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ITy Bytes 11 April are snack sized bites of news that you need to know. In this edition

  • May the forth be with you – May 4 at the Sydney Power House Museum;
  • Razer Ripsaw HD external video capture;
  • IEM Sydney and Melbourne Esports Open to host live finals for Overwatch Contenders Australia;
  • Dominos adds Google Assistant ordering – Hey Google what Pizza do I want?;
  • Google adds events near you to Search;
  • Samsung Pay update makes Opal easier

ITy Bytes April 11

May the forth be with you

Celebrate May the Fourth, the biggest day of the year on the Star Wars calendar, at STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition at the Sydney Powerhouse Museum. The exhibition winds up on 10 June 2019.

At the Exhibition on Stormtrooper Saturday (4 May) you can get up close and personal with your favourites from the Star Wars universe, with costumed fans greeting visitors throughout the day.

Visitors are encouraged to let their inner Jedis and Wookies shine, and turn up dressed as their favourite character, with plenty of prizes up for grabs. Just tag photos on social media to be in the running: #StarWarsIDSydney #Maythe4th

Young astronauts can fly through an intergalactic journey at kids’ storytelling sessions (11 am – 1 pm) in the Transport gallery, and let their imaginations run wild at an interstellar drawing station.

Space fans can embark on their own interplanetary mission this side of the universe, with live demonstrations of the Mars Lab’s robotic rover, Mawson. Watch this impressive robot in action on the Powerhouse Museum’s Mars Yard – a re-creation of the actual Martian surface – and find out how robots are used in navigating the universe.

STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition 
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
$23 Child, $32 Concession, $36 Adult and $95 Family (includes general admission)

ITy Bytes 11 April

Razer Ripsaw HD external video capture

Razer Ripsaw HD is an external multi-platform USB 3.0 video capture ‘dongle’ with full HD capture and [email protected] throughput for a high definition streaming and gameplay experience.

“With the Ripsaw HD joining our extensive Broadcaster range, streamers now have a capture card ready to broadcast the latest games at high resolution and framerates from both their PC or console,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Viewers will love the Full HD streams, while broadcasters can enjoy their games as they were intended with the 4K pass-through.”

It is Compatible with Open Broadcaster Software, Mixer, Streamlabs, XSplit, Twitch & YouTube. Price $279.95. Website here.

ITy Bytes 11 April

IEM Sydney and Melbourne Esports Open to host live finals for Overwatch Contenders Australia

The Overwatch Contenders Australia 2019 Season 1 Finals will debut at Qudos Bank Arena at the 2019 Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Sydney from 4-5 May, while the Season 2 Finals will return to the Melbourne Esports Open at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday, 1 Sept.  

So make sure to tune into the official Overwatch Contenders Twitch channel to catch all the action, and stay in touch on the official Path to Pro, and Blizzard ANZ Twitter accounts for more updates.

Information and ticketing to IEM Sydney and the Melbourne Esports Open are here and here.

Information on Overwatch Contenders at IEM Sydney is here.