See how the top electronics companies were graded on their production policies
Written on February 10, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

The Electronics Industry Trends report has been released and it has graded 56 electronics manufacturers on its production policies and practices with some surprising results. Each company was quizzed about about its ethics, policies, traceability, transparency, training and worker rights and then graded from A to F. Not a single company achieved an A rating […]

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The day Telstra customers were sent back to the stone age – and what they’ll get as an apology
Written on February 9, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

Telstra customers got to experience the nostalgia of life before we had mobile networks after a major outage that ran for a few hours sent them back to the telco equivalent of the 1980s. What’s even more unfortunate – especially for one Telstra worker anyway – was the fact it was human error that sent […]

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Tune in to Tech Guide Episode 185 with special guest Greg Grunberg
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Actor and gadget lover Greg Grunberg from Star Wars The Force Awakens and Heroes, is our special guest in Episode 185 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech. We ran into Grunberg at the Consumer Electronics Show – he made an appearance at the Sphero stand where they were demonstrating the […]

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It’s Safer Internet Day and time to take a look at your own online security
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Today is Safer Internet Day and it’s a great time to take stock of your own online security to ensure you don’t fall victim to a cyber criminal or endanger your personal information. Cyber criminals are becoming even more sophisticated and you’ll be surprised what some hackers are capable of. Here are some of the […]

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New products make Cash by Optus even more mobile and flexible
Written on February 8, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

Cash by Optus is an easy way to access your money with compatible smartphone instead of carrying cold hard cash but today it got even easier with new a sticker and wristband payment accessories. Customers have a mobile payment solution using an Android smartphone with a Cash by Optus SIM card onboard and the companion […]

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Australian astronaut to live like The Martian to celebrate DVD and Blu-ray release
Written on February 6, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

To celebrate the release of the hit film The Martian, a replica of the HAB occupied by Matt Damon’ character Mark Watney as he fights for survival on Mars will be located at Circular Quay in Sydney from Monday. And inside the HAB for five days will be Australia’s Mars One candidate, ex-army soldier and […]

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Fitbit unveils new Alta fitness tracker to keep you moving and motivated
Written on February 5, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

Fitbit has unveiled the Alta – an activity band with a new look and feel along with a larger screen and a number of additional features designed to keep you moving and keep you motivated. Fitbit is one of the leaders in the fitness tracker category and the Fitbit Alba is the latest in its […]

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Take a look inside the new offices of Twitter Australia
Written on February 4, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

Twitter has opened up its brand new Australian offices this week and Tech Guide was given a guided tour through the space in the Sydney CBD which was designed to have a distinct Australian feel. NSW Premier Mike Baird officially opened the Twitter Australia offices in a ceremony today. The lobby and waiting area is […]

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Two Blokes Talking Tech Episode 241 for a fun look at the latest tech
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If you want to get the latest tech news and reviews in a fun and informative way, then tune in to Two Blokes Talking Tech Episode 241 with Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech and EFTM’s Trevor Long. On this week’s show, Vodafone’s new global roaming deal and the rewards the telcos are offering to attract […]

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Queen by Rega limited edition turntable will have vinyl lovers in a spin
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If you’re still a fan of vinyl records and also a fan of legendary rock band Queen, then you’re going to love the limited edition Queen by Rega turntable which features the band’s logos. There are only 100 of these Queen by Rega turntables that have been brought in to Australia and are available now […]

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Stay updated and educated with Episode 184 of the Tech Guide podcast
Written on February 2, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

To stay updated and educated about the latest consumer tech news, reviews and opinions  tune in to Episode 184 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech. On this week’s show, Apple issues a recall for its wall plug adaptors, Tourism Australia embraces virtual reality for its latest campaign, Garmin releases its […]

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Vodafone announces new mobile roaming offer for New Zealand
Written on February 1, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

Vodafone Australia has announced customers on its Red and SIM only plans can now use their mobiles when they’re travelling in New Zealand as if they were still at home with no roaming charges. Vodafone customers can already roam in more than 50 countries for $5 a day and use the existing call, text and […]

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Blu-ray Disc release date announced
Written on January 31, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

The release date for the Blu-ray Disc version of the blockbuster film Star Wars The Force Awakens – which set records at the box office around the world – has been announced. Directed by JJ Abrams, The Force Awakens – Episode VII – is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. […]

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360Fly 4K lets you capture 360-degree videos in ultra high definition
Written on January 30, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

There were plenty of 360-degree cameras at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month and one that caught our eye was the latest version of the 360Fly which is capable of shooting in 4K resolution. The 360Fly 4K – we reviewed the original – is a single lens video camera that can […]

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Apple issues wall plug adaptor recall – how to see if yours is affected
Written on January 29, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

Apple has issued a recall of AC wall adaptors used in Australia with Macs and certain iOS devices which, in rare cases, may break and pose a risk of receiving an electrical shock. The wall plug adaptors in question were shipped between 2003 and 2015 and were also included in the Apple World Travel Adaptor […]

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Two Blokes Talking Tech Episode 240 covers all the big tech issues
Written on January 28, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

Two Blokes Talking Tech Episode 240, with Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech and EFTM’s Trevor Long, bring you the week’s biggest tech news and product reviews in a fun and informative way. On this week’s show, the Mitchell Pearce scandal and how someone is always watching thanks to smartphones and security cameras that are trained […]

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Tourism Australia embracing virtual reality to attract international visitors
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The latest in virtual reality technology will be adopted by Tourism Australia to showcase our country’s natural beauty to attract more international visitors to our picturesque shores. The latest campaign – There’s Nothing Like Australia – will highlight Australia as a “place you can feel”. The immersive campaign, which was unveiled by Australian actor and […]

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Garmin introduces three new golf devices to slice your score not your shots
Written on January 27, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

Golfers are always looking for ways to improve and Garmin has released not one but three new products that are designed to help slice your score and not your shots on the course. The products include the Approach G10 GPS device, the Approach S20 GPS sportwatch and the TruSwing – Garmin’s first golf club sensor. […]

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Optus partners with world’s fastest man Usain Bolt for new ad campaign
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Optus has partnered with the fastest man on earth Usain Bolt who will become the face of the network in a series of advertisements which will hit Australian screens from next month. The first thing you think about when you see Usain Bolt is speed and Optus will be hoping the association with the Olympic […]

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Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech in the Logitech labs checking out the company's new gaming headphones
It’s time to tune in to Episode 183 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast
Written on January 26, 2016 By Stephen Fenech

It’s time to tune in to Episode 183 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech, so you can stay updated and educated about the latest tech news and products. On this week’s show, USB-C – what is it and why it’s the next big thing in tech, Alcatel OneTouch’s new smartphones […]

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