• NBN FTTP customers could get 10Gbps symmetrical speeds with NG-PON2

    Despite conjecture about the demand for super fast internet speeds, engineers inside nbn are powering forward on what’s technically possible on fibre. In partnership with Nokia, nbn have tested Next Generation Passive Optical Networking (also known as NG-PON2) and achieved a pretty staggering result. The NG-PON2 tests conducted in Melbourne achieved...
  • Qualcomm is shipping 1 million chips every single day, for IoT devices

    Make no mistake about it, we’re living in an uber-connected world. Qualcomm Technologies have announced they’re shipping a staggering 1 million chips per day for IoT devices. The announcement was made at its Internet of Things (IoT) industry analyst workshop in San Jose. This momentum reflects Qualcomm Technologies’ aggressive strategy to...
  • Surface Pro 4.5 has 50% more battery life, quieter than ever

    If you were hoping to buy a Surface Pro 5 this year, you’re out of luck. Instead, Microsoft are updating the Surface Pro and actually dropping the version number. ‘The new Surface Pro’ has the same hardware design as the Pro 4, but does have improved internals. Those upgraded...
  • Samsung launches 2017 MU Series TVs in Australia, we’ve got the prices

    Samsung have announced the launch of its MU Series of TVs in Australia. Designed to deliver a premium viewing experience, offering a more affordable solution than their top-tier QLED TVs. Samsung are promoting larger panel sizes this year with screens between 55 and 82″ and say Australians are choosing...
  • CSIRO’s $20 million climate change research center opens in Tasmania

    Today the Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research (CSHOR) opens in Tasmania. The project is designed to learn more about the changes in climate by monitoring the southern oceans, so it makes sense its located in the southern most place in Australia. The project is a collaboration between CSIRO, China’s Qingdao...
  • Notaa is a new IoT installer for your home or business

    Notaa has just launched in Australia and New Zealand. The company has partnered with IoT providers like Elgato, Nanoleaf, Friday Labs, Philips Hue and D-Link to make home installations of connected devices easy for consumers in their homes as well as businesses. Notaa is Australia’s first Apple HomeKit installer which...
  • Facebay Marketplace comes to the web

    Facebook has quickly become the place to buy and sell second hand goods. The Marketplace happened fairly organically with users creating groups for local area buy, swap, sell groups and posting photos of their goods with a description and price. Over the years Facebook has moved to support this...
  • Sony wants to make your bedroom a 4K HDR cinema

    Sony have launched a new native 4K HDR Ultra Short Throw home theatre projector (VPL-VZ1000ES). The latest model uses an innovative laser light source and supports the all important High Dynamic Range (HDR) at a native 4K resolution. The projector can be positioned as little as just 6 inches away from...
  • HelmetVR is exactly what it sounds like

    Oculus and Helmet manufacturer Arai have teamed up to give virtual reality racer’s a seriously immersive experience. There’s a lot of components to a VR setup, the headset, the headphones, the tracking sensor and in a racing setup, steering wheels and pedals. The process of getting in an out is...