Stewart Wilson

Senior Editor

Stewart is a Senior Editor at TechGeek. With the site from the start, he is in charge of overseeing the creation of media (including audio and video). Software Engineer by trade and Journalist by hobby - you'll usually find Stewart obsessing over small things.

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Techcast S02E09: Too Many Cooks

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! Windows 10, Windows 10 and Windows 10 – It’s Windows Vista all over again! This week we talk about all the different versions of Windows 10, the Pacnet data breach and how Apple is ditching their supposed TV. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for a fun filled ride through the latest news in Technology, we’re on time this week! Be […]

Review: Sony Smartwatch 3

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Smart watches are a brand new thing out on the market and we’ve been seeing iteration after iteration of models from different companies such as Pebble, Motorola, Samsung and LG. These manufacturers have been pushing out some pretty nifty products including the Moto 360, LG G Watch and Samsung Gear S, however, Sony has a bit of a hit and miss record with the original Smartwatch and Smartwatch 2 – […]

Inside Telstra’s $112 million George St Store

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While normally TechGeek wouldn’t review a store, I had the opportunity (well, I was walking past) to take a look at the recently revamped “Telstra Discovery Store” better known as the Telstra George St store. Back in late 2014, Telstra spent $112 million dollars revamping the store to turn it into a huge “collaboration space” for Telstra staff and guests. However, there certainly isn’t an absence of technology from the […]

PSA: The Raspberry Pi B+ just got a price cut

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Briefly – The Raspberry Pi B+ has just received a price cut – you can now pick one up for just $25 (plus shipping). The Raspberry Pi Foundation are claiming this is due to efficiencies in the manufacturing of the computer since it’s introduction, however, this may be in response to the new $9 CHIP microcomputer which found it’s way onto Kickstarter recently. So if you’re interested in picking one […]

Review: Parallels Desktop 10

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The last time we took a look at Parallels Desktop was Version 6, which was back in 2011! Now we’re at Parallels Desktop 10 and it couldn’t be better. Parallels Desktop is one of those go-to programs for your Mac when you need to virtualise an operating system (probably Windows) and it’s certainly sufficient to get the job done. In this version of Desktop, Parallels have improved the speed and […]

Microsoft to launch first Asia Pacific store in Sydney

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Announced this morning by Microsoft Australia’s Managing Director, Pip Marlow, Sydney will play host to the first Microsoft Store in the Asia Pacific region. This will be the first brick and mortar store for Microsoft outside of the United States. The store will be located inside the Westfield Shopping Center on Pitt St Mall and provide the opportunity for users to experience the best of the Microsoft products available like […]

Grab a deal – Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 refurbished now available at Expansys

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Our Friends at Expansys have let us know about an amazing deal on Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2012) refurbished devices. While the two devices are rather dated right now, they will be receiving the Lollipop update, so you’ll be glad to know they will be able to run all the new apps. Expansys have both the 16GB and 32GB Nexus 7 tablets available with pricing at $83.99 and $127.99 […]

Data Retention in Australia passes the Senate

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Image: Shutterstock / McIek The Australian Parliament has voted to introduce the Government’s two-year data retention scheme into law. Telcos and internet service providers will be required to store metadata of all customers for a two-year period to assist law enforcement agencies in investigations. Metadata – which includes call records, visited web site addresses, location information, billing data and other related data (but not content) – will be stored for […]

Facebook offers Messenger to businesses

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  In an announcement made this morning, Facebook is pushing it’s Messenger services into businesses for live customer support and services such as push notifications. Aimed at initially at retail, Messenger for Business will allow a customer to start a conversation with a retailer in order to get support with making an order, order/shipping information and ask the business questions about products. Facebook has partnered with ZenDesk to make this […]

Moto Hint now available at Expansys

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The Moto Hint was announced late last year alongside the Moto X. The unique looking Moto Hint is a discrete wireless earbud is designed to look and feel great in your ear. The Hint works as an everyday bluetooth headset, allowing you to make and receive phone calls easily without needing to get your phone out, however, you can also use the Hint to communicate with Google Now. Simply ask […]

Windows 10 developer tools available

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Microsoft has today made available developer tools for Windows 10 so developers can start writing universal apps. Sample code and tools are now available on the Windows Insider Program website. Using the tools, developers can now begin to modify their current apps to work on the Windows 10 Universal platform, meaning their apps will work on Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Xbox, Embedded and Mobile devices. To get started, download Visual Studio […]

Get ready for Netflix: Download apps now

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Netflix is officially launching in Australia tomorrow but you can get ready for the launch right now. The Netflix mobile apps are starting to appear in Australian marketplaces ahead of the launch. So why not get ready for the launch and pre-download the application to your smartphone or tablet. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/netflix/id363590051?mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netflix.mediaclient Windows Phone: https://www.windowsphone.com/en-au/store/app/netflix/c3a509cd-61d6-df11-a844-00237de2db9e READ MORE: Netflix Australia Official Pricing Announced READ MORE: IT’S HAPPENING! Netflix officially launching in AU and NZ on […]

Netflix Australia Official Pricing Announced

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It’s official, early this morning Netflix Australia confirmed pricing for the launch of Netflix tomorrow morning. After a leak of pricing and content on Reddit last night,the company has released pricing and content information ahead of it’s launch on Tuesday 24th March. The monthly pricing is as follows: Single SD Streaming at $8.99 AUD Two Stream HD Streaming at $11.99 AUD Four Stream 4K Streaming at $14.99 AUD Plus a one […]

Techcast S02E07: Retention of the Data’s!

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! This week we talk about data retention (and how to get around it), Windows 10 and Nintendo. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for this slightly late and slightly shorter episode!. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of the new podcast by tweeting @techgeekcomau or commenting below. http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/techgeek.com.au/media/techcast/s02/rec_techcast_s02e07.mp3 DOWNLOAD […]

Review: Parrot’s Rolling Spider Minidrone

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Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand or your bag but noisy enough to annoy everyone around you – that’s the Rolling Spider Minidrone from Parrot. The Rolling Spider is a small and easy-to-use “drone” which is aimed at novices to get their piloting ambitions off the around (see what I did there?). Though small and compact, the Rolling Spider only has 8 minutes of flying time […]