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TECHGEEK Weekly 115: Born Mobile

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A multitude of CES stories, Java has ANOTHER security flaw and MSN Messenger is no more. All this and more on this CES Special of TECHGEEK Weekly. We also talking about the best way to get rid of a porn addiction, R18+ classification in Australia and much much more. TECHGEEK Weekly is back for 2013! Joining you on this episode is Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott. This is a special […]

CES Update – 11/12 January 2013

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Our fourth and final episode of CES Update for 2013 is here! In this episode, we’ve only got 5 stories to talk about but we still manage to drag on for 30 minutes. We talk about 3D printers, the TabletTail and Telstra’s EasyTouch phone. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for this episode. The YouTube video is below and we’ll be releasing an audio only version shortly. Thanks […]

Cubify’s CubeX 3D printer lets you print in three colours

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Printing in three colours doesn’t seem that impressive. However, in terms of a 3D printer, it’s pretty damn impressive – given that most print in one colour, and some offer two colour printing. This printer, the CubeX, is the only desktop printer that an print in three – and was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. The CubeX can print one big basketball, according to Cubify – though […]

CNET pulls DVR’s “Best of CES” nomination as it has lawsuit with parent CBS

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Things are getting a bit messy as CES slowly wraps up. The annual CNET “Best of CES” award winners have been announced, but the big story isn’t about them (by the way, the Razer Edge won “Best in Show” and “People’s Voice” awards). The story focuses on a DVR product that was nominated, then lost its nomination after CNET’s parent company CBS Corporation had some objections to it. The product […]

TabletTail: Monkey Kit makes it possible to have a tablet stand, anywhere

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A company called Octa used CES to show off the TabletTail: Monkey Kit – a new hands-free stand that let you use your tablet anywhere as you can adjust it to suit a wide variety of angles, heights and positions. And there is no release date as of yet, because the makers have taken to Kickstarter to fund the building process. The kit comes with two parts – the Vacuum […]

Vivitek introduces Qumi Q7 – pico projector with 3D

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Vivitek has introduced at CES a new pico projector – the Qumi Q7. It weighs only 3.1 pounds, is only 6.3-inches wide by 4.3-inchs high, and has a native resolution of 720p HD; but despite the size, it can display content in 3D. Yes, this pico projector is a 3D projector. It also has the ability to do 2D-to-3D content conversion. Connectivity options include 2 HDMI ports, a VGA-in port, […]

Telstra, ZTE “EasyTouch” phone is going global

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Telstra and ZTE are again partnering up to bring the “EasyTouch 4G” phone to the world. For those who don’t know, the phone is to make the transition between their standard mobile phone to a smartphone much easier. And it will make it even easier with a customised UI that was co-produced together. The “EasyTouch 4G” is essentially a rebadged T82 (it’s global name) and will be marketed across the […]

CES Update – 10 January 2013

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And here is our second last episode of CES Update for 2013. In this episode we talk about the influx of new and excited products being released at CES. From the budget smart phone from Kogan to the new HAPIfork, the worlds first “smart fork” – we’ve got it covered. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for this exciting (and a little long) episode. Check out the video […]

NETGEAR introduces a wire-free monitoring system

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Networking company, NETGEAR have released the NETGEAR VueZone Home Monitoring system – a cost effective solution for those who want piece of mind when out of the house or away on holiday. The wire-free cameras have a 6 month battery life and wirelessly communicate to it’s base station connected to your router. With the optional infrared lamp, you’ll also be able to monitor your home in darkness. The NETGEAR VueZone Night Vision Camera […]

Kingston brings out new USB 3.0 flash drive – in 32GB and 64GB capacities

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Looking for something a bit more your price range, as opposed to the large 1TB flash drive which could cost around US$2,000? Kingston has also used CES to launch their new USB 3.0 flash drive, the DataTraveler Ultimate Generation 3. And while it does not bump all the way to a terrabyte, it does come in 32GB and 64GB storage capacities – more than enough to last you a lifetime […]

Kingston makes 1TB USB flash drive, coming later in the year (yes, we are not kidding)

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So yeah, remember five years ago when USB flash drives were just approaching 1GB? Those were the days. Now, Kingston is upping the game with the announcement that it will make a 512GB and 1TB USB flash drive. Called the DataTraveller HyperX Predator 3.0, the USB drives take full advantage of the new USB 3.0 fast data read/write speeds. Thanks to USB 3.0, the Predator’s read speed is 240MB/s while […]

BlueAnt reveals the Q3 – integrates voice commands with Siri

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BlueAnt, a Melbourne-based Bluetooth handset maker, has announced at CES a brand new handset called the Q3. Designed to feature the latest audio and Bluetooth technology, this handset also integrates well with your smartphone – especially with the iPhone. The Q3 handset now integrates with Siri, allowing you to compose messages through the service. For Andorid users, BlueAnt is bringing out a free app that read back text messages and […]

Former NASA engineer develops the DASH7 – wireless portable Bluetooth speaker/soundbar

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A former NASA engineer, Dr Godehard Guenther, has taken his talents as a physicist and built this pocketable soundbar and speakerphone called the DASH7. This Bluetooth speaker is only three-quarters of an inch high, looks really sleek and beautiful (it is German, after all) and features speakers that provide, according to them, “true high-fidelity sound”. Because it is a Bluetooth speaker, you can hook this up to any iOS device […]

Kogan release a budget Android Smartphone

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Australian Manufacturer, Kogan have released a new budget smartphone at CES – one of the small amount of Australian businesses that have representation at CES. The Agora is Android based and has a dual-core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage, a 5 megapixel camera and a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 800×480. The Agora also features dual-SIM support allowing you to have two SIM […]

Lenovo’s “rip and flip” ThinkPad Helix coming to Australia in late February

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Lenovo has confirmed that the ThinkPad Helix – a convertible laptop that has a unique “rip and flip” design (where, basically you just remove it from its dock) – will be coming to Australian shores sometime this February. The tablet/laptop can separate from the keyboard to become a fully-functional tablet running up to a 3rd-generation Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor with vPro. Internal specs include an 11.6-inch screen, up to […]