PlayTV To Launch In Oz 4th Quarter 08, Sub-$200

PlayTV To Launch In Oz 4th Quarter 08, Sub-$200

There’s been a few rumblings recently about the PlayTV’s European launch, but at a briefing today in Sydney, Sony announced that Australia will be getting the PlayTV in the fourth quarter this year, for less than $200, although official pricing and release dates are still to be confirmed. They also…

Cat 5 Wedding Ring Stupidest Ring Ever

Cat 5 Wedding Ring Stupidest Ring Ever

Before I got married, I used to joke with my fiancee that instead of getting rings made out of gold, or other expensive metals, we should find ourselves some plastic “Sha-zam!” rings that we could join together and pretend we had a Genie to fight our battles for us. She…

Samsung Creates Water-Powered Mobile Battery

Samsung Creates Water-Powered Mobile Battery

Forget about Hydrogen cars – they’re too big. You need to start small when it comes to saving the planet. That’s why Samsung’s creation of a mobile phone battery that’s powered by good old H20 is so exciting. The battery, which Samsung reckons will be in phones by 2010, converts…

Internode Brings Naked DSL To Existing Phone Services

Internode Brings Naked DSL To Existing Phone Services

Naked DSL seems to be getting a lot of fans in Australia at the moment, from consumers to ISPs. It might have something to do with the exorbitant price of line rental through Telstra and Optus, or it might just be that people like the thought of anything – even…

What Rubbish: Councils Monitor Your Trash With RFID

What Rubbish: Councils Monitor Your Trash With RFID

Residents in NSW’s Randwick Council received a lovely gift recently – fancy new bins for their rubbish and recycling. 78,000 of them, in fact. No it wasn’t a misguided attempt to swing votes by lavishing gifts on the electorate. It was a way of introducing RFID tags onto the bins…

Breakfast Wrap: Best Of Tuesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best Of Tuesday Night

Sony’s new Blu-ray recorder moves TV (not BD) to your PSPFinally, Sony’s starting to realise the potential of the PSP. Took them long enough. iPhone to become Blu-ray player remoteNot as simple as that, but yet another reason I want an iPhone nonetheless.

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Okay, it’s more like a Brunch Wrap, but it is Monday, the gremlins were in the CMS and I was underwhelmed by the Red Bull Flugtag yesterday. Now, on with the wrap… MOOV Is The Lego Of Kids VehiclesJust one more reason why we need time travel – so we…

Dealzmodo: Blackberry On 3

Dealzmodo: Blackberry On 3

If I didn’t have this horrible feeling in my gut that the iPhone is going to be released in Australia very soon, I’d be all over this Blackberry Deal from 3. It blows every other carrier out of the water. For $79 a month, you get a Blackberry 8707g (which is…

Do Red Microwaves Cook Faster?

Do Red Microwaves Cook Faster?

I can think of a few different reasons people might want a red microwave in their kitchen. They may be Ferrarri fanatics, for example, and are irrationally passionate about the colour red. Or perhaps they are butchers, who slaughter their meat in the kitchen, and want to disguise the drops…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday Night

Another Motorola Insider points fingers to incompetent execsThis story broke while I was in Fiji – I’ve been a big fan of Moto phones, so this whole business makes me very sad. Brainwashing goggles help you quit smoking, learn to kill the easy wayI have an uncanny urge to read…