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The Sizzle is curated by Anthony "@decryption" Agius, who has been hanging around the tech scene in Australia like a bad smell for over a decade. He started MacTalk (RIP), One More Thing and Reckoner. He's contributed to Delimiter, SMH/The Age, Macworld Australia, PC & Tech Authority and Media Connect/ITJourno. Reckoner won the 2014 Optus IT Journalism award for best independent media. You may also remember him as the guy who went to New York to buy some iPads, or who set up a cryptocurrency mining farm in a shed, but most likely, heard that he scored a bunch of frequent flyer points off a bank.

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