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alexkidman

@alexkidman@aus.social

Multi-award-winning freelance Tech Journo, Co-host Vertical Hold podcast, Former editor at CNET, Gizmodo, PC Mag, Finder and many more. Retro gaming, Prince and Godzilla fan. Send coffee.

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alexkidman, to australia
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It's not often I revisit a review, but that's just what I've done with my review of D-Link's Aquila Pro AI Mesh system, now with test results for two and three node systems.

(If you're already asleep, it's home wifi mesh gear. Makes things go faster, in theory... and, it turns out, in the real world too!)

https://alexreviewstech.com/d-link-aquila-pro-ai-m30-ax3000-wi-fi-6-smart-mesh-system-review-good-value/

alexkidman, to apple
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As per the Beastie Boys, you’ve got to fight for your right to party.

Well, OK.

But you shouldn’t have to fight for your consumer rights… but I did when using Apple Australia’s supposedly “easy” trade-in service for an iPad. It was anything but easy…

(A long read at Gizmodo Australia, because I’m stubborn about these kinds of things. It should not take the kind of fighting I had to do here to get a positive result)

#Apple #Australia #iPad #ConsumerRights

https://gizmodo.com.au/2024/06/apple-australian-ipad-trade-in/

alexkidman, to Youtube
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I love that the HMD Pulse Pro is repairable by design… but even in the budget space, a phone has to have a little more than that to truly stand out. Here’s my full video and text review!

https://alexreviewstech.com/hmd-pulse-pro-review-is-repairability-enough/

alexkidman, to random
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I’m not a designer by trade, but even I could do better than this. It actively hurts my brain. Make it stop!

alexkidman,
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@arose62 “Press button for 5 seconds and await reply”

alexkidman, to random
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Random musical musing: What would have happened with Wendy if Lisa had informed her that the water was not, in fact, warm enough?

I'm thinking they wait a while for it to heat up, maybe have a cuppa and a biscuit, possibly do a crossword.

It's possible -- just possible -- that I'm overthinking this.

alexkidman, to tcl
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My review of the TCL 40 NXTPAPER at Gizmodo Australia features (amongst many other details), blue lights, human cloning, Kirby, a guy called Dave and moody jazz.

I really have considered every angle… and then some.


https://gizmodo.com.au/2024/06/tcl-40-nxtpaper-review/

alexkidman, to swimming
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New quick video time, as I give the Shokz OpenSwim Pro headphones a 30 Seconds Of Tech first look!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vau_9_cVY4

alexkidman, to animals
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Tegan knows what you did and she IS judging you.

alexkidman,
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@Kyna The judge is going to permit you to approach the bench. Bring snacks.

alexkidman, to random
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Historically, ASUS has made some interesting laptops -- some great, some not-so-great. Here's my take on its latest round of Copilot+ laptops over at Gizmodo Australia:

https://gizmodo.com.au/2024/06/asus-copilot-laptop-release-2024/

alexkidman, to random
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OMFG.

An anonymous donation just put my fundraiser OVER its limit.

If anyone wants me, I’ll be a) Very happy and b) Exhausted.

alexkidman, to android
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New review time (video and text) as I get to gaming on the REDMAGIC 9 Pro, an unusual looking phone with an interesting price point — and target market. Click on the link to watch and read my full review!

https://alexreviewstech.com/redmagic-9-pro-review-a-proper-gaming-bargain/

alexkidman, to MultipleSclerosis
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A couple of last minute donations (thanks to Anonymous & Sean M) means I'm now at 94.4% of my goal -- and the world gets another cat picture!

(Tegan wants you to help me STRETCH to the final goal figure. Donate now!)

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to MultipleSclerosis
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I am precisely $267 (just 6.7%) short of my donation goal that I've been chasing all month long for ... and the clock is ticking. If anyone's willing to donate, NOW is the time!


https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman,
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@kauer I get sad, because I raised less money than I wanted to. You wouldn't want me to be sad... would you?

(Got to be worth a try...)

alexkidman, to random
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The stone cold legend that is Kerrie M has donated to my run, and so, lo, a cat picture emerges. Be a legend like Kerrie and donate TODAY! I'm at 93.3% -- so CLOSE!

(Tegan wants YOU. To donate. Also to bring her snacks. Mostly that second one.)

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to running
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I'm at 91.5% of my donation target on the very, very, VERY last day of . So close. So very, very close.

If you're able to donate, please do so today (and you'll get a free cat pic and a feeling of doing the right thing in return!)


https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to Cat
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Another donation to my (with thanks to Jen D-N), means another photo for everyone to enjoy! Keep the donations coming!

(Neko is VERY interested in what is on the ceiling. Probably a bug. Maybe the crunchy kind.)

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to Cat
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Another donation to my run means another photo for everyone to enjoy. Thank Grant McC for this one. Donate today (it's the last day) for more cat pics!

(Tegan assures me she isn't drinking my water.)

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to running
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Donate today to my run, and you're not only doing good -- you get a cat photo in return. Everyone can thank J Bird for this one -- donate now and let the torrent of moggy pictures cascade down!

(Tegan denies she is in this picture at all, but I have my suspicions she is...)

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to running
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The result is in! No, not that one... I've just finished my 130km of running for -- and today is the LAST day for donations to come in.

I've spent over 17.5 HOURS this month running to raise funds -- could you perhaps spend a little to donate?

(You also get a free cat picture if you do, because the Internet still loves cats, right?)

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to random
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I’d love to put in something witty about the orange moron having to start enjoying prison food, but logistically, it ain’t going to happen. Still satisfying, given it’s now entirely accurate to refer to him as a criminal, though.

alexkidman, to Cat
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With thanks to Thomas Beagle, everyone gets another picture to enjoy!

The rules are simple: Donate to my run (doing good), and get a cat picture (also good). It's your classic win-win!

This time around, Nyssa is enjoying a small afternoon snooze. As she is often wont to do.

https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

alexkidman, to Cats
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Donate and get a cat picture - and I’m a man of my word. With thanks to Team Lewis PR, here’s Tegan looking like she wants something. Probably dinner. https://www.themay50k.org/fundraisers/alexkidman/the-may-50k-2024

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