Today is the day that Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, and Darwin will get a few new free-to-air digital TV channels. Just like in 2009, Channel 9 is again simulcasting its main TV channel in Full HD 1080i as 9HD, but it’s using new technology to do alongside its existing 9, GO and GEM broadcasts, as well as introducing a new channel called 9Life — all using nifty MPEG-4 compression.
Many modern video games present the player with narrative choices that affect the outcome of the story and the fate of supporting characters. As much as some games give you the choice to be delightfully evil, most people will still feel the urge to do what’s morally right. This is a shame, as being the bad guy often lead to a more satisfying story. Here are some of the top moments where it’s better to make the “wrong” choice.
Google announced the availability of its Chromebit mini PC dongle just a few days ago and while it seems no one is selling it locally right now, one retailer is accepting preorders. If you’d like to eventually get your hands on one, you can hit up Umart and lodge your interest. With cash.
Australia loves its porn. Every year, the land Down Under contributes millions of hits to Pornhub. Despite having a smaller population, Australian IP addresses make us the seventh most active country on the site in 2014. To try and figure out how we like it Down Under, Pornhub’s data scientists have plowed into the numbers to figure out exactly what Australia looks for when we want our porn. (Some phrases NSFW.)
It’s a time honoured tradition that the banker always steals from the bank in Monopoly. Most cheating in board games isn’t anywhere near as brazen. At least, not if you want it to work. Being tricky is tricky. Cheat too often or too heavily and nobody will play with you. Cheat a little and your opponents may not even notice.