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.
  • Vic Fires melting sites

    Today is a dark day in Victoria’s history, homes and lives lost, smoke blanketing most of the state. After the latest information updates, large volumes of people are heading online to get the latest news. Unfortunately this has put enormous strain on the emergency services websites. Sites like DSE,...
  • Review: blu twitter client

    At this point I’ve tried almost every twitter client under the sun, so impressing me doesn’t come easily. This week I took a look at one of the newest twitter clients on the block – blu. Developed by thirteen23, a company that prides itself on delivering experiences, rather than...
  • Pioneer kills Plasma, No more Kuro. Proof Plasma is dead !

    Widely regarded as making the best model of Plasma TV on the market, Pioneer have pulled the plug on manufacturing Plasma TVs. This of course includes the industry-leading Pioneer Kuro range, offering superior black levels. This announcement comes despite announcing a bunch of new plasma sets at this years...
  • Windows 7 version rationalisation could have been another great feature

      Why has everyone been campaigning for Microsoft to reduce the number of Windows versions ? To avoid confusion of course. The news is no worse than Vista, but I think it bucks the trend of the rest of the Windows 7, which is generally a positive movement in...
  • Skype 4.0 for Windows now out of beta !

    Those of you scared of beta software, can now enjoy the newest version of Skype on windows (4.0). It’s available now. Amongst the new features in Skype 4.0 is better video and sound and better handling of multiple conversations....
  • NAB customers get discount on OneCare

    Microsoft and the National Australian Band are teaming up in an attempt to increase online security for banking customers. Windows Live OneCare which normally costs around $99.95 per year, is now offered to NAB customers for only $39.95 for the first 12 months. Those considering taking up the offer,...
  • Resident Evil 5 shooting system completely broken

      Whilst the graphics in Resident Evil 5 are pretty impressive and some of the teamwork is interesting, this game contains a fundamentally flawed and absolutely broken shooting system. Why the hell can’t you move and shoot at the same time ? This strafing is something we’ve been accustombed...
  • iPhone 3G swims and SURVIVES!! – update 2

       My Australia Day was spent hanging out with friends. Of course there was the standard BBQ with triple J’s hottest 100 countdown playing in the background, then came the swimming. After a couple of minutes in the pool my hand brushed by my pocket, yep.. I had taken...
  • 2TB Hard Drives go on sale in Australia !!

    Today is one of those days where we reach a real milestone in technology. Western Digital have reached and is now shipping 2TB drives. 2000 gigabytes on a single drive, that’s sure is a lot of data. Great for NAS storage boxes which could now hit 8 and even...