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.
  • Vodafone Australia cutting it close with pricing announcement

      With only 3 days before the launch of the iPhone 3G in Australia, we’re still yet to hear any details from Vodafone Australia. NZ pricing was announced in the past 24 hrs, so it surely not far off. With so little time left, Vodafone (and somewhat Telstra due...
  • New Halo 3 Map – Cold Storage, now available on Xbox Live Marketplace

      Bungie’s 115.75Mb gift to Halo 3 gamers is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace. That’s right a brand new free map titled “Cold Storage” is now available for download. Warmly crafted, doubtfully beautified update of Halo CE classic multiplayer map, Chill out, Love Bungie I have to be...
  • iPhone Contact Coverflow

      Anyone who’s used coverflow on the iPod Touch or iPhone may remember using it once or twice, maybe a third time to show off, but how useful is coverflow for selecting music ? Not very. I think using Coverflow as to display your contact list would be a...
  • Holigraphic Google Earth video

    Holigrams are something we’ve been promised are coming for years, but still in 2008 remain illusive. Well this working sample gets us closer than ever. In the video the user controls Google Earth using hand gestures. I want it, I want it now! This looks insanely futuristic and would...
  • Optus iPhone 3G Pricing announced, reviewed

    Optus have just released a bunch of information on pricing for the iPhone 3G. The big news is you can buy it outright. Pre-paid  8GB iPhone 3G (Black)= $729 16GB iPhone 3G (Black or White)= $849 After the purchase of the phone, your then going to look at purchasing...
  • PS3 Firmware 2.40 available now, ads some stuff, nothing revolutionary.

    Today Sony launched their new firmware version 2.40 for the PlayStation 3. The new firmware comes with a number of additions, the largest 2 being in-game cross media bar (XMB) and trophies (the equivalent of xbox 360 achievements). Update It’s hard for me to explain my experience with update,...
  • Tivo Australian release details, pricing emerge

    Due for it Australian release later this month, Australia will be the first market Tivo has entered and not featured monthly subscription fees. The set-top DVR can be purchased outright for AU $699 at Harvey Norman initially (July 15th is tipped to be the date), then other retailers in...
  • Game On Exhibition Review

    Game On is an exhibition that features a largely playable representation of the history of gaming. All the classics were there – the Commodore 64, through the Dreamcast, GameCube through to the current-gen consoles. Unfortunately the above image (taken outside) was the only photo we were able to snap...
  • Australian’s left waiting for Dell 2709W

    After Dell released their hot new 27” LCD Monitor to American consumers this past week, Australians are still without the option to buy as Dell run out stock of the previous model – the 2707W. The upgrades new model are actually fairly impressive, so much so I’m considering upgrading...