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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Netflix confirms Australia and New Zealand launch in March 2015

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After all the speculation and rumours (and the occasional hissyfit from Quickflix for not being fair), it all came down to one surprise announcement in the form of a press release. Yes, Netflix has finally confirmed that it will launch in Australia and New Zealand in March next year. “Internet-connected users in Australia and New Zealand will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of […]

Guess what, Facebook has a separate app for Groups now

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Facebook’s strategy of creating separate apps for every feature of Facebook has been very controversial amongst its users – take for example, the Facebook Messenger furore when they forced everyone onto it. Well, get ready to add another app to your home screen. Facebook has created a new app for Facebook Groups. As you would have expected, this app allows you to create and manage your groups, send posts and other […]

Nokia goes back to Android with new N1 tablet

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While Nokia may have sold off its mobile devices division to Microsoft, that doesn’t mean the Finnish company has not stopped manufacturing. Earlier today, Nokia announced that it will be bringing out a brand new tablet called the Nokia N1 – and it will be running on the latest version of Android, version 5.0 Lollipop. Featuring a 7.9-inch display (at 4:3 aspect ratio), the Nokia N1 continues to follow Nokia’s […]

Spotify and Uber partner up to let you control the music

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The ride-sharing app Uber has announcing a brand new partnership with the Swedish-based streaming service Spotify, giving Spotify Premium customers the ability to control the music during their Uber ride. So, how does it work? Uber customers connect their Spotify Premium accounts in the Uber app. Once you are connected to an Spotify-enabled Uber car, you are then given a choice to play either one of Uber’s curated playlists or one […]

Optus launches Cash – a NFC payment system only for Android

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This morning, Optus has quietly launched Cash by Optus – the telco’s brand new NFC mobile payments app, allowing you to pay for goods using your smartphone instead of pulling out your debit and credit card. Partnering up with Heritage Bank and Visa, Cash by Optus operates like any other Visa payWave card. You can load up to $500 at any one time to the virtual card, but will be […]

HANDS ON: Train Conductor 3 brings new challenges, European locations, and curved tracks

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The game isn’t due for release until next year, but the Melbourne-based indie studio The Voxel Agents have shown off Train Conductor 3 – the latest title in the highly popular Train Conductor series. While it adds brand new locations and challenges, the fundamentals remain the same: create tracks to get trains on the correct line while avoiding any collisions. Train Conductor 3 has been redesigned and introduces several new things […]

PAX Australia 2014: On the Expo Floor

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From live League of Legends matches, lots of titles to play from the major and indie game studios, and the occasional marching band at the Cards Against Humanity booth – the expo floor was the epicentre for most of the action at PAX Australia 2014. If you weren’t lucky enough to acquire a badge for this year’s PAX Australia, then you missed a ton of stuff – including the first […]

Aussie-made Phenomec to take on Oculus with VR Smartview Alpha

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When we all think “full immersive glasses”, we all immediately think of the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus. But now, a local competitor has emerged and says that it has plans to make virtual reality more affordable for the masses. Meet the VR Smartview Alpha from Queensland-based Phenomec. However, unlike the Oculus Rift, they do not connect to your PC. Instead, you simply connect your smartphone. Why a smartphone? According to […]

Senator Scott Ludlam visits PAX Aus, asks for help to kill govt data retention plans

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With only 24 hours notice, the Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam made an appearance at PAX Australia yesterday night. Holding a presentation and Q&A session at the Diversity Lounge, Senator Ludlam issued a call to arms and asked gamers to get involved in their campaign to stop the Abbott Government’s plans for data retention. Ludlam says that their main goal is to pressure the 25 Labor senators to […]

After selling out at PAX Aus, Cards Against Humanity opens Australian web store

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If you missed out acquiring a deck of the Australian Edition of Cards Against Humanity at PAX Australia, they have now officially opened their Australian store – but you better be quick if you really want the deck, they’ll most likely sell out soon as well. The store also includes all five expansion packs (which are still available at the PAX Australia booth), the Bigger Blacker Box, the 90s Nostalgia […]

After Kickstarter success, Armello hopes to release game next year

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At last year’s PAX, I profiled an indie game called Armello by League of Geeks. The game took the traditional card game into an iPad game, with vivid and beautiful graphics to create a fantasy fairytale landscape. Now, it is just more than a year later and we decided to check back in with them. Between the two PAX Australian events, they had a massively successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this […]

HANDS ON: To win at Screencheat, you will have to cheat

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You may have seen Adrian and Ashton’s take on Screencheat as part of their article quickly playing some of this year’s Indie Showcase, but I also got a chance to play the game for a couple of minutes. A friend of mine attending the show suggested that I should go play this game, saying it was pretty fun. And I have to agree, it was pretty fun. Screencheat looks like a standard […]

HANDS ON: Wave Wave is brutally hard, but so addictive

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When I looked at this game for the first time, I thought Wave Wave wouldn’t be too hard. The basic gist of the game is simply press-hold either the left-half or the right-half of the screen to move, and avoid hitting the walls. Well, I was totally wrong. This game is brutally hard to complete – that’s assuming it has an ending. There so many zigs and zags that you have […]

PAX Australia to livestream all the big panels, concerts and Omegathon

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Missed out getting a ticket to PAX Australia? Now you can watch some of the action at home, with the organisers announcing that you can watch the coverage through their Twitch feed. Included are the high-profile PAX Australia panels; Omegathon coverage; and live concerts from Tripod, Paul & Storm, and 7 Bit Hero. The full schedule is below, and you can watch all the action by clicking here. Friday October […]

Moto 360 coming to Australia on October 31 for $329

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For Australians, it has been a very very long wait to get our hands on the Moto 360 – the company’s flagship smartwatch running Android Wear. But we’ve got some good news for all of those waiting for the Moto 360. Motorola Australia has finally announced when they will start selling the device, and the price. The Moto 360 will be available from October 31 and will come in two styles: a stainless […]