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Toshiba Australia release Vista Upgrade prices

Toshiba Australia release Vista Upgrade prices

Craig Pringle links to a recent addition to Toshiba's support pages, a price-guide for the various upgrades they'll be offering for users currently running Windows XP who'd like to move to Vista on its release.  Depending on what current version you're running you'll either pay just shipping and handling or that plus a fee.

Don't forget that these prices are in Australian dollars, not US!  There's a list of Vista-compatible notebooks and Tablet PCs on their site too, so you can buy now without the fear that your shiny new toy will be running an old-hat system early next year (subject to Microsoft shipping-slips!)

Toshiba Vista Upgrade Program [via Craig Pringle]

Samsung and Qantas airlines team to offer VR entertainment in-flight

Samsung and Qantas airlines team to offer VR entertainment in-flight

Samsung has announced that it has teamed up with Qantas airlines to bring a new entertainment service to passengers during long flights. Samsung Electronics Australia and Qantas will launch a trial service offering 3D entertainment via Samsung Gear VR headsets. The VR entertainment will be able to offer passengers access to sights to see at their destination, details of new Qantas products, and the latest in-flight movies.

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Forcite Alpine helmet gives snow sports fans a toy of their own

Forcite Alpine helmet gives snow sports fans a toy of their own

Who says only action sports junkies with their fancy GoPros and camera drones can have all the fun. In the frozen north, or actually any skiing venue, skiiers and snowboarders can now also record their turns, twists, and stunts, all while safe in the knowledge that their heads remain protected while doing so. Meet the Forcite Alpine, the first smart helmet that has been specifically designed with the needs and safety of snow sports fans in mind. And they look pretty swell in the snow too!

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Netflix adds The Interview on Jan 24; Pushes original content

Netflix adds The Interview on Jan 24; Pushes original content

Netflix will add controversial Sony Pictures movie The Interview to its virtual shelves on January 24th, it's confirmed, while the streaming media firm's first original feature film will debut on August 26th. The Seth Rogen and James Franco movie made a sudden appearance on pay-per-view at Christmas, but will be bundled in with an active Netflix subscription for US and Canadian users from this Saturday, the company announced today. Meanwhile, while crunching the sums on the last financial year, Netflix discovered something unexpected about just how much its content actually costs.

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Bellabeat Leaf tracks women’s activities, reproductive health

Bellabeat Leaf tracks women’s activities, reproductive health

We've seen a lot of smartwatches and activity trackers, especially in the recent CES 2015, but Bellabeat was able to grab a very niche market that is proving to be quite popular and profitable for the small company: women and especially new and expectant mothers. Last year, Bellabeat unveiled three smart products that specifically catered to that market, one of which will soon get a nifty upgrade. The Bellabeat Leaf will soon not only be able to tell women about their sleep cycle, they will also be able to tell them about their reproductive cycle as well.

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ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com owner selling site, tired of dealing with glitter

ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com owner selling site, tired of dealing with glitter

Less than a week after launching, the Australian entrepreneur behind the fiendishly clever ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com is trying to sell the site and be rid of the awful product he sends people at your request. 22-year-old Mathew Carpenter made headlines with his site that offered to anonymously mail an envelope full of glitter to any address in the world for $9.99. Turns out trying to ship glitter sucks just as much as receiving a "glitter bomb" in the mail.

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Netflix denies crackdown on VPN users

Netflix denies crackdown on VPN users

If you're a regular Netflix user, there's a good chance you've used a VPN at some point to get access to a different region's library -- Australians, for example, have long used VPNs to subscribe to the service in the absence of a local option (though that'll be changing soon), and others simply use VPNs to watch shows not offered in their own country. Over the weekend, rumbles surfaced stating Netflix was starting to crackdown on those users, but now the company has spoken up to say such claims are false.

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Is Lexus next on the fuel-cell bandwagon?

Is Lexus next on the fuel-cell bandwagon?

Lexus is reportedly eyeing Toyota's fuel-cell powertrain, planning a new flagship version of its LS luxury sedan that would run on hydrogen not gasoline. Currently, the Lexus four-door range is topped by the LS 600h L, a long-wheelbase hybrid pairing a 6.0-liter gas engine and an electric drive system, which conveniently makes for a quieter limo and a good example of how parent company's hybrid strategy makes sense for more than just the Prius. However, according to new leaks, it's the propulsion system inside the Toyota Mirai which has now caught Lexus' eye.

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