Jason Cartwright

Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis.
  • Amazon Prime in Australia costs just A$59 per year

    Living in regional Australia, I’m very familiar with paying $20+ for delivery of goods purchased online. With Amazon Prime now available in Australia for A$59.00 per year (or A$4.99 per month) you can get an unlimited number of products from Australia delivered for free. International shipping is free when...
  • Home Automation giant Crestron, launch Alexa skill in Australia

    Crestron is one of the  the global leaders in home automation and they’ve now announced those of us in Australia, with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices can access a new Crestron skill. Crestron panels and more recently smart phone controllers have served us well over the years, but now with Alexa...
  • 70% increase in NBN higher speed tiers. Aussies do want faster internet, for the right price.

    This year, something pretty dramatic has changed with the NBN. Australians are switching to faster higher speed tiers, largely helped by free or discounted offerings by Retail Service Providers (RSP). New data released today reveals 70% of new orders are now based on wholesale speeds tiers of 50 Mbps...
  • Electric Go-Karts are deliciously quiet

    Electric GT Kart is a new category, endorsed by the FIA, that big brother Tesla Model S category as they travel around the world. Adding to the Formula E series that’s growing pace quickly, these all-electric categories are clearly the future of Motorsport. When it comes to the karts,...
  • 30,000 students to have access to 3D printing thanks to GE

    GE this week announced more than one hundred Australian schools have been selected for its 2018 GE Additive Education Program, the largest rollout of its kind in Australia. The primary and secondary schools from across the country will receive a polymer 3D printer, supporting software and an education curriculum...
  • Ford’s new Escape ST, more aggressive, more capable.

    In Europe, Ford’s branding for cars is different than it is here in Australia, so what we see is the Kuga nameplate, which is actually the updated 2018 model of what we call the Escape here. The new ST variant provides a sportier, faster, smarter edition that should appeal...
  • Order GoGet car share using your voice with Amazon Alexa

    Carshare service GoGet has just added Amazon Alexa support. The GoGet Alexa skill will enable carshare users with an Alexa-enabled device to book a vehicle by voice. Alexa will be available for use by all GoGet members with Alexa-enabled devices and allow them access to the entire fleet of...
  • Facebook Messenger adds filters to support Socceroos in World Cup

    The start of the World Cup is just a few days away, and this Saturday night, Australia will play their first match. To celebrate the big occasion, Facebook Messenger is releasing new World Cup themed features, camera effects and hidden games. Football fans across Australia will have access to...
  • HoloLens 2 codename is Sydney

    Microsoft’s HoloLens was a landmark announcement, developed in secrecy for 5 years the Augmented Reality headset was global news. Since then they’ve had moderate success in the business world, usually implemented as a training device. While good for its time, the limitations of a high price and limited field...