Fujitsu U1010 unboxing and examination

Fujitsu U1010 unboxing and examination

Reader Derek Jenkins was disappointed that he couldn’t find a good unboxing of the very sexy Fujitsu U1010 UMPC. So he bought one and did it himself. How can we dony such commitment to the demands of unboxing tech pr0n? A few of his findings on the local release: –…

Office for Mac 2008 preview site live

Office for Mac 2008 preview site live

The delayed Office 2008 for Mac has just launched a preview site to show off its showpiece features. You can get a good look at the Elements Gallery (the Mac update to ‘the Ribbon’), Document Elements, Publishing Layout View, OfficeArt, SmartArt Graphics, Chart Building for Excel, and My Day features….

NextG HSUPA update rumour firming: next week?

NextG HSUPA update rumour firming: next week?

We’ve had a few more tipsters share their knowledge on the upcoming NextG speed bump, along with firmer details on what you can expect from the update. One point is downgraded – uplink at 1.9Mbit, not 3Mbit. Still superior to wired uplink speeds. – 7.2Mbit down, but we’re now hearing…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Some feed hassles over the weekend, but we’re back in business. Here’s what was going on. Video with Jeff Han talking multitouch, iPhone, and stuff. Blam catches up with the UI guru at Nextfest. Apple iPod touch review. Good in the face of greatness? I’ve ordered mine and I’ll share…

Bigpond Cable goes 30Mbps: fibre poor weep

Bigpond Cable goes 30Mbps: fibre poor weep

It’s been one of those thoughts I’ve often had. “Surely fibre should be able to deliver better speeds than copper?” Of course it can, but until now it just hasn’t. And now Bigpond has flicked the switch on 30Mbps downstream (1Mbps up) for Cable Extreme users to customers in “selected…

ACCC Takes On Google Over Deceptive Conduct

A Federal Court judge has labelled the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s action against Google “opaque and repetitious”, asking it to clarify its claims. In what is touted as a world-first action, the ACCC has accused Google of not doing enough to differentiate its organic search results, ranked by relevance,…

Holy Sh*t

Holy Sh*t

It took me awhile to figure out what I was actually watching and yes, the cynics out there will be telling this guy to get a life, a girlfriend or Guitar Hero. But really, Tetris freak’s dexterity deserves some props… -Anna King

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

iPods, iPods, iPods. Specifically, the nano, classic. Who needs an iPhone when you’ve got the ultimate range of iPods to choose from? Make mine a touch, please. And in other news.. World’s first spaceport designed, construction starts 2008. Virgin Galactic one step closer to commercial launch.

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Google Phone all but confirmed… Om Malik shares five ‘facts’ from a ‘reliable source’. Germans plan colossal new Great Pyramid. For burials and everything. 100x bigger than ‘the’ Great Pyramid. I call nuts. Toyota releases US$300 iPod integration kit for all current model cars. Official integration for the price of…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Casio Exilim cam lets you shoot 300 fps. Not as slim as its Exilim siblings, but damn if it ain’t fast. 300fps VGA, 60fps stills. Hardware unlock explodes iPhone. Methinks this won’t be covered by warranty. Google Flight Simulator lets you fly Big G style. Thrown in with Google Earth….

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Mmmm… I think it’s been too long since my last breakfast congee… New Bose SoundDock Portable arrives at our doors. The classic iPod dock now more travel friendly, and has a cool retractable dock. Researchers decode keyless car entry, almost every car crackable. And it only takes about an hour…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Sorry, quick vitamin brekkie. Out the door to press events shortly! Wireless HDMI on the way, Amimon ships WHDI chipset to manufacturers. The less cable, the better. Sony Ericsson gaming chief says Playstation phone coming by ‘Christmas’. The ‘Christmas’ is because he said he didn’t necessarily mean THIS Christmas…

Graphic art for your iPod from People Like Us

Graphic art for your iPod from People Like Us

Aussie design collective ‘People Like Us’ has got a slick range of graphic designer stick-on covers for your iPods available now. Probably best known (in my head, anyway) for their awesome burning paper aeroplane T-shirt, this range of iPod covers offers a good way of saying “I’m not here to…

Galleries: Yep, they’re starting to pop!

You may have noticed the odd gallery from the US site starting to appear locally since late last week, rather than just the link back to the original gallery. And in the entirely impartial opinion of this Editor of this AU edition, I’d say that our gallery code beats all…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Hope you got leid on the weekend! *BOOMTISH* Soviet Union vs USA train race. Oh the hot science of the cold war! How quaintly antiquated! Tempo wireless trash can saves files from deletion. Nice spot of extra anti-dumb security, but probably get you fired if you work in bank/military. Scientists…

Get things done: Lifehacker AU joins the family

Heads up, time-poor, tech-savvy, efficiency-desiring peoples. Today Allure Media (that’s the company that pays the bills ’round here) has launched the local edition of Lifehacker. Go visit your lovely host, Sarah, if you’re keen to learn nifty tricks for getting through the day clevererer than everer before. Tell her Giz…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

I’m Scrolling LED number plates, use for good or for evil. Bumper sticker for a new millenium. World’s tallest escalator. No, it won’t take you to meet your maker. Boblbee solar case gives you infinite music. Long as you find some sun… great take on the solar carry case (for…

Moving house: talk amongst yourselves!

Moving house: talk amongst yourselves!

I’m moving house today. The burly lads are already here, removing the furniture around me as I type. In a moment they will pick up my desk, and that’ll be the end of me for the day. So it will be a little quieter here today, sorry. See you Monday…

Halo 3 world first news… or not.

Off to a Halo 3 launch in a few, and Giz AU should have a world first peek at the eighth multiplayer map. No images, sadly, but lots of details. We’re under instruction to hold the fort for now, but we’ll go live with the deets just after 6.00pm Sydney…

Want to work for Apple Store Sydney?

Want to work for Apple Store Sydney?

If you’re the type who HASN’T been annoyed by the incessant coverage of iPhone by the Giz USA crew, then this job could be exactly your thing. The Apple Store for Sydney isn’t too far off now, and with that comes a slew of job ads on the Apple site….