Podcast Episode #53– The Catchup

techAU Podcast Episode 53

After many months of hiatus, the techAU Podcast is back in action ! Episode 53 of the podcast is now available. In this episode I discuss the following stories:

Catch up

  • North America International Auto Show – Ford January
  • Top Geek
  • techAU expanded, new writers
  • Started Constructiv (see below)

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  • You don’t pay for postage
  • Portal players are still unable to play co-op or use steam account.


New iMacs released

  • CPU / GPU upgrade
  • Thunderbolt on-board
  • Still has USB2.0

Analog TV Switch off

  • Most of VIC now Digital only.
  • Buy a new TV or get a set-top-box
  • All to be switched off by 2013
  • 700Mhz spectrum used for 4G mobile networks

Review: Sonos Music System

  • Multi-room, play different audio on each or all the same in party mode.
  • iPad / iPhone applications
  • Play music from local / internet streams
  • Alarm, sleep timer.

Sony’s PSN is STILL down.

  • More than 2 weeks (April 21st to May 7th)
  • Missed their own self-imposed deadline
  • Compensation – 1 month free of PSN Plus + game.
  • Will you pull your credit card when PSN returns ?
  • Portal 2 users got screwed.


  • Change the way products are developed
  • Looking for developers / advisors
  • Raising funding
  • Lynda.com for training
  • http://constructiv.co

Coming up

  • CeBit & ReMix conferences
  • Sydney 30th May – 2nd June, catch up for a coffee



techAU Podcast Episode 53 – HD (614MB)

techAU Podcast Episode 53 – iPod / iPhone (236MB)

techAU Podcast Episode 53 – MP3 (53MB)

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Jason Cartwright
Jason Cartwrighthttp://techau.com.au/author/jason/
Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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