iPhone hacked to register on Telstra network

iPhone hacked to register on Telstra network

Want iPhone NOW!!? Seems things are very close to a solid hack for use (sans fancy voicemail, of course) on Telstra, with calls and SMS now working for those who have tested this latest hack. It’s all about doing some clever SIM hacking to make the phone think it is…

Nerd Takes Trolling Seriously, Burns Attacker’s Trailer Down

Nerd Takes Trolling Seriously, Burns Attacker’s Trailer Down

Apparently no one ever taught the “sticks and stones” rhyme to Navy Fire Controlman 2nd Class Petty Officer Russell Tavares before. Upon being called a “nerd” in an online trollfight, the irate 27-year-old jumped into his car and travelled 1,300 miles to burn his name-caller’s trailer down. He has since…

Virgin Broadband Launches Wireless Home and Broadband Service

Virgin Broadband Launches Wireless Home and Broadband Service

Virgin Mobile has launched a wireless landline and broadband service that could see you kissing your costly line rental fees goodbye. For $60 a month, you get a free 3G/HSDPA modem, unlimited calls to national landlines, unlimited calls to Virgin Mobile users and calls to other mobiles and overseas for…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Friday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Friday Night

Wa-hey, it’s the weekend! (And you’re sitting in front of the computer because..?) Nothing Says Happiness Like a Slab of Rubber Forcing You to Smile I could’ve used one of these in high school for the school photos. Fantachrome Paint, Insta-Chrome Don’t let your kids near this one! The Blue…

Competition: Belkin AV Docks and SleeveTops

Competition: Belkin AV Docks and SleeveTops

Free stuff alert! We’ve just gotten five Belkin AV Docks and five Belkin SleeveTops in and decided to pass the love on to you, our dear readers. The Belkin AV Dock is a sleek and shiny docking station for your iPod that lets you hook it up to your TV…

Aussie iPod Buyers Have it Better Than Most of World

Aussie iPod Buyers Have it Better Than Most of World

Australians are pretty used to getting their wallets raped when buying electronics, especially when compared to prices in the US, Hong Kong and China. But according to the latest CommSec iPod index, we’re not so bad off after all. The index tracks the price of the 2GB iPod nano, and…

New Camcorders from Hitachi

New Camcorders from Hitachi

Quite a few goodies were announced at Hitachi Australia’s Roadshow earlier this week, including three new camcorders – two of them recording to DVD and the other a follow-up to Hitachi’s first hybrid DVD/HDD camcorder. I’m a bit underwhelmed with the offering, though. No HD recording, and only 30GB for…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Wired Greatest Gadget of All Tournament Finals Begin Lemme guess, the iPhone wins? *sigh* Samsung Finally Announces Its BD-UP5000 Blu-ray HD DVD Hybrid Player And Samsung decreed that the HD format wars were over.

Philips’ Portable Movie Machine

Philips’ Portable Movie Machine

I’m probably one of the only people on the planet that will watch a full-length movie on an iPod, but the tiny 2.5-inch screen is less than ideal, and I’ll probably have to wear coke-bottle-thick glasses by the time I reach the ripe old age of 30. The Philips DCP750…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday Night

Sony PSP God of War Mod This mod brings the PSP’s sexy back. One-Year-Old Shows Us How to Flick Through Photos on an iPhone Some babies have no shame – anything for publicity, right?

Stickers for your Stationery

Stickers for your Stationery

It can be lonely working in a cubicle for indeterminate hours on end. Sometimes you wonder if there really is someone else on the other side of the partition, or if it’s just a robot shuffling papers and clacking on the keyboard at random intervals. At least you’ve got your…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

What’s the start-of-week equivalent of Thank God It’s Friday? How about Kill Me Now It’s Monday? Yes, brilliant. Here’s all the good stuff you might’ve missed while making the most of the wet weekend. $6,299 Hello Kitty Robot Replaces Good Parenting “This is a perfect robot for whoever does not…

Giveaway: Sony. Experience More – Thursday winners.

Another day, another batch of grinning winners. Gratz to… This leaves about David J, Andrew McLean, Dann, Matt, Franky K, Michael, Johnny Lieu, poo (yes, poo, everyone wins today!), Tik L, R.Winslade, lawson, nick, and carney. Our fab new contributer Anna King (who you’ve seen dropping a post here and…

Hacha PMP. 4GB. 2.8″ screen. $180!

Hacha PMP. 4GB. 2.8″ screen. $180!

And that includes video playback, not just audio. The Hacha has just been announced as an Australian-based PMP and DAP brand, selling to the world from their base here in Oz. We’ll be getting our hands on a unit soon for a full review, but on paper things certainly seem…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

iLIMB bionic hand, looks / feels real. Damn smart functions too. Apple’s original iPhone, circa 1983. Just bizarre. Looked far too advanced for the era! Voodoo laptop with 3 hard drives! Plus Intel Extreme Edition CPU and dual GPUs. Whoomph!

Sony. Experience More. Tuesday Winners!

Good times for Sony, it seems. We had half as many haters and fanboys! I guess true haters wouldn’t want to head down to a very Sony night out anyhoo. Winners for Tuesday are… Leon Y, Ben Evans, sonymehard, Jimmy (dude, your Monday entry was lame. But Tuesday? Woah, THAT…

Mac Mini Cube mod, with laser keyboard!

Mac Mini Cube mod, with laser keyboard!

MAKE has pointed out a very nice Apple mod, with someone stuffing a Mac mini into the classic Apple Cube housing. In itself that would be slightly better then ‘meh’, but they’ve also whacked an Airport Extreme base station and an external HDD. But the real winner has to be…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Here’s what you missed while you were off having a weekend instead of bathing in the glow of your beloved monitor… JVC introduces new noise-cancelling headphone line. Something to compete with the lush but expensive Bose? NTT DoCoMo getting set to test some 300Mb 3G. But we’re not talking for…

Telstra wants more money… go figure

Telstra wants more money… go figure

Here’s something to brighten up your day: Telstra has formally requested permission from the competition regulator to enable price increases on 5.2 million customer phone lines! Wow, way to spread the love. Seriously, just sharing this ‘news’ makes us feel a bit dirty… Currently, the ACCC sets the prices Telstra…

500GB Discs En Route Via Microholographics

500GB Discs En Route Via Microholographics

Here’s another spin on how many bits can be fit on a disc. Some tech heads in European universities have figured out how to squash 500GB of data onto a regular HD DVD or Blu-ray disc. The Microholas project have developed a microholographic technique that utilises “periodic nanostructures in the…

ESWC 2007: Immunity bows out early

ESWC 2007: Immunity bows out early

So I’ve been here in Paris covering the exploits of Australia’s Team Immunity Counter-Strike team at the Electronic Sports World Cup. Sadly, the boys drew a proverbial ‘group of death’ and were knocked out in the first group phase with a 1-3 record. The three teams they were beaten by…

Free to air EPG coming… soon?

Free to air EPG coming… soon?

Good news: FreeTV Australia (a body that represents the free-to-air networks) has announced the networks will release a free EPG. Bad news: This will be a conditional free EPG, given only to those hardware / PVR suppliers whose kit fits in with the tech restraints FreeTV Australia wants imposed. Two…

Because we know you love art. And fire more.

Because we know you love art. And fire more.

I’d wager that geeks are more inclined to like art than regular schmoes. There’s science behind it. Form. Function. Logic. Smarts. But I’m even more inclined to bet geeks like fire. So when we saw this beauty – Serpent Mother – on Boing Boing, built for Burning Man and set…

Aussie’s two weeks underwater in a box

Aussie’s two weeks underwater in a box

In a flooded quarry in Albury, Lloyd Godson spent 12 days in a yellow submarine. Not any submarine. “The world’s first self-sufficient, self-sustaining underwater habitat.” By self-sustaining, they mean he still needed food deliveries, but it did generate its own oxygen, thanks to special algae soaked in Lloyd’s urine. Mmmm……

The Shower Timer Eliminates Desire to Shower

The Shower Timer Eliminates Desire to Shower

The Shower Timer, by ShowerTimer, is a big metal box which you install between your wall and the neck of your shower head as a retrofit with (hopefully) no need for a plumber. It does what the product and company name suggest: you get so much time to shower and…