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.
  • Forklift drops $1.4 million IBM server

    In one of the funnier tech stories I’ve seen for a while, an IBM server valued at $1.4 million, has fallen off a forklift. Clearly falling and computers don’t go well together, this is quite a costly problem. I’d sure hate to be that forklift driver right now. In...
  • Even more Halo 3 vids arrive

    These vids do show off some new weapons.. like the fire grenade!! and a flamethrower.. what.. that’s crazy! And also a machine gun. Check em out. More @ Gametrailers...
  • Acer buys Gateway

    In yet another large scale acquisition, Acer – the 3rd largest PC company in the world, has announced it will buy Gateway. The sale should go through before the end of the year. More @ Engadget...
  • Video of how to link CardSpace with your Live ID

    Since I started using Vista, I’ve been waiting to use CardSpace. Now Microsoft have enabled it for Live ID enabled websites. You can authenticate using a CardSpace card or a password if you choose. read more | digg story...
  • Get your Halo 3 fix – 18 minutes from the game.

    I’m only part way through watching the vid, but it’s so sweet I thought I’d stop and share. Replays look awesome, also the 1st time I’ve seen video of the Story (single player) mode. You can play through the campaign with up to 3 mates, something new for Halo 3....
  • Fone Zone eats up Next Byte (Australia's largest Apple retailer)

      The Fone Zone Group have announced they will acquire Australia’s largest Apple retailer – Next Byte. The deal is worth a reported $37.1 million in cash and shares. Fone Zone has over 120 stores nationwide. This acquisition positions Fone Zone to be a large distributor of iPhone when it arrives in Australia early...
  • VIA's new 1 watt CPU

    Keeping to what they’re good at, VIA have brought a little gem into the family that runs on a single watt, and even less at idle using a 10th of a watt. Even though the little guy only runs at 500Mhz, plenty of hardware applications could already make use...
  • techAU updates

    Behind the scenes we’ve been working to increase the speed of the blog feed rendering when you first enter the site. Also if you’ve tried viewing the site in Firefox you would have noticed there was a black gap just under the heading. Well these problems have now been...
  • Skate demo review – updated

    Just finished downloading the demo and have spent about 5 minutes with it. It appears to be a completely different controller scheme than Tony Hawk, something I’ve played a fair bit of and had become very used to the controls. Now skate gets you to learn a completely new...