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…

Fate of R18+ Game Rating Being Decided Today

Fate of R18+ Game Rating Being Decided Today

So the Standing Committee of Attorneys General is meeting today, and up for grabs is the long-debated maintained his opposition to the rating, and given unanimous support is required, we very much doubt that anything is going to change. Still, we’ll keep you posted as news comes out. Update: Well,…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Thursday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Thursday Night

Apple Patents Nike + iPod on Steroids: It Wants to Pump You Up Yet another Apple patent that may or may not lead to something tangible.   XO OLPC Overclocked: Now it Means Business (Kind of) For those that simply must hack everything they own.

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

  Sony XEL-1 OLED TV Review (Verdict: Small on Size, Large on Beauty) Are plasma and LCD already obsolete?   Emirates Air In-Flight Showers Cost $18,000 (Plus Enviro Guilt?) Sounds like a bargain (not).  

Legal and Financial Hurdles Plague Next Generation Broadband Network

Legal and Financial Hurdles Plague Next Generation Broadband Network

The Australian today published a story built around an interview with Telstra’s Phil Burgess, and it presents one of the most cogent summaries of the issues facing Communication Minister Stephen Conroy I’ve yet seen. For Conroy, there are huge issues to deal with. Can Telstra be trusted to charge fairly, especially…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the (Long) Weekend

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the (Long) Weekend

While we were off scoffing our Darrell Lea nougat-filled Easter eggs, the guys at the US branch of Gizmodo have turned out approximately two million stories over the long weekend. Here are some of the highlights:   LEGO Futurama Fan Set Makes Official Line a Must The epitome of nerdiness. I…

“It’s Cool to Be a Pirate,” says Pirate Bay Head

“It’s Cool to Be a Pirate,” says Pirate Bay Head

The BBC Radio World Service has been running a fascinating documentary series on piracy through the ages, and the third part of the series covers modern piracy — that is, digital piracy. It features extensive quotes from The Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde, including the one in the above headline (The Pirate…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Guitar Hero On Tour for Nintendo DS Controller Revealed Not quite the same experience as the console version.   Adobe Developing iPhone Flash Player, No Word on Safari Plug-In Soon iPhone users will be able to look at non-YouTube online videos, and of course suffer through annoying Flash-based Web sites.  

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

  Officially Official: Windows Vista SP1 Is Available… NOW Time to start downloading.   Mitsubishi Latest Blu-Ray Records HD Content on DVD How much HD content will actually fit on a DVD, though?  

Tesla Roadster Goes into Production

Tesla Roadster Goes into Production

After two years of unrelenting hype, the Tesla Roadster electric car has finally gone into regular production. There are few more exciting developments in the world of automobiles than the Tesla Roadster. While the big car manufacturers have been dragging their feet on all-electric cars, US startup Tesla Motors has…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday Night

Wired on Apple: “Pray” to “Evil Genius” in 11 Years How things have changed.   Apple iPhone 2.0 Patent Shows Dual-Touchscreen Flipphone A glimpse at what the next iPhone may look like.  

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Okay, it’s more of a morning tea wrap, but hey, it’s Monday…   Norhtec Gecko Laptop is Another Eee They’re coming out of the woodwork now.   First Look at the Asus Eee EP20 Desktop Can it be even remotely as successful as the notebook?

No More Nude Babies, says Photobucket

No More Nude Babies, says Photobucket

Anne Geddes would be appalled. Photobucket has banned images of babies in nappies from its site, saying that they violate its no-nudity policy. It says the policy applies to people of any age. This was discovered after a US diaper company running a baby photo competition using Photobucket had all of…

Linksys Media Center Extender DMA2200 Reviewed

Linksys Media Center Extender DMA2200 Reviewed

I’m a huge fan of home media servers, but the enduring problem with them is that the available network media streaming appliances have, by and large, sucked. The Xbox 360 recently received a firmware update that improved its capabilities, but a hacked Xbox running Xbox Media Center (XBMC) is still probably the best product…