How Many People Use Netflix In Australia?

Netflix is rumoured to enter Australia early next year (that was later essentially confirmed), but that doesn’t stop a few enterprising Australians from accessing it now. Actually, it’s more than a few.


QCast Turns Your Chromecast Into A Shared Music Party For Your Guests

Social DJ apps have always had a strange place in the internet’s heart. Turntable.fm was beloved while it was around, but plug.dj never fully succeeded it in popularity when it took up the mantle. Still, Qcast aims to bring that excellent idea — group music parties — to your TV via the Chromecast.


Chromecast Update Allows Streaming Android Screens To The Chromecast

Google announced a number of new updates coming to the Chromecast at I/O recently. One of the best is already rolling out: full device streaming.


The Long Tail Finds An Artist's Least Popular Songs On Spotify

Web: Your favourite musician probably has many songs you haven’t heard or listened to lately. The Long Tail makes a playlist of such rarely played songs by any one artist on Spotify.


Four Soundcloud Alternatives To Discover And Share Great Music

We love Soundcloud, but it has been under fire recently for handing over the keys to the kingdom to the music industry. As a result, lots of legitimate music is being deleted, and artists and bands are looking elsewhere. If you’re in the mood for new music, or want to share your own, check out these alternatives.


Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Mobile Game System

The Raspberry Pi makes an excellent game system already, but it’s not exactly mobile. If you want to take it on the road with you, Adafruit has a guide to build a Game Boy-inspired game system on the cheap.


Should Movie Monkeys Be CGI Or Practical?

Last night, I caught an advanced screening of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. It’s a surprisingly solid movie that any fan of the 2011 reboot is well advised to check out. The only potential caveat is that the titular primates are comprised entirely out of CGI, rather than a mix of digital and practical effects. Rather than an evolutionary leap forward, I can’t help but feel that a little bit of monkey magic has been lost along the way.


Banish Mouse Lag In Video Games With Microsoft's 'Fix It' Tool

Windows 8: Is your mouse lagging in your favourite PC game? Microsoft has a free tool that can fix it for you.


Why Video Games Can Improve Your Mental Skills

We’ve talked about the positive benefits of playing video games before, and this video from ASAP Science explains why video games — in moderation — can help boost cognitive function.


Kids' TV Shows Move Off ABC1 Today

Note for parents: as of today, all ABC4Kids children’s programming has been moved off the main ABC1 channel and onto ABC2. The times of several shows have changed, so be sure to check the details if you’re planning to use the box as a cheap babysitter treat for your kids.