Supercars is about to go through one of its biggest transformations in decades, with the end racing Falcons, to now having the Ford Mustang Supercar officially approved by Supercars for entry into the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. After months of development and testing, successful homologation tests have been completed, meaning...
  • Daniel Ricciardo launches his own GoKart series

    The Daniel Ricciardo Series is a new GoKart Championship in the UK, announced by Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo. While we may wish it was an Aussie series, the good news is every race will be streamed online. The competition is set to starts next year (in 153...
  • SA giving $6,000 discounts on batteries, VIC Gov needs to follow

    The Victorian Government is currently in caretaker mode, ahead of a state election on the 24th November. While both sides of politics are busy coming up with vote winning policies, they should look to South Australia for a great one. This week, the South Australian Government committed to subsidise...
  • Tesla now offers public view of Parts Catalog

    If you’re in the unfortunate position where your Tesla gets damaged, then you need replacement parts. Tesla has tried to ensure the process is as smooth as possible by providing service centers or mobile service vans to repair vehicle damage.  Thanks to legislation in some US states, the company...
  • Microsoft took a McLaren Senna to Pax Aus 2018

    If you’re anywhere close to Melbourne this weekend, get yourself down to PAX Australia 2018. Not only will it be a gaming paradise, with access to the latest titles, but there’s a very special car for those who love vehicles as well. As part of Microsoft’s promotion for Forza...
  • Ailsa Bay is a single malt whisky, with sweetness measured by data

    Creating alcoholic drinks involves a process that feels like it should be an exact science by now, but with until now it’s been a little hit and miss. Ailsa Bay is a single-malt whisky from William Grant & Sons, an independent family-owned distiller. The product has just launched in Australia,...
  • Review: Sphero BOLT

      Sphero is well known for their series of connected robots that respond to your command, via smartphones. When Sphero released the Education version, known as Sphero Edu, things got serious, transforming the product from entertainment to a platform that could be programmed, serving as a great tool to...
  • Fluence and Tesla providing new large-scale batteries for Victorians

    Today, the Victorian Minister for Energy, Lily D’Ambrosio, opened the Ballarat Energy Storage System (BESS), located at the Ballarat Terminal Station in Warrenheip.  This is the first of 2-large scale batteries planned for the state, to assist in the reliability of the grid. The first comes from Siemens-owned Fluence...
  • Xbox Australia is bringing 80 Xbox One Xs to PAX Aus 2018

    Get ready gamers, PAX Australia 2018 is coming up fast and those in camp Xbox should get very excited. If you’re visiting the Melbourne pop-culture expo, you’ll have the chance to get hands-on with the latest new and upcoming Xbox games and with more than 80 Xbox One X...
  • New Chargefox ultra-rapid EV charging network, will see Albury Wodonga get 2nd fast-charging location

    Chargefox has launched today and they are calling it Australia’s first and largest ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging network for modern EV’s. Co-founded by JET Charge, a leading supplier, installer and manager of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, the networks of at least 21 sites, on major interstate freeways, will see the...
  • Kogan wants to break the internet at 9AM tomorrow

    Online retailers of, well, pretty much everything, Kogan.com is planning on a massive 2-day sale and it starts at 9AM on 10th October 2018. Let’s hope their servers are up to the challenge and well, the internet doesn’t actually break.  Kogan says Australians will have access to some of...
  • TCL sponsoring Melbourne Cup, bringing their 8KTV to Australia next year

    The 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival is approaching quickly, with early November just around the corner.  TCL Electronics Australia have announced they are continuing their sponsorship of the event. This means you can expect to see plenty of TCL displays around the grounds. As part of its new 3 year...
  • As Bathurst 1000 goes 4K, it’s time for Foxtel parity between Sat and IP.

    This afternoon we see another announcement that another 4K channel will arrive on Foxtel, this time dedicated to the Supercars Bathurst 1000.  Channel 444 will deliver the first 4K broadcast of the great race during October 4th – 7th of October.  We’ve long complained that broadcast content was lagging...
  • Zozo founder, Yusaku Maezawa will be the first passenger to fly to the moon on SpaceX’s BFR.

    The moon is pretty cool, but unless you’re a astronaut, then it’s been an experience enjoyed through photos. SpaceX is about to change all that with their latest space ship, the BFR set to fly private citizens to the moon. Today they have announced Zozo founder, Yusaku Maezawa will be...
  • Winner: Huawei Nova 3i + freebuds giveaway announced

    Last week we announced the latest giveaway, a brand new, Huawei Nova 3i smartphone and wireless earphones (review here). After many, many great entries, it was time to choose a winner.  The giveaway asked techAU readers to submit photos of them consuming techAU and we loved this entry from...
  • The iPhone Xs Max will cost an insane A$2,369 in Australia

    Ok phones are amazing devices, but spending the price of used car on any phone, regardless of it’s abilities is a pretty crazy concept.  Apple’s largest iPhone in both size and storage, the iPhone XsMax with the new larger 512GB storage is going to cost you a whopping A$2,396....
  • Apple announces Apple Watch Series 4

    Apple have just announce their updated watch known as Apple Watch Series 4. The screens are now 30% larger, while the watch is thinner than previous models.  The Qantas app will provide flight information to your wrist.  The new watch comes with new abilities in Watch OS, allowing you...
  • D-Link add taller, higher-powered Tri-Band COVR-2202 to Wi-Fi mesh system

    If you’re trying to blanket a larger home with WiFi, then chances are you’re considering a mesh network to do the job. D-Link ANZ have just announced their latest Covr Seamless Wi-Fi Mesh System, the new High-Powered Tri-Band COVR-2202. The new COVR-2202 High-Powered Tri-Band Seamless Wi-Fi Mesh System expands...
  • Elon Musk and Joe Rogan interview is far more interesting than anything on TV this weekend

    What are you up to this weekend? Chances are, many of you tech fans are also sport fans, so you’ll have some deep plans to watch plenty of finals football. While competitive sport is fun to watch, there’s something else I challenge you to watch this weekend. Overnight Joe...
  • Macaron wins James Dyson Australian award, will now compete with the world

    The James Dyson Award recognises engineers across the globe who create designs to solve worldwide problems. This year’s Australian winner is Macaron, a smart tape measuring device to help the visually impaired. There are approximately 285 million visually impaired people around the world who can often face challenges with...
  • GIVEAWAY: Huawei nova 3i and wireless earbuds

    Huawei’s nova 3i smartphone (review here) is a mid-priced phone that offers amazing features for the price. It features face unlock, a massive 128GB, great battery life and no less than 4 cameras in slick body with a 6.3″ display. Thanks to Huawei we are giving away a nova...

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