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.

Nic Healey Senior Editor / Australia
Nic Healey is a Senior Editor with CNET, based in the Australia office. His passions include bourbon, video games and boring strangers with photos of his cat.
Nic Healey
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Piracy is the topic that refuses to die in Australia, leading us to believe that we need to put a stake through its heart, cut off its head and stuff its mouth with garlic. Until that happens, conversations around the proposed site blocking laws continue. This week saw Foxtel call for a broadening of laws to include the need for search engines to block piracy site results.

The stunning LG G4 smartphone launched this week, but the word is that it won't be in Australia until June. The same goes for the new Jawbone Up3 -- on sale now in the US, but no date locally other than "later this year." Even Amazon is in on the game, launching the Kindle Voyage in Australia yesterday, after it's October 21, 2014 release in the US.

Microsoft's Build Conference has been pumping out Windows 10 news and the surprising truth is that the new OS looks great. One thing Microsoft might want to rethink, though -- that Edge logo is a little too close to Internet Explorer for comfort.

Finally, Mother's Day is around the corner, so the Girt by CNET team lay out some top tech gift ideas for your mum.


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