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  • VIDEO: HTC ChaCha Android Facebook phone

    You know I’ve been enjoying Android now for a few weeks, on the Samsung Galaxy S II.  You also know I hate with a passion the on screen keyboards of these full sized smart phones. So the HTC ChaCha is music to my ears – A real keyboard, on...
  • A Thought: Blackberry should adopt Android

    This is difficult to write. I’ve loved my Blackberry’s for almost a decade. I’ve stuck solid through the temptations of many many phones over all those years. Why? It was rock solid, and I need that keyboard. For the last week, I’ve been using the HTC ChaCha. The ChaCha...
  • Stunt Driving? Count me in – FASTER coming to Blu-Ray and DVD

    Action movie FASTER is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray, and what better way to celebrate than to put myself behind the wheel of a car and learn some of the stunt driving techniques you’re likely to see in the movie. Loads of fun, Jumps, Spins, hand brake turns and...
  • EeePad Transformer: Proving its an Android vs Windows OS Battle

    There is far too much focus on the Apple iOS vs Google Android war – so much so, everyone is missing the very important battle that is actually occurring. Microsoft Windows vs Google Android. The computer operating system market has for a long time been a three way battle,...
  • What is the most significant breakthrough in 100 years? The Internet? No!

    I read an interesting piece of research today from IBM.  IBM is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary, and surveyed 1000 Australians of all ages to find out their views on the most significant breakthroughs of the last 100 years. No great surprise that the Internet featured highly, 25% chose it as the...
  • Tech Talk on Tasmania Today with John Fabris

    My Weekly segment across Northern Tasmania on Tasmania Today with John Fabris. This week, VIATOR the travel app, plus the Samsung SH100 WiFi enabled camera (Right Click Here (Save As) to download as Mp3)...
  • Thank you, $1481 raised in my Gadget Auction

    A little over 10 days ago, I took photos of around 20 items that were in my studio that I didn’t need.  Some were ex-review items, some were unclaimed or unused prizes.  All of them were of some value. Rather than giving it away, or throwing it away, I...
  • Federal Government Digital Set Top Box Scheme – The real story

    Reading the Daily Telegraph’s story on the Federal Government’s Houshold Assistance Scheme (HAS) for Digital TV you’d be excused for immediately thinking we were in for another Pink Batt Insulation scheme.  In fact, I thought the same thing myself when the scheme expansion was first rumoured. This week, I...
  • Free Set Top Boxes for Pensioners – Don’t let this be the next Pink Batt Scheme

    I read with interest this morning the story in the Telegraph suggesting the Federal Government was looking to give a free set top box to all pensioners to assist them with the switch over to Digital TV. What a great idea! – and added to that, the story also...
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab (Original 7 inch) for $299 outright!

    Sometimes when you see an offer, you have to put it through that ‘too good to be true filter’ which is wise.  So when I saw that Telstra were offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab for just $299 outright online, I did just that. In fact, I picked up the...
  • LG Impress with their ‘new’ 3D offering

    Smart TV is the buzz word for 2011 in TV’s – however LG yesterday hit the ball out of the park with their 2011 product launch.  You see it wasn’t JUST about ‘Smart TV’, it wasn’t a few simple innovations, they had some real concepts of worth on show....
  • Kogan not stopping with Internet TV

    It’s ‘range’ time at Kogan it seems… with the launch this morning of a ‘range’ of products under the ‘Agora’ name. Click continue reading below for the full details, but in essence, Kogan has launched the Internet TV Set Top Box – a low price Android tablet, and two...
  • Kogan goes ‘Smart’ “ish” TV

    Kogan have this morning launched an android based set top box to connect your Big Screen TV to the Internet. Another one of those ‘customers also bought this’ kind of up sell products for his TV buyers, the Agora Internet TV Portal is a simple little box, with slimline...
  • A glimpse into the future of Online Shopping

    One of the worst things about online shopping is the inability to interact with a sales person when you just need some help – a simple question or complex help, online shopping – for the most part – requires you to be armed with the information before coming to...
  • iPad 2 Possible Australian Pricing

    With the iPad 2 on sale in the USA and selling out fast, we’re lacking on teeny tiny piece of crucial information here – the Price! Following my pretty close guess the first time round, I thought I’d make some calculations again this time to predict the iPad 2...
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