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 Season 1 Episode 4: U WOT M8

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This is Techcast Episode 4 for Season 1, titled U WOT M8. Today we take a look at all the new Android phones, the fate of Windows XP and all the new office applications for iPad! 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 by tweeting @techgeekcomau or commenting below. [...]

Techcast Season 1 Episode 3: 80,000 volts straight to the nipples

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This is Techcast Episode 3 for Season 1, titled “80,000 volts straight to the nipples”. This week was a very slow news week (in our eyes anyway), so this is a short podcast. We speculate wildly on the actual creator of Bitcoin and who Satoshi Nakamoto really is, we talk about drones and an ex-Channel Nine employees love email. Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links [...]

Techcast 1: Smartphabletwatchband SX+

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This is Techcast Episode 1 for Season 1, titled Smartphabletwatchband SX+. Today we take a look at all the Mobile World Congress news, the new Nokia smartphones, Windows 8.1 updates and much more. Join Stewart, Terence and Chris for our first Techcast episode ever! 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 [...]

Introducing Techcast – the new podcast from TechGeek

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Introducing the new podcast from TechGeek… Techcast. Giving you a dose of the latest technology news from around the web in a convenient 45 minute episode. Techcast is hosted by Terence Huynh, Stewart Wilson and Chris Southcott – and we might have an occasional guest pop in. Techcast will be replacing the old TechGeek Weekly and The Briefing podcasts – both airing their last episodes in September 2013. We decided [...]

REVIEW: Polaris HD Wireless Headset

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The Polaris HD Wireless Headset is made for those who are on the phone all day and require crisp call quality. The HD Wireless Headset has been designed specifically for the office environment, the headset allows you to take calls from all corners of the office, without the need to worry about cables. The base station sports a colour touch screen allowing you to change between different modes, change volume [...]

Spotify finally announces an update to their Windows Phone app

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While Spotify has had a Windows Phone  app for a while, it was lacking in features, performance and overall support from Spotify. However, today Spotify announced that they’ll be updating their Windows Phone app to bring it further into line with the other platforms. While Spotify currently employ the “Metro” look and feel to the current app, the updated app looks like something from Android. Even so, the app will [...]

PSA: Upgrade your iOS devices ASAP

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Janitors / Flickr While some may take the opportunity to laugh at Apple’s misfortune, this is probably a bit of a serious issue. Apple have released an update to the iOS 7 operating system after a bug was found allowing secured/encrypted streams to be read by attackers. Initially, Apple didn’t provide any information on what the update fixed, however, basic information has been added since. The following is from the [...]

Kickstarter hacked, customer data stolen

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Hackers have breached the popular croudfunding website, Kickstarter according to an email and blog post sent out today by CEO Yancey Strickler. According to the email, the breach was discovered on Wednesday night by law enforcement officials. Kickstarter then quickly resolved the security breach and “began strengthening security measures”. No credit card data has been accessed, however, hackers were able to access usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted [...]

Windows Phone 8.1 features leaked by Developers

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For those like me who hang off every piece of news about Windows Phone 8.1, you’ll be glad to know that a number of developers have leaked upcoming features about the next update to Windows Phone.  Windows Phone 8.1 (codename ‘Blue’) is the upcoming major update to the Windows Phone platform. While it is anticipated that the OS will officially be announced at Microsoft’s BUILD conference in April, Microsoft have [...]

Dell combines OS X and Windows 8 in the worst marketing mistake

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Dell has posted an advertisement showing it’s latest XPS machine to the world. However, thanks to a marketing stuff-up the advertisement shows the XPS machine running a combination of OS X and Windows 8. With just a swipe of a finger, you can easily switch between the two operating systems. According to The Verge, the website has been available on Dell’s YouTube channel since December. Obviously, the XPS machine is not designed to [...]

BARGAIN HUNTER: Canon EOS 1100D with Kit Lens

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The Canon EOS 1100D is a fantastic entry-level Digital SLR camera for those wanting an upgrade from the humble compact point-and-shoot camera. If you’re wanting to enter the DSLR market then the EOS 1100D is a great place to start. It features a 12.2-megapixel sensor, 720p HD video recording and a 2.7-inch LCD display on the back. Whether you purchase this as a gift or for yourself, Dick Smith has a great [...]

GIFT GUIDE: Tablets

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This year was a huge year for tablets – with Windows 8 beginning it’s rise to fame and the need for bigger, better tablets. So if you’re thinking about buying a tablet for yourself or someone else, you’re probably thinking which one to get. We’re hear to help! We’ve constructed this gift guide to help you choose a tablet. Here’s what we think will please this summer. For more Holiday [...]

REVIEW: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch has been out for quite a while now but we’ve finally got a chance to review this great device. This Ultrabook has been designed to be durable with a carbon fiber body, spill resistant keyboard and a thin and light figure, the X1 Carbon Touch is perfect for business or recreational users. Weighing in at approximately 1.40 kg, the X1 Carbon Touch is easy to carry around or use [...]

BARGAIN HUNTER: Microsoft Surface RT 32GB

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If you’re after a tablet and don’t want to spend up big, the Surface RT has had it’s price slashed – mainly because the brand new Surface 2 is available in Australia. If you’re a little hesitant with purchasing one, it’s still a great tablet for general web browsing,  media consumption and general app use. We reviewed the Surface RT at the start of this year and despite it’s downfalls, this price [...]

iPad Air weighs at just 469 grams

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Apple have announced the iPad Air. The new Full Size iPad which weighs at just 469 grams. The iPad Air is 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the fourth generation iPad. The iPad features a A7 chip, upgraded camera and expanded 4G LTE connectivity. “iPad created an entirely new mobile computing experience, and the new iPad Air is another big leap ahead. It is so thin, light and powerful, once [...]