ... Read More »

‘People have no idea how big a deal it is’: the people pushing Australian gaming forward

To win one of the estimated 700 full-time jobs across the gaming industry, you have to be better than good; you have to be exceptional. Photograph: Matjaz Slanic/Getty Images More than 70% of Australians play video games, and I’m one of them. With its spread from computers to TVs to mobile phones, the global games industry is now worth over ... Read More »

Thousands of women try to make a living blogging and vlogging. Most fail.

I was working as a freelance reporter when my comedy partner Allison Raskin and I started our YouTube channel Just Between Us in the spring of 2014. The show is a twice-weekly odd-couple comedy sketch channel that operates a bit like a short sitcom. I had no knowledge of how to make money off YouTube or what kind of labor ... Read More »

Lenovo teasing a Killer Note, likely the K7 Note

Lenovo Mobile has been teasing a #KillerNote on its Indian Facebook account. The most recent post boasts about “ordinary performance” being a thing of the past. Earlier posts railed against covering up bad photo quality with filters. This phone, likely the Lenovo K7 Note, has low expectations to beat in terms of performance – the K6 Note has a Snapdragon ... Read More »

HyperX Cloud Revolver S review: A costly improvement to the original Cloud Revolver headset

Anyone who’s followed HyperX for the past few years and saw last year’sCloud Revolver knew what was coming next: the HyperX Cloud Revolver S. It’s a familiar pattern for the company nowadays—first the stereo version of a headset and then, about a year later, the USB-enabled version with surround sound. And that’s exactly what we’ve got here. The Cloud Revolver S takes last ... Read More »

Facebook working on a modular phone

Facebook is looking to develop a modular phone and – gossip we’ve heard before now got more solid backing. A patent application filled by the company revealed it is trying to build a device that can be used as a phone. This is the second time we hear about such idea after Project Ara. That one was Google’s attempt at ... Read More »

Home8 Video-Verified Security Alarm System review: A simplistic DIY kit with integrated video recording

One of the limitations of most DIY smart home security systems is kind of a biggie: Most of them don’t include video recording features. If the alarm goes off and you’re not home (or, worse, you’re in bed) do you automatically trust that the alarm is legitimate and call 911? Or do you verify the intrusion is real by seeing ... Read More »

6 Reasons Your Marketing Efforts Should Include a Blog

Starting—and maintaining—a business blog is hard. We know. Creating a content calendar, conducting research, and setting aside the time to write and publish can take a huge chunk out of your time. That’s why so many companies end up forgoing a blog altogether or only contribute a few times per year. Sure, anything you add to your website can help, ... Read More »

Halli Labs, a Four-Month-Old Bengaluru-Based AI Startup, Acquired by Google

Halli Labs, a Bengaluru-based company that specialises in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), has been acquired by Google. The startup came into existence barely four months ago. The Halli Labs team will be joining Google’s Next Billion Users effort, the Internet giant’s initiative to bring the next billion users from emerging markets like India online. This is said to be the first acquisition of an ... Read More »

Apple is hiring a barista, but here’s why it’s not going to be an easy job

“Only” a Barista, you must be wondering? Well, think again, this Apple Inc job is definitely not a cake walk! Apple is hiring a Barista Apple Inc is looking to hire a barista for the Visitor Centre of its Bay Area office in Santa Clara Valley, California. The job will entail preparing a high quality or “stellar” espresso that can ... Read More »