Melbourne-based electric transport company Raine has a hit on their hands with the Raine One Electric Scooter. The Kickstarter funding goal was achieved in just 43 minutes, becoming the fastest funded electric vehicle in history. With 15 days to go of the campaign, the Raine One Electric Scooter has raised A$462,834...
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  • Windows Mobile 7 has Zune integration

    During the Microsoft keynote at MWC, it was confirmed that Windows Mobile 7 will indeed have the Zune service integrated. Containing Music, Videos, Podcasts, Radio and the Zune Marketplace, this surely means the world-wide release of the Zune services. In Australia we can of course download the Zune application,...
  • Windows Phones 7 Series get slick Zune UI

    Microsoft have revealed Windows Phones 7 Series which contains a number of phones from a multiple manufacturers, but run a brand new interface. This group of devices run Windows Mobile 7 which as you’ll see from the screens below has drawn strongly on the popular ZuneHD user interface. The...
  • Amazon Kindle comes to Australia October 19, no DX.

    Update Well clearly Amazon reads techAU 🙂 The Kindle DX is indeed getting the international treatment. You will have to wait to 2010 though. More @ TechFlash   Amazon’s Kindle is an E-book reader that has been a US exclusive for the past couple of years. That’s all about...
  • Zune gets Gears of War 2 theme, still not available in Australia

    Microsoft have announced they’ll be making a special Gears of War 2 edition of the Zune. The theme includes a themed box, laser-etching, as well as a bunch of GOW2 content pre-installed on the device. I’d get into specs, prices and release dates, but the Zune team apparently hasn’t...
  • Webcams begin to increase quality.. long overdue

    Webcams are well known for their low quality, bad handling of low-light, average sound – the list continues. As the novelty of being able to see your loved ones through the computer screen, consumers are beginning to inevitably look for a better experience. For a long time now the...
  • Zune 2: New interface.. pretty slick

      After the less than inspiring response to the first Zune, Microsoft needed to do something pretty substantial to attract consumers to the Zune. Not just with the hardware specs either, the software / UI design is an integral part of any consumer electronic device. This video gets hands...
  • A 22 inch HD digital photo frame.. pricey, but good news 4 future!

    PhotoVu have released the PV2265w, a massive 22-inch HD, wall-mountable, digital photo frame. Pumping out a crazy 1680 x 1050 res, the screen not only delivers photos, but can even handle RSS feeds, that’s right wirelessly! Although this screen costs US $1299, which is hideously expensive compared to the...
  • Specialist devices vs All-in-one

    Companies these days are producing devices that not only perform a single task, but cross the boundaries into the feature set of others. Take this new GPS from Mio, the c720t. It not only does the base function of a GPS, but also as many do can store photos,...
  • Honda's ASIMO 2 tour Australia

    Details of exact locations and dates are still 2 be confirmed, but Honda’s robot called ASIMO will tour major cities in Aus. If you haven’t seen it before check out this very funny, very awkard video of ASIMO clearly struggling to master the skills of walking up stairs. So...
  • Old vs New Roomba

    If you’ve ever seen a Roomba before you’ll know what it is, however for those that don’t it’s effectively a robot that vacuum’s your house. Unfortunately the old Roomba was cool, but had some problems, well there’s a new kid on the block, a more sophisticated model that has some...
  • Smelly workstation? the try this USB air freshener.

    This USB air freshener uses the power from the USB port to create heat, the heat then warms the aroma oil and produces a scent similar to how standard oil burners work. It costs $7 and comes in 2 colours, red (comes with rose scented oil) and green (comes with peppermint...
  • Original Transformers sold for $1,000,000

    You can read the lengthy story behind this one from the link, long story short, this ladies husband was a huge transformers fan, after he passed away some years ago, she’s now decided to sell the 275 item collection. More @ http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/megallection/original-transformers-boxed-collection-sold-for-1000000-279598.php...

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