Mobile VR (Virtual Reality) – What Are The Options?

mobile virtual Reality

  Samsung’s Note 4 is just around the corner, and with it the Gear VR, a virtual reality headset that is unique to the Note 4. I’m going to look at two of the current mobile VR (virtual reality) options out there, and see how they compare to the upcoming Gear VR. The most inexpensive […]

Ritchie’s Room on 2GB Radio

2GB Sydney

Last Saturday I chatted on radio with Glenn Wheeler, who hosts his own show, aptly named “Wheeler” on Radio 2GB in Sydney. For those that live in Sydney, you’ll be able to hear Glenn and I riff on all things tech-related at around 5.30pm each Saturday afternoon on 873AM. For those overseas or out of the […]

What’s in the Google Glass Bag?

Google Glass

If you’re at all interested in smartphones, and wearables, then you would probably have heard of Google Glass. In fact you might have heard of Google Glass for all the wrong reasons lately as well. A couple of weeks ago Google opened up the beta product, called the Explorer edition to the public in the […]

The iPhone 6 Plus Bends.


  Earlier, I had looked at the iPhone 6 Plus as a potentially awesome Google Phone. Of course, only a couple of days later, the interwebs were choking with news that the iPhone 6 Plus bends. It pretty much took over the entire smartphone discussion sphere around the world, and naturally spawned thousands of memes, […]

Is The iPhone 6 Plus A Good Google Phone?

The iPhone 6 Plus runs on iOS 8, but can it run Google Apps well?

So here’s a question I never, in a million years thought I’d find myself asking – could an iPhone be a decent or even great Google phone? The iPhone 6 release is the probably the most fundamental shift in Apple’s smartphone strategy since the dawn of the iPhone all those years ago. I had the […]

Tesla Model S First Look and Impressions


I’ve been following the Tesla Motors story for a long time, and after recently staying at the W Hotel in Hong Kong, I was able to experience one of their brand new cars first hand thanks to the W’s purchase of 5 Tesla Model S Signature models for their hotel guest transport. The W Hotel […]

HTC Releases Duo Camera Sharing Feature

Now even iPad users can see the dynamic changes available within your shots if you're a HTC One M8 owner.

  I’ve said before that I really like the large aperture, depth of field shots that the HTC One M8 can deliver using its Duo camera setup. One thing about this feature has always been that the toggling and playing around with the Duo Camera setup has been limited to you on your smallish smartphone […]

How The LG G Watch Update Could Go Further

LG G Watch Update

LG have just issued an update to their G Watch, which runs on the Google Wear platform. The LG G Watch update doesn’t appear to have made any difference to the overall functionality, but rather has been deployed to change the way the exposed charging points turn on and off. See, on the G Watch, […]

A (Mock) Response to the Daily Show’s Glass Segment

Daily Show

Hi Mr Stewart, I’m Ritchie, and I’m appalled at the conduct of your reporter, Jason Jones, in his duplicitous interrogation of those young men and women fighting for their rights to be given access to the bars and entertainment venues of their choice regardless of their borg transforming, openly mockable, slightly creepy headwear. For these […]

Google Glass Firmware Update 18.11 Highlights

Google Glass Firmware Update

The last week has seen a couple of significant updates to the Glass firmware. Just a couple of hours ago Glass updated to 18.11, so let’s see what some of the new features are in the Google Glass firmware update. The first one is an experimental feature to the Google Glass firmware update that came […]