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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First four episodes of Game of Thrones’ new season leaked onto torrent sites

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HBO will no doubt be angry today as it appears that the first four episodes of the new season of its hit show Game of Thrones have been leaked online to torrent sites – just a day before the show’s return tomorrow. According to several online reports, the torrents are definitely real – though I’ve heard a report from Twitter that episode two is just episode one again. They are likely […]

YouTube’s paid subscription service is coming soon, promises no ads

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YouTube will soon launch a paid subscription offering and could launch within the next few months, according to multiple sources. In an email sent to all YouTube partners, they note that the paid subscription service will let users watch videos without ads. “We’re excited to build on this momentum by taking another big step in favor of choice: offering fans an ads-free version of YouTube for a monthly fee. By […]

Judge rules that iiNet must hand over customer data to Dallas Buyers Club

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Image: Dr Stephen Dann/Flickr (Creative Commons) In a landmark decision, the Federal Court has ruled today that iiNet must hand over customer information of almost 5000 people that the owners of the 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club claim to have pirated the film. Five other ISPs – Dodo, Internode, Amnet Broadband, Adam Internet and Wideband Networks – will also be required to hand over customer information to Dallas Buyers Club LLC. Justice Nye […]

Nintendo to make new announcements tomorrow morning

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Nintendo has today announced that they have scheduled another Nintendo Direct event tomorrow. The event is said to be a global presentation hosted by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata and will announce updates to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owners. The event will be broadcast from 9am on April 2 (Sydney time). You can catch a livestream on their website.

Samsung announces pricing and release date for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – comes out on April 10

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Revealed to the public just a couple of weeks ago at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has finally announced when Australians will be getting their hands on the company’s latest smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Both phones will go on sale from April 10 in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage capacities, with prices starting at $999. The full pricing chart is below. Model AU Cost Galaxy S6 – […]

iiNet founder Michael Malone wants TPG buyout rejected

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The founder and former chief executive of iiNet Michael Malone has said today that he will not support TPG’s bid to acquire the internet service provider, and asked that shareholders to not approve the bid – despite having unanimous approval from the board of directors. “My family and I do not believe this deal as it is structured is in the best interests of shareholders, staff or customers,” Malone told the Australian […]

DISPATCHES: Hands on with the HTC One M9

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Despite the fact that it was announced two weeks ago in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress, for many Australian tech bloggers and journalists (us included) it was the first time we got some hands on time with the HTC One M9 – the company’s new flagship device. To be completely honest, I was there for only one thing – the camera. HTC has been pushing UltraPixels for a couple of years, […]

HTC One M9 to launch in Australia on March 24 – with a hefty price tag

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At a press event last night, HTC announced the Australian launch of its new flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9. It will be available on all four major carriers (Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile) from March 24. But get ready to pay a hefty price for the phone – its recommended retail price is AU$1099. The HTC One M9 retains the stunning design from its predecessors, but has massive […]

No, Anonymous is not angry at the BBC over Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension

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Image: gaelx/Flickr (Creative Commons) A British tabloid recently published a story about how Anonymous – the hacktivist organisation that has targeted many governments – threatened the BBC to DDoS their systems unless they reinstate Jeremy Clarkson. According to the report – we’re refusing to link to the original article because it’s a really stupid story and doesn’t deserve the traffic it’s getting – someone anonymously posted something on Pastebin that […]

Optus to offer up to six months of Netflix to customers

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In addition to making Netflix unmetered for all broadband customers, Optus has announced that it will be giving up to six months of Netflix to all new and reconnecting customers for free – but only if you sign up between March 24 and July 5. Customers will get six months free of Netflix if they sign up to either a home broadband bundle on a $60 plan or above; a postpaid […]

The Apple Watch will be coming out in Australia on April 24

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Apple has finally released the release date and price for the Apple Watch, its brand new smartwatch. The company will roll out the product on April 24 in nine countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. However, the price will definitely break the bank. The Apple Watch will come in two screen sizes (38mm and 42mm) and three distinct collections – Apple Watch […]

SanDisk crams 200GB in a microSD card

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So, SanDisk have just announced that they have managed to produce a microSD card with 200GB of storage. Yes, you read that right. According to the press release, they used the same technology found in the 128GB microSD card announced last year, but improved the design so it cram more gigabytes. SanDisk is also boasting that the card has superfast transfer speeds too – with speeds of up to 90MB/s. So do you […]

MWC 2015: Samsung updates Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Other than two new smartphones, Samsung also announced an update to its Gear VR virtual reality headset. Produced with the help of Oculus, the new Gear VR has been optimised and will be compatible with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. It is also 15 percent smaller and more comfortable to wear thanks to redesigned straps to give it better weight balance while wearing it. Other changes include improved […]

MWC 2015: Samsung reveals the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

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What’s next for Samsung? “Relentless innovation,” according to its mobile head, JK Shin, at the company’s press conference at this year’s Mobile World Congress as it announced two new smartphones jammed-packed with top-notch specs and “first-of-its-kind technology” – the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sees a radical overhaul of its design. The body is no longer made out of plastic, adopting […]

MWC 2015: Microsoft accidentally reveals Lumia 640 and 640 XL before press conference

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Microsoft’s own press conference for Mobile World Congress doesn’t begin until 6:30pm tomorrow (Sydney time), but someone inside Redmond accidentally hit the publish button a little bit too early. They revealed that it will be announcing a the Lumia 640 and the 640 XL at its press conference. The post – now removed, but still available in Google cache – was first spotted by WinBeta. According to the rumours, the Lumia 640 […]