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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blur Effect On Smartphone Comparison

Blur Comparison

I’m a big fan of creating good quality photos, especially portrait type where you can focus in on a subject and make them stand out. Of course to do that properly you need a DSLR with a good lens. But the latest batch of smartphones have been coming out with features to help you recreate […]

Netgear PR2000 Trek Travel Router

Netgear Travel Router

Netgear were kind enough to lend me one of their new “travel routers” while I happened to be travelling. What exactly is a travel router, I wondered after receiving the package, and after using it a few times, I can tell this – it’s not just one thing. The Netgear travel router has many tricks […]

The Monument Valley Game Is Amazing

Monument Valley

The other night, as I fired up my iPad and visited the App Store I noticed an intriguing game called Monument Valley. Now I had heard of this a little while back but, not being a huge gamer, it completely left my mind. But, I’m a fan of puzzle games and I really like optical […]

How Google Nest Will Change The World

Google Nest

Today’s big news was Google’s purchase of Nest for a massive 3.2 billion dollars. I met with the Nest crew back at the 2012 CES, and back then they had just the one product, a thermostat that enabled you to control and also learnt to efficiently manage your home’s environment. Recently Nest also launched a […]