Luke Hopewell

A fresh recruit onto the tech journalism battlefield, Luke Hopewell is eager to see some action. After a tour of duty in the belly of the Telstra beast, he is keen to report big stories on the enterprise beat. Drawing on past experience in radio, print and magazine, he plans to ask all the tough questions you want answered.

Latest Posts

The fact and fiction of Mike Daisey

Over the weekend, This American Life revealed inaccuracies in the story of Mike Daisey, who visited Foxconn in China to expose the manufacturing practices behind Apple products. Daisey spoke to Nerdcam last year about his show and it's now time to set the record straight.

March 18, 2012 by Luke Hopewell


Much ado about iNothing?

The new Apple iPad went on sale today in retail stores around the country to a flood of enthusiasm, singing, chanting and dancing. Nerdcam was there to catch the Apple antics on camera.

March 15, 2012 by Luke Hopewell

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Five uses for Raspberry Pi

It costs less than the HDMI cable you'll use to connect it to your monitor, and it's in demand to the tune of several hundred thousand back orders. This week, Nerdcam looks at the best uses for the $38 Raspberry Pi computer.

March 15, 2012 by Luke Hopewell


Testing Japanese Siri

Apple used the iPad 3 — sorry, the iPad HD — no, pardon me, the "new iPad" announcement this week to update its Siri product with better international language support. We turned Japanese to find out whether the service is up to scratch.

March 8, 2012 by Luke Hopewell

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Potential body-scanner flaw exposed

A US travel blogger and engineer claims to have found a way to smuggle metal items though the US Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) so-called "nude" body scanners, and has posted hidden-camera evidence to prove his method. Despite the evidence, I'm still filing this one under "don't try this at home".

March 6, 2012 by Luke Hopewell

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How to install Windows 8 on your Mac

Microsoft has had over 1 million downloads of its Windows 8 Consumer Preview in just one day, Redmond says. But why should Windows users have all the fun? Today, we'll show you how to install it if you're a Mac user.

March 1, 2012 by Luke Hopewell

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Build your own laptop stand

Thin ultrabooks and bring-your-own-device-friendly workplaces are enjoying a simultaneous rise in popularity right now. Today, we show you how to make your own laptop stand for your desk in five minutes, for less than a dollar.

February 23, 2012 by Luke Hopewell

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Nerdcam in space: talking the talk

The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step, or in the case of our near-space mission, a single phone call. Find out who you need to speak to about your own near-space balloon expedition.

February 16, 2012 by Luke Hopewell


Replacing the world's largest IMAX screen

Sydney plays host to a lot of big things. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House spring immediately to mind, but it also plays host to the largest screen in the world, at 29.5 metres high and 35.7 metres wide.

February 9, 2012 by Luke Hopewell