Life & Technology - 2GB 2nd August, 2015

Windows 10 is out now, and it's free! While the return of the start menu is one of Windows 10 big features, there a lot nifty new additions. Click here to read our review to learn a bit more about them!
 
Did you know people make a LOT of money playing videogames? The League of Legends Oceanic Pro League is on next weekend, and while tickets have sold out already, you can still head over to Luna Park next Saturday and check it out. Click here for more information.
 
This week we took a look at something a little bit different: washing machines. Specifically, I had a chat to Miele about the advancements in washing machine technology and how its new products are smarter than ever before. Check out the podcast if you want to listen to the entire interview.
 
iiNet shareholders this week voted in favour of the ISP being acquired by TPG, but this might not be good for consumers. We spoke to ACCAN to find out why earlier this week. Click here to read the interview.
 
SwannOne is a smart home approach to your security, and it lives up to the name. I had a chat to Swann's Chief Technology Officer, Alex Talevski to learn about the new range of products. For the complete interview, listen to the podcast, and click here for Swann's complete range of SwannOne products.
 
Samsung has typically announced its new Galaxy Note at IFA, an annual tech event held in Berlin in September, but it looks like its jumping the gun this year. Samsung this week announced that it will be announcing a new Galaxy smartphone, presumably the Note 5, in New York on August 13 – August 14 in Australian time.
 
We don’t know much about it yet, but rumours suggest it will take some visual cues from the Galaxy S6, and eschew plastic for a metal and glass design. I can't wait to see how it looks!