Samsung Reborn - Hands on with the S8

The Galaxy S8 is an Android Saviour

It's 4pm in the heart of a bustling Brisbane City. I'm waiting at a cross sign on my weary way home from work, longing for nothing but a beer and a nap, thanking god I had the rest of the evening off to shut myself away and sleep. Just then my phone buzzes, and I read a clandestine-like message from an acquaintance I've come to know. "Are you in the city?".

Fifteen minutes and three mysterious texts later I followed my instructions and was ushered into a dark corner of a quasi-deserted cafe down the end of an alleyway, like an unsuspecting victim in a bad James Bond film. And then I saw it...

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The Big One: Apple, Android or Microsoft?

Let's do this. Apple, Google or Microsoft.

Ah, yes. The war of the new-old ages. Apple vs Google. Apple vs Microsoft. Microsoft vs Google vs Apple. Apple is evil, premium and expensive (but oh-so-sexy). Google represents affordability, customisability and diversity (but oh-so-technical). Microsoft is dated, industrial and "businessy" (PC? Eugh... boring).

These are the general trends representing the opinions I hear every day en masse. If time in retail around technology has taught me anything, it's that most people are quick to judge and slow to forgive. Naturally the tech-savvy among us occasionally venture into an archaic dwelling called a 'store' in order to preview the latest in tech that they've already researched thoroughly, eager to confirm their own general bias and proudly exhibit their masterful knowledge and superiority over the first courageous salesperson to approach them with an offer of assistance, before shaking their head in disgust at the 'outrageous price' of the super-computer they're seeking to stick in their pocket as they leave to purchase said supercomputer off ebay or Kogan.

If you're one of those people, this article is not for you.

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Now about that NBN

Let's get a little less macro and a little more in-depth about one of my favorite topics: NBN.

Queue the exasperated groans from those who know me. This is going to be a much less 'objective' and well written post, and more of a rant. Now an ongoing theme of my blog, you may notice, is that whilst I don't blame the general public for not paying attention - I bet they'd be pretty angry if they did. I'll get to that at the end. It's been a while since I've paid due attention to NBN - despite being involved in it each and every day for my job. Amidst the turmoil of the world at large right now and the frenetic pace of technology globally, it is easy to stop paying attention to what is, without doubt, one of the largest mistakes of modern infrastructure.

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Accidental Revolution

Warning: this post is highly opinionated and likely controversial. So sue me. This is also not a political post - mostly.

Whilst the supposed leaders of our western world squabble over trivialities such as p**** grabbing, collusion with Russian diplomats and 'golden shower' debates, an encouraging sign of elevated humanity is quietly working in the background towards progress and survival.

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The Brutal Facade of Tomorrow

In 30 years from now, every 'traditional' employable industry will be dead.
Think that's extreme? Read on.

On 21st Feb, 2012, Airtasker was launched. A simple idea, conceived and created by co-founders Tim Fung (CEO) and Jonathan Lui (COO). Airtasker is a simple concept: a shared local community of people are seeking outsourcing of everyday tasks, and that same shared local community of people are able to opt undertake those tasks. Today, Airtasker is the latest soon-to-be-business-behemoth in a series of apps (Uber, AirBnB, Zipcar, Amazon drones, etc...) with an astonishingly simple premise, executed brilliantly, designed to simplify life in the 21st century.

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