Trevor Long

Trev produces two of the most popular technology podcasts in Australia, Your Tech Life and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He hosts a nightly radio show on Talking Lifestyle, 8pm Monday to Friday in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair. Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave. <a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4H79EN5RA2L6S">Like this post? Buy Trev a drink!</a>
  • EFTM

    Podcast: EFTM #007

    This week Trevor and Geoff discuss the EFTM Best Awards and run through some of the winners as we look back on a big year in Tech, Cars and Lifestyle. Geoff’s driving the Volvo XC60 and it’s a stunner – we discuss the baggage carousel lottery every time you...
  • Ask eBay: Search ebay with your voice using Google Home

    Google Home continues to go from strength to strength adding new features and services to enhance the capabilities for users, with eBay today announcing a Google Assistant enabled search function is now available. Using the words “Ask eBay” or “Talk to eBay” you can now search eBay using your...
  • EFTM Best Internet of Things 2017: Gogogate2 – your garage door opener

    The internet of things isn’t just about being connected, having a WiFi connection. For an item to be a great addition to the Internet of Things it should serve a purpose and do great things. Fitting that bill is the Gogogate2 – a garage door controller that connects to...
  • EFTM Best Entertainment 2017: Anki Overdrive

    So you’re looking for entertainment. Netflix?  Stan?  Amazon Prime?  The Movies?  Well, we reckon if you want an hour or so of great entertainment dust of the iPad or iPhone and pair up with your Anki Overdrive one for the kids and the parents without question. So good, we reckon...
  • Bendigo Bank adds Apple Pay: The first of the banks who took ACCC action to offer Apple Pay

    In a sign they are listening to their customers and not their fellow big-banks, Bendigo Bank has today enabled Apple Pay for Bendigo Bank customers with iPhones. As one of the named parties who applied to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for approval to act as a...
  • Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is a tablet for the family – including the kids

    Kids today get screen time, they have a tablet or a touch-screen device to play with when the parents say so – but those devices don’t have to be just one brand, and they don’t need to break the bank. Samsung has today announced a new Galaxy Tablet, the...
  • EFTM Best Destination 2017: Tasmania

    We’re pretty lucky here, we get to travel the world – In fact I’ve stayed in hotels 86 nights of the year so far, so when it comes to destinations we’ve seen a lot. There’s Geoff’s favourite Vinyards, there’s the spectacular areas of Germany Chris visited a few months...
  • EFTM Best Tablet 2017: Apple iPad Pro 10.5

    If we reflect on the tablet announcements of 2017 there’s a lot of options for our EFTM Best award. Samsung hit hard early with a range of tablets offering both Windows and Android variants and there’s no doubt they are a class act. The Android based Galaxy Tab S3...
  • EFTM Best Game 2017: Forza Motorsport 7

    The title of Best Game is never an easy one to decide – it’s a very subjective thing depending firstly on what style of games you like let alone the quality of titles out there. No doubt Gran Turismo Sport is a stunning release, and Call of Duty WWII...
  • EFTM Best Kitchen Gadget 2017: Sodastream Power

    When we look around the kitchen of today we see a lot of cool gadgets.  We see crazy Internet connected Kettles, amazing Mixers and blenders, and some really cool coffee machines.  But it was something simple that kept catching our eye for the EFTM Best Award this year. Sodastream...
  • NBN takes a hit as HFC network roll-out is delayed

    Ahh, you’ve gotta love the optimism of the NBN – their announcement today that “NBN Co takes customer experience improvement program to new levels” sounded great, until you realised it was a very round-about way of sugar coating bad news for a couple of million households. As you might...
  • EFTM Best Home Theatre 2017: LG SJ9 Soundbar

    Last year’s Home Theatre winner was a soundbar featuring Dolby Atmos, this year it’s another win for a Soundbar, and another that includes Dolby Atmos. LG’s SJ9 Soundbar was announced at CES as one of a family of Soundbars offering a range of features and quality. The SJ9 doesn’t...
  • EFTM Best Wireless Sound 2017: Sony WF-1000X

    So this was debated quite extensively among the EFTM team. Geoff was keen on seeing the new Voice assistant integrated Sonos One being awarded Best Wireless Sound. I thought the great little JBL Kids were deserving of recognition, then I stopped and couldn’t get past the new Sony in-ear...
  • EFTM Best Gadget 2017: Sphero Lightning McQueen

    Looking back on 2017, the Sphero Lightning McQueen stood out immediately as an Award worthy release. Not just a toy though, this combination of robotics, interaction and movie merchandising is one hell of a gadget. For that reason, it was a shoe-in for the EFTM Best Gadget award for...
  • A man’s blender: KitchenAid Pro Line for your soups, shakes and smoothies.

    At $1,199 this is a lot more than you’ve probably ever expected or thought about spending on a kitchen blender – but ask around, and you’ll realise that KitchenAid don’t muck around. They make high quality stuff, and the new Pro Line Series Blender is both a stunning kitchen...
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