CES 2012: Nest Makes Home Climate Control Cool.

Inside the Nest Thermostat

Who would have thought that a thermostat could be sexy? Then again, companies like Dyson and Apple have shown just how seemingly innocuous or technical products can become something akin to a piece of art. Nest takes the idea of a thermostat and drags it kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Based on a […]

Apple’s Steve Jobs: The Game Changer

A young Steve Jobs with the whole world at his feet

Here’s a true story. A couple of months ago I had to make a trip to one of our new stores to help train the sales staff. I loaded the store’s address into my GPS so I could get to the store quickly and efficiently. I had a couple of new albums that I’d purchased […]

From iPhone to Android…and Back?

Android verses iOS5

Ever since I migrated from my iPhone 4 to a new Samsung Galaxy S II, I’ve been keen to cover my experiences using the Android platform. With iOS 5 due to be released later this year, I thought it would be a great opportunity to see what the competitor smartphone ecosystem had to offer, and […]

Connecting Your Home to Entertainment

Media players have been around for quite some time now, and they’ve taken many different forms over the years. At one point, we thought that the Windows Media Centre would take centre stage in our lounge room, but people just didn’t like the idea of having to boot up their DVD player. I don’t really […]

Acer A500 Iconia Tablet – Unboxing and Overview

Acer were the first to release a Honeycomb tablet to the general retail market, and as I mentioned in a previous blog post, they set the benchmark for the type of inputs and outputs one could previously only wish for on a tablet – mini and full size USB, HDMI, and SD Card slot are […]

Signs of Things to Come?

Although I haven’t posted a blog in a couple of weeks, I have been watching and considering a lot of the news coming out of the IT sector. In the last couple of weeks a few key events have been reported which in isolation are newsworthy, but when looked at as a group, point to […]

Holiday Post – Escape from Technology

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Happy New Year everyone, I hope you had some great time off! One question – how many of you changed your online or social media habits while you were on vacation? What is a holiday if you’re still connected? For those of you who love a bit of snow, Thredbo is an internationally recognised skiing […]