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  • Labor announces half-price, $0 upfront solar for 650,000 homes

    Energy prices in Australia are out of control and in an effort to address that problem, Victorian Labor have announced a new policy that would see 650,000 homes in the state get access to solar panels for $0 up front.  The new policy will only come into effect if...
  • Meet the Model 3, Aug 21st in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

    It seems Tesla’s keen to give those who pre-ordered a teasing look at their upcoming vehicle. Reservation holders for the Model 3, due out mid-2019 in Australia are receiving email invites to an event on August 21st, 2018 between 9AM and 5PM to check out the Model 3 in...
  • Woolworths are using electric trucks

    The future of transport is electric and while many thought heavy vehicles  would never make the transition, this Aussie-built EV truck is proof that’s wrong. Woolworths is one company that is trialing the EV technology. Transiting groceries around the country currently relies on lots of diesel powered trucks running...
  • Anki’s home robot launching in October

    Anki have announced that they are bringing their little robot, Vector. The robot is designed with personality and to be fully autonomous, cloud-connected and always-on. Vector is a robot who’s alive with personality, highly-intelligent, and aware of his surroundings through touch, sight and sound. Unassertive and thoughtfully built, he is...
  • Riccardo leaves Red Bull for Renault

    This morning Australians are waking up to the news that Aussie F1 driver Daniel Riccardo is leaving Red Bull. Home to Australia’s racing drivers since 2007 with Mark Webber, the talented driver will be missed, but this does open up a high profile spot in a top 3 team....
  • Deakin startup FLAIM Systems uses HTC Vive to create VR firefighting training

    Dimension Data and FLAIM Systems, a start-up out of Deakin University have come together to create a new version of FLAIM Systems’ immersive Virtual Reality firefighting simulator, the FLAIM Trainer. The system includes an HTC Vive VR headset, personal protective clothing with heat generation components, breathing apparatus simulator and a patented...
  • You can finally stop emailing yourself photos with the latest Windows 10 build

    Overnight Microsoft released a new build to Windows Insiders, with Windows 10 Build 17728, there’s an update to the Your Phone app. The ability to pair a phone with Windows 10 has been around for a while now, but hasn’t been particularly useful, but this time promises a big game....
  • Blue Microphones acquired by Logitech

    Blue Microphones, famous for their Yeti and Snowball mics, used by many podcasters, have announced they’ve been acquired by Logitech. The new home is a fairly logical fit, given there’s decent cross over between gamers (well serviced by Logitech accessories) and live streamers who need great audio. The value...
  • Facebook kills automatic WordPress publishing to Profiles

    This morning WordPress users received an email (below in full), explaining that as of August 1st, 2018 (tomorrow) third-party tools can no longer automatically post to Facebook Profiles. This common technique is used by thousands of wordpress blogs as an efficient and reliable workflow. This includes Publicize, the Jetpack...