With data retention now in the law books and rights holders given the green light to chase individual pirates, VPNs are more popular than ever with Australians looking to cover their tracks online.
As it expands its online presence to more than 189 countries, Microsoft has announced it will open its first retail store outside North America in Sydney, Australia.
Australia loses the last of its AAA gaming studios, VPN usage skyrockets in the wake of privacy (and piracy) concerns, Netflix regrets its data-free deals and Samsung launches a new TV range with nary an OLED in sight.
The last major AAA studio operating out of Australia is closing down.
The centrepiece of the company's show at CES in January, Samsung's SUHD range is now in Australia, along with regular 4K TVs and more.
The lauded G Flex 2 will not be available for retail in Australia says LG, while the flagship G4 won't be on sale until the middle of 2015.
So Netflix has taken the plunge and named the date, but come March 2015 will the service find a suitable broadband infrastructure to work with?
The popular US video service has announced a launch date in Australia alongside some other telco and device news, ending months of speculation.
After service providers and rights holders were called on by the Australian Government to develop a code to address copyright infringement, the industry has responded with a three-strikes scheme for pirates.
The Australian streaming video service adds cult-favourite TV show Community to its lineup of exclusives.