Terence Huynh

Executive Editor

Terence Huynh is the founder and Executive Editor of TechGeek. While writing for a wide range of topics, he largely covers smartphones and social media. He is also a somewhat-compentent web developer and a politics junkie, often watching Question Time when he gets the chance. He is based in Melbourne, and studies Software Engineering at Monash University.

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iiNet founder Michael Malone wants TPG buyout rejected

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The founder and former chief executive of iiNet Michael Malone has said today that he will not support TPG’s bid to acquire the internet service provider, and asked that shareholders to not approve the bid – despite having unanimous approval from the board of directors. “My family and I do not believe this deal as it is structured is in the best interests of shareholders, staff or customers,” Malone told the Australian […]

DISPATCHES: Hands on with the HTC One M9

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Despite the fact that it was announced two weeks ago in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress, for many Australian tech bloggers and journalists (us included) it was the first time we got some hands on time with the HTC One M9 – the company’s new flagship device. To be completely honest, I was there for only one thing – the camera. HTC has been pushing UltraPixels for a couple of years, […]

HTC One M9 to launch in Australia on March 24 – with a hefty price tag

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At a press event last night, HTC announced the Australian launch of its new flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9. It will be available on all four major carriers (Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile) from March 24. But get ready to pay a hefty price for the phone – its recommended retail price is AU$1099. The HTC One M9 retains the stunning design from its predecessors, but has massive […]

No, Anonymous is not angry at the BBC over Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension

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Image: gaelx/Flickr (Creative Commons) A British tabloid recently published a story about how Anonymous – the hacktivist organisation that has targeted many governments – threatened the BBC to DDoS their systems unless they reinstate Jeremy Clarkson. According to the report – we’re refusing to link to the original article because it’s a really stupid story and doesn’t deserve the traffic it’s getting – someone anonymously posted something on Pastebin that […]

Optus to offer up to six months of Netflix to customers

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In addition to making Netflix unmetered for all broadband customers, Optus has announced that it will be giving up to six months of Netflix to all new and reconnecting customers for free – but only if you sign up between March 24 and July 5. Customers will get six months free of Netflix if they sign up to either a home broadband bundle on a $60 plan or above; a postpaid […]

The Apple Watch will be coming out in Australia on April 24

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Apple has finally released the release date and price for the Apple Watch, its brand new smartwatch. The company will roll out the product on April 24 in nine countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. However, the price will definitely break the bank. The Apple Watch will come in two screen sizes (38mm and 42mm) and three distinct collections – Apple Watch […]

SanDisk crams 200GB in a microSD card

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So, SanDisk have just announced that they have managed to produce a microSD card with 200GB of storage. Yes, you read that right. According to the press release, they used the same technology found in the 128GB microSD card announced last year, but improved the design so it cram more gigabytes. SanDisk is also boasting that the card has superfast transfer speeds too – with speeds of up to 90MB/s. So do you […]

MWC 2015: Samsung updates Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Other than two new smartphones, Samsung also announced an update to its Gear VR virtual reality headset. Produced with the help of Oculus, the new Gear VR has been optimised and will be compatible with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. It is also 15 percent smaller and more comfortable to wear thanks to redesigned straps to give it better weight balance while wearing it. Other changes include improved […]

MWC 2015: Samsung reveals the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

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What’s next for Samsung? “Relentless innovation,” according to its mobile head, JK Shin, at the company’s press conference at this year’s Mobile World Congress as it announced two new smartphones jammed-packed with top-notch specs and “first-of-its-kind technology” – the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sees a radical overhaul of its design. The body is no longer made out of plastic, adopting […]

MWC 2015: Microsoft accidentally reveals Lumia 640 and 640 XL before press conference

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Microsoft’s own press conference for Mobile World Congress doesn’t begin until 6:30pm tomorrow (Sydney time), but someone inside Redmond accidentally hit the publish button a little bit too early. They revealed that it will be announcing a the Lumia 640 and the 640 XL at its press conference. The post – now removed, but still available in Google cache – was first spotted by WinBeta. According to the rumours, the Lumia 640 […]

Techcast S02E04: Just the little things

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Welcome to… last week’s edition of the Techcast? Apologises for not releasing this last week. We have been very busy. Join Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott as we discuss the Smart TV privacy debacle, Uber as a disrupter and Falconman – the superhero that we definitely deserve. See you this/next week? http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/techgeek.com.au/media/techcast/s02/rec_techcast_s02e04.mp3 DOWNLOAD MP3 SUBSCRIBE via iTunes SUBSCRIBE via RSS Show Notes Samsung Smart TVs will listen to, capture and […]

Facebook lets you choose who controls your account after you die

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What should happen to your Facebook account when you die? Starting from today, Facebook has given you the option to finally decide whether your profile should be deleted when you pass away, or have it maintained by somebody else on your behalf (called a “Legacy Contact” by Facebook). “By talking to people who have experienced loss, we realized there is more we can do to support those who are grieving […]

Samsung’s streaming service Milk Music is coming to Australia

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After being available in America for almost a year, Samsung has today announced that Australian customers will be able to experience its Milk Music service – a free radio streaming service exclusive to Galaxy phone owners. The service allows users to choose from 150 genre-based and curated radio stations. Users will also be able to “fine-tune” the radio stations by choosing nine different genres on the dial interface, and change the preferences […]

Meet Falconman – the hilarious crappy ripoff of Batman

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Tired of seeing the action-packed superhero movies based on comic book heroes from Marvel and DC Comics, and want something more original? For the very few people who actually said yes to that rhetorical question, meet Falconman – a superhero movie starring two well-known Francophone actors: Gerard Depardieu and Jean Claude Van Damme. As the name suggests, the hero of the film is Falconman. He is the “21st century reincarnation of Robin Hood” – […]

Techcast S02E03: It’s a slow news week

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! We’re talking about what Samsung could be releasing on March 1, HTC’s weird rap diss video on its rivals, and the Raspberry Pi 2 supports Windows! As well – in a surprise – Chris has some nice words about Microsoft. I know, what a shock. Join Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for (something here). Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using […]