Samsung and Telstra have announced a deal today that will see the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G be one of the first 5G smartphones on the Telstra network when its launched in Australia. The timing of this is a little weird, as the S10e, S10 and S10+ will all be released on...
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    After previously deciding to sit fairly and squarely in the Blu-ray camp, JB Hi-Fi have now announced they will sell HD-DVD players and HD-DVD movies along with Blu-ray. Check out the Press Release from Toshiba....
  • Symbian S60 a real competitor for the iPhone

    A lot of phone companies are still creating the very traditional mobile phone designs that we’ve come to expect over the past 5-10 years. However there’s a new undeniable player in the market now – Apple’s iPhone. It’s really raised the bar for what people expect from a phone....
  • Transformers hits DVD / HD-DVD

    What can I say other than.. it’s about time. I’ve been hanging out for this since seeing the movie in the cinema. Of course the only option for me is to add to my HD-DVD collection, this movie is the exact reason we need high definition, to see all...
  • iPhone web apps fail to satisfy

    Apple have released a directory of Web Applications for the iPhone. Most reports online are negative, explaining applications that have 2 be accessed through the Safari browser is NOT the solution consumers want. Home screen customisation and native apps is clearly where it’s at for consumers, listen up Apple,...
  • GPS's not all the same… Bluesens G01 and G02 use real maps

    The new G01 and GO2 from Blusens uses Satellite imagery for their maps, rather than your typical graphical representations of streets etc. This does add value, being able to actually see what the area looks like before you get there, however the question of satellite image currency immediately springs...
  • JVC's mega projector

    Some amazing specs on this one definitely makes in newsworthy.. – 4,096 x 2,400 resolution– 10,000:1 contrast ratio– produces a 200 inch display from just 7 metres. Available sometime early 2008, this sets the bar pretty high for the competition. I’m a big fan higher resolutions and larger displays,...
  • Zune 2.0 gets official

    Microsoft have finally officially announced the 2nd generationZune. Notable improvements are: – 80GB, 8GB and 4GB versions– support for additional video codecs for h.264 and MPEG-4– DRM-free Zune music store, with over a million tracks available for download in MP3 format. The Zune 2.0 will be available sometime in...
  • Multimedia processor shines bright light on future of mobile devices

    Broadcom says it’s VideoCore III multimedia processor is capable of delivering HD video, 3D games and up to 12 megapixel cameras in mobile devices. They’re also promoting the fact you’ll be able to send content to HDTV’s via a HDMI connector. HDMI on a mobile phone ? some chunkier...
  • Nokia pays $8.1 Billion for NAVTEQ

    In Nokia’s official press release, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, President and CEO of  Nokia said “Location based services are one of the cornerstones of Nokia’s Internet services strategy. The acquisition of NAVTEQ is another step toward Nokia becoming a leading player in this space” . One wonders if this could be...
  • The iPhone War continues..

    A few days ago Apple released an update that made any iPhone that had been hacked, useless. Well the hacker community has now fully reversed this and once again have a full functionality with the ability to add 3rd party apps. I’m sure this isn’t the last we’ll hear...
  • Intel 45nm quad-core processor (QX9650) released date: November 12th

    If your in the market for the latest and greatest in the processing arena, then you don’t have long to wait. Intel have announced plans to release the 45nm quad-core “Extreme Edition” processor with some very impressive specs. 3.0GHz, 12MB of L2 cache, running at 130W and all for...
  • Finally someone gets it! – LCD on treadmill.

    For the past week I’ve been 2 the gym 6 out of 7 days, a trend I plan on continuing leading up 2 summer. The first few days were fine, I got by on the playlist at the gym, however it’s starting 2 wear very thin. The only other...
  • Wireless USB moving along

    Intel are reportedly planning the 1.1 version of the wireless USB standard, which will increase its possible bandwidth up to 1Gbps. Even though its no where near final, it will certainly help a lot of people with there day-to-day tech needs. I hear more wireless HD devices coming! Imagine being able to...
  • USB 3.0 coming in 2009, 2010.

    If you’ve ever experienced USB 1 transfer speeds, they were horrendous, USB 2 went some way to fixing this, and for most applications, USB 2 does the job quite adequately. However as usual there’s new technologies that increase speeds even further. In this instance we’re talking about USB 3.0....
  • Acer joins the HD-DVD

    Ok this one is from a couple weeks ago, but still newsworthy. Acer, the worlds 4th biggest PC vendor,  has now joined the HD-DVD camp and will begin to include HD-DVD drives in their systems.  They join the likes of Microsoft, Intel, HP, Universal, Toshiba, Warner Brothers and many more in supporting HD-DVD. Official...
  • Asus integrates GPS into laptop

    Asus are leading the way in the consumer world, by being the first to release a laptop with GPS to the mainstream market. The U3S has integrated GPS, external GPS antenna jack, 13.3? widescreen LCD, HDMI port and much much more. Many will ask, why do I need GPS in...
  • New HDD read heads 2 substantially increase storage capacity

    The National physical Laboratory have created a new sensor design in the read heads of HDD’s. This new technology could lead to significant increases in HDD capacity by shrinking the amount of data stored from 200 Gigabits per square inch, down to 1TB per square inch. Another benefit is...
  • 1 Million iPhone's sold

    It’s been just over 70 days after the iPhone was released, Apple has now sold the one millionth iPhone. It’s still some time away from Australia’s release, but if the US sales are any indication, Apple should see good sales in Aus 2....
  • HD-DVD now moving to 51Gb ?

    Currently HD-DVD can hold 25Gb, if the rumors are correct, HD-DVD will be upgraded to 51Gb. The good news is that players may simply need a firmware update to support the update. Once this is confirmed, we’ll finally be able to end the size argument between HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats. More...
  • Hacked iPhone in Australia running on Optus

    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...

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