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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It’s official: Microsoft is buying Minecraft for US$2.5 billion

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After being leaked to Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal a couple of days ago, Microsoft has now confirmed that they will indeed buy Mojang – the Swedish developers behind the popular video game Minecraft – for US$2.5 billion. “At Microsoft, we believe in the power of content to unite people. Minecraft adds diversity to our game portfolio and helps us reach new gamers across multiple platforms. Gaming is the top activity across [...]

Apple reveals the iPhone 6 – two sizes, both coming out on September 19

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Apple have confirmed what we pretty much expected at its press conference earlier this morning – that there will be an iPhone 6, and that there will be two screen sizes. The iPhone 6 will now feature a bigger 4.7-inch display, while the iPhone 6 Plus features a 5.5-inch display and could potentially be a competitor to the Galaxy Note. Promoted as the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet, the iPhone [...]

Techcast S01E18: Never record on a Saturday

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! Apologises for the delay, it has been a crazy week for all of us personally – and it’s only to get crazy next week with more gadget news coming out from Apple. But we cover the major points of the week – such as selfie cameras, selfie cameras, and smartwatches. Join Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for a conversation – and I can only [...]

NZ ISP suffers massive outage after users downloaded malware linked to celebrity nude pics

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Spark New Zealand – the country’s largest internet service provider – suffered a massive outage lasting nearly thirty hours from last Friday. The outage saw its nearly 700,000 customer base having slow or no internet connectivity on their mobile phones or computers – all because some users on their network wanted to see nude pics of celebrities. According to local media, some users clicked on a link that claimed to [...]

Moto X gets updated with 5.2-inch display and 13-megapixel camera

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Motorola has updated the Moto X today – adding a bigger display, better processor and adding more megapixels to its camera. The new Moto X will now feature a 5.2-inch AMOLED display, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Other hardware specs include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 LE support. The Moto X’s camera at [...]

Motorola updates the Moto G – coming to Australia later this month

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Motorola had several big announcements today, announcing the release date of the Moto 360 and updating both the Moto G and the Moto X smartphones. The updated Moto G will still feature a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with less than 1GB of RAM, but will now feature a 5-inch display – though, it keeps the 720p resolution. The Moto G’s camera also gets an upgrade. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel [...]

Microsoft challenges Apple and Samsung with “affordable flagship” Lumia 830

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Microsoft has announced what it calls “the most affordable flagship” device at its IFA press conference today. Called the Lumia 830, the company says that this device is going head-to-head with the flagship devices of Samsung and Apple by making the entire argument all around price. In other words, the Lumia 830 promises to deliver the same – or better – experience and performance at a lower price. Much of the [...]

Samsung announces Galaxy Note 4

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Samsung has announced the latest phone in the company’s Galaxy Note “phablet” lineup – the Galaxy Note 4. Featuring the same 5.7-inch display, the phone will feature many upgrades found at the Galaxy S5 (such as the fingerprint reader in the home button) and improved S-Pen functionality. Other S5 improvements coming to the Galaxy Note include Fast Charging, Ultra Power Saving Mode, and water and dust resistance. Promising a “much [...]

Samsung enters virtual reality with its new Gear VR headset

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Samsung has announced that it will be entering the virtual reality business, partnering with Oculus to create the Samsung Gear VR. Introduced as the “next generation in wearable technology”, it promises to deliver a new way to experience and consume mobile content. The Gear VR allows users to see performances and video game surroundings in full 360-degree 3D video, taking advantage of the hardware of the Galaxy Note 4. Unlike the [...]

Asus enters smartwatch race with the ZenWatch

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ASUS is also getting into the wearables game, with the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer announcing that it will produce its very own smartwatch at its IFA press conference earlier today. Called the ASUS ZenWatch, it was produced in partnership with Google and will run Android Wear – a version of Android designed for wearable technologies. According to ASUS, they put a lot of attention on making the design follow “the tradition [...]

Win double passes to see Flight Facilities perform in Melbourne, thanks to Samsung Sound

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To celebrate the launch of its new Samsung Sound home audio system line, Samsung is holding an exclusive gig in Melbourne with indie-electro duo Flight Facilities on September 21. Held in a top-secret location somewhere in the city, there are only a few ways to get on the guest list – and we are one of them! Thanks to Samsung, TechGeek is giving away two double passes to this exclusive Flight Facilities gig. To be [...]

Techcast S01E17: We Wish We Could Say More

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We’re back – but missing one person. Don’t worry, he’ll be back in a couple of weeks. But did you hear? Apple has announced a date for its special announcement, and our Team Of Experts™ have been analysing the invite to tell you want we can expect from the event. Will it be a new iPhone, or a super-sized iPad? Find out here in this week’s edition of the Techcast! [...]

ACCC takes Valve to court over breaches of the Australian Consumer Law

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The ACCC has announced that it will take Valve to the Federal Court over its games refund policy on Steam, saying that it misrepresented or made false claims “regarding the application of the consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.” According to the ACCC, Valve is alleged to have made claims that customers were not entitled to refunds in any circumstance; that it was not in any obligation to refund, [...]

‘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 [...]