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.
  • Apple’s App Store is 10 years old, Aussie developers are some of the best in the world

    Today, July 10th marks the 10th anniversary of Apple’s App Store. After the first generation iPhone was hacked to load 3rd party apps, it was clear the world wanted more than Apple’s default offering. Thankfully they unlocked the platform to unleash a decade of innovation on mobile devices and...
  • Review: Victa Ultimate mower with battery-powered push-button start

    Review: Victa Ultimate mower with battery-powered push-button start Posted by Jason Cartwright on July 8th, 2018. 1 The Victa Ultimate Commando (VCBD484) is a premium lawn mower that offers relief from one of the biggest pain points of mower. Thanks to Briggs & Stratton technology, the battery-powered, push-button start means...
  • Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi open solar-powered National Distribution Centre in Melbourne

    3 major car companies – Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi announced the opening of a state-of-the-art National Distribution Centre in Melbourne. Given the 3 companies are all in the challenging automotive industry and therefore have similar needs, by teaming up, they can reduce the costs, so partnering makes loads of...
  • Is Drift Mode the latest trick from Tesla ?

    In Tesla’s latest Instagram post, they show a Tesla Model 3 performing ‘testing’ on a skidpad. Could a new ‘drift mode’ be the next in a long line of Tesla feature upgrades ? The standard Model 3 is a rear wheel drive which could easily support this mode, essentially...
  • Ford’s Ranger Raptor is rolling off the production line

    Ford’s big supped up Ranger Raptor is rolling off the production line at the Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) facility in Rayong. The Ranger Raptor – Ford’s first high-speed off-road performance truck built in Asia Pacific – was revealed to the public during the 2018 Bangkok Motor Show in March...
  • Hey Google, welcome to Melbourne

    Google already had offices in Sydney, but now it’s Victoria’s turn, with the official opening of Google’s Melbourne office. This continues a growing list of tech companies that are adding Melbourne to their list of homes, including Alibaba, Amazon, JD.com, LiveTiles, Mimecast, Slack, Zendesk and Square. The move will boost...
  • Review: Gogogate 2 Ultimate Garage Kit

    Review: Gogogate 2 Ultimate Garage Kit Posted by Jason Cartwright on July 5th, 2018. 1 We've all probably driven away from our house, only to turn around and check if we'd left the garage door open. Imagine if you could leverage IoT to check your garage door from anywhere, well...
  • Why is Canon building a retail store? For the experience.

    Canon Australia have announced the launch of a new retail experience store (concept). This is designed to provide a unique customer experience for the Canon beginner to enthusiast. Located in the heart of South Melbourne (95 Buckhurst St), Canon’s Experience Store offers people an opportunity to be inspired, learn...
  • Plantronics introduce Backbeat GO 600 headphones for a great price

    Plantronics have announced the Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 Series which are wireless, over-the-ear immersive headphones featuring unique capabilities for people who put music first, at an economical price point. To ensure music lovers can create the listening experience they prefer, BackBeat GO 600 comes equipped with dual equalisation (EQ)...