Stewart Wilson

Senior Editor, Audio/Visual Production

Stewart Wilson 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). Based in Wollongong, he is a Windows fanboy at heart and one of the few who likes Windows 8. Stewart owns a Lumia 920 and a Surface RT.

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Techcast S01E16: Stuff Up Of The Day

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! This week we speak about Catch Of The Day and their illegal cyber attacks, Microsoft’s job cuts and DisasterCon – a tumblr convention. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh, Chris Southcott and special guest, Jason Murray from Ausdroid for this rather long, rantish episode. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of the new [...]

Grab a Chromecast for $39 from Dick Smith

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If you’re after a Chromecast and were waiting for it to come down in price, now is your chance. Dick Smith have dropped the price of a Chromecast to $39 including delivery with a coupon code. The deal is only for products delivered and not available in-store or via click-and-collect. The deal is only valid for one Chromecast per customer. Use the ‘SAVER10′ coupon code at checkout. The Chromecast has [...]

Chrome bug guzzling battery power since 2010

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Chrome has officially opened a bug report affecting Windows machines running Chrome. Since 2010, there has been an issue with the way Google Chrome returns from an idle state and as a result, is significantly affecting the battery life of the machine. Google recognised the issue after Forbes posted a report on the issue. The issue has been placed to the top of the issues list, therefore, we should expect [...]

Nokia X, Asha and Series 40 are no longer

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After announcing that over 18,000 people will be layed-off over the next year, Microsoft will be renewing their focus to the Windows Phone operating system. According to an internal memo obtained by The Verge, it was revealed that Microsoft will discontinue the Nokia X, Asha and Series 40 products. The respective teams will go into “maintenance mode” meaning the products customers will still be supported but no further development will be [...]

Techcast S01E15: HackAUni

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! Today we take a look at Microsoft’s future, the New Lumia 930 from Nokia and Parrot’s MiniDrones! Join Stewart Wilson and Terence Huynh for this weeks 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. DOWNLOAD MP3 SUBSCRIBE via iTunes SUBSCRIBE via RSS [...]

Nokia Lumia 930 Review: The best Windows Phone yet

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Dubbed to be the best Windows Phone of 2014 – the Nokia Lumia 930 is the newest edition from Nokia. Being the flagship phone of 2014, the Lumia 930 certainly packs a punch. There’s a lot riding on this phone, it’s one of the first to run Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box and the first phone released under the “Microsoft Devices” brand. The Lumia 930 has a 5” [...]

Ingress now available for iOS

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If you aren’t already aware of Ingress, it’s a virtual Augmented Reality game developed by the Niantic Project. The application installed on your phone acts as a “scanner” which allows you to see mysterious energy (known as Exotic Matter or XM in game) which has been discovered by a team of scientists in Europe. You can interact with Portals and create control fields which will add to your team’s global Mind Units (MU) score. [...]

Prepare Yourself: Doctor Who has a full length trailer for Season 8

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Prepare yourself Whovians! Doctor Who’s Season 8 trailer is ready to be watched and gives us a glimpse of the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi. The new trailer features a flaming TARDIS, Daleks, Dinosaurs and a rather frightened Clara Oswald. While not strictly “techy”, this definitely appeals to some of our geeky sides. I’m excited for the new Doctor Who season and I’m sure many of you are as well. Will you be watching [...]

Parrot’s new MiniDrones hitting Australia in August

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In a fun filled launch event today, Parrot announced their new MiniDrones – the Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo. With the sounds of flying, jumping and crashing (oh, and screams), Parrot announced that the products will be available from Australian retailers in August but pre-orders are being taken online from today. Chris Roberts, APAC Managing Director for Parrot gave a brief history of the company and when posed the question of [...]

Nokia’s flagship Lumia 930 available from July 11

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The Nokia Lumia 930 is the newest edition to the smartphone market and Nokia’s flagship device for 2014. We’ve seen the huge phablets and Android devices coming from Nokia this year, however, there hasn’t been any information on flagship devices – well, it’s finally here. While Nokia Australia haven’t confirmed a release date, carriers have started releasing information of when it will be available. The Lumia 930 has a 5″ Full [...]

GIVEAWAY: Kingston DataTraveler Mini 3.0 16GB

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Having data readily available is always great – especially when it can be transferred quickly. That’s why having a high capacity, USB 3.0 drive is a must-need. Thanks to our friends at Kingston, we have a DataTraveller Mini 3.0 USB drive to giveaway. The drive features a stylish and compact design, a durable metal casing with key loop and offers up to 70MB/s read and 10MB/s write speeds – perfect for [...]

Quickflix enables Chromecast support, offers $10 credit for using it

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Chromecast has been available in Australia for a little while now but we haven’t had much Australian support for it. However, Quickflix is one of the first Australian services to offer Chromecast support. According to the email sent to Quickflix subscribers, you’ll be able to instantly stream Movies and TV Shows as part of your subscription plus pay for the premium TV Shows and Movies for $2.99 and $5.99 each [...]

Review: Braven 710 Bluetooth Speaker

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When this speaker hit my desk, I was intrigued to see how powerful it was. The Braven 710 is a small, powerful Bluetooth speaker for your smartphone…. or really any device that has Bluetooth. It has a beautiful “aircraft grade” aluminium design which feels sturdy and has a premium feel, it’s ruggedised and water resistant to save you from unfortunate situations and just looks pretty damn good. The Braven 710 retails for [...]

Techcast S01E14: Google. Google. Google.

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! We are a little early because I noticed I wouldn’t be available for the majority of the week and we had to fit in a special guest! This week we talk about everything Googe I/O, some Windows Phone news, Netflix coming to Australia and the Automatic Sperm Extractor. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Special Guest, Daniel Tyson from Ausdroid in this very [...]

Techcast S01E13: Yo

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We’re back for Episode 13 and have a huge amount of articles to get through. Firstly, Microsoft release the new Nokia X2, Optus/Vodafone/Facebook all have issues and we also speak about the Cadbury Joy Generator – which wasn’t so joyous. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for a slightly longer edition of Techcast. Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links below. Let us [...]