Australia

The Australian Google Play Store has just made magazines  available to Aussie Android Googlers.  Australia's three biggest magazine publishers have already signed up to the service: Bauer Media's newly-acquired ACP Magazines, Seven West Media's Pacific Magazines and News Limited's NewsLifeMedia.  ACP, the No 1 publisher, will initially sell digital editions of 17 of its titles… Read More

Designed by Melbourne Company Studio Proper, the Clumsy Case is an iPad case designed for kids or those of us who are just plain clumsy :) Made of a soft foam that's both durable and easy to clean, the Clumsy protects your iPad from those everyday bumps and drops as well as those messy and grubby… Read More

After finding BOGear and Haul, both Australian made bag manufacturers, here's another one. :)  mattt bags is based in central Melbourne, Victoria, and they make a range of backpacks, shoulderbags, and sleeves that are all handmade locally. The bags are made from sustainable materials, and there's quite a range of different prints that you can get… Read More

At this point in time Amazon will only ship the Kindle Touch WiFi to Australia.  Up for preorder now on both BigW and Dick Smith is the Touch WiFi for $185AU for release on March 5th and the Touch 3G for  $249AU for release on the 13th of March. The only question I've got is why ? To grab… Read More

The City of Sydney Council, Australia is considering a system of high pressure underground pipes to collect garbage from inner-city homes.  Already in place in a number of European and other cities, the system can be retrofitted into current infrastructure though it is obviously easier to implement in greenfield sites. The system may mean an… Read More

Samsung Electronics Australia  announced the local availability of its new range of powerful and stylish edge-lit LED monitors, the 3D capable SA 9 series, Smart Hub enabled TA9 Series as well as their CA5 Central Station Monitor. The SA 9 is available in 23 and 27" configurations, full HD with  3D playback from a wide… Read More

The HP Touchpad that's been available in the US since July  finally has a release date of August 15th in Australia. Following it's permanent price drop in the US, the Australian release price  will also  be $100 cheaper than first indicated.  Harvey Norman will be the initial exclusive retail partner. Will webOs have the  features… Read More

Aussie ( potential )  e-readers rejoice. No longer will you have to muck around with exchange rates and overseas freight ( albeit very fast 3-4 day turnaround from the US ) to obtain your Amazon Kindle. Both Dick Smith Electronics and Big W are showing the Kindle and accessories available on their websites. Both sites show  it… Read More