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.
  • USB 3.0 coming in 2009, 2010.

    If you’ve ever experienced USB 1 transfer speeds, they were horrendous, USB 2 went some way to fixing this, and for most applications, USB 2 does the job quite adequately. However as usual there’s new technologies that increase speeds even further. In this instance we’re talking about USB 3.0....
  • Microsoft won't ban leaked Halo 3

    Microsoft officials have confirmed that anyone (excluding Microsoft employees) that gets a copy of Halo3 before the release date will not be banned from Xbox Live. So if your one of the lucky few that got it early, you’ll be able to get loads of in-game experience before the...
  • Double Backflip coffin trick in Skate

    So skate is as yet unreleased however there is already videos from the game starting 2 emerge. One of the best I’ve seen is this neat trick… a double backflp (pretty massive already), but mid way through the guy grabs the board and lays down on it whilst still rotating through...
  • Acer joins the HD-DVD

    Ok this one is from a couple weeks ago, but still newsworthy. Acer, the worlds 4th biggest PC vendor,  has now joined the HD-DVD camp and will begin to include HD-DVD drives in their systems.  They join the likes of Microsoft, Intel, HP, Universal, Toshiba, Warner Brothers and many more in supporting HD-DVD. Official...
  • Intel buying Havok

    If your not familiar with what Havok do, they create a physics engine that is used in some of the most popular games and 3D software. This deal could produce some very interesting developments, watch this space.   More @ TechCrunch...
  • Halo 3 LEAKED, 2 weeks early !!

    In what appears to be a legit photo, this guy has a retail copy of Halo 3 long before it’s September 25th official release date. Reportedly a Norwegian game store has sold at least 2 copies. This type of leak may be fixed in the future with a 0...
  • Halo3 hype gears up, provides awesome user experience

    The immersiveness of games is something we’ve come to expect and to some degree in movies and music as well, however the poor old interweb has always trailed far behind. It’s interesting new ways of engaging the audience like this, that really sets the bar for next generation online...
  • Asus integrates GPS into laptop

    Asus are leading the way in the consumer world, by being the first to release a laptop with GPS to the mainstream market. The U3S has integrated GPS, external GPS antenna jack, 13.3? widescreen LCD, HDMI port and much much more. Many will ask, why do I need GPS in...
  • PGR 4 goes gold!

    Bizzare have announced that Project Gotham Racing 4 has gone gold. No more development, just duplication and distribution. The game is scheduled for release in North America on October 2, October 12th for Europe. Bizzare have also launched a dedicated site for PGR – called PGR Nations PGR4 Car...