You wanted: The best smartphones under $500, NBN rollout news and all the websites Village Roadshow is banning in Australia. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.
- Watch Oscars Online: How To Stream The 89th Academy Awards Online And Free In Australia
The 89th annual Academy Awards will soon be kicking off in Hollywood. Unfortunately, most of us will be stuck at our work desks during the live broadcast. If you’re keen to see the glitz and glamour unfold in real time, here’s how you can watch the Oscars in Australia.
- Here Are All The Websites Village Roadshow Is Banning In Australia
Last week, we brought you the news that Village Roadshow was seeking to add 40 more sites to Australia’s anti-piracy block list. ISPs will now need to ban customers from accessing popular torrent and movie streaming sites that include ExtraTorrent, Demonoid, Torrent Downloads, TorrentProject, YTS, 123Movies, and Icefilms. Here is the full list of banned websites (and how to bypass the blocks).
- Revealed: The First Suburbs Getting 100Mbps Fibre-To-The-Curb NBN In Australia
NBN Co has revealed the first suburbs in Sydney and Melbourne on its fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) rollout map. Find out if you’re among the first 700,000 homes and businesses to receive the technology right here.
- Everything Coming To Netflix, Stan, Amazon And Foxtel This March
While neither Stan nor the Australian Netflix library has anything near the range of US streaming services, every month we get just a little more. Foxtel is also adding a huge number of popular titles to its on-demand streaming, and Amazon Prime is releasing its line up of original series on Prime. Read on to see all the content that will be added to their libraries during the month of March.
- The Nokia 3310 Is Back (With Snake): But When Is It Coming To Australia?
Nokia has announced it will be resurrecting the iconic 3310 mobile phone that thousands of Aussies dropped without breaking. It promises a whopping four weeks of battery life and represents a refreshing antidote to feature-packed, gimmicky smartphones – but will it ever make it to Australia? Here’s what you need to know.
- The Best Smartphones Under $500
In December 2016, the Federal Court ordered Australian ISPs to block five torrent sites, including Pirate Bay, in a copyright case brought on by Village Roadshow. The ruling allowed the local film distributor to seek to add more websites to the block list. Village Roadshow is doing just that.
- Hump Day Deals: Cheap Nintendo Switch, $1 Tech Deals, 20% Off Wine
Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: The cheapest Nintendo Switch deals in Australia, 20% off wine and liquor at eBay, $1 tech deals from Catch of the Day.
- The Five Lowest Paying Jobs In Australia
Online employment marketplace Seek has revealed the highest and lowest paid jobs advertised on its website in the past 12 months. Those at the top are currently being offered annual salaries of over $137,000 while workers at the bottom can expect to take home around $44,000. But which jobs have the best and worst pay? Let’s take a look.
- NBN Boss: Pay Up Or Accept Slow Internet
NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has some frank advice for people complaining about fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technologies: if you want faster broadband speeds, you need to be willing to pay for it.
- Oscars ‘Wrong Best Picture’ Video: Watch It Here [Updated]
Welp, that was interesting. The 89th annual Academy Awards just gave the Best Picture gong to the wrong movie. It wasn’t a hasty correction either. The “winners” all got up on stage and everything. Watch the cringe-worthy video here.