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.
  • New iPod Video in a month?

    A few scattered reports are surfacing about a new iPod Video release next month, touting a multi-touch screen similar to the iPhone. The reports certainly aren’t worth betting on but are still worth keeping in the back of your mind. DigiTimes certainly has been on the right word a...
  • Windows Home Server goes RTM

    Microsoft have announced that Windows Home Server has now been released to manufacturing (RTM). They are distributing Home Server to OEM partners to give them time to prepare for launch. Also announced was another OEM partner – Fujitsu-Siemens Computers (FSC). This now makes 6 OEM’s that have partnered with...
  • Rumble in PS3's Sixaxis controller confirmed in DiRT

    DiRT is coming soon to the PS3 and during a preview at E3, a menu option to enable or disable rumble in the game was then confirmed that PS3 controllers will have rumble in DiRT. This will probably require new controllers with rumble components built in. More @ http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2007/07/16/picking-up-the-ps3-version-of-dirt-its-ready-to-rumble/...
  • Just because u can, doesn't mean you should – Dual LCD rack

    At first look this may seem visually appealing idea, however on closer inspection this vertically mounted dual 19″ LCD monitors are located on a rack mount. What exactly the purpose of these are is still unclear. Sure they’d be great for bragging rights when showing off your server room, but...
  • Intel QX6850 smashing its way into the market

    The new Intel Extreme QX6850 (3.0GHz, 1333fsb, 2x 4MB cache) is making big impressions today. Giving some strong benchmarks particularly in gaming, and overclocking showing equally impressive. PC Perspective summing up exactly what I was thinking, AMD is going to have to work very hard to beet this. More @ Hot Hardware and...
  • Thumbs up to the Uni of Wollongong

    A team of Aussie scientists from the University of Wollongong have developed a device that allows a person to control their TV and possibly other home entertainment devices via hand gestures. A small box with a camera watches for the movements, and is claiming to be able to filter...
  • Streamy – social networking AJAX style

    Check out the vid below for an in-depth display of what Streamy can offer. Given there’s an abundance of social networking sites out there at the moment I was a little skeptical about what a new one could offer. However after watching this video I was quite impressed. Unfortunately...
  • ADSL 2+ exchanges – find your closest exchange

    If your interested in finding out about ADSL 2+ availability in your area, then you should check out ADSL2exchanges. Simply enter in your address and phone number on the detailed summary page and it’ll tell you where the closest exchange is. Information is overlaid on a google map and...
  • Xbox 360's from EB Games recalled

    If you’ve bought a Xbox 360 Premium system in past 2 weeks from EB Games Australia, you should return it with the receipt. There has been a recall from Microsoft indicating there was a problem with that batch of HDD’s. Note, those who’ve purchased the core system (doesn’t include HDD)...