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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Techcast S01E10: Security Fail OF THE YEAR

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Welcome to Techcast Episode 10! We’re back with our slightly-not-rehearsed greeting and our usual ranting. This week we take a look at he new LG Phone, Chromecast, Samsung speakers and much much more. There is even a sneak peak into the giveaway we’ll be having soon ;_ Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of the new podcast [...]

Chromecast officially on sale from JB HiFi, Dick Smith and Google Play

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Read our Chromecast Australia Guide: CLICK HERE! Finally! The long awaited Chromecast will be available in Australia today. According to Android news website, Ausdroid, they have received information from multiple sources that the Chromecast will indeed start selling in Australia on Wednesday 28th May 2014. This falls in-line of the accidental pre-order page by Dick Smith which was quickly removed after being online for a few hours. Just incase you’ve forgotten [...]

Samsung Australia launches new Multiroom Audio speakers

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Last night, Samsung Australia officially launched the new Multiroom Audio speakers at an event in Sydney featuring Australian DJ duo, Flight Facilities. The new range of speakers include the M5 and M7 (pictured above) triangular speaker, a Soundbar and a Home Theatre System. When multiple speakers are paired with the M2 hub (RRP $79), you can group speakers together and play your music in perfect sync. “Home audio has come [...]

Techcast S01E09: #WiFiNation

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Welcome to Techcast Episode 9! We’ve got a lot to talk about this week including the new Surface Pro 3, Telstra #WiFiNation and the low cost Moto E for Motorola. We also speak briefly about the Xiamoi Mi Pad and the June 4 release of the PS Vita on June 4 (June 4). Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links below. Let us know what [...]

Telstra announces national Wi-Fi network – two million hotspots in five years

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Image: Stewart Wilson/TechGeek Telstra has confirmed rumours that it will create a national Wi-Fi network called “Telstra Wi-Fi”. Scheduled to launch in early 2015, it plans to have two million hotspots across the nation within five years and will be available to all – irrespective if you are a Telstra customer or not. In order to create the network, Telstra will build more than 8000 hotspots across the country in social precincts and community [...]

REVIEW: Lenovo Miix 2 8

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Here we have it. Lenovo’s consumer offering of an affordable Windows 8.1 tablet. Now that Windows 8 has been out in the market for some time, we’re starting to see a number of tablets being released. However, we haven’t seen a huge amount of 8-inch tablets on the market. This is where the Miix 2 8 comes into play. Despite the slightly odd name, the Miix 2 packs quite a punch. [...]

Meet the Xiaomi Mi Pad… or the iPad Mini for Android lovers

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Look familiar to you? Yeah, me too… Meet the Xiaomi Mi Pad. It’s a 7.9-inch plastic colourful tablet which very much resembles the iPad Mini. The Mi Pad is the first to feature NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 processor which was announced in January at CES. It also features 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage with the option of expanding up to 128GB with a MicroSD card and runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. [...]

REVIEW: WD My Passport Pro (4TB)

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The WD My Passport Pro is the first portable dual-drive solution powered by Thunderbolt. The WD My Passport Pro sports two 2TB hard drives inside and allows a RAID configuration to pair the two drives together. Designed specifically for creative professionals and enthusiasts, the My Passport Pro offers high performance and capacity in a truly mobile solution. According to WD, the My Passport Pro boasts speeds of up to 233MB/s which provides [...]

Techcast S01E08: Not So Special Podcast Part 2

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Welcome to Techcast! This is Part Two of our Two Part podcast from Sunday. This week we talk about the Xbox One and the Kinect, The Au$$ie government cutting funding, Nokia launching a new phone and more ispONE headache. Get ready for our most aussie episode yet….. Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of the new podcast [...]

About time… Spotify releases their new Windows Phone app

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Remember back in February when Spotify promised that the new Windows Phone update was being released soon? Well “soon” is finally here! The app features a brand new design, Discover and Browse functionality and the Radio feature. Interestingly, the new design looks much like the older Spotify for Android design and really doesn’t incorporate the modern look and feel that Windows Phone has. The app features: Completely redesigned to bring you [...]

One Telecom/ONEseniors services cancelled, existing numbers lost

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If you cast your mind back to August of last year, you might remember about the huge ispONE fiasco that cancelled over 280,000 mobile phone services due to unpaid Telstra invoices. Two major resellers, Kogan Mobile and Aldi Mobile were stuck in the middle while Telstra and ispONE worked out their differences in court. However, there were still a number of customers from both One Telecom and ONEseniors (retail arms of ispONE) which [...]

Techcast S01E07: Not So Special Podcast

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Welcome to this very special edition of Techcast! We didn’t release at our usual time of Wednesday night due to a number of scheduling issues, so we’ve decided that we’ll do catch-up and release a special episode. This week we talk about Apple purchasing Beats for way too much money, more UberX issues, the Huawei phone launch in Australia and a few other things. Be sure to subscribe to our new [...]

TechGeek Windows Phone app receives minor update

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Stewart Wilson / TechGeek It’s been very quiet on the TechGeek app front but we’ve finally pushed out version 2.0.6 to WP8 and WP8.1 users! This update allows you to listen to Techcast easily and quickly within the app and you can subscribe to the podcast using your favourite podcasting app on WP8.1 (WP8 users cannot use this option). It also fixes some small issues with crashing. While TechGeek is [...]

Techcast S01E06: Express Yourself

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Welcome to Techcast! We’re back for another week after a break last week. In this episode, we take a look at the new Snapchat update, The demise of Google+, NSW Government’s hate of Uberx and the new cardless ATM’s from CommBank and Westpac. Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links below. Yes, we’re already on iTunes! Let us know what you think of the new podcast [...]

Techcast Season 1 Episode 5: Samsung Galaxy FaceGear

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We’re back for another episode of Techcast with Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott. This week, we take a look at Heartbeat, Microsoft’s plans for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, and Samsung’s new plans to make their own version of Google Glass – which we hope Samsung calls it the Samsung Galaxy FaceGear. Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links below. Yes, we’re [...]