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Tom Solari

(On Hiatus)

Tom Solari is currently on hiatus from TechGeek. He covers the gadget and hardware beat, with a passion for tinkering and choosing the best hardware. Unashamedly tech savvy, he also is a programmer and runs servers.

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GALLERY: Raspberry Pi Model B

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Around 3 months after the initial launch of the Raspberry Pi, we have finally got our hands on a unit. For me, opening the box was a big ordeal. What can I say, I’ve been waiting for around a year now! Babbling aside, here are some quick pictures of our piece of Pi. Enjoy!

Morning Briefing: Windows 8 Boots Too Fast, ‘rickrolling’ Hindered by Copyright Claim and Oracle are losing

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for the 24th of May, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Microsoft seemed to have overdone the whole boot optimisation, with Windows 8 ready to run in under seven seconds. Because of this, the window in which users can interrupt the boot sequence, is 200ms. That […]

Morning Briefing: 4″ iPhone, The Pirate Bay DDOSed, LG Optimus UI 3.0 released

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 17th May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: The Wall Street Journal has said that sources have claimed the next generation iPhone will feature larger screen. Apple is reportedly ordering 4 inch screens for the ‘iPhone 5’. This isn’t too much […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 89: Does it have Beats?

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The Budget reveals some interesting facts, HP calls its new laptops a Sleekbook – but don’t call it an Ultrabook, and Chris tells us a story on not how to ride a bike. All this and more on TECHGEEK Weekly. Join Terence, Tom and Chris as they recap the big, interesting and often little tidbits of this week’s news in tech. Happy Mother’s Day, and don’t forget to listen and […]

Morning Briefing: OS X 10.7.4 released, G+ iOS app gets a redesign and Pebble creator hosts AMA

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 10th of May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Apple have released Lion 10.7.4 to consumers. This update features many improvements and, shall we say, ‘bug fixes’. According to Engadget, this update also seems to includes the FileVault security issue. The […]

Morning Briefing: Windows Live no longer, Nokia suing and more Steve Jobs

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 3rd May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Microsoft are dropping the Windows Live branding which was introduced in 2005 in favor of a Microsoft account. This account can be used with all existing Windows Live services, Windows 8 and […]

OPINION: We need a ‘FTTH’ NBN

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Image: m0php/Flickr (Creative Commons) Well lately on Delimiter, there has been a lot of talk about the NBN and what will form this National Broadband Network. Now yes, I am a NBN supporter, for obvious reasons. We all know Australia isn’t renowned for its internet access and this can be accredited to many things, but something needs to be done about it. Telstra’s network. Certain aspects of it have been in existence for several […]

Morning Briefing: WWDC 2012 Sold Out, Telstra to launch first 4G WP7 and Microsoft’s Zune replacement to show at E3

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 25th of April 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au. Here’s what were watching: WWDC has been announced, for June 11- 15th, and tickets sadly have already sold out. It took a mere 2 hours for that to happen. This year, Apple are expected to show off Mountain […]

Morning Briefing: Windows Server 8 renamed, Google TV Update, and Microsoft just keep losing employees.

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for the 19th of April 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: At the Microsoft Management Summit, in Las Vegas, Microsoft have given “Windows Server 8” an official name, “Windows Server 2012” and have confirmed they want to have it shipping later this year. […]

OPINION: Is the iPad 3 display revolutionary?

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The iPad 3 display. What some might say is the defining feature of the third generation Apple tablet. It may be one of the main features of this latest edition to Apple’s product line, but is it any good? Can it be classified as revolutionary? Before I start proving my point, let us just define “revolutionary.” revolutionary: refers to something that has a major, sudden impact on society Personally, the new […]

GALLERY: Hands on with the iPad 3

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Well I got the opportunity to play with an iPad 3, so immediately I grabbed my camera and set to work. I do apologise for the poor lighting of the photos, and I intend on taking some nicer photos at a later date. But for now, enjoy what you have either already experienced, or just plainly don’t care about. Also, I took some screen-shots from both iPad 2 and iPad 3 so you guys […]

Apple Reliving The Glory Days.

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Apple must have been tinkering with their website, because now the normal Australian site is back up. This morning, the Beatles announcement page was up, in place of the normal site. But now, order has been restored. Phew. Well, well, well. Apple has taken down it’s Australian site to make space for an announcement regarding an iTunes update. According to Apple, tomorrow will be a day we will never forget. […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 85: Now (No Longer) Standards Compliant

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Facebook and Yahoo duke it out in court, SOPA could be back on the table, and the flying car is finally here! (And it could be rival Duke Nukem Forever to be vaporware). All this and more as we present a special Easter edition of TECHGEEK Weekly! Nothing special, but our panel of ‘experts‘ – and that is in quotations for a reason – come and debate some of the […]

Twitter To Be Shut Down By May 1

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This isn’t an error. Twitter today announced that by May 1, the famous, worldwide service will have been shut down. This move has come after a string of reports claiming that Twitter has become to powerful for its own good. The reports claim that Twitter has been able to control everything in peoples lifes from what they wear, to what they want to call their child. In response to these […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 83: A Burning Sensation – from your iPad

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Turns out, the new iPad is really hot. So hot that it could potentially burn. Plus, could the new iPhone have a 4.6-inch display; and Tom discusses/mocks Logitech’s little Apple-inspired campaign over a iPod dock (or a towel, we don’t know). All this and more on TECHGEEK Weekly. Terence, Tom and Chris are at the helm this week, as Stewart decided to go out this weekend. But don’t worry, you […]