Broadband Finally Overtakes Dial-Up In Australia

Broadband Finally Overtakes Dial-Up In Australia

Remember dial-up internet? That incredibly slow and awkward way that you used to use to access the internet back in the 90s and early naughties? Well, it’s still around, although it is dying a slow and painful death. the good news is that the Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced…

ACCC Says: Watch Your Back On Mobile Data

ACCC Says: Watch Your Back On Mobile Data

Everybody’s favourite consumer watchdog is back in the news, this time as they raise their concerns about mobile data usage and in particular excess mobile data usage fees. The timing is impeccable, since the iPhone 3G has launched and some Telcos

No Price Cut For Australian Eee PC 1000H

No Price Cut For Australian Eee PC 1000H

Some of you were probably salivating at the prospect of the Eee PC 1000H getting a Acer’s Aspire One and the MSI Wind all hitting the country at a slightly cheaper price, Asus are finally starting to get some competition in this space. As to which one’s the best, well,…

Optus Cable Borked – Phones Down in QLD And NSW

Optus Cable Borked – Phones Down in QLD And NSW

Today doesn’t seem to be a good day to be an Optus customer, with a broken fibre optic cable on the Gold Coast leaving their landline, mobile and internet services borked throughout Queensland and parts of NSW. The cable was broken at about 8am, although how is still not known….

Sick Of iPhone? Why Not Win A Nokia?

Are you sick of all the iPhone stories over the past 48 hours (I know I’m starting to get there)? Then why not enter our awesome comp to jump, answer the question in the comments section (of that post – not this one) and you could be calling your iPhone-toting…

iPhone 3G Sydney queues status update (5am)

It’s 5.00am and here’s your iPhone 3G traffic report from Sydney. Things are still backed up at Optus Hunter St, though if you give it another 45 minutes (and you like white) you could get a clear run. Further up George St things are starting to pick up around T[life]…

Meanwhile, outside Telstra…

Meanwhile, outside Telstra…

A roving friend of Gizmodo AU brought us this shot of two souls waiting it out at T[life] . We’ll be keeping an eye on this queue, as well as Apple Store and Vodafone, through the bitter cold of this Sydney winter’s night. And a shout out to Matthew, the…

Optus queue over 200 strong with 1 hour to go

Optus queue over 200 strong with 1 hour to go

The call “that makes 200” rang out at 10.30pm, and there are still plenty more people rolling up. The cab driver on the way in had already heard about the fuss down here at Hunter St, but didn’t know what it was about. “The iPhone goes on sale at midnight.”…

Online At The World iPhone Launch

Online At The World iPhone Launch

Here at the worldwide launch of the iPhone 3G in Auckland New Zealand, there was a slight problem – wireless internet. Considering the first 10 people lined up pretty much all have their laptops with them (some of them are coding applications for the App Store while they wait –…

Screw The iPhone – Win A Nokia N78!

Screw The iPhone – Win A Nokia N78!

Screw the iPhone. Screw the networks. Hell, screw everyone. Except your friends at Gizmodo, that is. In case you’ve forgotten, we’re this comp. All you need to do is go back to the original post Nokia N78 comp on Giz]

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Elgato Shrinks EyeTV Digital TV Dongle, Now MacBook Air-FriendlyAnother option for TV-hungry Mac users. The Backpack Bicycle For Ultra-Portable, Potentially Dangerous TransportationI’d be all over this if it were real…

The eBay War Is Finally Over

The eBay War Is Finally Over

In December, when we look back at everything that happened this year, we’ll remember today as the day that sanity prevailed over corporate greed. For today (well, yesterday technically, but we’re only writing about it today), eBay has withdrawn its efforts to restrict payment options for its users to PayPal…

Don’t Forget About Our Competitions!

It’s been a crazy day, what with new Gizmodo AU design going live. But throughout it all, I’ve been constantly reminding myself: Don’t forget to pimp the comps! Don’t forget to pimp the comps! So here we are. I’ve put on my finest fake furs, shined the handle of gold-plated…

Breakfast Wrap: Best Of Wednesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best Of Wednesday Night

Guy Uses Laser-Etch Machine to Tattoo Himself (Verdict: Flaming Nutcase)It’s official: there just aren’t enough mental health hospitals in the world. Apple Orders a Few Flash Chips…Like 50 Million of ‘EmA good chunk of these will have to be going towards the iPod…

Movies Coming To iTunes Within The Month

Movies Coming To iTunes Within The Month

Our good friend Gus from Lifehacker has an incredible scoop over at APC – Apple will be selling movies on iTunes within the next month. His source is chief operating officer of iiNet, Mark White, who told him that despite the increased file sizes involved with movie downloads, iiNet will…

Breaking: iPhone Launching on NextG

Just received the email everybody’s been expecting for weeks… Telstra will be selling the iPhone 3G, along with Optus and Vodafone, on July 11. They’ve also announced some pricing information: iPhone 3G will be available from Telstra on July 11 with a range of specially designed Next G™ iPhone 3G…

Dilemma: Too Many Launches On July 1

Next Tuesday, July 1st, poses something of a dilemma for me. You see, over the past six weeks, I have received four invites to press events on the same day. About six weeks ago, the guys from Philips asked me to save the date for an event of theirs. About…

Lunch Wrap: Best of Thursday Night

Lunch Wrap: Best of Thursday Night

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m starving. It’s a late wrap today, thanks to some borking of our CMS thanks to some automatic updates. But here’s the best of the US stuff: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About LegoReading this, I suddenly felt very nostalgic for my…