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Aussie gamer wins real-life Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International

Australian Matthew Simmons has taken his virtual driving skills to a whole new reality, winning the 2015 Nissan PlayStation GT Academy and kickstarting a racing career.

By 13 August 2015


Aussies playing, TPG paying and Telstra praying (Girt by CNET podcast 36)

IGEA releases its latest Digital Australia report with some amazing stats on Aussie gamers, TPG gets the green light for its iiNet buyout and Telstra brings the Roku down under... almost.

By 31 July 2015


Netflix on top, sites getting blocked and Aussie gaming industry being rocked (Girt by CNET podcast 32)

Roy Morgan survey data suggests that Netflix is king of the hill, site blocking legislation gets passed, Ludlam asks some hard questions about the Aussie gaming industry and Batman bugs out on PC.

By 26 June 2015


Does Netflix really have one million Aussie subscribers?

Netflix has crossed into two comma territory, according to a Roy Morgan survey. But other streaming video subscription services are eager to challenge some of the data.

By 24 June 2015


'Wintel' returns, Apple Music arrives, Aussie internet blocks and retail Oculus rocks (Girt by CNET podcast 30)

Are we on the brink of a new era of Windows and Intel dominance? Will Apple Music make money from music streaming? Is Australia's internet about to be filtered? Will we buy an Oculus in 2016? (The answer to all of the above is 'yes'.)

By 12 June 2015


The movers and shakers of Aussie video streaming, Panasonic's secret weapon and the 'Netflix tax' (Girt by CNET podcast 27)

There's big rumblings across the whole video-on-demand landscape, Panasonic mixes Netflix appeal into its TV range and the Federal Budget adds GST to your online services on this week's Girt by CNET.

By 15 May 2015


Netflix reveals best Aussie ISPs for its streaming video service

Australia and New Zealand get added to Netflix's ISP Speed Index, the service's own rankings of ISP performance based on Netflix streaming during peak times

By 11 May 2015


Oculus on its way to retail, Tesla to power homes and Stan starts Aussie original content (Girt by CNET podcast 26)

Consumer VR headsets are finally on their way to retail, or at least will be by 2016, Tesla parks itself in your home and Stan kicks off local original content for Aussie viewers.

By 8 May 2015


Foxtel wants piracy blocks, Aussie tech delays, Windows 10 news and Mother's Day gadgets (Girt by CNET podcast 25)

Foxtel weighs in on the site blocking legislation while we ask why Australians still get hardware so late in the game, wax lyrical about Windows 10 and even offer some gift ideas for Mother's Day.

By 1 May 2015


Aussie streaming service Stan starts production on original series

Having already announced development deals for two shows, Stan has commenced production on a third: a comedy series called "No Activity."

By 1 May 2015