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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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 […]

Oculus: “Feel free” to complain to the ACCC over Rift pricing

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If you haven’t heard by now, Australians will have to pay a hefty price if they want to get their hands on the new Oculus Rift. Including shipping, Australian gamers will have to pay at least AU$1,100 just to get their hands on the latest version of the VR headset. And as expected, Australian gamers are absolutely pissed. One Reddit user asked Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus, in a recent AMA why the device costs […]

Samsung reveals new Galaxy tablet – and it runs Windows 10

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While Samsung’s CES 2016 press conference largely focused on home entertainment and appliances, its mobile division had two small announcements: that they are releasing new variants for the Galaxy Gear S2, and a brand new Galaxy tablet called the Galaxy TabPro S – that runs on Windows 10. The Galaxy name have largely been reserved for Android, with Samsung using the “Ativ” brand for its suite of Windows-powered tablets. However, according to Samsung, the […]

Minecraft is coming to the Wii U next week (finally)

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Wii U users can now finally experience a console version of Minecraft, and just in time for Christmas. Mojang and Nintendo today announced that they will be launching Minecraft: Wii U Edition next Friday – or December 18 – in Australia and New Zealand. The game will be sold via the Nintendo eShop and will include most of the popular add-on content packs such as Battle & Beasts Skin Pack, Natural Texture […]

Make sure you don’t crack your iPad Pro’s screen… or it will cost you big time

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If you have bought the iPad Pro – Apple’s newest (and, according to a review by a certain journalist who is moving to Twitter soon, “ridiculous”) tablet with a massive 12.9-inch Retina display – you might want to be very careful not to break the screen. Why? Because you will be presented with a massive bill just to fix it. According to Apple’s support page, fixing the cracked screen through Apple will […]

Cortana comes to Australia in new Windows 10 update

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Microsoft has today announced that all Australians will now be able to use Cortana, the digital personal assistant on Windows 10 and competitor to Apple’s Siri. Previously, this feature was only available to those part of the Windows 10 Insider Program or by changing your settings to say you were from the United States. According to Microsoft, the Australian version of Cortana has been customised to include knowledge about the country, […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book now on sale in Australia

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The opening of its Australian flagship store at Pitt Street Mall is not the only big news coming out from Microsoft. Today is also the day when you can now finally get your hands on the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 in Australia. The Surface Pro 4 is the latest iteration of its Surface Pro tablet and features a 12.3-inch display and a sixth-generation Intel Core processor (Core i5 or […]

DISPATCHES: Wargaming wants to bring ‘Master of Orion’ to a new generation

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I’m not going to lie. I had never heard of Master of Orion before Wargaming emailed me about an interview opportunity with some of the Wargaming team at PAX Australia this year. However, I was interested in seeing the game because it was different to the World of Tanks/Warplanes/Warships that they are known for – and I dragged one of the TechGeek writers along to play the game while I did the interview. […]

Twitter replaces star favourite icon with a heart, but gets no love from users

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In an announcement made by Twitter this morning, the social media platform has decided to change up the favourite icon to a heart. The company says “The heart, in contrast, is a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones. The heart is more expressive, enabling you to convey a range of emotions and easily connect with people.” in a blog post. Twitter has made the change as […]

Halo 5 Guardians Review: Whose Side Are You On?

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Halo 5 Guardians Review Whose side are you on? By Adrian Cajili The wait is finally over. Adrian Cajili reviews the second part of the Reclaimer Saga. Halo 5: Guardians is the ninth installment in the Halo franchise, continuing the story of Master Chief, and introducing Spartan Jameson Locke, a playable protagonist that gives players another perspective of the events in the campaign. The game takes place a year after […]

HANDS ON: In ‘GoatPunks’, it’s a matter of who can stay on top the longest

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I’ve got to give credit to one of my friends (Erin) for making sure I played this game before I leave PAX Australia after three long days of covering the event – otherwise, I would have surely missed out covering this game hidden in the PAX Rising section of the show floor. GoatPunks comes from Studio Canvas, a one-man game studio from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. It is a […]

Twitch is to launch a data centre in Sydney to improve video quality

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Twitch watchers will be pleased with the news coming from Twitch from this year’s PAX Australia. The live streaming website has announced that it will open a data centre in Sydney, which they say will improve how people watch Twitch in Australia. “It’s no secret that the quality of service with internet in Australia is not as good as it could be,” Chase, the PR director at Twitch, told TechGeek. “We’re bringing new infrastructure […]

HANDS ON: Hacknet is unashamedly technical about hacking

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Hacknet will probably be not for everyone. When our gaming writers Adrian, Ashton and Gabriel first played the game at PAX Australia, they kept saying it was not for them. They did, however, think it was more suited towards me. And they might be right. Hacknet is the latest game from Surprise Attack Games, and comes from Adelaide-based Team Fractal Alligator. The main plot sees you follow the instructions of a […]

Deakin showcases motion-capture tech at PAX Australia

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For the past three years, a very small number of universities have set up stalls at PAX Australia – and they usually just distribute information about their courses in relation to games development. This year, Deakin has done something a little bit different: they are showing off their technology in its Motion Lab. You may have seen their work before. The Motion Lab was behind the Vox Lumen display at […]

HANDS ON: In ‘Agent A’, your mission is to catch Ruby La Rouge

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I am a huge fan of puzzle games; and when I get to PAX Australia, I always try and get my hands on any puzzle game from the Indie Showcase. So, when I read the description of Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise, I knew I had to come and play it. Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise is developed by the Melbourne-based Yak & Co, and is a spy themed puzzle […]