In iOS 7, Apple introduced a game controller framework, bringing a standardised platform for physical button controllers to iOS. There have been attempts at iOS compatible game controllers, like the iCade, but now Apple have baked it right in to iOS and published detailed specifications regarding their use. This gives developers a heads up on…Read More Logitech G550 PowerShell Review
Every bank has an app for your phone or tablet and for many people, it is the primary way to interact with their finances. A good quality app is often a high priority when selecting a transaction account. Most of us don’t have the time or patience to sign up for an account with every…Read More A Critical Look at Australian Bank Mobile Apps
That guy on the left, he’s Ren Zhengfei, founder & CEO of Huawei. In the middle, someone who fits the stereotype of a Chinese hacker in a net cafe, but probably isn’t. The bloke on the right, NRL player Sandor Earl who had a Huawei logo tattooed on his leg. Proper tattooed, none of that…Read More Huawei and the Fear of the Unknown
Remember how insurance companies would bring up the idea of using technology to track your car to determine how you drive and then base your premium on that data? And we would say “haha, what the hell, that sounds like a bad idea!”? Well it’s now a thing, in Australia, via Insurance Box and QBE.…Read More Can Big Brother Be A Little More Transparent Please?
I’ve been asked many questions about Soylent and my recipe, so here’s an FAQ: Why are you bothering with this? Do you hate food that much? No, the opposite, I love food! That’s how I got to be 160kg, man. Soylent is just a way to eat something without thinking about to eat, or choosing…Read More Anthony’s Soylent FAQ
All the energy the body needs. Saves time and money. Contains a Complete set of nutritional requirements. Many times whilst looking into Soylent, I was reminded of ads like this infomercial (and products like it) who may mean well, but really just want to suck money out of vulnerable people’s wallets: https://youtu.be/KdMaZzR0fWM Soylent also gave…Read More Soylent – Your New Staple Food
Since the conclusion of the 2013 federal election, nerds all over Australia have been mourning the potential loss of the crown jewels – a fibre to the premises National Broadband Network. The minister for communications, Malcom Turnbull, has responded to the latest effort from pro-FTTP advocates to change the new government’s approach to the NBN,…Read More Australia’s Broadband History
There’s an age old question, that as a society, we’ve been asking ourselves since the iPhone 3G was released all those decades ago: (what, it was only 2008? Shit…) do I get my iPhone on a contract or outright? A heady question, very important, life changing, a matter of national importance, I know. It’s a…Read More New iPhone – Contract or Outright?
In my previous Reckoner feature about Litecoin, I came to the conclusion that I had three options on the table at that stage of my experiment mining the crypto-currency: Option 1 – sell up and cut my losses. Option 2 – keep mining at my current rate. Option 3 – buy more rigs and mine even…Read More I’m Done Mining Litecoin
On the 3rd of August, it will have been 3 months since I fired up my Litecoin farm. I dicked around for a few weeks in April with Litecoin rigs at home, but had all 14 of my rigs working simultaneously on the 3rd of May, 2013. In fact, this feature marks pretty close to…Read More Three Months as a Litecoin Farmer