Back November 22nd, 2019, Tesla unveiled the controversial Cybertruck. During the event, Tesla also revealed the Cyberquad, a 4 wheel quad bike that featured the same sharp angles as the truck. Since the launch event, Tesla hasn’t really said a thing about the quad, but many were expecting it to be...
  • Now on twitter

    Hey guys and gals, I’ve now joined the long list of people that are sharing their every move on Twitter. Now I don’t have an all-you-can-eat sms plan on my mobile, so i’ll be skipping on the mobile input for now and using the website. I’m connected pretty much...
  • Review: iPod Touch

    It’s been quite a while since I got my iPod Touch, and considering quite a few people already have them, I wasn’t planning on reviewing it. However after a lot of people I meet still unaware such a device exists, and the recent focus during Macworld, I feel the...
  • iPod Touch price drop in Aus

    Apple have dropped the price of the iPod Touch in Australia.   4GB was $419, now $399. (diff = $20). 16GB was $549, now $499. (diff = $50). There’s been a lot of contention from Touch owners about paying for something Apple would have had to spend no development...
  • 43% of Australians have broadband!

    AustralianIT have posted an article about the broadband penetration in Australia. I’m happy to see the number was that high actually. The figures are a result of a study done by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. More @ http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,,22954235-15306,00.html?from=public_rss...
  • Hulu invite arrives, little point if your Australian

    I was incredibly excited to the much sought after Hulu invite landed in my inbox. I quickly registered and got straight into playing some content.   Unfortunately I was repeatedly met with this message, “Unfortunately this video is not currently available in your country or region. We apologize for...
  • Vista Service Pack 1 changes

    Microsoft are set to release a version of the upcoming Windows Vista SP1 dubbed Release Candidate. to the general public this week. This release candidate will contain what’s essentially going to form a majority of the Vista SP1. Istartedsomething blog have a great list of the upcoming changes included...
  • Digg should not allow this advertising!

    After checking out Digg.com this morning, as I do most mornings, I was pretty disappointed to see this advertisement on Digg. “2007 #1 Winner. This is not a joke, you are the 10,000th visitor. Click here to claim.” Cleary it’s a joke that Digg uses advertisers who run ads...
  • The First Year of IE7

    I come across this post from Microsoft this morning about the success of IE7, it’s an overview of how the browser’s gone during it’s first year. Some of the more interesting stats are: – Over 300 Million people now use IE7– Is the most popular browser in the US...
  • Adobe Flash Player goes HD add H.264 support

    Once you have the update, I recommend you check out the Adobe on Air Bus Tour Vid. Don’t forget to turn HD ON with the button in the top right hand corner of the video window. As expected, to stream HD content, you’ll need a pretty good connection. Upgrade...
  • Google experimenting with Digg style voting on search results

    This is really quite surprising to see a giant like google experimenting with Digg-style voting on their search results. This signifies monumental change is on the way, the days of users being presented with a preset list of results are more than likely numbered. There’s only so much development...
  • I'm not hacking my iPod Touch, are you ?

    I’ve had my iPod Touch for a week and a half now. After showing it off at a couple of parties, it sells itself with an impressive UI most have never seen. I was asked by a couple of friends if I was going 2 hack it. I put...
  • YouTube going high-res within 3 months

    After recently increasing the storage limit, YouTube have now confirmed they will offer a higher-quality video if viewers want it. YouTube are currently testing a new player that detects the users bandwidth and offers a higher quality version of the video. Interestingly YouTube actually keeps a copy of all...
  • Microsoft shows off the future of web video – context sensitive video ads.

    I first seen this technology displayed at Microsoft Tech.Ed 06 in Sydney, where an object or in this case people are tracked throughout a video. This is done by analysing pixels on each frame of the video, then comparing them to the following frame and identifying where they’ve moved...
  • Zune 2, getting good reviews

    Really not sure how Microsoft managed such a wholesale 180 on consumer impressions with the Zune 2. Zune v1 was almost unanimously disregarded, but now is receiving some rave reviews. Check out some of the headlines from top sites: “80GB Zune Reviewed, Verdict: One Small Step for Media Players,...
  • iPod Touch 1.1.2 firware lands in Aus

    After hearing about the new firmware last friday, I quickly checked if I was able to update to the 1.1.2 firmware for my new iPod Touch. And nothing, kept being told that 1.1.1 was the most current and I was up to date. Well I just got a nice...
  • IE update to remove 'Click to activate' from flash content

    Microsoft really dropped the ball on this one. Web developers world-wide have spend countless hours modifying their code to workaround this ‘click to activate’ problem. Now they’ve finally licensed the technology, the question remains, why wasn’t this done earlier and saved us all so much work. There’s a fix...
  • Apple launch new ads, users moving back to XP.

    Apple have just released 3 new Mac vs PC ads, titled PR Lady, Boxer, Podium. You can check them out @ http://www.apple.com/getamac/ They take aim at Vista, and highlight the fact some Windows users are moving back to XP. Quite good, check them out....
  • Aussie develops technology to increase broadband up to 250 megabits

    Currently Australian broadband speeds range from between 1MB (ADSL) to 24 MB (ADSL 2+), how that may all be set to change. An Australian researcher Dr John Papandriopoulos as part of his PHD at the University of Melbourne, has developed technology that allows for between 100MB and 250MB speeds...
  • Joining the Apple ecosystem

    After investigating the options for online music stores available to Australians, the end result has been for me to join the Apple bandwagon and get into iTunes. I’m even considering getting one of the new flashy iPod Touch’s given that the iPhone date for Aus is still up in...
  • Mac OS X Leopard. Arriving October 26th

      Apple have announced the Date of their new OS – Leopard will be October 26th. In exactly 9 days 8 hours, 54 minutes.. etc, there’s a countdown on the Apple home page. With more than 300 new features this new version is sure to be a hit with...

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