Travel

  • Brisbane turns to cardboard VR to promote the city

    Brisbane is using Google Cardboard Virtual Reality technology to promote their city. In an Australian tourism first, they’re giving Melbournians and Sydneysiders the chance to experience Brisbane in an effort to increase tourism, something that’s probably an easy sell on a chilly winter morning. While viewing the videos via...
  • I travelled 200,000km with TripIt and it changed my life

    I never imagined when I started techAU that it would take me around the globe. Somewhere in the last 9 years, interstate and international travel became second nature and now I’ve clocked up almost 200,000 kilometers. It’s not even half way through 2015 and I’ve already clocked up 44,548...
  • Henty Wingman backpack is ready for the business, gym or bike warrior

    A couple of clever Aussie’s have created a backpack with a difference. The Henty Wingman is designed to transport suits, slacks, shirts and well, pretty much anything you can throw at it. There’s also plenty of room for your shoes, laptop and accessories. It’s perfect for motorbike riders who...
  • Qantas using Samsung’s Gear VR to let you tune out on flights and lounges

    Qantas and Samsung Electronics Australia are getting together for a new trial entertainment service. Using Samsung Gear VR technology customers will get to experience the virtual world in three hundred and sixty degrees. The virtual worlds available in the trial will include locations like the top of the Sydney...
  • Review: GlobalGig International Sim

    For world travellers, trying to keep in touch with your loved ones and the world can be freaking mega, super duper, massively (insert more synonyms for ENORMOUS here) expensive, costing upwards of $1000 for 2GB of data if you take your Telstra sim-card over. Enter GlobalGig who promise to...
  • Technology in Europe: An Aussies perspective

    Having never properly set foot out of Australia until now, I have never realised the differences in day-to-day technology across the world – it’s really quite crazy. So for those who are as inexperienced with world travel as I was (and still am, really), here’s a bit of information...
  • Qantas WP7 app boasts pinned flights as key feature

    Despite being announced at last year’s MIX conference, the Qantas has only just been released. It turns out the release was a quiet one with the Marketplace listing the official release date as 14/03/2012, over two weeks ago, yet the company only started posting social yesterday. Naturally the app...
  • Bing Travel already works in Australia

    While Bing in the US is getting all kind of fancy features, Bing internationally has been slow to get the same feature set. One of the most useful features we miss out on in Australia is Bing Travel. While it hasn’t officially launched here, there’s some great news down...
  • New blog launched – travelAU

    Yesterday I launched a new blog called travelAU. The new site is aimed at providing a real-life run down of all things travel. From the initial planning including selecting your destination, to getting passports, shots at the doctor, currency exchange and more. The main motivation for the blog in...