VLC Gets Extensions, Resume Playback And Comes Back To iOS

Windows/Mac/Linux/Android/iOS: VLC is hands-down one of the best media players around and today it gets a little better by adding an in-app extensions store, playback resuming and more. More importantly, the iOS version of the app returns to the App Store.


Five Common Mistakes People Make When Telling Jokes

Nobody is perfect when it comes to humour. Some people just manage to recognise a bad joke early on and shut up, or kill their clumsier jokes gracefully. Here are some common mistakes you might make when it comes to being funny, and how you can identify them and avoid them.


The Power User's Guide To Steam's Most Useful Extra Features

Steam is a gaming juggernaut on the PC. While everyone knows it’s great for managing your game library and getting sweet deals, there are a lot of powerful tools hidden beneath the surface. Here are some of the best.


Experience Contiki's Robots Unrivaled Show In 60 Seconds [Video]

Last night, we attended a preview of Contiki’s Robots Unrivaled show, which is running for three days in Sydney this week. The live performance is based on Tokyo’s infamous Robot Restaurant and includes many of the same dancers and robot performers that made the show a raging success in Japan. This 60-second highlights reel will give you an idea of the kind of insanity you can expect to encounter onstage. (Plus photos!)


Australian TV Networks Are Sick Of Not Offering HD On Their Main Channels

One of the most frequent complaints we hear about TV in Australia is the fact that the main channel for each network is standard definition (SD), while high definition (HD) broadcasts are only found on secondary channels. Turns out TV networks are nearly as unhappy about that as you are.


Gnoosic Gives Dead Simple Music Suggestions Based On Bands You Like

Everyone has that one friend that can tell you bands you’d like once they hear which ones you already dig. If you don’t, Gnoosic fills the void. The service asks for three bands you like and returns one artist recommendation.


Tony Hawk Explains How To Skateboard With A Selfie Stick (And Other Extreme Camera Tips)

Last week, we were invited to rub shoulders with professional US skateboarder Tony Hawk who was in Australia to promote Sony’s new 4K Action Camera. During the event, we asked Tony to share his personal videography tips for skaters and other extreme sports enthusiasts. If you’re looking to cause maximum impact with your footage, just follow the Birdman’s lead.


Track Down Songs You've Used Siri To Shazam In iTunes

One of the handier new abilities of Siri is to ask it to identify songs using Shazam. That said, if you don’t make a note of that song at the time, you’ll probably forget it again in the future. Cult of Mac points out that you can check your Shazam history in iTunes.


How To Watch The Oscars In Australia Right Now

The 87th Annual Academy Awards are happening right now, with American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash battling it out for Best Picture honours. Here are the various ways to watch it live.


Find The Perfect Fiction Book To Read With This Massive Genre Poster

If you’re looking for a good read, this graphic plots all of fiction’s main genres and some of the best books in each one.