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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‘Wikipedia meets Tinder’ app wins as first-ever UNIHACK Melbourne hackathon is a success

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One of the teams presenting their application to the audience and judges at UNIHACK Melbourne 2014 (Image: Tom Solari/TechGeek) Two weeks ago, eleven teams comprised of university students from all over Melbourne competed at the very first UNIHACK Melbourne. Held at York Butter Factory, the teams had one simple task: build an application or prototype related to this year’s theme – discovery – in 24 hours. Regular readers of TechGeek [...]

EA’s new game subscription service is coming to Australia, for $7 per month

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EA has announced a brand new subscription service exclusively for the Xbox One. Called EA Access, gamers with an Xbox Live account pay a monthly fee to have unlimited access to some of EA’s more popular titles, discounts on digital content, and access to trials of new-release titles before their release. The service is currently in beta and accessible to a select number of players. However, those players will be [...]

Catch Of The Day reveals user data was stolen – three years after it occured

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The massively popular (and occasionally crashing) deals website, Catch Of The Day, has told its customers yesterday that they should change their passwords right now, after confirming they suffered a massive data breach. And while they confirmed that user information, encrypted passwords and a small number of credit card numbers were stolen – that is not the big issue at the moment. No, the big issue is that Catch Of The [...]

Why I started UNIHACK – a hackathon for university students in Victoria

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If you haven’t noticed, I have not been blogging for a couple of weeks on TechGeek. Instead of writing about the Amazon FirePhone, I have been working on a side project with the IT student clubs at the University of Melbourne and Monash University (Clayton). I have been teasing little things about it on my Twitter account, but today is the day where you can sign up and participate! The side [...]

Melbourne’s City Loop to get 3G coverage by end of year, 4G next year

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The Victorian Government has announced today that Melbourne’s City Loop tunnel – which contains the Flagstaff, Melbourne Central and Parliament underground stations – will get full 3G coverage by the end of the year, and will be upgraded to 4G by next year. “It is frustrating when people coming into the City Loop drop off … in the 21st century we need full connectivity throughout our transport system,” Premier Dennis [...]

Tweetdeck vulnerability allowed attackers to execute code in 140 characters

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If you happen to be using Tweetdeck, then you would be wondering why you were getting random pop-up messages containing messages such as “Yo!“, “XSS in tweetdeck” and “PENIS“. That’s because users discovered a XSS vulnerability that would attackers to remotely execute JavaScript code - all through a simple tweet. XSS (or “cross-site scripting”) vulnerabilities allow attackers to execute JavaScript code after injecting the script onto another web page viewed by others. For example, [...]

E3 2014: Nintendo confirms new Zelda game for 2015

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Earlier today, Nintendo confirmed at its E3 presentation that they will create a brand new title for its long-running The Legend of Zelda franchises. The game is expected to be released sometime next year. While Nintendo did not go into detail about the new game, it promises to break many of the norms in the franchise and introduce new ways to play the game – including introducing a “truly open world” for [...]

Techcast S01E11: Face-texting at E3

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With Computex, E3 and WWDC all to cover – on top of the usual recap of the week’s most interesting tech and gaming stories – we present you a special super-sized edition of the Techcast. Join Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott as they discuss the latest announcements from E3, their thoughts about Mac OS X Yosemite, a five-in-one device from Asus, and a new messaging service based around selfies. Because, [...]

E3 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire coming to Australia on Nov 21

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Nintendo has confirmed the release dates for Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Pokemon Omega Ruby at its E3 presentation earlier today. The game will be released in Japan, the United States and Australia on November 21. Europe will get the games a week later on November 28. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are reimaginings of the third generation of Pokemon games - Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire – previously released for the Game Boy Advance. [...]

E3 2014: Super Smash Bros lets you create your own playable character

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Nintendo may not do grand presentations like Sony and Microsoft, it doesn’t mean that they don’t make big announcements. The company has revealed that you will be able to use your Miis and create your own playable characters in Super Smash Bros for Wii U. And yes, it can be anyone – you can create yourself, your family members, celebrities, or Nintendo of America’s chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aime. The list [...]

E3 2014: Microsoft brings back ‘Phantom Dust’ for Xbox One

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  After bringing back Killer Instinct, Microsoft has announced that it plans to revive another fan-favourite title Phantom Dust as an Xbox One exclusive title. Originally released for the first Xbox console, Phantom Dust was an action/strategy game that included a card-based combat system, where players constructed decks – or “arsenals” – from their acquired skill and then use them to battle other players. The goal is to find out why Earth has become a [...]

E3 2014: Ubisoft’s next-gen racing MMO “The Crew” coming out on Nov 11

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Ubisoft has confirmed at its E3 2014 presentation today that The Crew - the company’s latest car racing MMO – will be released on November 11 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The game include a massive open world recreation of the United States, and will allow players to go on a “wild ride” and feature exciting challenges. The Crew‘s creative director Julian Gerighty also revealed that they will open up the [...]

E3 2014: Assassin’s Creed Unity will have global release on October 28

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Ubisoft has confirmed at its E3 2014 presentation that its latest title in the Assassin’s Creed franchise - Assassin’s Creed: Unity - will be released worldwide on October 28 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Unity is set in Paris during the French Revolution. Players control Arno, a young man “wounded by the loss of those he loved [and is] on a deadly path of redemption.” Ubisoft promises that the game [...]

E3 2014: Dead Island 2 announced with exclusive PlayStation content and beta

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Deep Silver has confirmed that they are creating Dead Island 2, the sequel to 2011′s Dead Island and 2013′s Dead Island: Riptide, at Sony’s E3 2014 conference. The new title, developed by Yager Development, moves the series from Banoi to California with a zombie apocalypse infecting the state. According to the game’s creative producer, Jan-Eric Lauble, and producer, Carsten Linder, the game features a “dynamic, bright and beautiful open world where you and [...]

E3 2014: Creators of Limbo announces brand new title – Inside

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Announced at Microsoft’s E3 2014 presentation, Playdead Studios – the indie developer behind the critically acclaimed Limbo – is creating a brand new game called Inside. The game will debut first on the Xbox One. Playdead did not release any specific details about the game. However, based on the short trailer played at the presentation, the style in Inside look similar to Limbo – the game features a child running through flat environments. It also appears [...]