Telstra have just announced a HTC Mobile Smart Hub will be the first 5G device. While there’s been many test devices, this will be the first device at retail that will work with the Telstra 5G network.  Testing of 5G networks has taken place over the last 12 months in readiness...
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    This is the 1st instance I’ve heard of anyone in Australia using an iPhone on an Australian provider. Obviously the iPhone had 2 be hacked for this 2 work, Danny Gorog from APC mag chose the TubroSIM hardware hack hoping that will be more resistant in the event Apple...
  • Garman Nuvi GPS review

    This weekend just gone, I made the trip 2 Wagga Wagga for my cousins bux night. I don’t know Wagga very well so I borrowed my friends GPS – the Garman Nuvi. I’m really glad to say, there is now, no need for huge books of maps. The GPS allows...
  • Dell 2 put Ageia's PhysX processor into laptops

    First off what are you thinking Dell? From all reports / reviews I’ve read about physics processors are they are made null and void by the latest CPU and GPU’s as they can perform more than enough calculations to handle physics without a dedicated card. So those looking at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sweet Multi-display setups

      Up to 8×30″ Displays or 16x 24″ displays… these might seem ridiculous to most, however if you want to have the coolest video wall but not fork out for that 107″ plasma, this may be an option. Also if your like me and are always trying to do...
  • Paramount + Dreamworks drop Blu-ray, move exclusively to HD-DVD

    In the battle for the next generation DVD format, things are really heating up with Paramount who also owns Dreamworks deciding to move exclusively to HD-DVD after initially supporting both formats. “I believe HD DVD is not only the affordable high-quality choice for consumers, but also the smart choice...
  • Heroes – Season 1 out on HD-DVD

    If your like me and most of my friends, we are big fans of Heroes the TV series. You may be in the market to have the entire 1st season in High Definition- on HD-DVD. I’m really considering it, great show, not sure how many actual discs it contains, but this is the first web...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft giving away 1 free month of Xbox Live Gold Membership with repaired Xbox 360's

    I just received my xbox 360 back from repairs after experiencing my second console with the 3 red rings of death. I sent it away on the 24/7/07 and got it back today 30/7/07. As I eagerly unpackaged my new repaired console, I was surprised at what was included. A...
  • Samsung's new 30" LCD with world first!

    What’s so special about this LCD monitor ? Well it’s going to include the new DisplayPort 1.1, however I’d rather see them just use HDMI so our PC’s and home entertainment can all use the same standard connection. The Display Port offers up to 2x performance of DVI, allowing speed of 10.8Gbps....
  • Even more Intel price cuts.

    Intel are further reducing processor prices. Maily targeting thier quad-core lineup the biggest saving can be found on the 2.4Ghz Q6600, receiving a 50% saving. This puts makes the Q6600 the first quad-core chip under US$300. More @ the Inquirer via Engadget...
  • AMD not feeling to good at the moment.

                 Poor AMD has had another bad quarter, this time stating a $600 million US Net loss. This must be very disappointing for the company but hopefully they can turn their frown upside-down and bring out some awesome quad cores or something… I hope. I seriously hope they do...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • As if the LG Shine needed to be any sexier

    LG have announced they will now produce the LG Shine in Titanium Black. The LG Shine is a stunning phone already, but the new black finish takes it to the next level. Definitely a crowd pleaser when you pull this out of your pocket.   More @ http://crunchgear.com/2007/07/12/lg-shine/...

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