The Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg MP has announced a new renewable energy plan for the Northern Territory of Australia. Jointly funded by ARENA which is the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the NT Government, the project will use 3,200 solar panels (1MW of solar energy, powering half of...
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    Whatever you think about Australia’s NBN project, it is bringing in some serious dollars. In the 2017 Financial Year update, nbn have announced that they’ve achieved an important milestone of A$1 Billion in revenue, a figure that by 2020, they believe will reach A$5 billion. The project costs are...
  • The high-tech Tesla Tiny House

    The tiny house movement is a global one of downsizing counters the natural trajectory of building larger and larger homes. There’s a great series on the US-based A+E Network called Tiny House Nation. This takes you inside the scene, explaining the creative ways people are living in houses smaller...
  • Despite NBN, Australia ranks 53rd on Speedtest’s global index

    Speedtest.net is the website and mobile app millions of people use to test their internet speeds. With so much data from across the globe, Speedtest are well positioned to create a comparison between countries to understand who’s winning and who’s loosing. Speedtest are now releasing a Global Index of...
  • CASA considering forcing all drones to be registered and making you pay for it

    CASA estimates there are at least 50,000 drones being operated in Australia today, mostly for sport and recreational purposes. Observing regulations being applied around the world, CASA are now considering requiring drone registration for all drone operators. Registration sounds like a relatively easy thing on the surface, just grab the...
  • Hey Oculus, when am I getting my Rift?

    Facebook’s Oculus had a sale recently on the Oculus Rift. That summer bundle dramatically lowered the price point of serious VR (to around $600 Aussie dollars) and was supposed to make it affordable for the masses. There’s just one problem, its not available. Being an enthusiast and a developer,...
  • Pre-order Mixed Realty headsets from the Microsoft Store

    Microsoft’s been selling their own premium Augmented Reality headset, the HoloLens for a while now, but comes the rise of the cheaper alternatives. The mixed-reality headsets that are being sold through the Microsoft Store are from 3rd parties, HP, Acer and HTC. For the HoloLens, you’re looking at A$4,369.00, way...
  • Vodafone offering free mobile data while your NBN gets connected

    The NBN project has recently been taking plenty of heat from unhappy customers frustrated with connection issue finger-pointing between nbn and RSPs. Today Vodafone Australia is making a substantial effort to mitigate those connection issues for new NBN customers by offering complimentary internet access via the company’s mobile network...
  • Aussies just kicked ass and won Amazon’s robotics challenge with “Cartman”

    The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision Team ACRV have won (read: kicked ass) in Amazon’s 2017 Robotics Challenge. Overnight the win came at RoboCup in Nagoya, Japan. Our brilliant Australians scored themselves a cool US$80,000 for the win. Our 2 Australian teams were the top of the pack of...
  • Here’s what its like to have Gigabit NBN, MyRepublic connects Gigatown

    Remember MyRepublic’s Gigatown competition? It was the chance to connect a town to the NBN at Gigabit speeds. The winner was Wollongong and the prize winner, among other Wollongong residents are now connected and enjoying the uber fast speed.. insert jealously here.  Meet Fletcher Thompson (@SketchyFletchy), the lucky winner who...

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