If you thought electric vehicles didn’t make great race cars, think again. A Tesla Model 3 Performance has just taken victory at a Targa Cup event in WA. The Targa South West tarmac rally is broken into different categories and the Targa 130 Category featured 16 stages ranging between 2.9 and...
  • Evolution of the PC

    Speaker from AMD Introducing 4 cores this year, 8 cores next yearFusion released next year (late 2008/2009) – combines CPU / GPU.Using 65nm atm, moving to 32nm next year, then 25nm, reaching limits of making transistors down to the size of atoms. Next evolution to light.Currently 65w moving down...
  • Podcasting Panel 9.30am tomorrow

    Tomorrow morning I’ll be sitting on a Podcasting panel, I’ll be preparing some notes later today, but for the most part it should a fairly informal, off the cuff discussion, Like many of the sessions I’ve been to at Influence, I’m sure some really good conversations will be generated....
  • Living online

    It’s the 1st session of the 2nd day, Living Online. Fransico from BeboHas worked for YahooPlays clip – When in doubt… ask the BBC.Beebo joins with iTunes to offer 5 million songs.Video covers MySpace, Facebook and Bebo.Slide shown of demographic for social networks, indicates Bebo huge in the UK.Kids...
  • Consumer Broadband in Australia

    Just about to go into the second session. This should be a very interesting session, it’s obviously a topic that effects techAU in a massive way. We’re always negotiating the balance between providing high quality content, whilst being conscious of our users connection speeds. With the average consumer connection...
  • Desktop security

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  • Arrive @ Influence Forum (unconference)

    I just arrived and checked in to the Crown Plaza, Hunter Valley. The views here are amazing, I’m sure the next 3 days are going 2 be pretty full on, but if I have 2 work hard, this is the place to do it. Although slightly overcast, this place...
  • Get ready for your Sci-Fi injection

    If you a Sci-Fi nut like me, you’ll probably be suffering in this small break in shows we seem to be having. So, on this important Sci-Fi day, September the 8th 1966, when the first Star Trek episode aired, I thought id give a quick up-and-coming reminder to ease...
  • Influence forum..

    The Influence forum is run by MediaConnect, it brings together some of the top Journalists, bloggers, and business people for discussions around.. Desktop security IT simplification Broadband in AustraliaLiving onlineBeyond voipThe evolving pcEnterprise securityHome & entertainment technologyBusiness centric itMobile & wirelessEnterprise 2.0. I’ll be speaking on a panel with Ian...
  • 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...
  • New iPod's out today, as predicted…

    The iPod range has had a refresh including the first touch screen, wireless iPod coming into the scene. Should make a few iPod fans happy....
  • Clear toaster.. whaaaat ?

    It’s been a long time since any innovation has occurred in the toaster department. But this sexy looking thing allows u to see just how toasted you bread is, so u can have it just how u like it. Genius! A great idea, and this is something I’d definitely...
  • Google's M-velope final collaborative video

      I heard Google was doing this a while back on a Net@nite show. It was a project where they got users to film their own unique videos of passing the gmail envelope in the left of screen and out the right, and when they’re all joined together it’ll...
  • Acer buys Gateway

    In yet another large scale acquisition, Acer – the 3rd largest PC company in the world, has announced it will buy Gateway. The sale should go through before the end of the year. More @ Engadget...
  • Video of how to link CardSpace with your Live ID

    Since I started using Vista, I’ve been waiting to use CardSpace. Now Microsoft have enabled it for Live ID enabled websites. You can authenticate using a CardSpace card or a password if you choose. read more | digg story...
  • VIA's new 1 watt CPU

    Keeping to what they’re good at, VIA have brought a little gem into the family that runs on a single watt, and even less at idle using a 10th of a watt. Even though the little guy only runs at 500Mhz, plenty of hardware applications could already make use...
  • techAU updates

    Behind the scenes we’ve been working to increase the speed of the blog feed rendering when you first enter the site. Also if you’ve tried viewing the site in Firefox you would have noticed there was a black gap just under the heading. Well these problems have now been...
  • 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...
  • Michael Bay not happy with Paramount

    Seems the format wars are making directors angry, with Michael not feeling to happy that if you want to watch transformers in HD, it has to be HD DVD. All this coming after the $150M US payoff to Paramount to run HD DVD exclusively for the next 18 months. Funnily...
  • DIY of the week: Copper quad pod

    Well it?s not a product, and it?s not being sold commercially but I thought it was worth a mention. Need a cheap tripod that can attach to almost anything? You need the copper quad pod! Bendable Tripod Hack – Click here for the funniest movie of the week...
  • 1st PodCamp Australia to be held in Perth, this October.

    For a number of months now there’s been voting running to decide on the location for Australia’s very 1st podcamp. Well voting has ended and the results are in: Perth – 152 votes Sydney – 84 votes Melbourne – 33 votes Brisbane – 8 votes Adelaide – 6 votes...

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