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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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 [...]

Spotify launches discounted Family plans, starting at $17.99/month

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In a move to add more paying subscribers and play catchup with some of its rivals, Spotify has announced on Monday that it would introduce family plans to bring cheaper subscriptions to its existing subscriber’s family members (or roommates). Under Spotify Family, up to five family members will be able to share one billing account but maintain separate accounts. Each family member will get all the benefits of Spotify Premium – including listening to [...]

Apple refreshes iPad lineup – includes Touch ID and Apple Pay

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After it was accidentally leaked out online by Apple itself yesterday, it has officially confirmed that it will refresh both the iPad Air and iPad mini at its press event earlier today. Both will support the Touch ID fingerprint reader and Apple Pay, bringing them on par with the iPhone. However, since both the new iPad Air and iPad mini do not include NFC, Apple Pay will be limited to just app purchases. The [...]

Fundraiser for @evleaks derailed after accusations of fraud

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Remember @evleaks? If you are a passionate follower of technology, you would know him as the guy who was really good in leaking out news of upcoming mobile phone devices. In August, Evan Blass – the man behind the account – announced his retirement as he was unable to support himself by leaking phones, especially given he suffers from multiple sclerosis. Being the internet, there was a fundraising effort to raise some [...]

HTC to compete with the GoPro with the RE little camera

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HTC has announced a brand new, oddly-shaped little camera called the RE. Designed to be used outdoors, the RE camera can simply be described as HTC’s GoPro competitor – it has a 16-megapixel 146-degree wide-angle lens, a waterproof body, and no viewfinder. Storage-wise, the camera has 32GB on-board and has a microSD card slot (up to 128GB). It can record in 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second, but can [...]

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 [...]