It seems the infrastructure to electric vehicles is rapidly being a problem that’s solved. In the past week I’ve written about BP in the UK, Shell in Singapore and now McDonalds in the Netherlands is joining the list of large chain business that are adding EV charges. Hoping to attract customers,...
  • Windows Live OneCare v2.0 beta offers 10GB photo backup

    I’ve been trialling the new One Care Live 2 beta for some time now, but as we get closer to the final release Microsoft are starting to finalise features, including online photo backup. Users get a surprisingly healthy 10 gigabytes to store their priceless photos. Unfortunately, this is simply...
  • Story about techAU on MediaConnect

    Amateur tech bloggers aim high with portal site By Jennifer O’BrienAug 22, 2007 The power of the internet supposedly promises that the smaller fish in the sea can now compete on a level playing field with the more well-established tech bloggers and podcasters. Amateur bloggers and podcasters Gus Terry...
  • Intel buying Havok

    If your not familiar with what Havok do, they create a physics engine that is used in some of the most popular games and 3D software. This deal could produce some very interesting developments, watch this space.   More @ TechCrunch...
  • Influence Forum roundup

    So as you’ve seen over the past few days, I’ve been posting my notes from the sessions I attended at the Influence Forum. I’ll now spend some time today, cleaning those up, removing any boring bits, do some additional research and expand some items. So please take the time...
  • Home Entertainment

    7Tivo – try and get techAU.tv delivered on Tivo when it launches in Aus. Twin tuners – HD, based on Series 3, modifications including PAL. Can FF ads, not skip entire ad. tivo.com.au to get more updates soon – watch this space.  John – SamsungFocus on Full HD (1080p) Movement...
  • Podcasting panel

    9.30 this morning, I sat on a podcasting panel at the Influence forum. The other people on the panel are Ian Yates from itradio.com.au and Roulla Yiacoumi from the podcast Bran. Some topics discussed in the session are:Overview of techAU– Gaming, Gadgets, Social Networks, Phones. – Impacts of broadband speeds in Australia...
  • Revision 3 add 'behind the scenes' show

    Adding to their already long list of podcasts, Revision 3 have now added a members only podcast which takes viewers behind the scenes of how the shows are produced. More @ http://revision3.com/rev3gazette...
  • Demo session

    In a product demonstration session at the moment, featuring displays from Samsung, Netgear, NRG / AMD, My net phone and more. The new upcoming phone were impressively thin. Netgear displayed their new router with VOIP configuration built in....
  • 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...
  • Casino Royale night

    Tonight we had dinner with a Casino Royale theme. We all recieved 3x$1000 vouchers that we exchanged for casino chips. There were all the usual games roulette, poker, black jack etc. All in all everyone had a great night....
  • 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

    1st session of the consumer stream. Symantec Online identity theft.Security of PC + mobile device.Bots on the increase, ability to phone home receive an update and morph to avoid detection / removal. New threat legitimate sites delivering drive-by-download threat.Feb – Miama dolphins website Online Identity– Constructed from multiple sites...
  • 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...

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