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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The BlackBerry Classic is out now on Telstra

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BlackBerry has announced that you can get the BlackBerry Classic – the phone that BlackBerry hopes can win back the faithful thanks to its more traditional look – in Australia from today. The Classic will be only available through Telstra from $63 per month on its Mobile Accelerate S plan. Hardware specs include a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, 2GB of RAM, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, and 16GB of storage with a […]

Qantas to provide Samsung Gear VR on planes – only if you are in first class

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In an industry first, Qantas and Samsung have announced a new partnership that will see the Flying Kangaroo trialling Samsung’s virtual reality technology on some of its flights and airport lounges. The airline says it plans to fit the Gear VR in its Sydney and Melbourne International First Lounges from mid-February, and in select A380 flights from Australia to Los Angeles in mid-March. The trial will last three months. However, if […]

Techcast S02E02: I should’ve left my hologram at home

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Microsoft enters the Hologram business, Stan finally launches to everyone, and BlackBerry has a way to recruit developers to produce apps for their platform: by forcing them to produce apps through “app neutrality”. That – plus installing a browser live on air – on this week’s edition of the TechCast. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and special guest Jason Murray from Ausdroid as they discuss the latest news this week and […]

Apple Watch will start shipping in April

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In amongst the announcements that Apple sold a lot of iPhones (especially in China) in the previous quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced in the company’s earnings announcement that the Apple Watch will be coming out in April. Announced in September last year, the Apple Watch is the company’s first entry into the fast-growing smartwatches market. Like every other smartwatch, it will receive notifications from your iPhone and track […]

Facebook downtime was due to server fault, not DDoS attack

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Image: Tom Solari/TECHGEEK.com.au Unless you were living under a rock or had something better to do than check Facebook every single minute, you would have realised that both Facebook and Instagram was down for many people. However, despite claims that it was due to a DDoS attack, Facebook has said that the outage was because of a server fault. “This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead […]

Armello is now available on Steam Early Access

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It’s finally here! Armello – a game we have featured twice on the site – is now available on Steam Early Access. Developed by Melbourne-based League of Geeks, Armello is a strategy/RPG game that combines a fantasy storyline with board game elements (such as cards and dice rolling combat). Oh, and let’s not forget the beautiful graphics. The game is available on Windows, Mac and Linux for US$20 on Steam. When […]

BlackBerry wants Congress to force everyone to make BlackBerry apps

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It’s no secret that if you acquire a BlackBerry or Windows Phone, a lot of your favourite apps won’t be there – well at least officially. However, while Microsoft is pushing hard in trying to court companies to build a Windows Phone app, BlackBerry is taking a different route. The company is asking the US Congress to force developers to make apps on BlackBerry. In a blog post written by […]

Facebook has a problem with “freebooting”, says YouTuber after Bauer Media steals his video

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A popular YouTube creator has attacked Facebook for profiting from “freebooting”, after one of his video was posted without his permission on the social network by German media publishing company Bauer Media. Destin Sandlin, the person behind Smarter Every Day, uploaded a video in September about getting a tattoo in slow motion. Zoo Magazine – owned by Bauer – then downloaded the video; removed all the education content, sponsors for […]

Optus offers more talk and data for prepaid users – for a limited time only

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Optus has quietly made changes to its My Prepaid Monthly plans today, with the telco increasing the amount of data and giving users more talk time. However, the changes are available for a limited time only, with customers having until April 19 to sign up before they go away. Below are the new My Prepaid Monthly plans. All recharges have a 30 day expiry date. Recharge Minutes Data Text Extras $30 […]

Google refuses to patch vulnerability affecting 930 million users

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Google has quietly disclosed that it will not be patching any vulnerabilities in a component in versions of Android before KitKat. This means that 60 percent of all active Android devices – or 930 million – are now vulnerable to an attack. The company made this disclosure to Tod Beardsley, a security researcher from Rapid7, after another vulnerability reporter was told by Google that they will not fix the bug. In a […]

Idiots are boycotting Intel after they pledged $300m to increase diversity in IT

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It is not a big secret that the technology industry sucks when it comes to diversity, with the diversity reports released by the major tech companies reveal that most of their employees are either white or male. Some companies are trying to address this issue – with Intel joining that list. The chipmaker announced at CES that they are pledging $300 million to bring more women and minorities to the […]

Razer Forge TV wants to bring Android and PC gaming to the living room

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Razer has today announced at CES that it will be bringing out an Android TV-powered device called the Forge TV – saying that it will bring not only Android gaming to the living room, but also hardcore PC gaming. Specs include a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 support. It also has a HDMI 1.4 port, Ethernet port, and a […]

Monster sues Beats and co-founders for stealing technology

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Apple acquired Beats Electronics for a whopping US$3.2 billion last year, but one former partner is not happy about the deal. Monster, who helped designed and manufacturer the original Beats by Dr Dre headphones, has filed a lawsuit against Beats and its co-founders in the San Mateo County Superior Court. First spotted by USA Today, Monster is accusing Beats for stealing its technology, purposely misrepresenting Monster’s involvement in the creation […]

Samsung reveals new SUHD TVs at CES 2015 – all running on Tizen OS

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No one knows what the S means in SUHD, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung hyping up the new technology at its CES press conference earlier today. The new SUHD line of TVs all feature its new quantum dot technology that Samsung says produces better colour, and run on its Tizen operating system. However, SUHD is not replacing UHD. Samsung will continue to create UHD displays, with SUHD aimed as a […]

Samsung’s new T1 SSD drive packs a terabyte in a very small package

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Samsung has announced a brand new portable SSD drive at its CES press conference this morning. And while we normally don’t cover Samsung’s memory division, I find this a spectacular piece of technology – mainly because it manages to fit up to one terabyte of storage in a pocket-sized device. Samsung says that it is built with the same technology found in its internal SSDs, and will feature extremely fast […]