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.
  • eBay desktop app built on AIR

    I personally am not a heavy user of eBay, but I know many of you are. I strongly recommend you download and install this desktop application for eBay. It’s yet another (seems to be a lot lately) application built using Adobe’s .AIR technology. It brings all of the functionality...
  • twittearth – live twitters from around the globe

    This morning I stumbled across a new service – http://twittearth.com, think Geotagged twitters. It uses Flash to display twitters live from around the world. Whenever someone posts on twitter, an funky little 3D icon is placed on globe at location they twittered from, along with a callout with the...
  • eBay Australia to restrict payment method to PayPal

    Thousands of Australian ebay users are outraged by new plans to make PayPal the only payment option for eBay Australia from June 17. The problem is PayPal is owned by eBay, so not only will you pay eBay for the sale, but then pay again to collect the money...
  • SocialThing invites available (updated)

    Today I got accepted into another private beta, this time it’s socialthing. After trying it out, I’m impressed, a one stop shop for most of your social networks. I’d like to see the addition of Digg, but on a whole it covers 90% of the sites I was hoping...
  • HIVE modular speaker system

    Speaker systems are normally quite dull, so when something unique like HIVE’s modular speaker system comes around, I think it’s worth writing about. Due to it’s modular design, you can have as many of these speakers as you like, from a single one to an entire wall full, which...
  • PS3 Firmware 2.30 now available, still no Home

    Featuring a redesigned Playstation Store and some audio upgrades, the Playstation 3 has just recieved an update. Firmware version 2.30, this is no doubt a rolling update which may be yet to land down under. Check out the screens below of the new store. Props to Sony, the screen...
  • Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack now available – 800 points

    So the new Halo 3 DLC has just landed today, it’ll set you back a steep 800 Microsoft Points and a 411.34 MB download. Update After trying them out, I think the cost of 800 Microsoft points is probably a little steep for the casual Halo3 gamer. But if your a...
  • Australians, let Hulu know we want it!

    If you don’t know what Hulu is, then check out this post. If you know what Hulu is and want Australia to get access, head over to hulu.com and let them know. The more of you that do this, the more chance there is they’ll choose Australia as one...
  • iPod Touch 2 wishlist

    While everyone frantically tries to predict which new features the iPhone 2 will contain, I thought I’d take a moment to think of the possibilities for the iPod Touch 2. CameraThe iPod Touches big brother (the iPhone) already has a 2 megapixel camera, this will more than likely get...