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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Presto partners with Velocity so you can earn points – with a massive caveat

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If you’re a member of Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer program, you can now earn points by having a Presto subscription. However, there is a massive caveat: this is only available to its Presto Entertainment package, not its Presto TV or Presto Movies packages. You are also not eligible if you signed up via Telstra or Foxtel (despite Presto being half-owned by Foxtel). Velocity members who sign up to Presto […]

Despite being twelve years old, Sony is blocking people from watching “Numa Numa” on YouTube

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In an odd and perplexing move, Australians can no longer see “Numa Numa” on YouTube. Despite being on the site for nearly ten years, a copyright claim by Sony Music Entertainment has now geoblocked Australians from accessing one of the earliest viral videos on YouTube. https://t.co/fkwO6Rm4El Sorry Australia… but you can still watch the original from 2004 on @Newgrounds! https://t.co/R4J8Jv6UP6 — Gary Brolsma (@Gman250) June 6, 2016 For those who need a refresher, the […]

Plantronics reveals RIG 800 wireless headset, promises 24 hour battery life

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Plantronics’ flagship gaming headset just got bigger, with the company revealing at E3 the RIG 800 – the first wireless headset that, it says, promises 24 hours battery life. The headset has two variants: one for the PlayStation 4, and one for the Xbox One. “At Plantronics, we understand the importance of providing gamers with tangible benefits that make them better players,” Peter Petrides, the Director of Gaming Products at […]

Sony reveals Australian pricing for PlayStation VR

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After Tuesday’s press conference, Sony has revealed local pricing for the PlayStation VR and first-party titles that will be available when its VR headset arrives on October 13. The PS VR headset will have a recommended retail price of AU$549.95. The following games will be available on day one (retail prices are inside brackets): RIGS Mechanized Combat League (AU$89.95) VR Worlds (AU$54.95) Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (AU$24.95) Super Stardust […]

Microsoft unveils Project Scorpio – a 4K, VR-ready, supercharged Xbox One

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At its E3 media briefing earlier this morning, Microsoft lifted the lid off Project Scorpio. Described by Microsoft as the “most powerful console ever,” it promises to be a supercharged and VR-ready Xbox One – and it could be yours when it arrives in stores Christmas next year. According to Microsoft, Project Scorpio will feature “true” 4K resolution, an eight-core CPU, six teraflops of GPU power, and run at 60Hz. […]

Microsoft reveals Xbox One S – smaller, lighter, and with 4K support

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After being leaked yesterday, Microsoft finally confirmed that it will introduce a new version of the Xbox One, called the Xbox One S. It promises to be smaller and lighter than its predecessor. The Xbox One S features a new design and is painted white. Microsoft notes that it is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One, and has responded to fan requests by allowing it to be placed horizontally […]

Apple renames OS X to macOS, adds Siri and Apple Pay

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As expected, Apple announced the next version of OS X – dubbed Sierra – at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference and it incorporates a number of huge changes. The first change you might need to get used to is its name, however. Unsurprisingly, the name “OS X” is being dumped in favour of “macOS”. The change just makes it consistent with its other operating systems – iOS for tablets and […]

Apple unveils iOS 10 – the “biggest iOS release ever”

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“This is the biggest iOS release ever for our users,” said Craig Federighi at this year’s WWDC when introducing the next version of iOS. The new version will include ten major new features, including an improved user experience, home automation, and significant changes to a number of key apps like Apple Music and Messages. First and foremost, Apple has slightly changed the interface in iOS 10. Notifications look different and heavily utilise 3D Touch, allowing […]

Apple’s watchOS 3 promises faster performance, updated interface, handwriting recognition

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WWDC often focuses heavily on software, and this year’s event is no exception. Apple has revealed the next version of watchOS, and it is promising faster app performance – all thanks to Instant Launch. Instant Launch basically moves all apps – both third-party and built-in apps – to the watch’s memory, and will update information in the background even if the user is not using the app currently. This will, […]

Apple reveals Swift Playgrounds – new iPad app to teach people how to code

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In order to get more people learn how to code, Apple has unveiled a brand new iPad app called Swift Playgrounds. Aimed largely at students, it features a number of programming lessons and tutorials to create real apps that can be shared to friends using Mail, Messages or even the web. Programming lessons developed by Apple will teach the fundamentals – including creating functions, perform loops, and using conditional statements. […]

Apple TV gets new Siri features, small improvements

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Apple unveiled some improvements to Apple TV at this year’s WWDC, especially with Siri. Users can now search for movies by topics, search YouTube videos, and manage HomeKit-connected accessories. You can also ask Siri to go directly to a live channel inside of a supported app (for example, tell Siri to “Watch ESPN” will launch a live stream of ESPN) – however, this will probably be more useful in the […]

Microsoft goes big on social, acquires LinkedIn for US$26.2 billion

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Microsoft has announced today that it will acquire LinkedIn for US$26.2 billion – or US$196 per share – in an all-cash deal. The move will allow Microsoft to leverage LinkedIn’s 433 million users to build out new services for enterprise, and drive engagement to its other enterprise cloud services like Office 365 and Dynamics CRM. According to Microsoft, LinkedIn will retain its independence and branding. LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner will […]

Labor promises fibre-to-the-premises NBN, but embraces cable

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Photo: Kainet/Flickr (Creative Commons) The question of what Labor will do to the National Broadband Network if it does win the election has finally been answered. Labor has announced today that it will upgrade the NBN to a fibre-to-the-premises network; and will connect an additional two million homes and businesses to the network. Labor says they will cap the cost of their NBN rollout at $57 billion, $1 billion more than the current estimate of […]

TL;DR: We needed a break (but we’re back now)

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A couple of days ago, I received a phone call from a PR agency asking us to do a story about some Facebook bot that one of their clients created. They saw the last updated piece on our site was in January, and called me to ask one simple question. “Is the site dead?” The simple answer was no, the site is not dead. We decided to take a little break from […]

Steven Moffat to leave Doctor Who after series 10 – to air in 2017

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Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr (Creative Commons) Steven Moffatt, the showrunner for Doctor Who since 2010, has announced that he will be stepping down after six years with the show. The news was first reported by the Radio Times and confirmed by the BBC via Twitter. Steven Moffat will step down as Head Writer & Exec Producer after S10… Chris Chibnall to take over! pic.twitter.com/iMhNoEAegy — Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) January 22, 2016 His successor will be […]