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.
  • Popfly – Create web mashups, fast!

    This morning I received my invite to Microsoft’s Popfly, currently in alpha and by invite only. Popfly allows users to very quickly combine display objects with some of our favourite data sources. Flickr, Facebook and Digg to name few. Select the display module your after, drag and drop from...
  • Halo 3 Hoodies @ Tech.Ed

    I’ve just simply gotta have one of these !! Microsoft are giving away 50 Halo 3 hoodies @ Tech.Ed Australia next week. To get one of these babies, you have to be registered. When you check in, there’ll be TechNet stickers. Simply wear a sticker around the conference and...
  • Wiimote used in car mod as accelerometer

    Here’s one for the car enthusiasts out there.. After seeing another wiimote implementation shown in physics class, Kevin Lee from California, thought “why not use the wiimote’s built in 3-axis accelerometers to measue g-forces, acceleration and even calculate my own 0-60mph times!” Genius! There are already devices that perform this function,...
  • Get your Facebook on! 150+ Powertools

    If your looking to spice up your Facebook page with some nifty apps, then Mashable has got U covered. This large collection of link features more than 150 scripts, desktop apps and addons. More @ Mashable...
  • Smelly workstation? the try this USB air freshener.

    This USB air freshener uses the power from the USB port to create heat, the heat then warms the aroma oil and produces a scent similar to how standard oil burners work. It costs $7 and comes in 2 colours, red (comes with rose scented oil) and green (comes with peppermint...
  • CES using RFID to track attendees

    It was bound to happen sooner or later. CES are going to embed an RFID chip into attendees badges to keep track of which booths they visit. The data from this can then be used to see how popular a particular booth was, then obvious decisions can be made about that...
  • Laser tag – Halo 3 style! (Halo Laser Pursuit)

    I’m a big fan of laser tag, it’s a heap of of fun, with a bunch of mates and the right environment, it’s probably the closest thing to actually playing in some of the video games we all spend hours in front of. Toy maker Jasman Toys is creating...
  • "You've got the power!"

    The California Fitness gym in Hong Kong is looking at harnessing the mass amount of power given of by its clients. Using some of there stair masters and treadmill machines to create power to run music players, TV’s and a small amount of lights. Simply awesome. More @ ubergizmo...
  • Dell getting ready to launch their new tablet range

    Its been a long time waiting but Dell is almost ready to release it first ever tablet PC, dubbed the ?Latitude XT?. This destruction of a Toshiba tablet PC was to promote the new guy. I’ve got my money on the XT being a good tablet. They really don’t have any...