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PAX Notes: A frank discussion with Alienware guru Chris Sutphen

Hidden away behind one of the Alienware booth’s walls was a secret room barely big enough to hold a couple of chairs and a small desk. Seated inside of it was one very hoarse Chris Sutphen whom spent the PAX Aus weekend doing his best to talk above the showroom’s deafening roar. Global Marketing Director at Alienware Chris was kind enough to grant me entry into his showroom sanctuary for a quick chat about the company’s move into OLED as well as their recent brand redesign and what that means for them moving forward. (more…)

PAX Notes: Shannon Noll is starting an Esports team

In a land grab for some sort of relevance in 2019, former Australian Idol contestant Shannon “Nollsy” Noll announced at PAX Australia over the weekend that he would be captaining a new Esports squad.

Called the “Motley Squad” Nollsy plans on filling out the remaining slots of his team with “fellow celebs” according to the press release, meaning the likely return of other reality show contestants, former sports stars and radio hosts that tend to round out this level of the celebrity ranks.

The Motley Squad will then compete at Lenovo’s Legion of Champion Series IV competition, which is coming to Australia for the first time. Series IV will also see the introduction of PUBG and CS:GO to the comp, making it the largest yet.

Nollsy and his yet to be filled Motley Squad will be getting a helping hand from Twitch streamer FaZe Hazz, an ambassador for the Lenovo brand.

Telstra to switch off 3G network June 2024

Telstra Bro

Telstra has announced today they will be pulling the plug on their 3G network in just over four years time. Just as we said goodbye to 2G back in December of 2016, 3G will go the way of the dodo in June of 2024.

Between now and then Telstra have committed to expand the coverage of their 4G network as well as build out their burgeoning 5G beyond select CBDs.

I wish all those making use of EFTPOS machines and cellular IoT devices the best of luck in dealing with the impending 3G apocalypse.