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About Jacques-Pierre (JP)

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Jacques-Pierre (JP) Dumas
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With a background in media, JP is the definition of a tech nerd. After a stint as a journo, he's moved on to marketing but in his spare time, he still loves deep-diving into the best of tech, games, and films. You can chat to JP about anything from the latest console releases to supercomputer teraFLOPs and he'll be sure to have an opinion.

Stories by Jacques-Pierre (JP)

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Hands-on Review: Norton Utilities Ultimate
Fri, 11th Aug 2023
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reviews
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technology gifts
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norton
Enter Norton Utilities Ultimate, a software solution designed to breathe new life into your Windows PC by enhancing its speed and tidying clutter.
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Hands-on review: Xbox Cloud Gaming
Thu, 14th Jul 2022
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
Xbox Cloud Gaming, a feature of Xbox Game Pass, allows players to stream over 300 games. But does it work? Here's the verdict.
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Hands-on-review: GoPro Hero 10
Thu, 28th Apr 2022
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
I have a long history with GoPro; I still remember getting my first camera when I was 16, using it to film Parkour and the day I lost it down a dingey crag.
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Hands-on review: Norton 360 Premium
Thu, 7th Apr 2022
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
So it's been about a month since I reviewed Norton 360 for Gamers, and to my surprise, that was mostly a pleasant experience.
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Hands-on review: Norton360 for Gamers
Mon, 14th Mar 2022
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gaming
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dark web
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reviews
Norton360 for Gamers: Is the premium subscription worth the price? This review covers its features, performance, and value for money.
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Hands-on review: Jabra Elite 4 Active Wireless Earphones
Wed, 16th Feb 2022
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gaming
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uc
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digital music
It’s been a little a while since I’ve tried a new pair of wireless earphones, mainly due to a couple of rough experiences with them in the past.
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Hands-on Review: Thronmax Mdrill Zero Microphone & Zoom Boom Arm
Tue, 30th Nov 2021
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
A short while ago, I was given the opportunity to review the Thronmax Mdrill Zero Microphone, originally planning to use it to run online D&D games.
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Hands-on Review: PowerPic mod wireless charger
Fri, 12th Nov 2021
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
Recently I’ve gotten my hands on a new neat piece of tech to further clutter the bedside table with, the PowerPic mod wireless charger (PowerPic).
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Hands-on Review: Logitech MX Keys Combo and Logi Bolt Receiver
Mon, 27th Sep 2021
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
Now that I’ve spent a bit of time with the Logitech MX Keys combo and Logi Bolt receiver, I really wish more businesses would switch to these as their standard.
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Hands-on review: Google Nest Hub 2nd generation
Tue, 10th Aug 2021
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gaming
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reviews
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smart home
Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) is a small yet powerful smart home device. In this review, we explore its features and whether it's worth buying.
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Game review: Cyberpunk 2077
Fri, 18th Dec 2020
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gaming
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martech
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reviews
CD Projekt Red should have delayed the console releases of Cyberpunk 2077, says journalist, as gameplay and narrative receive positive ratings.
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Interview: Oracle SVP’s insights on Jetstar’s digital transformation
Tue, 6th Aug 2019
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crm
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digital transformation
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cx
TechDay spoke to Oracle SVP Shashi Seth about how the low-cost carrier is changing the way it engages with prospective and current customers.
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BitTitan introduces Microsoft Teams migration capabilities
Wed, 10th Jul 2019
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microsoft
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microsoft teams
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bittitan
BitTitan has added new capabilities to its cloud office migration solution to support the migration of the Microsoft Teams platform.
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True diversity and inclusion can solve Australia’s tech talent shortage - Halcyon Knights
Wed, 10th Jul 2019
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skills shortage
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talent attraction
Australian tech industry faces a shortage of 200k skilled workers, warns Halcyon Knights; diversity and inclusion policies need reevaluation.
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Hands-on review: Corsair HS35 is the complete console gaming headset
Mon, 1st Jul 2019
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
Corsair HS35 headset dazzles with quality; a must-have for gamers seeking exceptional audio and comfort.
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Hands-on review: Corsair’s unbeatable gaming mouse and pad combo
Fri, 28th Jun 2019
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
Corsair's DARK CORE RGB SE mouse & MM1000 pad dazzle with wireless charging and precision gaming.
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How to avoid common mistakes when moving to the cloud
Fri, 14th Jun 2019
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cloud services
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devops
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cloud security
There is an opportunity to embrace both IT-led and user-led cloud services, but it’s important to do it safely.
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Exclusive: Why Australian organisations need to prepare for disruption
Thu, 13th Jun 2019
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digital transformation
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accenture
Accenture's digital lead in ANZ, James Scott, discusses the rise of innovation and digital transformation in Australia.
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Exclusive: Why cloud lives up to the hype
Mon, 10th Jun 2019
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cloud services
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virtualisation
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hybrid cloud
Cloud adoption has entered its second decade, marked by accelerated growth, maturing strategies, and a shift to pragmatism, says VMware's CTO Kit Colbert.
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Exclusive: How emerging tech will impact the public sector
Wed, 5th Jun 2019
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payroll systems
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digital transformation
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hcm
Digital transformation presents both challenges and opportunities for the public sector, according to Oracle ANZ Public Sector VP Surend Dayal.
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Update: Huawei lead counsel speaks out about the US case
Thu, 30th May 2019
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it in manufacturing
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5g
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wireless networks
Huawei files lawsuit against US government for violating constitution. Expert says case highlights constitutional violations.
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Huawei calls on the US to adjust its approach to cybersecurity
Wed, 29th May 2019
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network management
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sdn
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network infrastructure
Huawei challenges US government over ban, calling it a false sense of security that won't make networks safer.
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VisioNet chooses Epsilon to accelerate how enterprises connect to the cloud
Tue, 28th May 2019
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network management
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network infrastructure
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sdn
Epsilon to provide VisioNet's Indonesia customers with secure, on-demand cloud connectivity.
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Exclusive: Why cloud is the answer to finance woes
Tue, 28th May 2019
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fintech
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workday
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cloud adoption
Cloud adoption in the finance industry is on the rise, with more than half of APAC enterprises planning to move their finance systems to the cloud.