View form the Couch
Adam Turner's View from the Couch

Adam TurnerView from the couch is a weekly segment on Tech Talk Radio by Adam Turner. Adam loves a good rant, so not only can you read his blog, you can also have him in your ears.

Adam was formerly Melbourne deputy editor of Next, the business IT section of Fairfax's The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. In March 2005, after seven years at The Age, Turner switched to a freelance career. He still writes the Upgrade product review column in Next and also contributes features and reviews to various business and consumer technology publications. His specialty area is the "digital lounge room" Visit Adam's website.

Check out the View from the Couch archive for 2007, 2008, 2009 or 2010


2008 View from the couch

Internet Filtering and Video piracy
AFACT jump on the internet filtering bandwagon to try and get ISPs to ban P2P and illegal movie downloads. November 24, 2008

Is bigger better when it comes to flat screen TV's?
Check your viewing distance and room size BEFORE you buy your new HD Television
November 17, 2008

The quest for the holy grail - a home phone.
Trying to find a home phone that has the functionality of a mobile phone. Is it possible?
November 10, 2008

Internet Filtering
What have Ned Flanders and Internet filtering got in common? Adam tells all.
November 3, 2008

Premium SMS and Number Recycling
Don't get stung by a reused mobile phone number (number recycling)
October 27, 2008

Right Click Mac
Adam lives to see the day Mac now has a right click mouse!
October 20, 2008

Asus EEEPC
A notebook which is too small? Maybe not. 11 to choose from.
October 13, 2008

Sony DNLA
Adam talks to Sony about the benefits of DLNA
September 29, 2008

DVD Recorders
Pro's and Cons of DVD Recorders
September 22, 2008

A good use for the Mac that time forgot - The Mac Mini
Got a Mac Mini? Why not convert it into a media centre for the living room?
September 15, 2008

PSP file sharing in Australia - what are the chances?
What are the chances of getting busted using P2P software like bit torrent in Australia?
September 8, 2008

Where's Apple in todays Media Savvy Lounge Room?
Adam asks the question - "Where's Apple in the Lounge room?" Sony's there, Micorosft is there, but Apple needs to lift it's game if it is to win over consumers . August 25, 2008

Adam and the Chumby
What do you get when you add an LCD screen to a margerine container along with a wireless internet access? The Chumby!. August 11, 2008

Adam goes 5 hours in the ring with Optus and Telstra
What happens when telcos lie and blame each other about a simple telephone connection to an IT journalist? It's not pretty. July 28, 2008

Robot Love
Artificial Intelligence - Should we be worried? What happens when robots experience love? Will they replace a partner? July 21, 2008 July 21, 2008

Tivo in Australia
The launch of the Tivo in Australia is iminant, so what's in store and what can we expect.... Adam also reveals his PVR wishlist. June 30, 2008

Zoho
What's Zoho? It's everything you could want when it comes to sharing office tools online. Google & Microsoft watch out, as adam talks to ZoHo's creator. June 2, 2008

HTC Shift
Not all PDA's ae the same. In fact, some are very different, so buyer beware.
May 19, 2008

The iPhone is coming - So what's it really like?
Finally we know who is the carrier of choice for Apple's pending release of the iPhone in Australia, but is it all what it's cracked up to be? Adam shares his thoughts on the usability of this device.
May 12, 2008

Digital TV in Australia - Adam talks to Conroy
The goal posts seem to always on the move when it comes to the switch off of analogue TV in Australia. Adam goes to the top and ask Senator Conroy what's going to happen and when. May 5, 2008

Nokia's New Online Music Store
So what's Nokia got that iTunes doesn't? A subscription service for one, but wait there's more as Adam tells... April 28, 2008

Video games and the youth of today
Every kid wants a game console of some kind at some stage, but just how suitable are some of the games on the market today? April 21, 2008

Apple 3G iPhone - maybe... Maybe not!
Apple's 3G iPhone would have to be one of Australia's most anticipated tech gadgets of all time, but it never seems to get here. Rumors are everywhere. April 14, 2008

Mobiles under your skin!
So what's next? A mobile phone under your skin? Is it really on the cards or just a figment of someone's very vivid imagination? Adam tells all April 7, 2008

ABC Playback
In the tradition of pushing the boundaries of technology, the ABC is to launch ABC playback, a replay service of ABC TV, but no thanks to some ISPS! March 31, 2008

Nine Digital - Still the one!
When 7 and 10 treat their HD channels as a place to run more SD content, and Nine - the last to get digital HD up and going, do it properly, it's sure to be noticed! March 24, 2008

Online Backups
Continuing on from two weeks back, Adam looks at online backups as a viable alternative to CD, DVD or Hard Drive backups. March 17, 2008

Copy theft
The internet makes it all too easy to cut and paste copy from blogs and websites. So what happens when you get caught out? March 10, 2008

Apple iPod touch
Adam turns his attention to Apple's iPod Touch, the iPhone to have when you don't have a mobile phone network to support it,but that's not all, it's a great device for the living room. March 3, 2008

e-Books
e-Books, potentially a best seller, but just hasn't made the top 10 ten, Why? The cost of devices for viewing e-books is still high, and nothing really replaces the tactile experience of reading a paper back. Adam tells why. February 25, 2008

Backups
When was the last time you backed up? Can't remember? Adam tells of his techniques in keeping those business documents or treasured family photos safe for all to see. February 18, 2008

Digital TV in 2008
The digital TV revolution is about to gain momentum in 2008 with the release of TiVo and more HD content on Free to Air TV. Not to mention the Foxtel move to HD. Adam takes the first look at from the couch for 2008 and apparently, it's a lot clearer. February 11, 2008

Adam Turner's View from the Couch can be heard every week on Tech Talk Radio.

 
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