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The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available to download. If you haven't already, click on the link below to get started.

Plus: Optus introduces unlimited data roaming plans, Top 5 quad-core gadgets, Best iPhone apps of the week, Australia one step closer to 'adults only' video game rating, MWC rolling coverage.

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Countdown begins for Windows 8 Consumer Preview free download NEWS
Countdown begins for Windows 8 Consumer Preview free download
By Chris Jager | Feb 29, 2012
The consumer preview of Microsoft's latest OS will be unveiled at 1am, and is expected to be available for free download soon after. Set your alarm clocks.
Mobile World Congress 2012 rolling news FEATURES
Mobile World Congress 2012 rolling news
By Chris Jager , Stuff.tv staff | Feb 27, 2012
We'll be updating all the MWC news daily: get the latest phone and tablet announcements here.
Optus introduces unlimited data roaming plans NEWS
Optus introduces unlimited data roaming plans
By Chris Jager | Mar 1, 2012
Optus launches unlimited data roaming packs for selected Asia destinations.
Play Microsoft Flight free NEWS
Play Microsoft Flight free
By Lucy Ingham | Mar 1, 2012
Dust off your pilot's wings - Microsoft Flight Simulator has gone free-to-play.
Discuss: What's the most important thing you look for in a phone? NEWS
Discuss: What's the most important thing you look for in a phone?
By Esat Dedezade | Feb 29, 2012
Whether it's a robust battery, thin design, a huge display, let us know what you look for in a new phone.
Video: The iPad of the future NEWS
Video: The iPad of the future
By Lucy Hedges | Feb 29, 2012
Aatma Studios shows off its iPad 3 concept with holographic edge-to-edge Retina Display.
MWC 2012 - Quad-core arms race is NEWS
MWC 2012 - Quad-core arms race is "ridiculous", says Microsoft
By Esat Dedezade | Feb 29, 2012
Windows Phone director keeps a level head among the rain of quad-core announcements here in Barcelona
Get the Windows 8 Consumer Preview here NEWS
Get the Windows 8 Consumer Preview here
By Mike Williams | Mar 1, 2012
Microsoft today announced the release of its Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and made it available to download for anyone interested. Get it here.
Future tech: Kinect shopping trolley trialed NEWS
Future tech: Kinect shopping trolley trialed
By Lucy Ingham | Mar 1, 2012
A US supermarket is trialing 'talking' Kinect-equipped trolleys that follow you around while you shop.
Best iPhone apps this week (1/03/12) NEWS
Best iPhone apps this week (1/03/12)
By Sophie Charara | Mar 1, 2012
The next iPad might be days away but there's still fun to be had on your small iOS screen with these apps.
Australia one step closer to 'adults only' video game rating NEWS
Australia one step closer to 'adults only' video game rating
By Chris Jager | Feb 29, 2012
The crusade for an R18+ game rating in Australia has crossed another hurdle.
Viral of the week: Prometheus teaser (2023 TED talk) NEWS
Viral of the week: Prometheus teaser (2023 TED talk)
By Sophie Charara | Mar 1, 2012
Now, this is what we call a teaser - let Peter Weyland take you on a stroll down tech memory lane from fire to cybernetic people.
Handbrake 0.9.6 makes encoding MP4/MKV files simpler than ever NEWS
Handbrake 0.9.6 makes encoding MP4/MKV files simpler than ever
By Nick Peers | Mar 1, 2012
The Handbrake Project has announced an update to its open-source, cross-platform video transcoding utility with new codec support. Get the download here.
Xbox 720 Durango is in London NEWS
Xbox 720 Durango is in London
By Luke Edwards | Mar 1, 2012
Microsoft has been showing off its next-gen console under cover, but Crytek lets slip the news.
Comics get their own section in Apple's iBookstore NEWS
Comics get their own section in Apple's iBookstore
By Luke Edwards | Mar 1, 2012
Watch out Comixology - Apple has a marvel of an idea for owning the comics market.
Top 5 upcoming quad-core gadgets NEWS
Top 5 upcoming quad-core gadgets
By Lucy Hedges | Feb 29, 2012
The introduction of quad-core devices at MWC has marked the dawn of a fierce battle among powerful beasts - here's our pick of the bunch.
Broadband: testing your DNS speed FEATURES
Broadband: testing your DNS speed
By David Fearon | Feb 28, 2012
Understanding DNS and how to change your settings, can speed up your web connection and improve security. David Fearon shows how it's done.
Visual Studio 11 beta reveals simplified interface, adds Windows 8 Metro and app store support NEWS
Visual Studio 11 beta reveals simplified interface, adds Windows 8 Metro and app store support
By Mike Williams | Mar 1, 2012
Microsoft has released betas of its various Visual Studio 11 editions, along with Team Foundation Server and the .NET Framework 4.5. Find out what's new and get the downloads here.
Opinion: Wrong directory, wrong text, wrong button NEWS
Opinion: Wrong directory, wrong text, wrong button
By Jon Honeyball | Feb 29, 2012
So you're asked to click "Next", but there isn't a "Next". If there is one thing that annoys Jon Honeyball, it's lazy coding.
In pictures: Nokia showcases new smartphones at MWC 2012 PHOTO GALLERY
In pictures: Nokia showcases new smartphones at MWC 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Check out the latest additions to Nokia's Lumia family at Mobile World Congress 2012.
In Pictures: Mass Effect 3 Launch Party PHOTO GALLERY
In Pictures: Mass Effect 3 Launch Party
Feb 23, 2012
See all the photos from this week's Mass Effect 3 launch party: including FemShep cos-players, a live orchestra, associate producer Robyn Theberge and some hands-on time with the game.
In Pictures: PlayStation Vita Australian launch party PHOTO GALLERY
In Pictures: PlayStation Vita Australian launch party
Feb 22, 2012
Hands on with the PlayStation Vita at Sony's fireworks-filled boat party.
In Pictures: hands on with HP's Spectre PHOTO GALLERY
In Pictures: hands on with HP's Spectre
Feb 15, 2012
HP's ultra-stylish Ultrabook heads to Australia.
Photos: Inside the backyard garage that was HP PHOTO GALLERY
Photos: Inside the backyard garage that was HP
Feb 14, 2012
It's raw, primitive and home to audio oscillators, a ham radio and a drill press. See what this famous tech enthusiast workshop looked like back in 1939.
In pictures: HP launches all-in-one Z1 PHOTO GALLERY
In pictures: HP launches all-in-one Z1
Feb 15, 2012
We got a first-hand look at "power without the tower" -- an all-in-one PC from HP that opens up like a car bonnet.
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