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 1520, a Surface RT and a Dell Ultrabook - yep, all running Windows 8.

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Surge Pricing: Uber’s response to Sydney’s Hostage Siege

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During the frightening hostage scene in Sydney’s CBD, Uber’s ‘Surge Pricing’ has hit people in times of need, forcing them to pay a $100 minimum to use the car service. Put simply, When demand increases, Uber will increase it’s pricing by two, three, even four times the base price dependant on the type and amount of demand. During the distressing situation of the Sydney CBD Hostage Siege, concerned people were […]

GIFT GUIDE: Netflix in Australia (Plus Chromecast Guide)

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  Netflix is amazing! You get access to thousands of shows and movies for almost peanuts per month – the only downside is that it’s only available in selected countries and one of those not lucky enough to have Netflix locally is (surprise) Australia (not until March 15 anyway). There have been several articles on Netflix coming to Australia or similar services being introduced by Foxtel but nothing compares to […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Smartphones under $100

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You may have seen our previous guide for Smartphones but you might be thinking, those smartphones are too expensive! Well, think no more – here is our Holiday Gift Guide for Smartphones under $100. If you’re buying for yourself or buying for someone else, these Smartphones won’t break the bank. Image: Stewart Wilson / TechGeek OUTRIGHT Huawei Ascend Y550 4G The Huawei Ascend Y550 4G is a 4G Android smartphone with a […]

GIFT GUIDE: .melbourne domain Special Offers

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Melburnians can now purchase their own top-level domain names as an alternative to the usual .com.au or .com. Melbourne is the first city in Australia to be assigned it’s own top-level domain name and registrations are now open to the public. ARI Registry Services, who are managing the domain name, are promoting the domain to individuals and local businesses to position themselves online with the world’s most liveable city. “Melbourne businesses […]

HTC’s RE Camera now available for $249 AUD

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First announced in October, HTC has today announced that the RE Camera will launch today in Australia. If you’re not sure what the RE camera is, it’s a small, one-hand camera (which resembles a periscope). The RE is extremely portable, has no viewfinder and is a major GoPro competitor. It has 1080p HD video recording and a 16 megapixel camera with a huge 146-degree wide angle lens. “We are very excited to […]

GIFT GUIDE REVIEW: innerexile Hydra case for iPhone 6

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Well, this is my first iPhone case review and the first time I’ve heard of innerexile. I’ve had many phones cases, usually from well known brands such as Apple, Microsoft, Belkin and others but this is the first time I’ve had a case from innerexile. I was rather interested in the particular case as well since it was “self-healing” meaning that small scuffs and marks would disappear. The case design […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Tablets under $500

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So you’re on the lookout for a tablet but are on a budget? Well take a look at this handy guide for finding the best tablet for your budget. From Android tablets to iPad’s, we’ve got you covered – all under $500 of course. iPad Air 16GB The iPad Air is probably one of the better choices for purchasing something for a friend. They are simple to use, have a […]

Hackagong is back for 2014 – over $100,000 worth of prizes

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Hackagong, one of Australia’s largest ‘hackathon’ events is back on for 2014 and is offering over $100,000 worth of prizes and giveaways for it’s competitors. Hackagong is an annual, weekend-long hackathon competition held in Wollongong where teams of designers, developers, creators and business-minded people get together and build something from start to finish in 30 hours. Hackagong first started in 2012 by founder Nathan Waters and since then, Hackagong has […]

Huawei launch the Mate7 – a 6-inch monster

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Huawei have recently launched their flagship device, the Mate7. The phone features a new single-touch fingerprint reader, a big 6-inch Full HD display, a slim 7.9mm body, octa-core processor and a 4100 mAh battery. The Mate7 also includes the 4G CAT6 technology which offers download speeds of up to 300Mbps on supported networks. It has a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera. “We are proud to offer one of the fastest and most enjoyable […]

INTERVIEW: Alienware’s Joe Olmsted about new Alienware products

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We interview Alienware’s Joe Olmsted, Director of Product Planning about the new Alienware products they have on display at PAX Australia 2014. We take a in-depth look of the Alienware Alpha, Area-51 Desktop PC, Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop and the Graphics Amplifier. The Alienware 13 and Graphics Amplifier are available to be pre-ordered now. Prices for the Alienware 13 start at $1,599 and $349 for the Graphics Amplifier. The Area-51 desktop computer starts […]

PAX Australia – Cosplay Part 1

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Day One of PAX Australia is done and dusted, with two more days to go – and like every expo, there is bound to be some people who dress for the occasion. For all three days, we will be featuring some of the more elaborate and well-done cosplay we saw on the ground while covering the show. Here is Part 1 of our Cosplay Photo compilation. We’re writing stories all […]

Alienware launches new gaming products at PAX Australia 2014

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Alienware have today announced their new Alienware 13″ gaming laptop with portable Graphics Amplifier. The Graphics Amplifier provides 375W of desktop gaming performance while at home while the laptop provides great performance as well while on the go. “Until now, gamers have had to make some really hard decisions and compromises when they are looking for their next gaming system. Do you choose the raw power and performance of a desktop, […]

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 […]