Sydney Apple Store To Open June 19

Sydney Apple Store To Open June 19

The SMH yesterday confirmed what had been expected for a while – The Sydney Apple Store will be opening its doors on Thursday June 19 at 5pm. Among the interesting tidbits: there will be a secret architectural feature inside that eats up the floorspace, but it is going to be…

CNet AU Reviews Foxtel iQ2, Verdict: Worth the $200

CNet AU Reviews Foxtel iQ2, Verdict: Worth the $200

Ty over at CNet AU got his hands on the new Foxtel iQ2 box a little bit before everybody else, and was kind enough to post his thoughts on the CNet site. Overall, he was impressed by the new Foxtel offering, rating its performance in presenting both SD and HD…

Nikon’s MyPictureTown Wants Your Photos

Nikon’s MyPictureTown Wants Your Photos

I generally use Picasa when I want to share photos with friends and family. Mostly because it offers a full gigabyte worth of space, which means I can upload full sized images for people who want to print out large copies. It’s also incredibly simple for some of my less…

Use Your Phone To Unlock Doors

Use Your Phone To Unlock Doors

Are you one of those people who creates unsightly bulges in your pants every time you leave the house? You know, loading up your pockets with mobile phones, iPods, cameras, business cards, keys, or any other junk you can possibly squeeze into that extra flap of fabric? You are? Well,…

Wowwee Alive 2008: Not A Chimp Or Elvis In Sight

Wowwee Alive 2008: Not A Chimp Or Elvis In Sight

Elvis. You remember, those dismembered torsos of life-like primates that were, for lack of a better term, wrong. Well – fortunately – the 2008 lineup of Alive products is nowhere near as freaky. In fact, you could almost call them cute and cuddly. Rather than base them on the armless…

Panasonic Prototype TVs Show It’s Cool To Be Thin And Cheap

Panasonic Prototype TVs Show It’s Cool To Be Thin And Cheap

Alongside the new TV range that Panasonic unveiled the other day were a couple of prototype TVs that showcase the upcoming technologies in their future plasma screens. The first example was their “World’s Thinnest” plasma, a 50-inch monster which measured in at 24.7mm thick and weighed just 22kg. Although we’re…

Apple’s Sydney Store To Open Next Week?

Apple’s Sydney Store To Open Next Week?

As the countdown to June 9 and the Apple WWDC gets closer, more and more rumours are flying off the shelves regarding Apple’s next-gen iPhone. But another big Apple launch may be happening even earlier if a conversation the guys from TechWiredAU had with some construction workers is true. The…

Throw Your Dog An iBone

Throw Your Dog An iBone

Come some time in June, I’m going to be getting a new phone as well. In fact everybody in my house will be getting a new phone, except for my dog, Simba. But why should he miss out on all the fun? It’s not his fault that his claws would…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Thursday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Thursday Night

Star Wars Makes World War II Even More ScaryI love the creativity some people have when it comes to Star Wars. Ant Commandos Double Range Guitar, One Guitar To Rule Them AllThis is exactly what the world needs.

3 Sticks It To Mobile Broadband

3 Sticks It To Mobile Broadband

I’ve been playing around with the MacBook Air for the past couple of weeks (Verdict: the more I use it, the more I need it) and one of the main problems I’ve found isn’t so much a fault with the Air, but a lack of mobile broadband solutions. Sure, each…

TiVo Launching Without Subscription?

TiVo Launching Without Subscription?

We all know that TiVo is cutting the subscription fee right down. But by making it a premium box without ongoing fees, the TiVo will stand out against PVRs from other manufacturers thanks to its proven EPG data and internet capabilities. Apparently we’re looking at a July launch for teh…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

iPhone 3G Launch Date ConfirmedWould we lie to you? Well, maybe. But I trust us, and that’s all that matters. Used Cars Are More Eco-Friendly Than Hybrids?Something to think about before you rush out and by that new car…

Vodafone Cuts Its BlackBerry Pricing

Vodafone Cuts Its BlackBerry Pricing

If you were obsessing over Optus’s) upcoming release of the iPhone, then you might try and extrapolate all kinds of hidden meanings from their decision to cut the cost of their BlackBerry data plans. After all, the iPhone is likely to use even more data than a BlackBerry, and with…

Technology To Take Down The Humble Sickie

Technology To Take Down The Humble Sickie

Hi, boss? It’s Nick. Actually not too good – I ate some terrible chinese food last night and I’m afraid that if I wander too far from the toilet, I’m going to be dying my pants an unattractive shade of brown. What’s that? The sound of crashing waves in the…

OLPC Having A TechFest In Sydney June 1

OLPC Having A TechFest In Sydney June 1

The OLPC initiative has come to Australia, and they’re holding a special Techfest day for anybody interested in learning more about the XO, or those who just want to get their greasy hands all over one. There will be demonstrations, workshops and developer tutorials for both the hardware and software….

What The Budget Means For Gadget Fans

What The Budget Means For Gadget Fans

Last night K-Rudd unleashed his government’s first federal budget. It was riveting stuff for anybody even remotely interested in what kind of economics are involved in planning the finances for an entire country. Considering I struggle to balance my household budget, the chances of me paying attention to last night’s…

Asus Eee PC 900 Priced And Dated For Australia

Asus Eee PC 900 Priced And Dated For Australia

We’ve known it was coming for a long time, but now there’s been an official announcement. The Eee PC 900 from Asus will be available in Australia this month in both the 12GB version running Windows XP and the 20GB version running Linux. The XP version will set you back…

Hema Navigator Tells You Where To Go Offroad

Hema Navigator Tells You Where To Go Offroad

You hear a lot of stories about satnavs taking people the wrong way down one-way streets or off an embankment where there’s no road. But what do you do if this happens to you? Well, if Hema Maps have their way, you’ll be using their upcoming Navigator satnav to get…