Harrison Astbury

Harrison Astbury Harrison Astbury is a Canstar Blue journalist specialising in consumer technology and the telecommunications industry. With a degree in journalism from Griffith University and a keen eye for detail, he’s determined to help consumers make better-informed decisions, especially when it comes to their internet and phone plans.


Samsung Family Hub Fridge

Samsung Family Hub fridge review

Posted by March 23rd 2021

If you like listening to music when you’re in the kitchen, why not double up your fridge as a music player? Canstar Blue reviews the Samsung Family Hub fridge.


Fitbit misled customers about faulty product warranties

Posted by June 1st 2018

If you’re building your summer body this winter, you may have warranty grounds on that faulty Fitbit that’s been sitting in your drawer. Australia’s consumer watchdog has reported that between November 2016 and March 2017, Fitbit …


Kogan boss pokes fun at Telstra after network outages

Posted by June 20th 2018

The boss of online retail giant and mobile service provider Kogan has poked fun at Telstra after its series of network outages in May. Ruslan Kogan posted a message to his 230,000+ LinkedIn followers on Saturday …


Optus confirms plans to shut Virgin Mobile

Posted by June 19th 2018

Optus has confirmed that it will shut down Virgin Mobile, a brand the telco has co-owned for 18 years. Over the next two years, Optus will begin phasing out the brand and Virgin customers will be …


How to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Australia

Posted by August 13th 2020

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Russia in June and July. While this means bleary-eyed goal celebrations in Australia at around 2am, there will still be a large contingent of Aussie soccer …



Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017

Posted by May 22nd 2018

Australians lost an eye-watering $340 million to scammers in 2017, according to the latest figures from the consumer watchdog. It is the first year that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has reported losses of …


Telstra secures streaming rights to A League, FFA soccer

Posted by February 12th 2021

Australia’s premier soccer competition will be coming to Telstra mobile phone plans, with the telco acquiring the digital broadcast rights for the A League for the next five years. Telstra and the Football Federation Australia (FFA) …



HP to compensate customers over incompatible printer cartridges

Posted by May 8th 2018

If you have an HP printer and you cannot print with third-party ink cartridges, you may be entitled to $50 in compensation. HP has given the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) a court-enforceable undertaking to …