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 Day is a very mixed bag

    Today was supposed to be the start of Amazon’s biggest sale day, the first ‘Prime Day’ in Australia. While there are some discounts to be had, it seems many Aussie retailers didn’t come to the party which is actually really disappointing because as much as Australian’s love their technology,...
  • Review: Mobvoi TicWatch Pro, WearOS with great battery life

    Review: Mobvoi TicWatch Pro Posted by Jason Cartwright on July 15th, 2018. 1 Mobvoi is a brand you may not have heard before, but they're a company that is investing heavily in AI and has the backing of Google and Volkswagen. As Artificial Intelligence spreads throughout more aspects of our...
  • Reminder: It’s Amazon Prime Day tomorrow.

    In Australia, we’re just hours away from Amazon Prime Day. After entering Australia late last year, this will be the first time Australian customers are truly able to take advantage of the sales. While most Aussie journos (myself included) often complain about the 2 and 3am rises to cover...
  • Watch the driverless Roborace take on Goodwood in 360

    The week the internet is full of videos from the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed. In 2018, something special happened, Roborace the soon to be racing category for engineers, not drivers, completed the hillclimb without a driver. The first-ever autonomous race car to complete the hillclimb marks an important...
  • Pre-order the new 10″ Surface Go, starting from A$599.0

    Microsoft have announced their latest product from the Surface team. This one is the cheapest yet and is aimed at kids, school leavers or those ultra-portable professionals that prioritise light and portable over performance. The Surface go weighs just 520 grams (Nintendo Switch weighs 398) and at 8.3mm is also super thin,...
  • 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...