Seven and Foxtel Sign Retransmission Agreement

Seven and Foxtel Sign Retransmission Agreement

After years of verbal barbs, thinly veiled criticisms and the occasional spout of open hostility towards eachother, Channel 7 and Foxtel today kissed and made up, signing an agreement for Foxtel to retransmit the Channel 7 signal to its cable subscribers in the major capital cities within “a matter of…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Wiimote Nerf Blaster Shoots Foam Darts, Adds Meaning to LifeWhose life, I’m not sure, but at least it looks cool… Apple TV 2.0 ReviewThis one’s out of the US. They love it, but then they would – they get movie rentals, which we won’t

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Garmin nuviphone scenario video shows fabulousness of phoneWho do you think will be the next company to launch an all-in-one phone? My money’s on someone like Bose Gizmodo Salutes the Rat: Happy Chinese New YearWe show our culture by bringing you the best in rat-themed gadgets

Win A Hiptop Slide With Defamer!

Win A Hiptop Slide With Defamer!

Free gadget alert! Our gossip-mongering celebrity-loving sister site, Defamer, has somehow managed to score themselves a couple of Hiptop Slides from Telstra to giveaway. We’re not saying bribery was involved, but we’re not saying it wasn’t, either. To win, all you need to do is write an insightful, witty comment…

Arcam Flies Mini CD Player Solo

Arcam Flies Mini CD Player Solo

We know that gadgets are better when they’re smaller. And obviously the miniaturisation trend is making its way through to high-end audio manufacturers as well, with Arcam releasing this mini version of their Solo CD player. Retailing for the bargain price of $1598 (without speakers) the Arcam Solo Mini packs…

Dealzmodo AU: Microsoft Office Ultimate for $75

Dealzmodo AU: Microsoft Office Ultimate for $75

If you’re a TAFE or Uni student in Australia, Microsoft have got a great deal going for you. Head over to their It’s Not Cheating website, fill in a form using your TAFE or Uni email address, and you can purchase a full version of Microsoft Office Ultimate for $75,…

Giz AU Rule Of The Week: Don’t Forget To Tip!

Giz AU Rule Of The Week: Don’t Forget To Tip!

So, it’s been almost 2 weeks at the helm (loving it, btw) of Australia’s best gadget site, and I thought I’d put it out there: Don’t forget to tip! What we’re building is a community of gadget lovers, and if you have some news, rumours, gossip, sketchy details of Apple’s…

Australia Day Long Weekend Wrap

Australia Day Long Weekend Wrap

Hope you all had a great Australia Day Long Weekend. It’s what makes Australia great, isn’t it?Here’s what you missed: Steampunk Nerf WeaponryWouldn’t childhood have been better with toys like this? Bruketa and Zinic Pioneer the Book Baking MarketI roasted all my textbooks when I finished High School, but somehow…

Say Goodbye to Microsleeps — Toyota <i>Will</i> Keep You Awake

Say Goodbye to Microsleeps — Toyota Will Keep You Awake

Finally, the fear is over. After years of Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki taunting us with the idea that we could be destined to die while driving, without even knowing it, Toyota has developed a pre-crash safety system that will warn you if your eyes aren’t completely open. The pre-crash safety system…

NextG Just Doesn’t Cut the Mustard According to the Government

NextG Just Doesn’t Cut the Mustard According to the Government

Sarah over at our sister site Lifehacker had this up yesterday, but the new Rudd Government isn’t satisfied that Telstra’s NextG network provides adequate coverage for rural Australia. So what do they do? They step in to postpone the telco’s proposed shut-off date for their CDMA network. So if you…

Hitachi To Close Up Shop In Australia

Hitachi To Close Up Shop In Australia

It’s a sad day for the Australian Consumer Electronics industry, with Hitachi deciding to close its doors on the consumer tech arm of its Australian business as part of a global restructure. Apparently the move is a part of a global restructure, and not the result of the Australian market’s…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Why Cheap Wiimote Addons May Be a Bad Idea God bless stupid kids and their stupid Myspace vids. Steve Jobs: “People Don’t Read Anymore,” Android Is Going Down If you hate Apple, you probably won’t like Steve Jobs and his sweeping statements. Or this whole MacWorld thing.

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday Night

Giz Banned For Life and Loving It: On Pranks and Civil Disobedience at CES: Enough said. F-15 Eagle Literally Breaking Apart: Must-see TV. Polar Cities for Day After Tomorrow Survivors Will Save Us All From Horrible Deaths: “Visionary futurist” town planning…whatever that means.

Happy New Year From Gizmodo AU!

Happy New Year From Gizmodo AU!

As we stab away at the keyboard in a drunken stupor hazy daze on this much too sunny New Year’s Day, Gizmodo AU would like to wish all its readers a fantastic 2008! We’ll be back tomorrow to post all the latest tech and gadget news, reviews and goss.

Drum Roll Please

Congratulations to Spencer Tennant of Carlton North, the winning participant of our inaugural Reader Survey who scored himself a $250 Coles Myer gift voucher. Gizmodo AU would like to thank everyone who responded – your feedback is thoroughly appreciated!

New Dates Set: Major Cities To Go Digital by 2009

New Dates Set: Major Cities To Go Digital by 2009

Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, has confirmed that major cities will only be broadcasting free-to-air in a digital signal by 2009. The nation-wide switch to digital television is to occur by 2013. According to Senator Conroy: Setting a firm date of 2013 for the switchover…

Crumpler Launches New Range of Laptop Cases

Crumpler Launches New Range of Laptop Cases

The crazy, bag-obsessed lads at Crumpler have launched a range of laptop bags for 13″ and 15″ machines. Sure their catalogue only features Mac notebooks, but I’m confident the bags themselves won’t discriminate. The five new, strangely Anglophilic, styles (Winston Fleece, Reginald Transfer, Chester Squander, Albert Stash and Harry Hoard)…

Skype Mouse Combo Minimises Clutter And Optimises USB Ports

Skype Mouse Combo Minimises Clutter And Optimises USB Ports

The Skype Mouse integrates two desktop essentials – the optical mouse and VoIP phone – into one nifty gadget. Featuring an 800 dpi optical sensor for precise pointer motions, the device switches seamlessly to phone mode when you flip open the lid to reveal a functional number pad and backlit…

Go On, You Know You Want To

You’ve probably heard it all before and already know the drill but if you haven’t yet, go complete the Gizmodo AU Survey! This is your chance to tell us how much you love us, hate us, want to be us or make us in your image. It’ll only take five…

Cute and Classy Digital Photo Keyring

Cute and Classy Digital Photo Keyring

We’ve seen digital photo frames with 1.5 inch screens before but this one is locally available and offers decent features. The Kaiser Baas Digital Photo Key Ring can store up to 70 pictures (jpeg or bmp) that present in a slideshow on the LCD display. The included USB cable is…