Volvo Bus Corporation (VBC) has officially launched the Volvo BZL Electric chassis. The launch event was held at the Volvo Group Australia (VGA) headquarters in Brisbane, Queensland.   The launch itself was a virtual event, broadcast across the globe and officially kicked off with a warm Swedish welcome and introduction from the President...
  • 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...
  • SONOS Beam is the smarter, more connected, more affordable soundbar

    SONOS have just announced their latest product, the SONOS Beam which is a more compact soundbar at just 65cm long. The new product isn’t just smaller in size than the Playbar and Playbase, it’s also smarter with Amazon’s Alexa built-in, while also supporting Apple’s AirPlay 2 standard and Google...
  • Brisbane doctors create Audera Headphones

    Australians are great at technology, over represented for our population size and now its headphones that are being improved. According to a report by the Hearing Care Industry Australia, around 3.6 million Australians are affected by hearing loss, with more than a third (37%) of cases being preventable, at...
  • Plush’s new connected couch range comes with USB ports.

    Plush have a new Cameo range of lounges and there’s something pretty special about them. The couches feature integrated USB ports. With most of us using laptops or phones as second screens while watching TV, this makes so much sense and something more couches should embrace. Lets hope they...
  • This 18yo’s photos of SpaceX launches are ridiculous

    John Kraus is an 18 year old photographer who loves documenting rocket launches and being from Florida, he’s got access to photograph SpaceX launches. The images published on his website http://johnkrausphotos.com are just phenomenal. I’m not sure what you were doing at 18, but I wasn’t investing my time in...
  • Ford Mustang to race in Supercars in 2019 as a V6 twin-turbo

    It’s been rumoured for a while, but now its official, Ford is bringing the Mustang to the Australian Supercars series in 2019. Auto Action Magazine got a nice exclusive with the news that Ford Australia are reinvesting in the sport, and will compete against that new ZB Commodore with...
  • Introducing 1.0, the best release ever

    Last week release 1.0 was elevated from beta into production. After 10 months in development (the first 3 in private), she’s ready for prime time and was released to the world last Tuesday. So far the results are nominal, in line with expectations from unit tests and parameters measure...
  • Post about crypto on YouTube? Prepare to have your whole Google account banned

    Bad Crypto is a podcast I’ve been listening to for a while now and in their 105th episode, they reveal a story about having their entire Google account banned. Around the 20 minute mark of the show, they discuss the issue of spam accounts posting about crypto on social...
  • 4 more Xbox 360 titles getting enhanced for Xbox One X

    The Xbox One X features amazing 4K graphics, so its a little crazy to think that Microsoft are going back to update a number of Xbox 360 titles to be enhanced for Xbox One X. These include The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Forza Horizon, Fable Anniversary and Crackdown,...
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia kills crytpo purchases of ‘Virtual currencies’ with credit cards

    The Commonwealth Bank have announced this afternoon that they will follow the US banks in banning the use of Credit Cards to buy cryptocurrencies. This afternoon CommBank customers received text messages announcing the change which actually lists the ban as applying to all virtual currency. Here’s the brutal part,...
  • 1,200 Intel drones stole the show at the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

    Last night was the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. As part of the opening ceremony (held at night), the skies were illuminated by a massive array of 1,200 drones. The drones turned an otherwise black sky into an amazing visual display. This drone...
  • French, Le Wagon have ambitious plans to level-up Aussie tech skills

    Le Wagon is a 9-week immersive coding bootcamp for creative people and the company is bringing that to Australia. Le Wagon is launching campuses in Melbourne and Sydney, and the first boot camps are scheduled for early 2018. The intensive full-stack program is designed to give participants skills to...
  • Nanoleaf wants to light up entire walls of your home

    Nanoleaf are turning out to be a pretty interesting young company. After we recently reviewed their triangular Aurora light panels, they’ve got a new light panel, announced at CES 2018, that are square. When you square things off and keep the unique interconnect system, you open the door to...
  • DJI announces OSMO Mobile 2 at CES 2018, lets you dolly zoom

    DJI’s revealed a redesigned Osmo Mobile 2 smartphone camera stabilizer that is designed to capture smooth videos and high-definition panoramas with cinematic movement, easily. DJI uses three-axis gimbal technology to cancel out movement, so your video stays steady even if your hands shake or wobble, while SmoothTrack technology detects...
  • The last HSV Commodore (GTSR W1) rolled off the production line today

    While last year Holden fans shed a tear when Australian manufacturing ended, the truth is, Commodore’s (of a special variety) were still being made in Australia. Holden’s performance division, HSV were still making cars and today, the very last of the amazing Commodore GTSR W1’s rolled off the assembly...
  • Merry Christmas!! Did Santa deliver the technology you wanted?

    Its the 25th of December and that means Christmas Day has arrived. The time of the year where we get together with family, enjoy a turkey and a few cold ones. I want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all techAU readers, viewers, followers...
  • Confirmed: Amazon Prime Shipping is coming to Australia

    Amazon have confirmed that Amazon Prime is coming to Australia. This statement is posted on their Australian website that launched today. We are working hard to bring Australia the program enjoyed by tens of millions of Prime members around the world. We can’t share everything we’re working on yet,...
  • Breaking: Amazon officially launches in Australia just in time for Christmas

    Well it finally happened, Amazon have finally launched in Australia. The long awaited arrival of a full online storefront spanning a wide variety of categories has finally happened today. There’s been much written in the anticipation of Amazon launching down under, but now it has finally happened we get...
  • DJI Black Friday discounts

    DJI have announced the details of this year’s Black Friday Promotion including discounts on the Spark, Mavic Pro, DJI Goggles, Osmo series as well as the Phantom 4 Advanced and Pro. For consumers looking to capture their inspirations and sharing their stories on-the-go, they can enjoy up to AUD...
  • Autodesk + Dropbox partner to help teams collaborate

    Dropbox and Autodesk have announced a new partnership to support professionals collaborating in architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing and design fields. The integration will enable teams and users to view, comment, and collaborate on .dwg files directly within Dropbox – the first time a native CAD file can be previewed...

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