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  • Tesla start rolling out Sentry Mode update to stop break-ins

    Tesla break-ins are on the rise, with many Tesla forums and Facebook groups, full of unlucky owners who’ve had their rear window smashed in attempt to gain entry to the boot. In response, Tesla has delivered a Valentine’s day present, Tesla are rolling out another over the air update...
  • Ford officially unveils the new Mustang Supercar

    The 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is about to fire up at the Superloop Adelaide 500 from February 28th. Before that happens we need to take a second to respect the monumental occasion of the famous Mustang replacing the Falcon. Today Ford have revealed the official Ford Performance livery....
  • Optus 5G: 47 sites by March, 1200 sites by March 2020, unlimited data for $70pm

    5G is coming and today Optus was the first with actual 5G plan pricing details in Australia. The new crazy fast 5G network is being rolled out now and by March this year (just over a month from now), they’ll have 47 5G-enabled sites. Fast forward a year from...
  • You can now listen to YouTube Music around your home on Sonos

    Sonos have a crazy long list of supported music services and today that list got a little longer. Beginning today, YouTube Music is now available to play on all Sonos speakers. Just update the Sonos app, jump into the settings menu and Add a new music service. You’ll now find YouTube...
  • Telstra’s new ‘Peace of Mind Data’ mobile plans move to speed tiers instead of data blocks

    Telstra have announced updated plans today with the big focus on the elimination of excess data charges. When it comes to their SIM only plans, the A$69.00 per month plan is back and Telstra has a had a rethink on the branding. Gone is the contentious ‘unlimited’ branding, despite...
  • Rio Tinto now has a 2.4 km autonomous train

    When most of us think Autonomous vehicles, we think about the cars of the future that’ll drive us everywhere while we check Facebook. In reality, industries like mining are leading the way with vehicle autonomy and Rio Tinto have just successfully trialed a massive train without the need for...
  • Metricon partners with Bradford Solar to deliver Tesla Powerwall on new homes

    Metricon is Australia’s largest builder, so when they announce a renewable energy partnership, it’s time to pay attention. In a new partnership with Bradford Solar, Australians now have the opportunity to have solar and battery installed with their new home build, dramatically reducing the price you pay for power....
  • Would you share power with your neighbours on the blockchain ?

    A new property development in Kurnell (New South Wales) will connect 12 homes via their home battery power storage solutions turning these into a virtual power plant, whereby homes will have the unique ability to share power. This development is the first of its kind in Australia and outside...
  • Netflix’s FAST.com internet speed test adds upload and latency

    We’re all very familiar with Speedtest.net as the default service to check your internet speeds. Whether it be on a new device, after a router upgrade or while diagnosing nbn issues, testing your internet speed is something we’ll all likely need to do at some point. A little over...