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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts you should absolutely avoid

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We’ve all received some crappy gifts during Christmas time. And while many were given with the best of intentions, it becomes very awkward between the giver and recipient if you try and get a receipt to refund the gift. This year, we want to try and avoid this for tech gifts – so consider this as a public service announcement or a reverse Christmas Gift Guide. Like last year’s guide, the […]

BlackBerry goes back to its roots with BlackBerry Classic – coming to Telstra in 2015

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It’s been a while since we actually wrote anything about BlackBerry, but the Canadian phone maker has today announced a brand new smartphone. Called the BlackBerry Classic, it promises to deliver a no-nonsense smartphone to meet the needs of “productive people”. After numerous attempts to change it with the Passport and Storm, the BlackBerry Classic sees the return of the ‘traditional’ BlackBerry look – where it features the cramped screen, the QWERTY […]

16 Stories (From Us) That You Really, Really Must Read Before The End Of The Year

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For the past twelve months, our writers have been hard at work producing some brilliant work – from producing really in-depth reviews on gadgets, insightful opinions on technology, and reporting on serious issues underreported by the tech press. Of course, with the amount of content being published from everyone online, our articles often get pushed down the list. So, here’s some of the best articles produced by our writers this year – […]

Microsoft finally opens local Xbox Live servers

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Microsoft has announced today that it has flipped the switch on its new Australian-hosted Xbox Live servers – and just in time for the holiday season. This will mean Xbox One gamers will see a better multiplayer experience with reduced connection and ping time, centralised local hosting, and improved reliability on certain titles like Halo The Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive. “We set out to deliver amazing experiences on the Xbox […]

Surge Pricing: Uber’s response to Sydney’s Hostage Siege

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During the frightening hostage scene in Sydney’s CBD, Uber’s ‘Surge Pricing’ has hit people in times of need, forcing them to pay a $100 minimum to use the car service. Put simply, When demand increases, Uber will increase it’s pricing by two, three, even four times the base price dependant on the type and amount of demand. During the distressing situation of the Sydney CBD Hostage Siege, concerned people were […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Geeky Gifts – Play and Build

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Want to give someone something a bit geeky this Christmas? Have no fear, we are here to help with some ideas on what you should give a geek. This year, we’ve split our geeky gift guide into two. This one, Play and Build, focuses on the gadgets, games and electronics we know that geeks of all ages will enjoy getting under the Christmas Tree this season. We have tried to find items […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Nintendo Edition

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Do you hear that on top of the house? Is it Santa Claus coming early? Nope, it’s Satoru Iwata, CEO of Nintendo providing everyone with the joy and wonders of Nintendo games. But what’s this, too many options? Don’t worry, here at TechGeek we will help by selecting a few of the best games of the year for your gift giving pleasure. Over the course of the year, Nintendo has […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Cheap But Awesome Gifts Under $60

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Is your workplace starting up the Secret Santa already? Geeky niece or nephew not impressed with their present last year? Never fear, TechGeek is here, with just a few gifts which will cost $130 or less, and which are guaranteed to warm their geeky little hearts. Moleskine – From $20 I know, I know, it doesn’t have a screen! But that doesn’t mean a paper notebook can’t still be relevant in 2014. And […]

GIFT GUIDE: Netflix in Australia (Plus Chromecast Guide)

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  Netflix is amazing! You get access to thousands of shows and movies for almost peanuts per month – the only downside is that it’s only available in selected countries and one of those not lucky enough to have Netflix locally is (surprise) Australia (not until March 15 anyway). There have been several articles on Netflix coming to Australia or similar services being introduced by Foxtel but nothing compares to […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Smartphones under $100

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You may have seen our previous guide for Smartphones but you might be thinking, those smartphones are too expensive! Well, think no more – here is our Holiday Gift Guide for Smartphones under $100. If you’re buying for yourself or buying for someone else, these Smartphones won’t break the bank. Image: Stewart Wilson / TechGeek OUTRIGHT Huawei Ascend Y550 4G The Huawei Ascend Y550 4G is a 4G Android smartphone with a […]

GIFT GUIDE: .melbourne domain Special Offers

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Melburnians can now purchase their own top-level domain names as an alternative to the usual .com.au or .com. Melbourne is the first city in Australia to be assigned it’s own top-level domain name and registrations are now open to the public. ARI Registry Services, who are managing the domain name, are promoting the domain to individuals and local businesses to position themselves online with the world’s most liveable city. “Melbourne businesses […]

HTC’s RE Camera now available for $249 AUD

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First announced in October, HTC has today announced that the RE Camera will launch today in Australia. If you’re not sure what the RE camera is, it’s a small, one-hand camera (which resembles a periscope). The RE is extremely portable, has no viewfinder and is a major GoPro competitor. It has 1080p HD video recording and a 16 megapixel camera with a huge 146-degree wide angle lens. “We are very excited to […]

GIFT GUIDE REVIEW: innerexile Hydra case for iPhone 6

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Well, this is my first iPhone case review and the first time I’ve heard of innerexile. I’ve had many phones cases, usually from well known brands such as Apple, Microsoft, Belkin and others but this is the first time I’ve had a case from innerexile. I was rather interested in the particular case as well since it was “self-healing” meaning that small scuffs and marks would disappear. The case design […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts for the Photographer

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and if you’re like me, you’re probably in a state of semi-panic thinking about the volume of gifts you need to pick up for family and friends in the next few weeks. If you’ve got a photographer on the gift list, chances are they’ll be even pickier than most about the gifts they receive. Luckily, we’ve come up with a list of photographic […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Smartphones

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It’s nearly two more weeks before Christmas, and now is the time to start figuring out what you want to give someone for Christmas. If you’re planning to give someone a smartphone, then you’re going to find there are so many options available. But which phones should you be wrapping under the tree this Christmas? We’ve chosen six phones for you to consider this Christmas shopping season. Image: Norman Ma/TechGeek ON A CONTRACT […]