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Tuesday Afternoon (2 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 16-February-2016  16:40:13 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Unsurprisingly, Telstra's "free mobile data" offer on Sunday resulted in their busiest day ever. By midnight, our customers had downloaded 1,841 terabytes of data. That’s the equivalent of around 2.3 million movies, or 5.1 million episodes of Game of Thrones, or 23 million downloads of Kanye’s new The Life of Pablo album, or 1.4 billion downloads of last year’s Miles Franklin winner, Eye of the Sheep – depending on the source and the quality of the file, of course.

The Dallas Buyers Club case is officially over, with the film's owners choosing not to continue with their legal fight with iiNet. Michael Bradley, the managing partner of DBC LLC law firm Marque Lawyers, told iTnews the company would not make any further applications in the case after its bid to access the details of 4726 alleged pirates was blocked in the federal court. In December, Justice Perram said DBC LLC had failed to prosecute its case to access the details.

I have to admit I don't really get the whole Twitch thing. But others obviously do, as they are growing rapidly and raising a fortune for charities, thanks aftahours. Just in case anyone was still confused about the bright purple future of live streaming, today the company shared some internal statistics from 2015, including the fact that it helped streamers raise $17.4 million for more than 55 charities last year.

Tech-Report built a mini powerhouse PC. We recently built a small-form-factor PC we like to call the Breadbox with some help from our sponsors at Gigabyte, OCZ, G.Skill, EVGA, and Logitech. We documented this Breadbox on video, and now it's ready to make its Hollywood debut. Grab some popcorn and enjoy our tour of this pint-sized gaming PC.

There's a fatal date bug in 64-bit iOS. Manually setting the date of your iPhone or iPad to 1 January 1970, or tricking your friends into doing it, will cause it to get permanently stuck while trying to boot back up if it’s switched off. The bug within Apple’s date and time settings within iOS causes such an issue that users are reporting that the fail-safe restore techniques using iTunes are not able to repair the problem. Unsurprisingly pranksters are apparently bricking demo phones in Apple stores this way, and the suggestion is an evil NTP server could send out poisoned packets to kill devices too.

Quite a few people sent word that ALDI will have a $500 3D printer on special from tomorrow. I don't normally link sales as news, but this is a pretty noteworthy step on the way to 3D printing becoming mainstream. With the affordable and reliable Cocoon Create 3D Printer you can now print your own toys, jewellery, crafts, replacement parts, figurines etc. The heated bed, strong steel construction and durable components ensure your prints are consistent, every time. Discussion here.

Sniper meanwhile spotted this functioning V8 engine.. made of paper.

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