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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BlackBerry goes back to its roots with BlackBerry Classic – coming to Telstra in 2015

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It’s been a while since we actually wrote anything about BlackBerry, but the Canadian phone maker has today announced a brand new smartphone. Called the BlackBerry Classic, it promises to deliver a no-nonsense smartphone to meet the needs of “productive people”. After numerous attempts to change it with the Passport and Storm, the BlackBerry Classic sees the return of the ‘traditional’ BlackBerry look – where it features the cramped screen, the QWERTY […]

16 Stories (From Us) That You Really, Really Must Read Before The End Of The Year

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For the past twelve months, our writers have been hard at work producing some brilliant work – from producing really in-depth reviews on gadgets, insightful opinions on technology, and reporting on serious issues underreported by the tech press. Of course, with the amount of content being published from everyone online, our articles often get pushed down the list. So, here’s some of the best articles produced by our writers this year – […]

Microsoft finally opens local Xbox Live servers

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Microsoft has announced today that it has flipped the switch on its new Australian-hosted Xbox Live servers – and just in time for the holiday season. This will mean Xbox One gamers will see a better multiplayer experience with reduced connection and ping time, centralised local hosting, and improved reliability on certain titles like Halo The Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive. “We set out to deliver amazing experiences on the Xbox […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Geeky Gifts – Play and Build

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Want to give someone something a bit geeky this Christmas? Have no fear, we are here to help with some ideas on what you should give a geek. This year, we’ve split our geeky gift guide into two. This one, Play and Build, focuses on the gadgets, games and electronics we know that geeks of all ages will enjoy getting under the Christmas Tree this season. We have tried to find items […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Smartphones

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It’s nearly two more weeks before Christmas, and now is the time to start figuring out what you want to give someone for Christmas. If you’re planning to give someone a smartphone, then you’re going to find there are so many options available. But which phones should you be wrapping under the tree this Christmas? We’ve chosen six phones for you to consider this Christmas shopping season. Image: Norman Ma/TechGeek ON A CONTRACT […]

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 […]