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Dispatch: Oppo’s Australian launch

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Before this week I’d barely heard of Oppo, to be perfectly honest. Sure, I’d seen a few YouTube videos regarding their flagship phone (MKBHD’s video on the Find 7 springs to mind), and I’d read brief snippets of info from other tech blogs, but I’d never actually endeavoured to find out more about the Chinese electronics manufacturer. Apparently I wasn’t alone though, and to my surprise on Tuesday I attended an early morning event, or soft-launch as […]

Samsung announces Galaxy Note 4

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Samsung has announced the latest phone in the company’s Galaxy Note “phablet” lineup – the Galaxy Note 4. Featuring the same 5.7-inch display, the phone will feature many upgrades found at the Galaxy S5 (such as the fingerprint reader in the home button) and improved S-Pen functionality. Other S5 improvements coming to the Galaxy Note include Fast Charging, Ultra Power Saving Mode, and water and dust resistance. Promising a “much […]

Samsung enters virtual reality with its new Gear VR headset

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Samsung has announced that it will be entering the virtual reality business, partnering with Oculus to create the Samsung Gear VR. Introduced as the “next generation in wearable technology”, it promises to deliver a new way to experience and consume mobile content. The Gear VR allows users to see performances and video game surroundings in full 360-degree 3D video, taking advantage of the hardware of the Galaxy Note 4. Unlike the […]

Asus enters smartwatch race with the ZenWatch

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ASUS is also getting into the wearables game, with the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer announcing that it will produce its very own smartwatch at its IFA press conference earlier today. Called the ASUS ZenWatch, it was produced in partnership with Google and will run Android Wear – a version of Android designed for wearable technologies. According to ASUS, they put a lot of attention on making the design follow “the tradition […]

Win double passes to see Flight Facilities perform in Melbourne, thanks to Samsung Sound

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To celebrate the launch of its new Samsung Sound home audio system line, Samsung is holding an exclusive gig in Melbourne with indie-electro duo Flight Facilities on September 21. Held in a top-secret location somewhere in the city, there are only a few ways to get on the guest list – and we are one of them! Thanks to Samsung, TechGeek is giving away two double passes to this exclusive Flight Facilities gig. To be […]

Nokia Lumia 930 – A Photographer’s Review

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Sometimes, lightning strikes twice. We’ve already had the chance to review the Nokia Lumia 930 as a day-to-day phone, and Stewart found the Lumia to be the best Windows Phone to date. However, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a deeper look at the phone from a photographer’s perspective – to see how Nokia’s vaunted reputation for mobile photography fares here.

‘Wikipedia meets Tinder’ app wins as first-ever UNIHACK Melbourne hackathon is a success

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One of the teams presenting their application to the audience and judges at UNIHACK Melbourne 2014 (Image: Tom Solari/TechGeek) Two weeks ago, eleven teams comprised of university students from all over Melbourne competed at the very first UNIHACK Melbourne. Held at York Butter Factory, the teams had one simple task: build an application or prototype related to this year’s theme – discovery – in 24 hours. Regular readers of TechGeek […]

Navman refreshes EZY GPS range with 5-inch and 7-inch models

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Image: Beau Giles/Flickr (Creative Commons) Despite the undeniable shift towards all-in-one gadgets in recent years, particularly thanks to the impact of the smartphone, there is still something to be said about dedicated products that do one thing, and do it well. This is particularly noticable when talking about the modern car essential, the humble GPS. While your phone can likely get you from A to B there are still a number of issues […]

HP’s Stream notebook could be Microsoft’s answer to the Chromebook

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Just a few months ago, Microsoft talked briefly of a new version of Windows, unfortunately known as Windows 8.1 with Bing. The main difference was that the apparently stripped-back copy of Windows would come pre-installed with Internet Explorer, as well as Bing search by default. Though Microsoft had just one restriction for hardware makers: the price of the device itself must be low. And while, as far as we know, the restrictions to the OS don’t cut […]

Steve Ballmer loves his new job as owner of the LA Clippers

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Just under an hour ago, at the Clippers Fan Festival in San Francisco, Microsoft’s infallible ex-CEO, Steve Ballmer, took the stage. And by all accounts, he bloody loved the whole event. And who could blame him? The millionaire, already on-record as a lover of basketball, now owns an NBA team, the LA Clippers. With some quality Eminem blasting in the background (the quite appropriate track ‘Lose Yourself’), the charismatic figure high-fived every hand in sight, as cameras […]

Note The Date: Samsung to announce new GALAXY Note device September 3

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Samsung rarely shies away from a cheesy launch event, and while it might be a little early to put your popcorn in the microwave just yet, the Korean phone manufacturer still wants you to ‘Note The Date’ for an upcoming product launch. If we’re lucky the spotlight will be directed at a magician, a confident child-actor, or perhaps even a musical-number, as we’ve seen at previous Samsung product launches. Taking place September 3 at 11PM […]

Grab a Chromecast for $39 from Dick Smith

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If you’re after a Chromecast and were waiting for it to come down in price, now is your chance. Dick Smith have dropped the price of a Chromecast to $39 including delivery with a coupon code. The deal is only for products delivered and not available in-store or via click-and-collect. The deal is only valid for one Chromecast per customer. Use the ‘SAVER10′ coupon code at checkout. The Chromecast has […]

Nokia X, Asha and Series 40 are no longer

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After announcing that over 18,000 people will be layed-off over the next year, Microsoft will be renewing their focus to the Windows Phone operating system. According to an internal memo obtained by The Verge, it was revealed that Microsoft will discontinue the Nokia X, Asha and Series 40 products. The respective teams will go into “maintenance mode” meaning the products customers will still be supported but no further development will be […]

Parrot’s new MiniDrones hitting Australia in August

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In a fun filled launch event today, Parrot announced their new MiniDrones – the Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo. With the sounds of flying, jumping and crashing (oh, and screams), Parrot announced that the products will be available from Australian retailers in August but pre-orders are being taken online from today. Chris Roberts, APAC Managing Director for Parrot gave a brief history of the company and when posed the question of […]

Nokia’s flagship Lumia 930 available from July 11

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The Nokia Lumia 930 is the newest edition to the smartphone market and Nokia’s flagship device for 2014. We’ve seen the huge phablets and Android devices coming from Nokia this year, however, there hasn’t been any information on flagship devices – well, it’s finally here. While Nokia Australia haven’t confirmed a release date, carriers have started releasing information of when it will be available. The Lumia 930 has a 5″ Full […]